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Susan Otten

Ceo and Founder of Indie Do Good
Wayzata, MN

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About Susan Otten

In 2022 Susan, with her 27 year old daughter, completed the entire 2194.3 miles of the Appalachian Trail, hiking over 154 days to raise almost $94,000 for Parkinson’s Disease research. They were named “Rookies of the Year” by the Michael J. Fox Foundation and their story made national news, aired twice on CBS national news, 8 times on the CBS affiliate WCCO TV in their home state of Minnesota, featured on the Michael J. Fox blog for International Women’s Day, the AARP blog with visibility to their over 38 million members and a TikToker with over 1.9 million followers even shared their story with an appeal to donate.

How is this even possible? Susan is almost 40 years older and distinctively shorter than her 6’-tall-twosport-D1-collegiate-athlete-IronMan-too-many-marathons-to-count daughter! Three things propelled their success; having the right training, tools and team with GOD as the head of the team. Learn about the many miracles and messages from God along the trail and how you can apply the lessons to your work, your ministry, your life!

A marketing, sales and communications executive, Susan Otten learned her craft and developed her entrepreneurial spirit during 15 years at Apple. Adding what she learned at other global companies, small businesses and as a consultant, Susan now works extensively to develop strategies, coach and mentor entrepreneurs.

As Founder of Indie Do Good, Susan supports small and medium-sized businesses who do good. Services include logistics, marketing and engineering. Indie Do Good strives to be the “Easy Button,” serving as a virtual, fractional team to help their clients do more good.

Susan earned her BS from the UofM, MBA from Benedictine University, Chicago and has multiple certifications in Business Communications. She is an avid health enthusiast and volunteers with children’s and women’s ministries.

To learn more about Susan’s Appalachian Trail Story, Visit Her Youtube Page

Speaking Topics

Career Growth, Communication, Faith & Encouragement, Personal Growth & Motivation, Professional Development, Servant Leadership

Specialized Topics

With God and the right
– Tools
– Training
– Team
ANYTHING is possible.

This applies to hiking the trail, to business, and to life.