About Me

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Suzan Painting in Mo’ore

Where I Began – Personal Story

As a young child I painted with my father, an artist, often on his lap. We took the photographs for the paintings during frequent trips to national parks, where I also learned to love the outdoors and hiking.

At 11 years old, my father developed a mental illness, bipolar disorder.  He became dismissive, violent, and no longer allowed me to speak at home. My inner-critic took over my life and I stopped painting for more than 30 years.

In my 40s I traded a professional artist life coaching for her painting lessons. (This after many years of therapy, 12-step programs, etc. for my personal recovery). My Monet reproduction brought me ALIVE and I haven’t stopped painting since (along with many other endeavors to nourish my creative soul).

3-14-17Passion for My Work

Helping women  over 40 move powerfully through transition is my passion! Holding safe and powerful space for my clients allows them to rediscover creative play, experience more joy and enhance their whole being! With expressive arts you indulge in various art forms for the sheer pleasure of it, there is no need to be an artist. It’s about lightening up and learning to be kinder and gentler with yourself.

My Business Background

  • Certified as Expressive Arts Facilitator (Person-Centered Expressive Arts Institute)
  • Certified as Life Coach (CTI) and Health and Wellness Coach (Wellcoaches)
  • Certified as Servant Leader.
  • Non-profit violence prevention and intervention (children/youth) Program Director, Program Consultant, and Trainer
  • National training firm (consultant)
  • Hotel industry, training and consulting, operations and sales management
  • Graduate of San Diego State University (B.A.) in Speech Communication

And when I’m not working…..I LOVE to TRAVEL!

I’m a life adventurer preferring to collect experiences, not things. Am grateful to often explore the world with my partner, Jim, whom I married on the top of Mount Whitney (14,495 feet). Yes, I had a wedding gown in my backpack. Together we’ve visited over 40 countries  including West Africa where we rode 2000 miles around Tanzania and Kenya, camping.  Feel free to check out our travel blog: http://www.WeBeNomads.com.

I look forward to helping you TAKE FLIGHT and show your beautiful colors like the butterfly!


 Don’t Die with the Music Still in You.  Dr. Wayne Dyer

 “Suzan helped me “connect the dots” by pointing out the connection between things and feelings and what they meant. I think you did a phenomenal job and I would heartily recommend this to others. You are awesome at connecting the dots!
Writer, http://www.pagestothepast.com





  1. Hi Wise within one,
    I think your blog is great and very welcoming. I’m trying to figue mine out and this is inspiring to me at the moment in many ways. Keep climbing!


    • Thank you Tara. I’m glad you found my blog inspiring. I really like your blog (your poem is lovely)! Great template – goes very well with your poem too.
      Suzan : )


  2. Hi Suzan, I love your site and what is is about. It is quite inspiring. I’ve added you to my blogroll, I hope that’s okay! Thanks for being here!



    • Thanks Ellen for supporting my blog. I appreciate being added to your blogroll.


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