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Elizabeth Gordon goes Heel to Heel with Turknett Leadership Group’s (TLG) Susan B. Hitchcock, Advisory Board & Formerly VP Client Services & 
Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives & Liz Roling, Ph.D. Consultant and Research Associate

This week on Heel to Heel, Elizabeth Gordon, founder of Flourishing Business, talks business with with Turknett Leadership Group’s Susan Hitchcock & Liz Roling.

Susan B. Hitchcock

Advisory Board – Turknett Leadership Group (TLG) – Atlanta, GA – Formerly VP Client Services and
Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives – TLG

A champion of women in leadership and an advocate for parity in the workplace, Susan is also a mentor, researcher, speaker and career consultant.  To encourage and support the next generation of women leaders, she created a resource called “The Age of SHEroes”- a collection of profiles about women of achievement, i.e., personal stories and diverse perspectives on life, leadership, and success.

Selected speaking engagements include:

  • Atlanta Women’s Network
  • Conference Board of Canada, Center of Excellence for Women’s Advancement
  • Women’s Legacy – Panelist, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Possible Woman Conference – Moderator / Women of Power and Vision Panel
  • Women CIO’s Annual Conference, Information Management Forum
  • BellSouth Management Conference
  • Chamber of Commerce – Women’s Business Forum, Clarksville, TN
  • Jewish Professional Women’s Network
  • Prime Power Leadership Conference
  • Agnes Scott College – Senior Transitions
  • UPS – Women in Leadership Forum
  • Kettering Executive Network
  • LEAD Atlanta
  • Tulane University – A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • West Georgia University – Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Southern Natural Gas Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Kennesaw State University – Women’s Leadership Lab

Selected topics include “Lessons in Leadership, Character & Ethics;”  “The Age of SHEroes: Standing on the Shoulders of Those Who’ve Come Before Us and Paving the Way for Those Who Will Follow;” “Investing in Your Future: Career Management 101;” “In Search of Balance, Meaning & Purpose;” “Women’s Leadership: Progress and Challenges;” “The 7 C’s of Leadership;” “Women & Negotiation”

Susan is a native of Franklin, KY, a cum laude graduate of Agnes Scott College, participant at Boston University’s Leadership Institute and recipient of the Georgia Executive Women’s Network Founders’ Award. In the corporate world, Susan had a very successful career with BellSouth, holding leadership positions in Network Operations and in the Management Assessment and Training organization.  As a community volunteer, she’s served as a mentor, literacy tutor, crisis counselor and a fundraiser for many non-profit organizations. Past board service includes AWN, GEWN, PWFI, and Project Read. Currently, Susan’s on the board of Literacy Volunteers (LVA), the Georgia Women’s Institute, Agnes Scott Alumnae Association, and The Global Ethical Leadership Foundation.  She’s also a member of CEO Netweavers (former VP of the ATL chapter), Board of Directors Network, and an advisor for Emerge (scholarships for women.)  In her personal life, Susan is married to Garland Hitchcock and they have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. Besides women’s leadership, Susan’s other passions include travel, reading, and…HGTV!

Liz Roling, Ph.D. is a graduate from the University of Georgia’s Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program. She also has a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Georgia. Liz is currently a Consultant and Research Associate at Turknett Leadership Group.

Liz has extensive experience in a variety of industrial and organizational consulting arenas. She has experience with leadership coaching, developing and conducting structured behavioral interviews, validating selection systems, and creating performance management systems. She also has experience in survey development, administration, report development, and data analysis.

As part of her doctoral education, Liz has successfully completed courses in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Management, and Human Resources and Organizational Development. She has extensive knowledge on topics such as employee selection, performance management, organizational leadership, employee attitudes and organizational outcomes, and employment law.

Liz’s primary research interest is leadership in organizations. She has also conducted research on assessment centers, emotional intelligence, mentoring and organizational outcomes, and research methods. She has presented her research on leadership and gender at the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology’s past two national conferences. Liz’s dissertation was titled Women’s Network Participation and Workplace Coping Resources.

Liz has also taught several semesters of Psychology of the Workplace at the University of Georgia. As part of her teaching experience, she has supervised many undergraduate research and organizational diagnosis projects.