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Susan Leger Ferraro

Susan Leger Ferraro - Innovation Leadership Entrepreneurship  speaker

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About Susan Leger Ferraro - Inspiring Innovation and Leadership Speaker:

Susan Leger Ferraro is a social serial entrepreneur, her companies having one thing in common: Human Development as a core focus. She believes that maximizing human potential is the key to any successful venture, and she has proven this with her consistent track record of success. Susan's company portfolio includes Imajine That; Little Sprouts; Inspirational Ones; Peace, Love and Happiness; and The Leger/Ferraro/Neal Family Foundation.

Susan's work at Little Sprouts closed the achievement gap 9 years in a row in schools serving the most at-risk communities such as Roxbury, Lawrence and Lowell, Massachussetts. The model created by her team was part of a 9-year research project under the US Department of Education, measuring at-risk early education programs across the country. In 2012, Susan sold Little Sprouts and its 18 locations after 30+ years in operations. She grew the business by 225% in 4 years leading up to its sale.

Her latest start up, as Co-Founder and CEO, is The Imaginal Group - an organization that empowers progressive public and private sector leaders to embrace the impact of the Life Sciences and Behavioral Economics, thereby leveraging the purpose and potential of every human life.

Susan has been the recipient of many awards honoring her life's work including INC. Magazine's Top 100 ICIC Award, Boston Business Journal's Top 100 Women in Business, US Department of Educations' Schools of Excellence, Enterprise Bank Entrepreneur of the Year, and was inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Her work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Franklin Covey, PBS Education for Parents, NECN, and Fox 25.

Susan believes in the power of connection to impact progress and has created partnerships with the Berkley College of Music, Jumpstart, AmeriCorp, WGBH, Starbucks, Sirius Thinking ltd, Community Colleges, The Chopra Center, Boston University and Compass for Kids, to name a few. She travels widely, speaking at conferences and sharing the evidence-based results of her work. Susan has secured 24M+ in grant funds and 20M+ in private/public funds focused on growth in the for-profit business market.

She also believes in the power of a group of committed citizens to change the world and serves on the boards of WGBH, Early Education for All, the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Alliance for New Business, Jumpstart, and the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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What Susan Leger Ferraro Talks About:

  • The Whole Human Intergrading: Leadership, Love and Creating a Thriving Life
  • The Business of Humanity: Three Lessons to Live Life's Purpose 
  • Bringing Consciousness to Critical Mass: The Chopra Center for Wellbeing Corporate Inspirational Leadership Approach 
  • Creating the Day - Developing and Motivating a Leadership Team
  • Open Minded: Building, Growing, Selling and Learning the Lessons of Developing a Million Dollar Business from a Serial Entrepreneur
  • Begin with End in Mind Conducting, Organizing and Supporting the Development of your Organizations Strategic Plan
  • Creating your Vibe: Making Your Culture Stick
  • Priority vs. Preference: Are you Doing Things Right or are you Doing the Right Things?
  • 9 Touch Points: How to Grow a Marketing and Sales Empire
  • Science and Art of Brain Development - The Impact of Human Beings on the Human Brain
  • Right seat on the bus: How Identifying Award Winning Talent Changes Everything 
  • Global Wellbeing: How Nature Impacts our Economy
  • The Balance of Masculine and Feminine: How Understanding each other in the Workplace Leads to Highest Performance

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