About Sue Heilbronner

Seasoned business leader, Conscious Leadership coach, and fearless catalyst for change

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Sue is a sought-after speaker, startup CEO, mentor, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, facilitator, strategic advisor, Conscious Leadership coach, co-founder of the MergeLane investment fund, creator of the Leadership Camp training program for high-potential leaders, former federal prosecutor, and a direct and fearless catalyst for change.

Sue has the privilege of bringing her speaking, TED and TEDx-style speaker coaching, facilitation, coaching, Conscious Leadership, and consulting expertise to companies around the world. She’s worked with teams and leaders from Facebook, G2, Salesforce, Gainsight, Kiva, Uptake, Oracle, and more.

Sue has been a CEO and CRO for digital marketing, technology, and e-commerce companies since the earliest days of the Internet. She began her career as an attorney – last as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. She transitioned to business by founding an online baby gift company in 1999, which she later sold when she joined Discovery Communications, the parent company of Discovery Channel and 15 other international networks.

Sue went on to lead companies in the interactive travel, digital publishing, e-commerce, home maintenance, and online education sectors. Sue serves as a mentor with Techstars and an adjunct professor of law and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Law School. 

Sue is a powerful presence who inspires audiences with her authenticity, directness, quick mind, and humor. 

Sue earned a BA from Oberlin College and a JD and Master of Public Policy from Duke University. She lives in Boulder and Chicago.

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Sue is an authentic, Conscious Leadership resource for leaders and teams interested in reaching their highest potential and biggest vision.

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Sue supports dynamic executive teams and companies in strategic planning, branding, product launches, and team facilitation.

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Sue brings her fearless authenticity, entrepreneurial mindset, breadth of experience, and incisive insights to connect and inspire audiences.

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The MergeLane Accelerator

MergeLane is the startup investment accelerator for companies with at least one female in leadership. MergeLane discovers, invests in and accelerates great women and the companies they run.

Sue Heilbronner co-founded MergeLane with Chief Investment Officer Elizabeth Kraus. The accelerator offers ten companies each year an extraordinary mentor-driven experience.

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Sue’s Past Appearances

Jim Dethmer
Founder, Conscious Leadership Group
Sue is masterful at the practice of authentic communication. For her it is not a nice theory but rather a way of life that has made her a transformational leader and a world class coach. She knows from practice practical ways to create candor in a culture. She walks the talk.
Jamie Cohen
CFO, Alto Pharmacy
Sue helped me to find the confidence within myself to step off of the treadmill, find that second path, and truly lead. Sue challenged me to do that deep work and held me accountable. She is direct, brutally honest, but also compassionate and caring. If you want a coach who can help you become the best version of yourself, meet with Sue.
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