Straight Talk with Suzanne Begin


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Suzanne is a seasoned executive leader with a thirty-year career in corporate and nonprofit management. As a healthcare executive she developed people through leadership and coaching; 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.

Here her three lessons of:

  1. Be sure to who you are and who you are gifted to be.
  2. Experience is important.
  3. Everyone in the whole wide world is a connection.

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2:45 We all have our unique gifts to deliver to humanity and the planet.

3:10 I watched good people leave their souls at work.

4:50 It's finding the place within and reframing.

5:40 Be true to who you are and who you are gifted to be.

6:00 What BeginNow is NOT is as important as what it is.

6:40 Experience is important.

6:45 Many of us walk through life as if we are drones.

7:15 Be intentional in everything you plan for your business.

7:50 Everyone in the whole wide world is a connection.

8:15 Everyone you meet is not a potential client but a potential connection.

10:10 Have a group of support to keep you honest and true to yourself.

10:45 We have to see ourselves as others see us.

11:40 Everyone should have an accountability partner.

12:05 Just because you own it doesn't mean you have to do it alone.

13:40 Looking at your website from many different lenses in order to understand how the client will experience you.

15:00 Not everyone will connect to you and that is OK.

15:50 Spend time in honoring how you spend time with others.

17:00 I don't get weirded out if I can't meet with everyone right now

18:10 It is not networking. It is connected.

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