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Executives come to me seeking an objective and knowledgeable advisor with whom to engage at key transition points in their career. 

In addition to my search practice, I offer coaching services to executives in transition; at specific career junctures; when considering leaving corporate life for the next chapter; or when a sounding board is needed. My approach in my Transition Advisory Services practice has been described as direct, insightful, warm and personalized. My corporate clients ask if I would work with their executives as they are considering retirement, or if their role has changed or been eliminated. Corporate clients value the insight, discretion and deep experience I have demonstrated in working with them over the years. They see a beneficial connection between my search experience and working with an executive during transition junctures.

About Susan

Susan Chadick incorporates 30 plus years of executive search experience, 8 years of corporate HR experience, and a career’s worth of coaching executives in the course of her long term relationship with clients and candidates. 

Susan joined Chadick Ellig in 1986 when it was known as Gould & McCoy. In 1994, in recognition of her success, the firm’s name was changed to Gould, McCoy & Chadick, and in 2007, the company became Chadick Ellig. In 2017, the company evolved into two practices: Chadick Advisors and The Ellig Group. As Susan grows her Transition Advisory practice and continues her executive search work she will collaborate with The Ellig Group when it best serves the needs of her clients.

Susan has had a broad range of experience in corporate and consulting environments. At American Express, she held both relationship management and specialist human resource positions. During her eight-year career there, Susan was responsible for staffing executive level positions globally, as well as being the human resource generalist to the corporate CFO and his executive team. Prior to American Express, Susan was a consultant for Boyle Kirkman Associates, a firm that specialized in empowering women in the workplace.

Susan received her Bachelor of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, from Hunter College and her Master's degree in Human Resource Management from the New School for Social Research.

Susan is a Board Member of the Jewish National Fund New York and Co-Chair of the Women’s Executive Circle. 

Susan is a frequent speaker on topics such as career trajectories, women on boards, diversity and work/life balance.