Here’s What People Are Saying About Susan Bender Phelps and Odyssey Mentoring & Leadership:

Speaker Coaching

“After doing a session with Susan, I feel more excited and motivated to become the best speaker I can be. Susan helped me alleviate some fears and concerns about speaking and showed me what is possible. I am really grateful.” – Kathryn Yarborough, Coach for Heart-Based Entrepreneurs

“I was lucky enough to grab one of Susan’s 30-minute coaching sessions to help me to prepare for a webinar I am giving soon. Susan is awesome! I strongly suggest that you take her up on her offer. Thank you, Susan!” – Tracey Burnett, CEO, Leads to Success

“Thanks to working with Susan before my big conference presentation, I felt so confident going in. Best of all were the results! It took me more than a week to follow up with everyone. I can’t wait to work with her again.” – Kolee Hemmenway, DoTerra Health Advocate

Speaking & Training

“As a professional speaker, Susan Bender Phelps commands the stage while fully and powerfully connecting with her audience. She is always animated and fascinating while being funny and profound by turns. Her wealth of leadership and mentoring experience and knowledge, as well as her adventurous life, all add depth and color to her great stories.”Beth Genly, CEO, Author, Speaker, Burnout Solutions

“What can I say?  You did a superb job for our group.  Everyone at the conference enjoyed the content and your presentation style.  You truly did do your “homework.”  We are so fortunate to have found you!  She is just great to work with. – Deborah McNally, Administrative Supervisor, New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland and President, Maine Association of Healthcare Administrative Professionals

“Susan is a highly sought after speaker, teacher, author, and brainstorming buddy. Susan has been a speaker on three different occasions and I am still getting positive feedback. One attribute that Susan lends to her dynamic personality is the rare trait of being able to make people feel better when they leave than when they came in. Susan does not talk down to her audience and she stays until the last question is answered. I look forward to having Susan speak again in the future.”  – Darcey Edwards, Membership Director, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

“I am SO glad to know you. Thank you for a fabulous program – you made me look great!” – Patricia Weber, Owner, Business Coach at Professional Strategies Inc.

“Susan brings a wonderful blend of expertise and energy into the room when she speaks. She challenged us to question our habits and our thinking patterns in our approach new members. Isn’t that what mentoring is supposed to be about?” – Ted Magnuson, President, Tigard Breakfast Rotary

“Thank you so very much for the excellent mentor training yesterday. Susan has a wonderful passionate perspective on communication and understanding of how people should relate to each other and achieve good work.  I feel very fortunate to be chosen to experience this meaningful effort to assist OASFAA members in our careers.” – Workshop Participant, Oregon Association of Financial Aid Administrators

“Susan is a dynamo in the mentoring space. She helped me start a mentoring program at Intel Corp for young women and it literally transformed their lives. Susan helped us set goals and stretch farther than we ever thought we could.  I am forever grateful for her leadership, guidance and support. She helped change the lives of so many participants and helped them reach higher than they ever thought was possible. Susan is incredibly inspiring and I highly recommend her to others ready to transform their lives.” – Mary Taylor, Co-Chair, Women at Intel Network Intel Corporation

“If you are traveling through a dense path and are having trouble seeing your destination, Susan Bender Phelps can help you clear the way. Her intuitive abilities will pinpoint opportunities in your life and help you accelerate into action! You will walk away feeling more alive, empowered and aligned with your leadership goals.” Stephanie Magoulas, Sales Account Executive, Jacent Retail Services

“I think the value for me was taking time out to discuss how to ask for support and ways to receive it.  Not a topic I give much thought to, but asking and accepting support is difficult.  Improving in this area will be an ongoing process.  My challenge from my company is to “Aim High and Dream Big” so to accomplish what I dream, getting support will be necessary.  I hope there will be ongoing opportunities to ask for and receive support from you and the other women from our Harmonize group in the future.” Karen Bolin, Financial Advisor

“One of the most important things I learned in the Harmonize Your Work & Life Mastermind Group is everyone needs help and support. I thought I was alone and different. I found the courage to ask for what I want and need. This helped me when I was offered a promotion to a management position two months after the group ended. And I negotiated a better deal than the original offer.”Jhoan Parras, Lumencor

Executive Coaching

“Susan’s coaching gave me confidence in my abilities, provided straight-talk and strong feedback to make critical adjustments, assisted me in producing my first introductory interview as an Intentional Living facilitator with the John Maxwell Team, and continues to help me keep grounded in my thinking so I can have tangible success. Our work together is bearing fruit!!

My confidence and competence continue to grow, and I have a solid flight plan to follow as a result of working with Susan!” – Thomas M. Clute, MSW, John Maxwell Team Certified Speaker, Teacher and Coach