Dr. Suellen “Sue” Meyer Koppel has a Ph.D. in psychology and is also a professional actor, storyteller, and improviser. She fell in love with acting at the age of four when she was in her first school show.
At the age of 16, Sue made two life-changing discoveries: 1) she was fascinated with the field of psychology; and 2) she needed a career that would be more stable than that of a performer. Therefore, she decided to pursue a double-major in Psychology and Business at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Sue continued her studies at St. Louis University where she was awarded both the M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology. Her work in psychology spans over three decades. She has been involved in helping individuals and organizations realize their maximum potential through workshops, coaching, assessments, and organizational development. She has consulted with a variety of organizations of every size including architectural, engineering, high tech, aerospace, public safety, medical, transportation, communications, and manufacturing. Her clients have included Boeing, Monsanto, St. Louis University Medical Systems, Unigroup (formerly United Van Lines), and Argonne National Laboratory.
Sue has worked as a professional actor for stage, screen, and radio. She is a member of SAGAFTRA (Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Actors), has appeared in countless plays, numerous commercials, industrial films, and television shows. Sue has been studying improvisation for many years with instructors from across the country. She loves to perform and incorporate improvisation into her workshops.