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Meet Dr. Susan

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Former emergency room doctor, entrepreneur and author, Dr. Susan O’Malley combines leadership and life lessons with stories from the trenches to help entrepreneurs and corporate executives lead more effectively.

In her book Tough Cookies Don’t Crumble: Turn Set-Backs into Success, she outlines strategies that transformed her from college drop-out and secretary to emergency room doctor and entrepreneur.

After leaving the ER at age fifty, Dr. O’Malley opened Madison Med Spa, a cosmetic practice dedicated to helping women navigate aging without surgery. After seventeen years in service to the women of Connecticut and beyond, Dr. O’Malley closed Madison Med Spa and now balances her time between being happily retired and delivering powerful keynote presentations.

Her firsthand experience of helping women empower themselves at the Med Spa was the basis for her TEDx Talk, How Beauty Secrets Turned into Secret Weapons.In an attempt to help aspiring TEDx speakers take their place on the red circle, Dr. O’Malley has taken the lessons learned from her three year journey to the TEDx stage and distilled them into a soon to be released online course, Journey to the Red Circle: Everything You Need to Know to Land a TEDx Talk.

At the Inbound 2015 conference, Dr. O’Malley shared the stage with Seth Godin, Daniel Pink and Brene´ Brown when she gave her Bold Talk, I Owe My Smile to Perseverance. Her talk was so well received she was invited back in 2016 to present her leadership strategies to the executive track.


A sought after keynote speaker, Dr. O’Malley has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, FOX News and multiple podcasts and magazine articles. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and past president of the Connecticut chapter.

Dr. O’Malley also served six years on the Board of Directors of the Madison Chamber of Commerce where she started and was chairperson of the Women in Business Committee.


Located in Madison, CT 

203 689-3090

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