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Susan Stutzel

(563) 886-4533

Susan believes that we all have untapped potential, and she thrives in helping others break through barriers and manage priorities in order to live an abundant and meaningful life. She truly believes the words of Jordan Peterson, “Incremental improvement is unstoppable.”

Over the last 19 years, she has worked in both large and small public accounting firms, as well as a family-owned small business and a Fortune 500 company. More recently, Susan founded S Stutzel, CPA, a firm specializing in nonprofit auditing and consulting. Her work with nonprofit organizations stems from a desire to be surrounded by equally passionate individuals who want to change the world.
Susan is passionate about providing leadership coaching to accountants and wants to help you live into your potential by turning your goals into reality. Whether it is finding a balance between career and personal life, determining your next career move, becoming the leader you were made to be, or turning that side hustle into a thriving business – with intentional time and self-examination, she will help you exceed your highest expectations.
Susan serves her profession and local community in various roles including:
  • Adjunct professor at her alma mater, Coe College
  • Board member of the Iowa Society of CPA’s
  • Treasurer of the Tipton School Foundation
  • Treasurer of Iowa City Hospice
  • Past Treasurer of Iowa Women’s Foundation
  • Iowa Society of CPAs, Career Awareness Committee and Nonprofit Organizations Committee
  • Workplace Learning Connection Financial Literacy Fair volunteer
  • Calvary Church liaison for the community vacation bible school program
  • Parent volunteer at her children’s schools
Susan believes in quality work and quality rest. She refuels by spending time with her husband and two children, reading, and working with her local youth group. She believes, as C.S. Lewis observed, that “Children are not a distraction from more important work, they are the most important work.”

About Us: We know the CPA profession. We’ve experienced it from two perspectives – as practicing CPAs and as service providers for CPAs. Combined, we have 25+ years of experience as CPAs and 15+ years of experience as leadership coaches and consultants.

We are coaches first. As classically trained, ICF certified coaches, our primary objective is to partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process, inspiring you to maximize your potential. This is the lens through which we see the world, and we bring it to all the work we do.

We empower you and your organization. We do not simply provide training. We empower your organization to make meaningful cultural change on a large scale, in a way that consciously allows you to take the lead.

We take an inside-out approach. This is the only way transformation occurs. We dig deep to uncover your vision, what success means to you and your most challenging obstacles. This paves the way for us to co-create meaningful change, for you and your organization.

We focus on sustainable change. Our standard is transformation. We strive to help you and your organization reach a new place where you can never go back to old ways of thinking or being. We strive to create a holistic development experience that creates momentum beyond your training or coaching experience.

We use a strengths-based and solutions-focused approach. We do not believe anyone needs to be “fixed.” Instead, we help you and your organization uncover more of your best selves – your gifts, passion, purpose and energy – so you can contribute more to the people and ideas that matter most.

Archived Webinars Offered


Date RecordedSeptember 23, 2020  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaPersonal Development  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other