Susan Corso, D.D.                                          Curriculum Vitae
16 Van Gaasbeck Street    Kingston, NY 12401         917-656-3799          susan@susancorso.com

Education:    

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Art, Smith College, 1979.
National Theatre Institute, Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theatre Center, 1978.
M.F.A. candidate in Theatre Management, Brooklyn College, 1980-2.
Licensed Teacher, CEP Advanced Program, Unity School of Christianity, 1990.
M. Div. Candidate, St. Paul School of Theology, 1990.
Ordained Minister, College of Divine Metaphysics, 1992.
Doctor of Divinity, College of Divine Metaphysics, 1993.
Certificate: Center for Teaching Peace, Alternatives to Violence,1995.
Certified Reiki Master, 2001.
Sanctuary, AIM Program participant, from 2006 to 2009.
Mabel Katz, Ho’oponopono Teleclass, 2007.
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Illness course, 2007.           
Dr. Hew Len, Ho’oponopono Training, 2008.

Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Practicing Spirituality with Ed Hayes, 2008.
Chinese Face Reading and Personal/Space Clearing with Jean Haner, 2012-13.

Current Projects and Positions:

Professional Fairy GODMother, archetypal brand for expansion of counseling base.
Counselor/Coach
, more than 35 years of experience in spiritual counseling.
Founder, Chief Spiritual Officer; spiritual consulting services to the business world.
Founder, The Book Midwife; consultation to working authors.
Author, Seeds for Sanctuary, personal blog from February 07 onward.
Seeds, free weekly spiritual email to private subscription list for 18 years and counting.
Author, The Mex Books, ongoing.
Adjunct Professor, College of Divine Metaphysics, private students in tutorial and distance learning scenarios study to be both ordained and do doctoral work.
Guest Professor, as invited, to teach several subjects: acting, public speaking, credo, arts in liturgy; most recently, Tufts University.
Ceremony Officiant, celebrating the classical ceremonies of ministry: marriages, renewals of vows, holy union, funerals, baby-namings, house blessings and ordinations as well as custom-design of ceremony for personal transformation.

Professional Highlights:

Head of Spiritual Medicine Department & Spiritual Alignment Counselor, Visions HealthCare.
Chief Culture Officer
, Visions HealthCare.
Chief Spiritual Officer & Chief of Staff, Optimize International.
Featured presenter on beliefnet.com’s Preachers & Teachers series.
Charter Member, Readers’ Blog Ode Magazine from June 07.
Invited Blogger, The Huffington Post.
Invited Blogger, StackStreet.

Business Plans and Consulting:

  • Open Matters, chief editor, copy editor and proofreader for The Network Imperative
  • Optimize International, chief spiritual optimizer; coach to founder ongoing.
  • Get What You Set, business conception and implementation for career management system based on proprietary executive recruiting techniques.
  • Precision Research Group, business conception and sales of public relations speaking events for à la carte recruiting business.
  • G.S.D., Get Stuff Done, conceived and implemented a business designed to create efficient change for customers; whatever needs doing gets done.
  • DiaperRight, conceived and implemented a cloth diaper business including national marketing strategy.
  • Sirianni Mortgage, conceived and implemented an expanded marketing program for private mortgage company.
  • Ciao Bella, conceived and implemented a business of hand-painted scarves for a fine artist; marketing plan in addition.
  • An Elegant Simplicity, conceived and created a business plan for a New Hampshire Bed-and-Breakfast Inn.
  • DeWynters Ltd., conceived and created New York City office and home for a London-based theatrical advertising agency.

Professional Theatre Management: 

Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO—THE MUSICAL, Customer Service
Program design and implementation, hiring and supervision, 1997-2000.
PATIENCE & SARAH, Executive Producer, Lincoln Center Festival, 1998.
Rodgers & Hammerstein, Assistant to Executive Director; Administrator of R & H Foundation; Production Manager of reprint of Lyrics.
Theatre Now, Company Manager, International Music Stars; booked tour of ON YOUR TOES.
Cameron Mackintosh Ltd., Executive Assistant, New York headquarters, CATS, LES MISERABLES, TOMFOOLERY, MY FAIR LADY (Toronto), EVITA (Buenos Aires), OLIVER (Australia).
Albert Poland Ltd., Assistant and Company Manager, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE MIDDLE AGES, WEEKEND, ONE MO’ TIME, TOMFOOLERY.
Cerberus Productions, Executive Assistant, Richmond Crinkley.
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Development Associate, Richmond Crinkley.
Circle in the Square, Assistant to Paul Libin & Theodore Mann.                             
Karin Bacon Ltd., Co-Producer of New York City Storytelling Festival.
John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall, Box Office and Subscription Staff/House Manager.       

Theatre Production/Direction/Conception/Performance:

         Producer:

The God Show, 2003.
Patience & Sarah, 1998.
Bell, Book and Candle, 1993.
Once Upon A Mattress, 1992.
The Psalms: A Marathon of Praise, 1990.
Unity Players (1990-2):     Let There Be Light | Greater Works Than These | Wake Up and Dream | Revelation: The Miracle Journey | Twelve Who Knew Him
The Miraculum Manifesto: a metaphysical chat about you and me and how to make a miracle and transform our planet once and for all, La Mama,  one-woman show, 1988.
Smith Season, 1979.

Director:

Bell, Book and Candle.
Once Upon A Mattress.
The Adventures of Peter Nap & Captain Book.
The Psalms: A Marathon of Praise.
Unity Players:  Greater Works Than These | Wake Up and Dream | Revelation: The Miracle Journey | Twelve Who Knew Him
The Abdication (run plus tour).

Playwright/Conceiver:

 I Would Never . . . .
Fight or Flight.
PeaceWomen.
The God Show.           
Aphrodite At Last.
           
The Psalms: A Marathon of Praise.

Unity Players:  Revelation: The Miracle Journey.
The Adventures of Peter Nap & Captain Book.

Creative Retreats:

 Queer Soup Theater, January 2007.

Dramaturg:

 Hay Fever (Tufts University).
My Mother and the Nun (Another Country Productions).           
Home
(Queer Soup).           
The School for Scandal
(Tufts University).           
My Yolanda Love
(Boston Center for the Arts & Boston Playwrights’ Theatre).

Acting Coach:

Hay Fever (Tufts University).
My Mother and the Nun (Another Country Productions).           
Home
(Queer Soup).           
The School for Scandal
(Tufts University).           
My Yolanda Love
(Queer Soup).           
The Importance of Being Earnest
(Tufts University).

  Performer:

The Road to Minsk (Aphrodite).
BetWeen (Voiceover)
My Yolanda Love (Yolanda).
I Would Never . . . (Woman).
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck).         
Taming of the Shrew
(Kate).              
Let No One Stand Alone (World AIDS Day, Soloist).                       
Nunsense
(Sister Robert Anne).
The Miraculum Manifesto at La Mama.          
Play It Again, Sam (Nancy).

The Sound of Music (Elsa).                       
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(Hedy LaRue).

Teaching:

Public Speaking Workshops: Corporate and Government across the country.
Master Class Instructor:   Homiletics, Arts in Liturgy, and Guest Artist (1990-2004): St. Paul School of Theology, Unity School of Christianity, Scottsdale Community College, Unity of Phoenix
New York City Unity, Unity of Santa Fe
Bible InterpretationUnity of Overland Park, Kansas, and private students.
Workshops (1990-2007):

God Answers Prayer
The Renaissance Effect
The Metaphysical Manager
Championship Performance
A Passion for Peace
The Cost of Joy
The Gentleness Quotient
The Secrets of Inner Peace
Seeking and Finding Your Personal Mission
Good Business: Reconciliation for Success
Making $ure Your Project$ Are FUNded
Creating Peace-Filled Holy-Days
More Money Now
Get What You Set

Communications CoachIndividual & Group Training in Presentation.
Career CoachSmith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Acting Teacher:  Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington. 
High School Theatre Teacher:  Kennewick High School, Kennewick, Washington.
Intuition Aerobics, private clients, New York City.
Affirmations for Self-Empowerment, private clients, New York City.

Professional Speaker:

Schools & Not-For-Profits:   Smith College, North Shore Alliance for Gay & Lesbian Youth (NAGLY).
Customized Organizational Development & Motivational Speaking:

United States Department of Energy
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Westinghouse Hanford Company
U. S. West Direct
Society of Women Engineers
The H B Group
Southwest Partners
Neutron Industries
Women of Vision and Action
Gila River Casinos
multiple professional societies and service organizations.

                       

Author:

Under the name Susan Corso or Dr. Susan Corso:

Tao for Now. Book, CD, and bookmark.
God’s Dictionary—Divine Definitions for Everyday Enlightenment.
The Peace Diet—44 Days to Personal Peace.
The Peace Diet Survival Kit: book, tape, affirmation cards, peace stone, and travel mug.
Dr. Susan Corso’s Seeds I-X
The Matrinity
Peace Books:

  •      Circles of Peace
  •      Peace Feast
  •      Alternatives to Violence

Baker’s Dozen Booklets:

  •             A Baker’s Dozen of Omnifaith Spiritual Practices
  •             A 2nd Baker's Dozen of Omnifaith Spiritual Practices
  •             Omnifaith Financial Surplus Practices
  •             Omnifaith Forgiveness Practices
  •             Omnifaith Relationship Practices
  •             Omnifaith Peace Practices
  •             Omnifaith Chakra Practices

Blog Books:

  •      2014 Seeds
  •      2014 Visions HealthCare
  •      2013 Seeds
  •     2013 Visions HealthCare
  •     2012 Huffington Post
  •     2012 Ode
  •     2012 Seeds
  •     2012 Visions HealthCare
  •     2011 Huffington Post
  •      2011 Ode
  •      2011 Seeds
  •      2011 Visions HealthCare
  •      2010 Huffington Post
  •      2010 Ode
  •      2010 Seeds
  •      2010 Visions HealthCare
  •      2009 Huffington Post
  •      2009 Ode
  •      2009 Seeds
  •      2009 Visions HealthCare
  •      2008 Huffington Post
  •      2007-2008 Ode
  •      2008 Seeds
  •      2007 Beliefnet
  •      2007 Seeds

The Mex Books:

  •  Oklahoma! Hex
  •  Brigadoon Moon
  •  Butterfly Fan
  •  Chicago Valentine
  •  Mattress Police
  •  Gypsy Chicks
  •  Wicked Joy
  •  Legally Bond, in process
  •  Rent Rx, in process.

The Esther Jackson Eliot Mysteries:

  • Crossing St. Francis, in process

The LR Novels:

  •  Attending Physician
  •  Her

Publisher & Publishing Consultant:

a piece of PEACE, print newsletter.
The Peace Diet through Dona Nobis Pacem Press.
Inspiration at Work: igniting a new entrepreneurial spirit in the individual and the corporation by Robert A. Ruotolo, D.S.W., Dona Nobis Pacem Press.
Championship Performance, three-tape program on trade secrets for successful public speaking.
Elegant Selling, two-tape program on secrets of successful selling.
The Gentleness Quotient, a one-tape program on how to be gentle in the world.
The Miraculum Manifesto—a metaphysical chat about you and me and how to make a miracle and transform our planet once and for all, single tape of one-woman show performed at La Mama, New York City.
Unity Arts, magazine of creative writing.
Seeds, weekly email, 1998 and ongoing.
Gays, God & The Workplace, consultant to author Susan Gore.

Ministry:

Pastor

River of Life Metropolitan Community Church, Kennewick, Washington.
Celebration Unity!, Richland, Washington.

Guest Preacher:

Unity of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Unity of Teaneck, New Jersey.
Unity of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Circuit Methodist Churches, rural Kansas.
Unity of Overland Park, Kansas.
Unity South of Kansas City, Missouri.
Unity of Blue Springs, Missouri.
Unitarian Church of Kennewick, Washington.
Unity of Phoenix, Arizona.
Unity of Lakeside, Arizona.
Unity of New York City, New York.
Unity of Valley Stream, New York.
Unity of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
First Presbyterian Church, Cranford, New Jersey.
United Church of Christ, West Medford, Massachusetts.

Healing Service Leader:

Unity of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Spiritual Leader & Producer:

Unity Players for Unity School of Christianity Retreat Department, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Concelebration:

The Pink Triangle Mass—A Techno Cosmic Ritual Honoring Rainbow Spirit, with Christian de la Huerta, Karolyn Van Putten, Penny Nixon, Matthew Fox, and Friends, San Francisco, California.

            Executive Staff:

                        Unity of Overland Park, Kansas.

            Consultant:

                        Wedding Planner Program, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            Editor & Author:

                        Association of Unity Churches, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

            Founder:

Celebration Unity!  Richland, Washington.
Sanctuary, an on-line spiritual community with former website, www.sanctuarycommunity.org

Counselor:

Private clients in pastoral counseling for over 30 years as well as both divorce and legal mediation.

            Listings:

Marquis’ Who’s Who in America.
Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women.

Memberships:

Candidate for ATPAM, Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers.
World Peace Prayer Society, Sponsor of Iraq Peace Pole.
Angels & Miracles Prayer Team.
Board of Directors, Q-Spirit.
Board of Directors, Sanctuary.

Articles by Dr. Susan Corso:

Collected Essays on Cause You’re Beautiful.
“10 Ways to Deal with Money Spiritually,” a beliefnet.com gallery feature, November 2007.
Charter Member, Readers’ Blog, Ode Magazine, from June 2007.
Featured Blogger, Greendimes.com, one article, May 2007.
Guest Blogger, Amy Cunningham’s Chattering Mind on beliefnet.com, 16 articles, May 2007.
Featured Blog, GLOW newsletter for beliefnet.com, 5 articles, May 2007.
“Ode to Leynah Gbowee Monrovia, Ode Magazine.
“Safety First,” New York House, 2007.
“The Welcome Mat,” New York House, January 2007.
“To Me Peace Is,” Barbara Winter’s Winning Ways.
“I Am A Muse,” Barbara Winter’s Winning Ways.
“Do You Know What You Are Saying?  The Spirituality of Words,” Science of Mind Magazine, and Science of Mind Website, October 2002.
“Need Inspiration?  Ask The Muse,” Winning Ways, the newsletter for positive self-bossers, September/October 2002.
“All The World’s A Stage,” from a bi-monthly column, The Word Witch in Q-Spirit Matters, Newsletter, March 2001.
“A Mother, But Not a Parent” for the Parent 2 Parent monthly column in Science of Mind Magazine, March 1997.
“Peace As The Only Priority,” The Arizona Light, November 1996.
“Peace as the Only Priority,” Concepts, newsletter, Volume I, Issue 16, no date.
“Peace is the Only Habit We Need,” Arizona Networking News, August/September 1996.  In addition: The Peace Diet is featured as Editor’s Choice.
“Not ‘Social’ But ‘Spiritual’ Responsibility,” guest commentary for monthly column, Oxymoron—for those who think “business ethics” can be a contradiction in terms, in Business Ethics Magazine, March/April 1996.
“Spirit of Home—Create A Unique Living Environment,” with Barbara Kaplan, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, March 1996.“Social Responsibility: Is It Enough?,”  Spirit At Work, Newsletter, January 1996.
“Letter to the Editor,” Positive Living Magazine, September/October 1995.
“The Customer as Company,”  Solutions, Newsletter, May, 1995.
“The Art of the Gentle ‘No’,”  — Think & Grow Rich, Newsletter, August, 1995.
“Are You a Missionary?,” Women’s Network Exchange, National Association of Female Executives, Newsletter, Sept 1995.
“The Most Valuable Player—Your Inner Champion,”  Tri-Cities Magazine, Washington State, March/April 1994.

Articles about Dr. Susan Corso:

Personal blog featured in Lynn A. Robinson’s “Intuition Newsletter” #106 in Some of My Favorite Things, June 2007.
“Seeking and Finding Your Personal Mission,” Out Professionals Newsbreaks—New York’s 1,000-Member Gay and Lesbian Network, Newsletter, November/December 2002.
“Spirituality in the Workplace: A Bold Step Toward Wholeness” by Susan B. Smith, Today’s Arizona Woman, March 1996.
“The Power of a Peaceful Voice” by Susan B. Smith, Today’s Arizona Woman, October 1995.
“March Dinner Meeting” by Michelle Rinehart, National Management Association, Quest, Newsletter, April 1995.
“Dinner Program: Dr. Susan Corso and The Cost of Joy, National Association of Purchasing Management, Columbia Basin Buy-Way$, Newsletter, December 1994.

Articles Quoting Dr. Susan Corso:

“Treat Yourself to a Mental Health Day,” Energy for Women Magazine, January/February 2004.
“Laughter & Tears,” New York Newsday, October 7, 2003.
“Self-Test: Stress Busters,” Self Magazine, May 2003.
“No Need To Worry,” in Workwise by Mildred L. Culp, KnoxCareers.com, February 2003.
“Emerging From The Tunnel,” by Mildred L. Culp, Bergen Record, November 2002.

References:

Theodore S. Chapin, President
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
1065 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2400                       
New York, NY10036

212-699-6500

Susan J. Sampliner
c/o 321 Theatrical Management
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New York, NY10036
212-768-8255 X318