Elevate your team
to work better together.

I help leaders and teams strengthen their genuine connection, gusto, and performance.


Maybe you know the feeling...

When a work team gets stuck or off-course, it’s messy and complicated to make a comeback. As a leader, you can feel drained, exhausted, and yes sometimes exasperated.

At Wise at Work, we blend the science of work teams and neurobiology to help you get your team’s structural and relational dynamics in place as a platform for success.

Using a proven, do-able, and interactive approach, we help you build a trail map allowing teams to develop skills and tap geniuses, adopt useful tools, and embrace team practices that result in success.

Ruptured teams repair and recover.
Functioning teams refresh and flourish.

Our Services


Align your team with easy-to-use tools and pragmatic practices to reach new summits


Jump into leading your self and your team with a new neural set, skill set, and mind set


Ensure all voices are heard, conflict is bridged, and impact is made

Not sure where to start? Let's talk about it.

Our Unique Approach with Your Neurobiology...

Your nervous system is wise, often hushed. When we understand it, learn to read its cues, and not judge it but leverage it, life and work simply get better and easier. I use the Polyvagal Theory as a lens to uncover your lived experiences, emotional reactions, underlying beliefs, and autopilot behaviors that are stepping stones and whoops, stumbling blocks. Those stumbles are when you get in the way of your best leadership and your team work. Together we resource up your personal agency and professional leadership. Your nervous system can break out of self-defeating neural ruts and spiral up to eat CAKE (be Calm, Alert, Kindred, Engaged). With every bite of CAKE, you'll enjoy new choices for life and work.

Hi, I’m Susie and live in
Homer, Alaska.

For years, work teams puzzled for me. Some bolted forward, others slogged behind. To figure it out, I schooled up (as in PhD) to uncover the high-leverage steps that help work teams not only meet their goals but enjoy the climb together.

Every work team I now encounter wants to be better and wiser and find a path forward. Using my background in neurobiology and organizational development, I designed a science-backed trail map for leaders and teams to navigate a new path forward and build long-lasting success.

Your team won’t stump me. I help teams harness their own energy, apply the science of teams, and reach new heights.



You ought to have a proven map and methods to make sure your team engages well and elevates its performance together.

Jasmine Lamb, Vice President, Mansfield Hall

"Susie is a wonderful facilitator and educator. She led our leadership team through a training process applying the science of teams and the polyvagal approach. It was clear and engaging and just what our team needed. She gave us a shared language. Team members started integrating the vocabulary and knowledge she had shared with us into their day-to-day work and leadership of their own team immediately. Not only did she inspire our minds, but she equally warmed our hearts and strengthened our sense of connectedness."

Kent Hoffman, Co-Founder, Circle of Security International

"Susie Amundson has been invaluable in helping our Circle of Security Parenting work reach around the globe. Her expertise includes a stunning combination of business-oriented clarity, relational insight, and personal kindness that has allowed our team to better communicate and plan for the future. We simply wouldn’t be experiencing the success we have come to know without her guidance and mentorship."

Ready to chart out a clear map for your team to soar?



Book a
Complimentary Call

Let’s see if we are a good fit for this hike.


Co-chart a
Proven Team Map

We’ll survey the team territory together and craft a rebuilding route unique for your team.


Emerge as a Stronger
and Wiser Team

As we blaze the trail together, your team will build its structural and relational muscles. That’s essential to reach your goals!

I can't wait to chat.


Let's start blazing.

You’re ready to ignite your team and invest in it. Good on you! You’ll breathe easier and enjoy watching your team launch off on this trail of rebuilding and renewal.

  • Get everyone 100% heading on the right track
  • Join together for more dependability and accountability
  • Build a connected, cohesive, and efficient team
  • Celebrate a team that learns together and kicks butt on its goals

When your team builds a foundation of productive practices and neurobiology know-how, it will leverage itself into stronger connection, more gusto, and greater performance.

You might still be wondering...

Our team hasn’t hit rock bottom. Is this for us?

By the time a team hits rock bottom, it will be packing not just poor performance but the baggage of interpersonal resentments and grudges. When teams and leaders expend their emotional labor on grievances, the actual work gets forfeited along with any positive impact.

Don’t wait. Every team can refine its skills, use tools, and build effective practices to strengthen its engagement and performance. Teams want to work better together, they usually just don’t know how. This is the time!

My team doesn’t like team building exercises. Is that what you do?

I’ll be honest. Team building exercises make me cringe. Because they don’t work.

What works though is using the science of teams and applying it into skill sets, concrete tools, and resources that the entire team agrees upon and uses — now and in the future. I’ll serve as the guide but the power is co-creating productive practices that your team buys into and puts to ready use.

My team is in dire straits. What will it take to get us back on a healthy path to be effective again?

I use high-leverage steps (based in science) to stabilize the team and move it forward in a timely and engaging way.

Remember though — it took time for your team to spiral downward and similarly, it takes time to climb up to working well together. The good news, it’s quicker and easier with a skilled guide.

How much does it cost?

Because every team’s needs are a bit different on the trail to high-functioning, package rates will vary. I want your team to succeed because, honestly, working on a team that rocks it is one of the greatest workplace joys I’ve had. I want this sense of connection and flow for your team too and will work within your budget.

To get started, check out “Five Things You Need to Apply with the Science of Teams.”



Five Things You Need to Apply With the
Science of Teams