Susan Berardi is the Managing Director of Lemonade Training Edge, and the co-founder of an innovative business development experience called the BD-Lab.
Susan has had two distinctive career paths; one as a corporate banker working for Fortune 100 companies as a Vice President for Corporate Business Development, and the other as a global consultant and training facilitator in leadership and organizational development. The results of these two paths have strategically aligned to highlight both her pragmatism and creativity. Susan has artfully blended the rigor and discipline from her extensive experience throughout the world of corporate banking with a thoughtful and disarming approach towards building and executing successful sales and leadership workshops.
While living in London for 15 years, Susan facilitated programs focused around strategic leadership, diversity and inclusion, strength-based training, and communication techniques. She has facilitated women-in-leadership programs in South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, South America, and throughout Europe.
Susan used her love of travel and the human experience to inform her in the many ways companies run their businesses, and the various expressions of global corporate cultures. She incorporated her knowledge around commonality across cultural divides in business rather than differences to highlight her work. At the core of Susan’s approach is the ability to leverage her own authenticity and contagious enthusiasm to encourage individuals to tap into their own strengths and self-awareness as tools for success.
She is a graduate of New York University and Fordham University with degrees in Business and Psychology. She was the recipient of the “Golden Circle” award for corporate business development. She has served as a member of Professional Women’s Network for Advanced Corporate Training, and National Women’s Economic Development Corporation.
Today Susan remains connected with her Global contacts and acknowledges all the colleagues who have impacted her career during her time working abroad, especially with Sonia Bate of Edit Development.