BeginNow! Team

Meet Our Experts
Suzanne Begin

Specialties

  • Coaching Executive and Management Leaders and Teams
  • Strengthening Leadership Capacity
  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Enhancing Stakeholder Relationship Skills
  • Assessing Organization Values Alignment

Industry Experience 

  • Healthcare
  • Corporate
  • Higher Education
  • Nonprofit

Certifications

  • Six Sigma Green
  • Evidence Based Coaching
  • Managerial Coaching
  • Family Life Education
  • IDI Assessment

Suzanne M. Begin, Principal Consultant

Career Background
Suzanne is a seasoned executive leader with a thirty-year career in corporate and nonprofit management. As a healthcare executive she led and coached people from all walks of life; improved processes using Six Sigma and Lean techniques; and developed resources and enhanced culture through the application of stakeholder engagement strategy. She played a role in the management of President Jimmy Carter’s urban renewal program, development of Grady Hospital’s $300M+ capital campaign and creation of an innovation center at Hennepin County Medical Center.

As an executive coach and business development leader Suzanne pinpoints challenges with people, processes and resources that create disconnects between stated goals and values. She engages clients at an individual level, guiding them to focus on positive change to maximize their strengths and performance as contributors, leaders and team members. She has zeroed in on core areas for improvement and designed countless fresh, sustainable solutions for organizations including management level coaching programs, administrative process redesign and new program development.

Noted Accomplishments

  • Designed and conducted leadership development workshops on Managing Stress, Recognition, Communication and Coaching.
  • Partnered with leaders in the planning and implementation of internal and external stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Partnered with individuals guiding them through challenge to improved performance and the next level in their career.

Education
Completing PhD in Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University where also achieved MA in Human and Organizational Development, and certificate in Evidence Based Coaching; MBA and Managerial Coaching Certificate from Kennesaw State University; BS in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University.

Additional Information
Speaking and strategy development in Europe and South Africa on topics of coaching, recognition and peace. Adjunct faculty with Lakeland College instructing midlevel healthcare and business leaders in areas of quality, finance, technology and leadership. Affiliation with Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, worked with MBA students in the further development of their leadership capabilities including corporate teams from AT&T and international teams in Romania.

Our Partners

The Institute of Independent Thought

Contact: Courtney E. Counts

Courtney Counts believes in the positive power of people. He brings that belief to life, as lead Social Innovation Architect with the Institute of Independent Thought (The I&I), a creative cultural Institute that uses direct action to address human-centered issues. In concert with his colleagues, Courtney designs and directs the teachings, trainings, new thought leadership techniques, and transformative experiences that are sparking a new wave of human relations innovation.

Ingeniis Coaching

Contact: Yeva Madden

We believe that people are capable and want to do amazing things in their lives. We reframe an individual’s thinking and teach new methods for mental acuity and somatic awareness, which are essential for stellar performance. Through our Ingeniis Coaching services we connect with people to enhance their performance through one-on-one and group training programs.

Uthingo Team Adventures

Contact: Sizwe Nyaweni

Uthingo Team adventures offers the perfect break for everyone including very young and older participants, swimmers and non-swimmers.

Earth Mentor

Contact: David Nelson

David specializes in grounding people in their bodies, on the earth, in the present moment. This has become crucial in our fast paced, mental and technology focused world for peace, healthy and happiness. David leads nature hikes, consciousness workshops and retreats and a wonderful circle process to explore empowered giving and receiving of energy on all levels.