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 “Susan Ford Collins is America’s Premier Success and Leadership Coach” - CNN

I learned more from Susan in a matter of hours than from all the management, leadership and team-building trainings I’ve taken in 18 years. And it works in my personal life too.
— Carl J. Flood, VP Worldwide Management, American Express

Susan Ford Collins works with founders and leaders, creators and innovators, startups and restarts. She supports business leaders in integrating their lives and careers, and making vital changes—expected and unexpected.

Susan has a busy Executive Coaching Practice in Miami and worldwide via Zoom.

Susan Ford Collins is the Founder and CEO of The Technology of Success, a training, consulting and coaching company which teaches 10 skills she discovered Highly Successful People use unconsciously but struggle to pass on.

When individuals and teams learn to use these skills correctly, then productivity, creativity and collaboration rise to the next level, and profitability rises with it.

Are you using all 10 Success Skills, at the right time? Is everyone on your team, at work and at home?

Susan Ford Collins is the author of the Technology of Success Book Series: bestselling The Joy of Success, Success Has Gears, and Our Children Are Watching, the book business leaders begged her to write so our next generation will be ready to succeed, and lead, when they enter the workplace and world.

Susan has facilitated more than 3,500 training programs in major corporations, educational and governmental organizations. And coached individuals and teams worldwide.

“Susan Ford Collins is America’s Premier Success and Leadership Coach” - CNN.

Susan Ford Collins is The People Whisperer.
— Bruce Turkel, author bestselling All About Them
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What is The Technology of Success?

What makes some people more successful than others, more able to enjoy their lives and careers?  And lead others to enjoy theirs?

Susan began her career as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health. She wondered what more they could learn if they studied Highly Successful People not just ill and dysfunctional ones.  When she proposed this research, her colleagues laughed initially, but Susan was on the verge of a major breakthrough.


The Technology of Success Book Series

Kindle #1 Best Seller

Discover the ground-breaking books from Susan Ford Collins and The Technology of Success.

The Joy of Success teaches 10 vital Success and Leadership Skills, based on Susan Ford Collins's two decades of research on the habits, behaviors, and mindsets of Highly Successful People. These are skills anyone can master to transform their lives and the lives of those around them. These are the skills Susan teaches in major businesses and educational institutions around the world. And in her one-to-one Executive Coaching Sessions.

Are you missing, or misusing, any of these skills? How about the people around you, at work and at home? Are these books they need to read too?


While studying Highly Successful People, Susan Ford Collins discovered something all leaders need to know: Success and Leadership have Gears—three gear-like phases that need to be shifted up, and down, like gears in a car. 

Success Has Gears presents 20 case studies in which leaders and followers use the wrong gear at the wrong time... at great cost to themselves and their organizations! This book teaches you when each gear is needed, and how to skillfully shift your thinking and behavior, as well as your team's. Using the right Success and Leadership Gears—at the right time—will not only make you more effective and efficient but more creative and innovative... more able to bring new ideas into reality, and profitability.

Corporate leaders begged Susan to write a book to teach the 10 Success Skills to parents and teachers so our next generation will be ready to succeed, and lead, when they enter the workplace. So our kids will be prepared to confidently create and innovate. She wrote Our Children Are Watching to accomplish this goal.

Our children are watching, 24/7! What are they learning... and not learning... from us? The most powerful way to prepare our next generation to succeed and lead is to model these skills day-by-day. And to provide good models when we can't.

One of Susan’s uplifting messages is...
Leadership is like a relay—parents run the first leg, then hand the baton on to educators, businesses and government. We are all leaders whether we realize it or not. We must learn to share skills to build a future together—a future we want.
— Communities in Schools: Helping Kids to Help Themselves


The Technology of Success Series: compact, concise and powerful—
the perfect toolbox for redefining success in today’s “always-on” world.


The Technology of Success

for Parents and Teachers

See Susan in action at a recent workshop for parents and teachers.


Articles, Talks and Events are linked for your convenience..

Jul 17, 2019, Be Strong International Leadership Training

Jul 15, 2019 Leadership Training for Interns, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Jul 10, 2019, Anatomie Leadership Training

Jul 1, 2019 Susan Ford Collins was elected to The Board of The Strategic Forum. Susan is also The Strategic Forum’s “Founding Mother”.

Jun 12, 2019, Leadership Training for Eberjey Intimates

May 29-30, 2019, Dayton-Granger Leadership Training, Fort Lauderdale

May 21, 2019, Philanthropy Miami Conference 2019, IGNITE! Susan Ford Collins 2:15 to 3: 15 pm: Are You Using All Three Gears of Leadership? MDC Wolfson Campus.

May 3-6, 2019 Founders Award, The Strategic Forum, Annual Retreat at Cheeca Lodge

April 24, 2019, 10 Skills Highly Successful People Use. Do You? Entrepreneurs Organization- EO, FIU North Campus, North Miami Beach FL. This is an EO members only event.

March 11-22, 2019, 1-hour online parenting Q&A. To view now, click For the Love of Teenagers Summit. And enjoy!

Feb 25, 2019, Event Formula Mastermind by Eric Rozenberg features: Susan Ford Collins, Marriott Coral Springs Golf Club & Conference Centre.

October 5, 2018 Dmitry Zhitov Interviews Susan Ford Collins: How to Teach Success on Russian TV

September 4, 2018  video SpeakQNetwork interviews Susan Ford Collins, Mantras of Success

August 15, 2018 The Joy of Success featured in article by Bruce Turkel, author of bestselling All About Them. 

NEW! Be sure to listen to my NEW INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN SOLOVIC, bestselling author of The One Per Cent Edge!  

Susan's photos featured in new book, Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide.

Shutterbug Magazine April 2018, SUCCESS STORY: The Rewards of Social Media Sharing, article about Susan Ford Collins's iPhone photography by Barry Tanenbaum

Cover quote NYT bestselling author Susan Solovic's new book, The One-Percent Edge: Small Changes That Guarantee Relevance and Build Sustainable Success

Coffee table book, Faces and Voices of Cuba... photographs by Dmitry Zhitov, words and layout by Susan Ford Collins, available in Books & Books locations

Booksigning Faces and Voices of Cuba at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Dmitry Zhitov and Susan Ford Collins, June 2, 2017

Booksigning Faces and Voices of Cuba at Art & Design Gallery in Miami, Dmitry Zhitov and Susan Ford Collins, May 18, 2017

Speaker The Strategic Forum Miami and NY Connect 2017, May 6, 2107 Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz NY

FIU PowerUp Women's Leadership Summit keynote April 20, 2017, Success and Leadership Have Gears!

Training MagazineThe Greatest Challenge Trainers and Leaders Face: Shifting Gears by Susan Ford Collins

American Management Association: Are You Sending Successful Employees to Competitors? by Susan Ford Collins

American Management Association: Why Do We Do What We’re Told Not to Do? by Susan Ford Collins

CEO Magazine: Brain Tips That Will Make You A More Powerful CEO by Susan Ford Collins

Forbes/Leadership: Five Misconceptions Even Smart People Have About Success by Susan Ford Collins

Costco ConnectionSuccess Steps: Are You Using All 10 Success Skills? Take the Quiz to Find Out by Susan Ford Collins

Caroline Dowd-Higgins interviews Susan Ford Collins: We're Stuck in a Success Crisis and It's Affecting Our Kids! (Audio)

Caroline Dowd-Higgins interviews Susan Ford Collins: Why Most People Can't Think Outside of the Box (Audio)

Thrive Magazine: 7 Things Highly Successful People Do You Might Not Be Doing by Susan Ford Collins

Today’s Honoree: Susan Ford Collins

The Glass Hammer: Working hard? How is the teamwork at home? by Susan Ford Collins

McAlister & Payne Digital Magazine for 21st C Executives: 7 Things Highly Successful People Do That You Might Not Be Doing

Successful Meetings Magazine: How leadership is like driving a stick shift Gearing Up for Success by Susan Ford Collins

FIU PowerUp Women's Leadership Summit 2016: Talk: The 10 Success Skills: Are You Using All 10? How About Your Team? plus panel with top women business leaders.  Intros start 07:31, vision 30:25 to 37:20, mentoring 52:38 to 54:37, passion 01:11:54 to 01:14:20 (Video)

Fayette Woman: 10 things highly successful people do by Susan Ford Collins

WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt: The Workplace Squeeze by Susan Ford Collins

Upstart Business JournalWhy Most People Can’t Think "Outside the Box" and text version by Susan Ford Collins Small Business Forum: 3 Books Small Business Owners Should Read by Susan Ford Collins

In Business Magazine: We’re Stuck in a Success Crisis by Susan Ford Collins

BBC Capital: Returning to your first career isn't as hard as you'd think by Susan Ford Collins

Advancing Women: Are Your Instructions Creating Your Employees’ Problems? by Susan Ford Collins

National Parkinson Report...Success, Hologramming and Health: New Approaches by Susan Ford Collins

Ft. Lauderdale Business News: Success Quiz: Are You Using All 10 Success Skills… At the Right Time? by Susan Ford Collins

The Stewardship Report: Ten Things Highly Successful People Do That You Might Not Be Doing by Susan Ford Collins

Sun Sentinel: Here's how workers can avoid being overwhelmed by information by Susan Ford Collins

WRNW1: Radio Interview with Bridget Grayson (Audio) Susan Ford Collins

WRNW 2:  Radio Interview with Lisa Singer (Audio) Susan Ford Collins

Miami Culinary Institute: The Food for Success is Success starts at 6:17 (Video) Susan Ford Collins

Women's Leadership Conferences in China by Susan Ford Collins, Shanghai and Qingdao

Articles about Relationships, Parenting, and Families...

Kidzedge: Why Kids Today Don’t Want To Be Successful by Susan Ford Collins

Chaos and Kiddos: What is Success? by Susan Ford Collins

Detroit Mommies: The 10 Responsibilities of a Grandparent by Susan Ford Collins

Parent/Teacher Workshop by Susan Ford Collins at Miami Country Day School starts 17:53 (Video)

Ransom Everglades 10 Success Skills for Juniors and Seniors by Susan Ford Collins

Late Night Parents: Ted Hicks interviews Susan Ford Collins on Raising Successful Kids (Audio)

Motherhood Moment: Workplace Squeeze: Is There an App for That… Or Do We Need Something More? by Susan Ford Collins

Balance Magazine: Why Couples Argue by Susan Ford Collins

Modern Parents/Messy Kids: The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Help Your Kids Succeed by Susan Ford Collins

Motherhood Moment Parenting Pointers: What Colleges Really Want… in Essays, Apps and Interviews by Susan Ford Collins

Young Upstarts: We’re Stuck In A Success Crisis And It’s Affecting Our Kids by Susan Ford Collins

South Asian Woman Magazine: The Three Gears of a Relationship by Susan Ford Collins

Mommy’s Gone Shopping Again: What’s the Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Help Your Child Succeed? by Susan Ford Collins

Motherhood Moment: Book Nook: The Joy of Success: 10 Essential Skills for Getting the Success You Want

Dominique’s Desk: Review – The Joy of Success: 10 Essential Skills for Getting the Success You Want

Miami Herald: How to Motivate Kids and Prepare Them for Success Susan Ford Collins

Any New Books? Review: The Joy of Success: 10 Essential Skills for Getting the Success You Want

Best Ever You: The Three Gears of a Relationship by Susan Ford Collins

Joyful Child Journal: Book Review Our Children Are Watching: 10 Skills for Leading the Next Generation to Success

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