Who Is 'group to TEAM Leadership Solutions'?

Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions was founded by Certified Professional Speaker, Susan Leahy MA, CSP and business coach Freeman Michaels MA. Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions initiates a deeper conversation about what it takes to build viable, self-sustaining, teams.  The conversation activates an individual inquiry that can lead to profound  personal and professional transformation.  This conversation tends to have an impact on every area of a person's life. Freeman and Susan express their commitment to leadership in their families, in how they show up in their communities and how they conduct business.  Susan and Freeman believe that the world would be a better place, companies would be more successful, families would be stronger and communities would be more united if the individuals within those systems were committed to creating and generating TEAM.

SUSAN & FREEMAN - A dynamic team

Susan and Freeman are the founders of this powerful and refreshing new way of looking at leadership and team building. As co-facilitators of Group to TEAM Leadership Solutions live trainings, Susan and Freeman don't just talk about team, they model it.  Their unique co-facilitating style, coupled with engaging exercises and activities, creates a powerful experience of TEAM!



Freeman Michaels MA loves supporting success, drawing out the gifts and talents of his clients and maximizing their full potential.  As Freeman puts it, "success comes down to habit - we develop healthy habits when we organize our choices around a sense of vision and develop the practices and standards to embody leadership."

A one-time soap opera star, real estate developer and high school teacher, Freeman brings a unique background and perspective to corporate training and coaching.

Freeman has done executive coaching and corporate training with companies such as Kaiser Permanente, CitiBank, Colliers International, PennyMac, Mobolize, and Integrated Data Storage, LLC.

Freeman specializes in 'pattern interruption', 'relational intelligence', 'collaboration' and 'team building'. He has extensive background in leadership, innovation, masterminds, and creativity.  

As a former real estate developer and partner at Developer’s Investment Group Inc., Freeman was responsible for managing lots of different personalities across a broad and diverse industry. From building contractors to bankers, investors to clerical employees, Freeman had to communicate and lead effectively. He understands how to hold a big vision and still meet the bottom line demands of everyday operations. He has become an invaluable resource to the corporate executives and private clients whom he coaches.



Susan Leahy MA, CSP is a Certified Speaking Professional with more then 15 years of speaking, training, management and leadership experience. 

As a Certified Speaking Professional Susan has provided leadership and communication based presentations and webinars across the globe for such clients as:

  • IAPP (Intl. Association of Administrative Professionals)
  • Designer Brands Australia
  • WSSC (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission)
  • Penny Mac Financial
  • CountryWide Home Loans
  • Banamex Mexico 
  • Business Management Daily
  • BIA (Builders Industry Association) San Diego

Susan has a Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in coaching and consulting from Bastyr University in Washington State.

Susan is the creator of Robert's Rules Made Simple a training organization that has provided Robert's Rules of Order training for thousands of boards across the United States and Canada.  Susan has a unique and practical understanding that GREAT TEAMS run great meetings. 

Susan is currently living between Playa del Carmen, Mexico & Los Angeles CA, with her husband and 2 children, her greatest and most important TEAM. 

This TEAM is anchored by a powerful, quality based vision

Freeman and Susan understand the power that comes from a team vision.  Their partnership vision guides and directs their choices.  It represents what they are "up to creating" in the world. Susan and Freeman are not just teaching team - they are committed to creating team in their partnership, with their clients and in every area of their lives.  


Susan & Freeman's  Partnership Vision

  • We feel safe to be fully human with each other – open, authentic, available

  • We feel seen, heard and cared about in relationship with each other and in the work we do.

  • We hold each other in high regard

  • We see each other as our fullest potential

  • We draw out the best in each other and everyone we work with

  • We work to serve ourselves, our families and our community and the world

  • We LOVE what we do

  • We inspire each other and everyone we come in contact with

  • Our partnership is supported by the universe, and we attract aligned opportunities

  • We generate abundance for ourselves and for those we work with

  • Our partnership is a stand for WIN-WIN

  • We commit to making the world a better place by being and doing our work