How to Avoid “Coin Toss” Hiring

On April 16th, 2019, I was one of the speakers at PechaKucha Night at The Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley.

PechaKucha.* is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).

*Designed and patented by architects Klein/Dytham in Tokyo in 2003

My topic was How to Avoid “Coin Toss” Hiring.

Watch the Presentation

Watch on YouTube

Susan Bellows
413-566-3934 |
Empowering Women in Middle Management to Succeed

INTERVIEW: Communication, Best Hiring Practices and Speaking the Language of Your Candidates with Susan Bellows

Hear my interview, released today, on The Hire Talent’s Podcast. It was a pleasure to speak with Fletcher Wimbush, President of The Hire Talent, on the show and share some resources for those seeking new talent in the workplace and looking to learn about the best hiring practices. You can listen to the full episode below or on The Hire Talent website.

Listen to the Interview

Radio Interview: The DOs and DON’Ts of Getting Ahead in Business

It was a pleasure appearing on the Western Mass Business Show to discuss “The DOs and DON’Ts of Getting Ahead in Business.” The radio show aired on Saturday, January 20, 2018 on WHMP AM1400/1240/FM 96.9. A special thanks goes out to Ira Bryck for his excellent interviewing skills and for having me on the show. I’m glad I got to share some of what I offer to clients on the air. If you want to hear more from me or work together, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Hear the Interview

My Boss is a Micromanager. What Can I Do to Feel More Independent?

Years ago, I was the marketing manager for a bank. Marketing was a relatively new function in the banking industry, and my bosses, who were close to retirement age, did not understand the idea of paying a person to create, promote, and sell customer-satisfying products and experiences.

Because I spent much of my time visiting branches and community events, I wasn’t often seated at a desk where they could see me “working.” They feared that I was not getting my job done. They were getting the impression that the time I spent outside the office wasn’t in service to the work they hired me to do. (more…)

Welcome to

Welcome to

Welcome to our new website! Feel free to browse the site and see what we have to offer. If you’re a professional and work in middle management, you’ve come to the right place. We coach people in middle management to navigate the issues in a corporate environment that keep them from getting the respect, recognition, and rewards they deserve. If you’re interested in getting started, contact me for a FREE 30-minute consultation. I’d love to hear from you.