Susanna Carman is a

Strategic Designer specialising in

leadership, learning and design

for a rapidly changing world.​ 


She works with practitioners and consultants who are committed to

fulfilling potential in others.


She also supports educational leaders and their teams to transform complex challenges into practical opportunities

for learning, growth and innovation.


With a masters degree in Design Futures, Susanna joins a cohort of research-practitioners in the the field of Design LeadershipSusanna's research and client work has generated a high value toolkit that draws from Futures Thinking, Systems, Complexity, Embodiment and Integral Theories, Vertical Leadership 

Development and Speculative Design to support design led leadership amidst VUCA conditions. 

She holds degrees in Geology, Music and Education, as well as an advanced diploma in Holistic Counselling. She is also certified as a MetaIntegral Embodied Practitioner with over a decade of combined experience facilitating and coaching to enhance business performance, cultural alignment and leadership development outcomes for the education, health, community development and financial services sectors. 

Prior to her consulting efforts, Susanna was a musician, songwriter, recording artist and music teacher who lectured at Southern Cross University and performed at Australia’s top festivals. Her design expertise is grounded in fifteen years of collaborative artistry, live performance, music education and creative entrepreneurship.


Master of Design Futures: Design, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Post Graduate Diploma: Education, Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia 

Advanced Diploma: Holistic Counselling, Somatic & Artistic Therapy, Sophia College, WA, Australia

Bachelor of Arts: Contemporary Music, Southern Cross University NSW, Australia

Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Sciences - Geology, University of Rochester, USA


Embodied Practitioner Certificate: Adult Development/Integral Theory, MetaIntegral, USA

Metacapital Master Class: Integral Systems Design & Metrics, MetaIntegral USA

Practitioner Certificate: Business Coaching Skills, Shirlaws Group, AU

Practitioner Certificate: Thinking Environment Foundation Course, The Thinking Field, AU

Practitioner Certificate: DARe Level 1, Diane Poole Heller Somatic Attachment, USA

U.Lab: Leading From The Emerging Future, MIT & The Presencing Institute, USA