The Technology of Success Books


   The Joy of Success
   won an eLit Award!

    Success Has Gears

Our Children Are Watching

      The Miracle Diet

"I learned more from Susan in a matter of hours than from all the management, leadership and team-building trainings I’ve taken in 18 years. And it works in my personal life too."
- Carl J. Flood, VP Worldwide Management, American Express

Welcome to The Technology of Success, the powerful leadership system that has been used in more than 3,000 training programs in major corporations, educational and governmental organizations across the country since 1985. Clients include: American Express, CNN, Ryder System, IBM, Merrill Lynch, The Upjohn Company, and The City of Miami. As well as numerous one-to-one coaching clients.

"Leadership is like a relay... the baton of a child's leadership is passed from parent, to teacher, to business and government."
- Susan Ford Collins

CEOs and managers begged Susan to also teach The Technology of Success skill set to parents and teachers so the next generation will enter the workplace ready to succeed and lead. In response, Susan has shared these skills in educational institutions including: the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the Jepson School of Leadership, the Princeton Montessori Teaching Training Center as well as public and private schools.

How and when was The Technology of Success created?

The Technology of Success is based on the groundbreaking work of Susan Ford Collins who began her career as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Susan had a radical idea—what more could we learn if we studied healthy Highly Successful People (HSPs) not just ill and dysfunctional ones? Are HSPs using skills the rest of us are missing, or misusing?

For 20 years, Susan shadowed HSPs from all walks of life and identified 10 skills they were using consistently but unconsciously and so struggling to pass on. Next she began formatting and testing ways to teach these skills.

In 1985 Susan facilitated the first Technology of Success public seminar in Miami. And it went viral!

HR departments kept hearing about dramatic improvements in the performance of employees who attended Susan's weekend seminars and started calling to see if she would be willing to present them in house. Ten years later, Susan was training executives, managers, sales and customer service teams of major corporations across the country... American Express, Ryder System, Florida Power & Light, Digital Equipment, The Upjohn Company, and CNN. They too were discovering that, when all 10 Success Skills are used correctly, individual and team productivity, collaboration and creativity rises to the next level. And profitability rises with it.

Susan Ford Collins is “America’s Premier Success and Leadership Coach” - CNN

Susan's audiences begged her to write about the 10 Success Skills so they could share them with their co-workers and friends, spouses, kids and teachers. After shadowing HSPs for 20 years and working with them for 20 more, Susan has produced The Technology of Success Book Series...

1- The Joy of Success....
"I have been reading books on success for over 30 years. This is one of the most sophisticated and useful ones I have ever read. I highly recommend it."

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- Jack Canfield, coauthor New York Times Bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series 

2- Success Has Gears...
"A book ALL present and future business executives should make required reading
for ALL their department heads."

- George A. Naddaff, Founder, Boston Market

3- Our Children Are Watching...
"A book full of hope—a very valuable item


- Michael Fitzsimmons, Producer, The Weekend Today Show

What can The Technology of Success do for YOU?

The Technology of Success is here to help. Are you looking for...

  • training programs that will increase your team's productivity, creativity and profitability?
  • one-to-one or team coaching to move you and your people ahead more quickly and easily?
  • a book series that will teach you and your team the Success Skills you are missing, or misusing?
  • a powerful dynamic keynote speaker for an upcoming conference or book festival?
  • a fascinating, energy-packed guest for your panel discussion, TV or radio show?

Susan Ford Collins is a people genius."

- Harriet Beinfield, coauthor New York Times Bestseller, Between Heaven and Earth

What we've done for our clients..

Consulting, Talks and Customized Training Programs for:
CNN, American Express, Digital Equipment, Kimberly-Clark, Ryder System, Florida Power & Light, Dow Chemical, IBM, Merrill Lynch, The Miami Herald, Levitz Furniture National Sales Training, Coopers & Lybrand, The Upjohn Company, Burger King, Sharpshooters, Seaside Community Development Corporation, Landry and Kling, students, staff and parents of Ponce de Leon Middle School, Princeton Montessori Teacher Training Center, City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables Police Department, South Miami Hospital, Idaho Education Association, Boise State University Center for Management Development, Pompeii Furniture, Injection Footwear, Celebrity Cruise Line, Comtread, Infinity Behavioral Health Services, and Bookigee.

Keynote Speeches for Conferences, Schools and Universities:
Allure Magazine CondeNast, Merrill Lynch, eWomen Network International Conference, National Grant Management Association, US Foreign Trade Institute, National Press Club, InterAmerican Mayors Conference, National Writer’s Association, National Speakers Association, National Parkinson Foundation, Arthur Andersen Leadership Conference, Texas Early Childhood Intervention, Philadelphia 911 Survivors Group, American Society for Training and Development, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Barry University School of Business, University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Miami, Nova University, Florida International University, Florida Department of Education, Junior League, Jewish Federation, Palm Beach Children’s Services Council, National Association of Independent Schools, WIC Employee Enrichment Conference, Florida Department of Education, Communities in Schools, Informed Families, Red Ribbon Campaign, Take Stock In Children, Waldorf and Independent Private Schools Association, Miami Children’s Museum, Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, Virginia Festival of the Book, and Miami Book Fair International.

Susan was invited to teach The Technology of Success to Women in Leadership in China. And business leaders in Haiti. The Joy of Success is also available in Chinese, Spanish, French, Indonesian and Polish.


To schedule an appointment with Susan Ford Collins by phone or in person, call 305-710-0388.

The Technology of Success Book Series… compact, concise and powerful…
the perfect toolbox for today’s “always-on” global world.

Watch Susan speak about success...  

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Your Working Life: Caroline Dowd-Higgins interviews Susan Ford Collins or susanfordcollins *at* msn *dot* com