aurelie suzanne dion << owner-director>>

Marketing, Communications Design, and Multimedia

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.

Incumbent to this role, 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 such as 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.

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, multimedia producer and editor, and was for years an internationally recognized sportaerobics specialist and spokesperson.

Two decades and many personal challenges later, Suzanne embarked on deep personal study, that which took her down a new path: now a certified and established Enneagram teacher, author, and facilitator-coach, Suzanne dedicates much of her time to bringing the gifts of the Enneagram (a temperament/personality system for developmental well-being, relational and personal growth) to as many individuals and sectors of society as is possible.

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. She has been able to converse in Japanese (functional and getting rustier as the years go by!) as well as in French.