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About Susan

Susan’s expertise is two-fold.

Taking your firm and creating a comprehensive marketing and business development plan ideal for your practice groups and your attorneys’ personalities and lifestyle goals.  Or one-on-one coaching of attorneys to walk through the process of personal branding, learning and perfecting networking and socializing skills, and increasing a book of business so lawyers can work smarter, not harder.

Susan Baughman is a sought after award winning professional speaker, seanchai (Irish storyteller) and entertainer.  She began her competitive speaking career over a decade ago.  She then began speaking to groups on money topics, while sharing the financial knowledge she gained when she became a Stockbroker for a major Northeast brokerage firm.

She uses her public speaking abilities as a platform to help others:  whether sharing the signs and risks of domestic violence, or tying to educate everyone and anyone on the important issues of “money in America!”  Any life she can touch in a positive way makes her public admittance of her past violent life worth the pain of sharing her story.  And the thought of helping just one more person to a life of responsible financial choices keeps Susan preaching her message on money!

Susan is a “damn-Yankee” as they say, but got to Texas as fast as she could!

Member Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Member Legal Marketing Association

Speaking:  Competitive Speaker 21 years; Paid speaker 8 years; Winner Toastmasters International District 55 Evaluation Contest, Winner of the EAT Award (Exemplary Austin Toastmaster); Winner “most 1st places Speeches;” Winner “most 1st places Evaluations”

Community Service:

  • Volunteer – Hospice Austin
  • Board of Governor’s – University of Texas Club
  • Past Vice President of Board, Capital Area Food Bank (Board member, 9 years);
  • Leadership Texas Class of 2003;
  • Northwest Austin Kiwanis Club – past Secretary;
  • TAG – Technology Advisors Group, past Board Member;
  • The Mirrors Project Advisory Committee, Girl Scouts Lone Star Council, and active volunteer ;
  • volunteer for SafePlace, Austin, where she was a past client;
  • Volunteer for Austin Entrepreneur’s Foundation;
  • Mentor for WITI (Women in Technology International);
  • Volunteer for LEAP (Leadership Educational Arts Program) –Past Board member;
  • Volunteer for Austin Entrepreneur’s Foundation;
  • Past member Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas – Austin Chapter;
  • Volunteer for Austin Runner’s Club

Social Memberships: International Wine & Food Society, Austin Chapter; Fellowship of the Knights of the Vine; past Chairman of Wine Committee for University of Texas Club; Austin Runners Club; Austin Shutterbugs Club
Education: Graduate of Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland; attended The Catholic University of America; graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School for Girls (Baltimore)

  • Nominated as a Profile in Power (Women in Business) for 2002, 2001, 1999
  • Judge for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Business Awards – 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Finalist for the 2006 Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Business Awards (in the category of “Commitment to Community”)

Resident of Austin for 21+ years;  Austin Toastmaster & Competitive Speaker for 20 years; Triathlete for 15 years; finisher: the  Dublin, Ireland Marathon, The New York City Marathon, the Austin Freescale Marathon, and the Baltimore Marathon.

  

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