Susanna Shamim, M.A., SPHR

Certified Executive Coach, Career Coach/ Consultant

and Personal Branding Architect

Refining your  Brand and Positioning you for Professional Success

Hi, I’m Susanna. 

I believe in empowering you to take charge of your own destiny.  As a  Coach and Consultant, my goal is to help you realize your vision for a better career and reach your leadership potential. 

What Makes me Uniquely Qualified to Help You?

I have a passion and drive to help my clients succeed!

And I have a talent for bringing out the best of my client’s experience through my intuitive assessment of their talents and leadership potential.

With three decades of business experience, working with C-level executives and senior leaders in public, private, higher education and small business environments, I am able to leverage my rich reservoir of knowledge and expertise for my client’s benefit.


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30+ Years Executive Experience

  • Founder, Executive Career Coach and Consultant of Hi-Point Coaching and Consulting, an award winning firm with clients in U.S. and Canada.
  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner of a management consulting firm, Beacon Management Group.
  • Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for a matrix subsidiary of a $3B multinational publicly held company .
  • Dean and Director of Development – Los Angeles Community College District-Chancellor’s Office.
  • Founding CEO of an economic development start-up, L.A. PROSPER
  • Vice President for Regulatory Affairs of a publicly-held $300M national education company.
  • Director, Management Consultant – firm started by a White House Senior Policy Advisor to a U.S. President.
  • Launched four different nonprofit organizations.
  • Currently serve on the boards of two nonprofits.

Advanced Education & Academic Prep

Master’s Degree, Public Policy Analysis, University of West VA

Bachelor’s Degree, Double Majors, Political Science & French, Fairmont State University, WV

Post-Graduate Studies, Human Resource Management, University of California Los Angeles

Certificates of Professional Expertise

  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by HR Certification Institute
  • Certified Executive Coach ( CLC)
  • Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC)
  • Certified Executive Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Certificate, Business Leadership, Disney Business Institute

Awards, Recognition and Leadership

  • Recognized as Best Career Coach on
  • Recipient of Best Career Guidance Business in 2019 – Pasadena, CA
  • Recipient of over a dozen Commendations from CA State Senators, Assembly-members, and U.S. Congress
  • President’s Advisory Board for Pasadena City College
  • Member, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

We recognize the challenges of seeking employment or advancing your career during the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Rest assured we have helped our clients navigate through all kinds of disasters, both man-made and natural and we are confident in our ability to support you through this pandemic.   

We appreciate your patronage in helping our small business just as we will support your career transition.

– Susanna Shamim, Principal, Hi-Point Coaching & Consulting

My Approach

I help you identify, define and capture your brand and also guide you to communicate your value to a prospective employer or client.

While you possess unique talents, abilities, and achievements, you may find it difficult to summarize what sets you apart from your colleagues and competitors.  And I don’t just mean the titles you hold, and your degrees and credentials—your brand is more than that.  It is who you are as a business leader, a team leader, a passionate professional. It’s your POV in your profession  and how you’re perceived in your industry and the larger community.

I identify these unique qualities and articulate your brand through your personal marketing documents or social media (resume, CV, Bio, LinkedIn profile) and coach you on other ways you can communicate with your audience. The personal marketing collateral I create for you, opens doors for conversations that lead to opportunities, i.e., positions, contracts, and projects.

My coaching has helped professionals and executives land coveted positions with six – seven figure compensation.

As an Executive Coach, I guide and advise executives and entrepreneurs on personal leadership, team management, and creating an engaging culture for employees.

Don’t Wait Any Longer.  Start Forging Your Own Career Path Today!