Susan Clark has been a coach at Forster-Thomas since 2007. Her commitment to her clients is evidenced their high success rate at top MBA programs, her attendance at their graduations, weddings and penchant for sending baby shower gifts. Susan’s career is based on the development of creativity, and is currently an adjunct professor of drawing at Hendrix College in Arkansas. She received her MFA from Yale University and studied at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program Her work has been shown in New York, Connecticut and most recently at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock.
Susan has a long involvement with the personal development field. For four years, Susan led seminars in personal growth for Landmark Education, a company selected by Harvard Business School as a case study. The dramatic also comes naturally to Susan. For many years she was involved with the Actors Institute in New York. The Institute was an organization for actors by actors and ran the highly acclaimed Mastery Workshop, which was attended by top professionals including Tommy Tune, Sigourney Weaver, and Ted Danson. Susan worked behind the scenes logistically and was the stage manager for a production of The Broadway Jukebox, a cabaret show based on forgotten musicals.
Susan is committed to supporting creative growth through community service. She combined all her interests into Summer Stories, a program for elementary children that combined visual art, literature, and drama to tell narratives. It was conceived as a community-service project for Hendrix students, who design, ran, and nurtured the program themselves. The course was an opportunity for all involved to feel the joy of self-expression, nurturing others, and the drive toward excellence.
Susan has a large, multicultural family with connections to every inhabited continent. It was not a stretch to begin mentoring Brazilian students through the Estudar Foundation, which seeks to promote advanced study in the United States for Brazilians.
Susan loves to bake, especially bread, and has turned that also into Community Service, helping to organize and train bakers for the annual Little Rock Jewish Food Festival, organized by the Jewish Federation.