Susana Rinderle, MA, PCC

Transformational Life & Leadership Coach, Trauma-Informed Resilience Practitioner
International Coaching Federation
Masters degree (MA) in intercultural communication, Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Facilitator of the Resilience Toolkit, 80 hours training in Parts Work (Internal Family Systems)


English, Spanish



Types of Methods

• Movement - Somatics - Embodied Practices
• Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy

Working with

• One to one, personal

Los Angeles

Hello! My name is Susana (pronounced like “iguana”), and I’m a writer, poet, transformational life & leadership coach, and trauma-informed resilience practitioner. I offer professional coaching, and somatic stress management education and practices.

My core commitment is to create a world that works better for more of us. This commitment hasn’t changed in the face of climate chaos, civilization collapse, and extinction threat, although the better “world” I want to create has gotten smaller. I believe there are abundant, worthwhile opportunities every day for us to decide who we want to be as human beings – regardless of outcome – and reduce suffering. Some of my best friends and teachers are trees, rocks, four-leggeds, and feathered ones.

My four innate superpowers – which show up even when I’ve been on solo retreat in the woods for a week! – are insight, empathy, humor, and problem solving. Descended from a long line of oddballs and creatives, I’m both artist and scientist, and a big picture thinker with an eye for detail! To that end, I hold degrees from UCLA and University of New Mexico, and studied at UNAM in Mexico City.

I’ve been coaching for about 12 years. I’m a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), having completed 125 hours of rigorous training in Coaching for Transformation in 2014. I’m also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), credentialed by the International Coach Federation with 500+ hours of experience coaching individuals, employees, and leaders at multiple levels in several different industries.

When it comes to resilience and stress management, I’m also a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit. The Toolkit is a body-focused, trauma-informed set of eight tools – informed by 13 scientific models – that can calm the nervous system in under a minute. My own life has been transformed since I began practicing these tools in early 2019, and I’ve been honored to teach them to hundreds of people in multiple walks of life in eight countries.

My first career was in diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), where I spent nearly 30 years garnering results for employers and clients across the U.S. and abroad across the U.S. and abroad in nonprofit, corporate, education, healthcare and government. My main leadership experience was being the co-founder and first Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH). I also held a university position in Guadalajara, Mexico and started my first consulting business there in the late 1990s. I’m a former Principal Consultant for Korn Ferry in the leadership development practice, and a TEDx speaker. My articles have appeared in multiple commercial publications and academic journals.

I’m a Los Angeles native and resident, but spent half my life living elsewhere: in Mexico, New Mexico and Northern California. Outside of work I feel most alive hiking in wild places, dancing hip hop, savoring incredible food and invigorating conversation, hugging trees, watching raptors, and bellylaughing. I’m a former top tier slam poet for New Mexico, and a former boxer and competitive runner.



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