Sue Erickson

With over 30 years in higher education, Sue has experience in leadership, mentoringand coachingfacilitation, and strategic planning. She has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and given numerous presentations on everything from “The Art of Bartering” to “Goal Setting During Times of Uncertainty.” Her scholarship largely focuses on building community through collaborative partnerships and intentional employee engagement and cultural and skills-based competencies within the context of academic libraries and more broadly higher education. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility frame much her scholarly work. 

Through her leadership roles and engagement with individual staff, teams and professional communities, Sue discovered her passion for coaching and team development and has completed coach training at George Mason University with a Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational WellbeingSue holds a BA in English Literature from Trinity College and an MSLS from the University of North Carolina.  

Liz Chandler

Liz has been a consultant and leadership and organizational development expert for over 15 years. She brings a passion to help leaders and teams reach their full potential. From working with front-line teams to Fortune 400 C-Suites, she has helped organizations achieve their transformation goals.

Before joining Conscient Strategies, Liz worked with Defense Contractors, Federal Depot-level facilities, and Oil and Gas clients. She was also an officer in the US Army, bringing both operational and strategic perspective to her work. Liz is a Certified Executive Coach and Master Facilitator. She holds a B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Anastasia Chacón

Anastasia Chacón is a skilled editor and writer, bringing more than five years of experience in digital content creation. She is an expert in Latin American and Caribbean affairs, with a focus on the intersection between public policy, macroeconomics, and business.

Prior to joining Conscient Strategies, Anastasia worked as an editor and reporter at a DC-based think tank specializing in U.S.-Latin America relations, where she wrote and published a daily newsletter on breaking news in the region and two sister publications covering the energy and financial services sectors. Anastasia has also provided political risk analysis for a multinational consulting firm in Mexico, and she has worked as a consultant for a non-governmental organization addressing democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Previously, she interned at various news media organizations, including Reuters and El Financiero, as well as at the Costa Rica Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) as a research assistant.

During her MA in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, Anastasia conducted qualitative field research as part of her final capstone project, which examined the power dynamics among the main stakeholders at a silver mine in Guatemala through a gender lens. Based on her research, Anastasia provided recommendations to an international NGO on how to best engage with each actor to address social conflict surrounding the mining project and ensure corporate social responsibility commitments are implemented on the ground.

Anastasia also holds a BA in Government, with a concentration in Economics and Women’s & Gender Studies, from Georgetown University. Born and raised in Costa Rica, she is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French and Portuguese. Anastasia now lives in Washington DC.