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The Leadership Lectures: Suzanne Peterson, Ph.D.

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures, we hope to inspire thought-provoking dialogue within the community by providing access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some of the world’s foremost leadership minds. As such, the attendance to the lectures are free and open to the public. 


  • About the lecture

    Blending Power and Warmth for Impact

    Too nice? Or maybe the opposite -- unapproachable? Based on her recent ‘hit’ article in Harvard Business Review, Dr. Peterson will share insights from her experience as an executive coach, consultant, and researcher about how all leaders can more effectively blend and balance leadership markers of power and attractiveness.

  • Date
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021


  • Suzanne Peterson, Ph.D.


    Dr. Suzanne Peterson is professor, consultant, and public speaker. She serves on the faculty at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management where she teaches courses on High Impact Leadership. She has been quoted or referenced in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and Business Inc. Her most recent work was published in the November/December issue of Harvard Business Review. In her industry related work, she specializes in executive coaching and team-based coaching with a focus on the development of leadership behaviors that characterize extraordinary leaders. Emphasizing leadership presence and credibility, effective communication, and relationship building as critical building blocks to leadership success, she has advised senior leaders in firms such as Google, Dell Technologies, JP Morgan/Chase, Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab, Black Rock, Tory Burch, Fidelity, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, BlackRock, Nomura, McDonalds, Estee Lauder, USAA, and State Farm, among others.

  • Read The Center’s interview
    Read The Center’s article with Dr. Suzanne Peterson.


We would also like to thank our university partner, FIU Honors College for their support.

FIU Honors College

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