about

Suzanne

My road, like that of most artists, has been neither straight nor narrow. Early years packed to the brim with dance and acting classes, coaching sessions, film and theater roles, teaching, and music set an unsustainable pace that was stopped abruptly short by family tragedy. My plans were knocked from the spotlight into the shadows, and a quieter season of seminary, several ivory tower degrees, and subtle reinvention followed. In this less-spotlit space, I found my love for fostering the creative spirit in others, and my commitment to seeing and amplifying that spirit began to set the stage for the work I do today.

I’ve learned a thing or two about how to navigate a setback. Budget cuts have rendered me suddenly jobless, old emotional traumas have demanded my energy for their healing, and my own sparkle factor has had to sustain the complexities of loss, disappointment, reinvention, and time. Recapturing the glimmer in my soul has taken years of patient practicing, sometimes failing, sometimes stubbornly repeating the simplest truth – staying stuck is never the solution. Stuck is never the furthest we can go.

It’s no coincidence that I remember almost every line of Schoolhouse Rock.

As a deeply creative spirit with sparkle in my soul, I recognized early on the importance of art to capture our attention – how a small twist on an old idea can inspire us to consider government, grammar, or gravity through the memorable lens of rhythm, melody, and rhyme. This joy-filled ability to recreate the world and allow it to glimmer anew – the “sparkle factor” – is a necessary and too often neglected piece of our humanity and thriving.

My desire is to call to life the creative spirit in myself and others, to invigorate and honor leaders and creatives as they lend their essential vision to the way we see the world.

It is my joy to foster possibilities for others, through one-on-one coaching, through group retreats and events, speaking engagements, well-crafted stories, art projects, and imaginative thinking. I hope to connect the constellations of my own winding story to draw my clients closer to the creative spirit shining within them, to help us outline its purpose and direction, to provide them rest and inspiration as we trace out the stories they’re hoping to tell.

It’s almost as if I’ve led several lifetimes:

  • from a professional dancer and actress
  • to a worship pastor
  • now a leadership consultant

My world is filled with art, storytellers and leaders hoping to create a zeal for life from Broadway to the Boardroom.

I’ve lived all over the USofA and I’m calling Texas home these days, in between curating events from Italy to Greece to California and everywhere in between. You can usually find me jamming hard to music playlists, sipping wine in a vineyard or staring at the stars.

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