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Advancing Performance, LLC  builds cultures of highly performing individuals through the technology of team behavior and the art of Organizational Development.  


As Performance Pathfinders, we lead teams toward becoming more:

More passionate in purpose
More connected to self and others
More courageous and bold in the commitment to succeed.

With each client we drive performance and motivation by bridging people together into highly performing teams.  We do this by:

  • Creating and communicating clear linkages between organizational mission and employee actions, goals, and pay
  • Adapting quickly to our work teams within the learning organization
  • Prioritizing implementation, execution and the evaluation of action plans

By responding resourcefully to the needs of our clients, we move beyond fixing problems to creating possibility.


While earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Susan discovered her passion for Industrial-Organizational psychology and for better understanding into the powerful interface between worker and organizational systems.

As a corporate trainer in the rapidly growing Cellular Telephone Communications industry, Susan became an avid student in the Total Quality Management (TQM) movement and trained her team following the wisdom of organizational authorities such as Collins, Covey, Drucker, and Lencioni leading corporate teams in the technology of long term success through customer satisfaction and organizational performance. While working at A T & T Wireless, “I learned to adapt quickly by adding value in an environment where the only constant was change.”

In 2011, Susan received her Masters degree in Human Services from St. Edward’s University.  Since then, she has had the privilege of working with the City of Austin, Google, and many small businesses within the Communications, Health Care and Legal industries.

With her family and friends,   Susan has lived in and loved Austin for most of her life.  She enjoys long walks on Town Lake, floating in Central Texas’ hidden swimming holes and volunteering on behalf of the Austin community she adores.

Certified 2008

Work Shops and Business Services


Design Your Powerful Life

Living Your Organizational Mission, Vision, and Values

Organizational Health Index and Strategic Management Planning

Melding Team Work Styles and Personalities

Goal Setting and the Achievement Process

Fearless Communication & Feedback Loops

“Who Stole the Cheese”


  • Performance Management Systems
  • Employee Handbooks
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Employee Satisfaction/Stay Surveys

Is a 2-day virtual Zoom work-shop

Design Your Powerful Life:

Next Class: August 19 – 20, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday).

“A life worth living does not come from what’s realistic; it comes from what is inspiring.”

Katie Raver, NLP Austin

Are you feeling stuck and unsure about your direction, perhaps feeling pulled and pushed to meet other’s expectations at the expense of your own dreams and desires?

Or, maybe your life has been interrupted by challenging events and now your future seems vastly unknown? If this is you, that’s great. It means your ready to get moving in a more rewarding direction.

What if you already have a future vision that you are working toward and want more energy, focus, confidence and “a knowing” that your on the right path toward becoming the highest version of yourself?

Design Your Powerful Life will give you the tools, time and guidance toward taking steps to harness your desires and transform them into your real life by:

  • Assessing where you are now, a necessary first step any time you look toward the future.
  • Creating and moving into the most helpful mindset to set naturally inspiring future dreams.
  • Taking time to reflect upon your own “true north” and discover your own answers that can only come from within.
  • Developing an extremely clear, inspiring vision of your future and defining a path to take you there.
  • Lastly, we’ll step back and learn a unique goal-setting process to use on your own for big and small goals, or share it with others.

Founded upon the Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) technology of achievement this 2-day workshop offers guided time, method and quiet space so you can dream deep and reach high.

You will unlock and activate your personal vision for an inspiring future so detailed and compelling, it will draw you forward into it!

You must pre-register for this class:

Date: Saturday August 19th and Sunday, August 20th

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm With an hour-and-a-half lunch on your own

Cost: $195.00

Register now for August 19-20 Zoom Work-Shop with debit/credit card for $195:

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Your tuition covers the full 2-day class led by Susan Yenzer, NLP Certified Trainer, and all course materials in PDF.

Note: If you need to cancel, or reschedule your tuition is transferrable to another Design Your Powerful Life class, through Advancing Performance, for one year from the date of the original class missed.

Would you like to share the tools of Design Your Powerful Life with your work team, department, or C-Suite? Contact Susan at and schedule a time to discuss your businesses requirements.


Susan brings professionalism that can inspire and build confidence in people and their teams. Susan started by leading the way on recruiting needed talent for upper level management positions in our growing company. She continues to consult on as-needed basis when we need fresh eyes or ideas on our business development. If you or your company have a chance to work with Susan, I highly recommend her services.” -February, 2023

Trey Wyatt, CEO Leaf Landscaping Supply

“Susan is a breath of fresh air. She is skilled at listening and is a mature professional who tackles challenges head-on. Susan’s kind, thoughtful demeanor has helped our growing team move through some rough patches over the years. Thanks to her support and by keeping a focus on our core values, our team is thriving and is ready to move to the next level. I really appreciate how Susan is a life long learner, is flexible, and continues to grow with our team as we navigate these uncertain times. I feel blessed to know that Susan has all of our best interests at heart! – June 2020

Deidra Ryan

“Susan Yenzer’s guidance has been vital to the success of Wellshift. Vision is nothing without execution, and execution was failing. Susan swooped in and called it like she saw it. She did so with grace and professionalism at both the executive leadership level , and communicated all the way down to each member. Thanks to her, we went from a process-less daily fire-drill, to an organized, coordinated team machine. If you cross paths with Susan and  Advancing Performance, stay close. A miracle has arrived. ” – May, 2016

Melanie Weinberger Founder & CEO

“You have so much soul, love, kindness and outreach. You see people in need and reach out.  That is huge. You are also clear, direct, expressive and collaborative. You have a unique big energy that unites a group” 

Kelle Hinckley-Hand
Director of Business Development at Apogee Inc

I will not hesitate to recommend your services and have recommended your services. You have a very dynamic personality and an innate ability to get individuals to open up to you. With these traits, your knowledge of business organizations, marketing, networking, and your savvy business acumen you can truly help others’ business adventures to become successful. If I were ever to take another leap into opening a business, I would only do so after engaging your services.”

Catrina Sorensen
Board Certified Paralegal – Family Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

“Thanks so much to you for working so skillfully and wonderfully….you have such fantastic people skills, and I am so enjoying working with you.” – April, 2019

Rose Batson , President      Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas

“Motivating and inspirational, thank you. You delivered reality in a way that excited me and made me realize there are so many opportunities out there beyond my perceived expertise.”

Blane Stengle
WestCove Resources, LLC

“Strong, badass, loving.”

Allison Kramer
Life Coach for Young Women


Advancing Performance would like the opportunity to help your business realize its goals.