aurelie suzanne dion << owner-director>>

Coinciding with her years in marketing communications and thanks to her love of the 80s-crazed fitness-dance-exercise movement, Suzanne's career was launched as the aerobics fitness and marketing director for Royal Courts and Ronnie Lott's Club Fitness Athletic Clubs, located in Northern California.

Suzanne then went on to represent FIT Magazine's many promotions and initiatives of the day, which led to leading media-frenzied nationwide aerobics classes and television appearances across Asia to serving as the Executive Technical Director of the International Aerobics Federation (IAF). The IAF functioned indirectly under the auspices of the Japanese government’s Ministry of Sport, Science, and Culture — based in Tokyo, Japan — since 1988 and worked in conjunction with the International Gymnastics Federation. On behalf of the IAF, Suzanne worked for many years developing and marketing sportaerobics and fitness to a network of affiliated fitness organizations/associations in over 35 countries worldwide.

Additionally, Suzanne wrote the technical regulations for competitive sportaerobics and trained judges, coaches, and athletes worldwide as well as collaborated on international promotions including both live and for-broadcast events, including those for Satellite television and ESPN. Suzanne also joined forces along side some of her favorite colleagues as Vice President of Marketing, with, an Internet start-up that made its way in the late 90s.

Self-awareness Teacher and Educator for Societal Change
A deeply committed enthusiast of the Enneagram system for personal and professional self-awareness, Suzanne completed the teacher certification process with the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training School now called The Narrative Enneagram (TNE) training school, one of her driving goals being to increase the self-awareness and spiritual consciousness of women, particularly mothers, as well as bring self-awareness Enneagram-focused training — as an original founding Board Member and teacher of the Enneagram Prison Project — to the marginalized and those currently and formerly incarcerated, including at San Quentin, San Mateo County Jail, and Santa Clara County's Main Jail and Elmwood Correctional Facility.

Now an author, Suzanne co-wrote The Enneagram, Relationships, and Intimacy: Understanding One Another Leads to Loving Better and Living More Fully with her mentor David Daniels, M.D., (now on Amazon) in order to bring the wisdom of the Enneagram and Dan Siegel's Mindful Awareness research and teachings to bettering human relationships and intimacy — with both self and other, as well as to parents and children, educational systems, and to societies as a whole.

Years in the trenches have garnered plenty of public speaking and organizational skills, including those required to establish solid structure, effective process, and quality presentation. Suzanne enjoys a creative approach to challenges presented, is a skilled and innovative graphics/communications and web designer, was for years an internationally recognized sportaerobics specialist and spokesperson, and is now an established Enneagram teacher, writer, and facilitator, dedicated to bringing the gifts of the Enneagram to as many individuals and sectors of society as is possible. She can converse in Japanese (functional and getting rustier as the years go by!) as well as in French.

Suzanne holds an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts (minor in Art History) from DeAnza College, Cupertino, California (1980 – 1982) and had nearly completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from San Jose State University, California (1982 – 1987) when she began working in Japan and traveling extensively as a contributor and leader of the global fitness movement.