aurelie suzanne dion << owner-director>>

Self-awareness Teacher, Coach, and Educator for Personal Well-being and 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), in 2008. One of her driving goals continues to be to increase the self-awareness and spiritual consciousness of women, particularly mothers. She is also an advocate of bringing 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, having worked intensely with inmates 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 newly released book, 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 bring these pivotal understandings to parents and children, educational systems, and to societies as a whole.

Bringing this book to life was the passionate focus of much of David's time, exploration, and thought the last many years of his life and was an honor for co-author Suzanne Dion to see through to completion. Suzanne brings her years of study of the Enneagram and human development, and her deep study of early childhood trauma's impact on our personality's well-being, to her work, this book, and her Enneagram teaching and coaching. She is devoted to the process of developing our capacity to bring a full and more integrated self, and a more vulnerable self, to relationships. This book holds David and Suzanne's endearing understanding of being human, our deep need for self- and other-compassion, and brings forth their devotion to contributing to a more loving human experience all the way around — from childhood on up, so that we may create more loving relationships and a more loving world.

For Enneagram Coaching or Teaching,
or Relational Abuse Recovery Coaching,
please contact Suzanne via email >>

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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.