Elaine Suess

Developer of Growth-Minded Leaders and Teams; Motivational Executive Coach


Elaine Suess, PCC, CLTMC, is the President of Beyondbeing Executive and Leadership Coaching.

Elaine founded Beyondbeing to help successful leaders continue to “sharpen the saw” and move beyond the status quo—to achieve positive, lasting growth for themselves, their people and their organizations.

Leaders face many challenges and want a trusted partner with whom to overcome obstacles and unleash potential. Executives with increasing levels of stress and complex problems are seeking to inspire their teams to higher levels of engagement and productivity. Teams are looking for pathways for improved communication and conflict management. Beyondbeing has a proven record of successfully coaching and training to these and other challenges.

For over 20 years at General Motors and medical device manufacturer Hill-Rom Company, Elaine was a leader in multiple disciplines, including; sales, merchandising, IT, strategic and operational product line management and strategic website management, gaining valuable experience and understanding in business and leadership. In 2006, Elaine founded Beyondbeing to bring the culmination of her experiences and strengths to others.

With over three decades of coaching and corporate experience, Elaine helps leaders tap into their strengths and values to overcome barriers and blind spots that keep them from leading at their best. With proven approaches and research-based tools, Elaine helps clients achieve and sustain performance improvements. Elaine is a Professional Certified Coach and Certified Leadership & Talent Management Coach. She is certified in assessment tools such as MBTI, EQ/EI and 360 instruments, and uses Gallup Strengths-Based Leadership, and other tools. She earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lake Superior State University and a BA in English from St Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, in addition to being a four-year, two sport athlete. She is very involved in her community through her church and is on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations.

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