Susan Basterfield

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Susan Basterfield is a collective entrepreneur, catalyst, author and educator based in New Zealand. She traded corporate life for a deep dive into alternative livelihood and the future of work.


Basterfield is a catalyst and convenor who believes that awareness and discernment can unblock drains and move mountains. From 35+ years in business--spanning global multinationals, startups and schools--arose experiences that, at first unconsciously and now quite consciously, drive her work as a systems transformation partner. Plainly speaking, she believes in getting real about what’s happening and naming it--because when we name it, we create the choice to change it. Her work includes standing shoulder to shoulder with leaders and organisations on their transformational journeys, often over many years, and convening virtual development programs, including the Practical Self Management Intensive. Basterfield is an educator, coach, facilitator, writer and collective entrepreneur. Obsessed with building the capacity to build capacity, she seeks-out that which is life-giving, dances with complexity, and weeds-out constraints to potential. Basterfield practices with GreaterthanBetter Work Together and Enspiral and was a guest faculty member at Bennington for Fall 2020.