Interview: Pro-Track Profile – Susan Thaxton: Senior Housing Consultant

Susan Thaxton Susan Thaxton has learned the meaning of resiliency and the power of transformation.

Susan has had two full careers and is moving into a third. After completing an internship at UCSF, she worked as a Registered Dietitian in long term care and as a Clinical Nutrition Manager in acute care hospitals. In the mid-nineties she took advantage of a massive layoff, changing careers to become a successful sales representative in commercial printing.

Combining her sales background and her experience as a consulting dietitian, Susan is embarking on a new career as a consultant in the world of senior housing. As a speaker, Susan plans to spread the message to Baby Boomers and beyond that where you live tomorrow depends on what you plan for today.

Her new book on “Living where I want to live: A guide to helping aging parents” is in the works.

Pro-Track Profile

Susan has been a cyclist for almost 30 years. She joined the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter’s Pro-Track program with the intention of speaking about fitness and nutrition for women over 40. After a series of personal challenges this year, including supporting her husband through cancer and learning that her mother is in the early stages of dementia, Susan changed her focus to address the question, “What will happen to me?”

Susan credits Pro-Track for keeping her “sane” during an otherwise tumultuous year and for giving her the courage to transform her personal experience into a meaningful message.

She can be reached at

To hear what Susan told me about her future plans, click on the podcast icon below.

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Very interesting story about a very interesting woman!

Thanks for sharing this. Definitely, inspiring!

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