Susan Gerke is the president of Gerke Consulting & Development and "helps people work better, together." Susan has been in business since 1998 following 21 years working for IBM. She was a manager for IBM as well as a technical support representative and a management development professional.
Susan's focus since 1989 has been in designing, customizing and implementing leadership and teamwork programs meeting the needs of executives, managers, and employees in a wide number of companies and industries. Her clients include Bank of the West, BHK Accountancy, City of Anaheim, Human Options, Orange Coast College, Sole Technology, UC Irvine, and Warner Bros.
Application of her skill and knowledge is in facilitation, consulting, curriculum development, and coaching. Susan has developed and delivered experiential programs in the areas of group dynamics, management skills, mentoring, and facilitation skills. She has worked with global teams and has certified facilitators around the world to deliver management, leadership, and team offerings.
A recognized expert on remote leadership and teaming, Susan is the co-author of The I in Team: Accelerating Performance of Remote and Co-Located Teams and Quick Guide to Interaction Styles and Working Remotely. She is also the co-author of Quick Guide to Interaction Styles and Time Dynamics.
Susan is certified for SYMLOG, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), the Interstrength Method, Element B, Emotional Intelligence, and the Management Team Roles Indicator™ (MTR-i).
In addition to her company, Susan is affiliated with and does client work for:
- Brandman University (a Chapman University System)
- Advanced Network Information
- Volunteer Center of Orange County Affiliated Consultants Group
Susan has a B.S. degree in Statistics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is a graduate of University Associates Human Resources and Organizational Development Intern program.
Phone: (949) 831-7088