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- Coaching Executive and Management Leaders and Teams
- Strengthening Leadership Capacity
- Developing Communication Skills
- Enhancing Stakeholder Relationship Skills
- Assessing Organization Values Alignment
- Higher Education
- Six Sigma Green
- Evidence Based Coaching
- Managerial Coaching
- Family Life Education
- IDI Assessment
Dr. Suzanne Begin, Principal Consultant
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.
- 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.
PhD in Organizational Development & Change 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.
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.
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.