Ms Susanne Knowles
Susanne Knowles
HDR Student - PhD | Casual Lecturer | Casual Research Assistant
  • MBA, Strategic Management (Bond University)
  • MPsychOrg (University of Queensland)
  • Master of Educational Studies (University of Queensland)
+61 7 334 68100
Steele Hut Space Bank Building, St. Lucia Campus

Susanne is CEO of the Australian Institute of Professional Coaches which delivers Diploma courses for people wishing to become an Executive, Leadership, Business or Life Coach. As a Consultant, Susanne specialises in leadership development, organisational culture, organisation development and organisational effectiveness to support companies achieve their vision and mission. As a Psychologist, Susanne has experience in organisational, counselling and educational settings. She worked in the Education Department as a Senior Guidance Officer and in a Family Relations Centre as a Counsellor to children and adults experiencing trauma, abuse and domestic violence. As a University Lecturer, Susanne taught MBA students at the Queensland University of Technology (School of Business) and at Griffith University (School of Applied Psychology). For a time she served as an Auditor with the Australian Universities Quality Agency. As Deputy Director-General of the Department of Training and Industrial Relations in Queensland, Susanne was responsible for the oversight of TAFE Queensland and Corporate Services for the department. As Academic Director of the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College) she was responsible for the leadership of over 200 sessional and permanent teaching staff over 5 campuses in 3 states during which time she managed the re/accreditation of 20 VET programs and 6 degree programs. Board positions have included: Australian Institute of Management, Outward Bound Australia, Ethos Foundation, Vision Queensland, National Foundation for Australian Women, Construction Skills Industry Centre and TAFE Queensland International.


  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management