Elaine Suess

Mercury Navigator

Hallmarks of Her Work
Structured, Organic Approach
Challenging, Supporting, and Encouraging
Values and Strengths-Based Advising
Tapping into Client’s Inner Wisdom

Certified In
Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner
Associate Lectical Coach
Barrett Values Center Cultural Transformation Tools
Coach2Lead
Core Skills Coach in Conversational Intelligence
International Coaching Federation – Leadership and Talent Management Coach and Professional Certified Coach
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Positive Psychology
Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach

Additional Tools Leveraged With Clients
DISC Personality Style Primer
Gallup Strengthsfinder
Leadership Presence
Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions/Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

Her Professional Experience

In addition to being a Mercury advisor, Elaine Suess is the founder and president of Beyondbeing LLC, an executive coaching company that helps leaders maximize their performance and success. After years spent in sales, marketing, management, and consulting, Elaine became a Professional Certified Coach and a Leadership and Talent Management Coach in 2008. Her corporate experience and certifications inform her work, but her ability to help leaders overcome barriers and uncover blind spots defines her work. Elaine’s advising creates transformational shifts for people at work and at home.

Her Coaching Approach

Elaine focuses on helping leaders “sharpen the saw” so they can achieve positive, lasting growth for themselves, their people, and their organizations. She utilizes an action learning sequence with clients, which includes setting goals, gathering information, experimenting with new approaches, and reflecting on the experiences in order to scaffold learning into continuous growth and improvement loops.

Elaine has worked with leaders in verticals such as manufacturing, IT, and healthcare, as well as with higher education, non-profits, and more. Her coaching and group workshops involve self-examination, insight, and reflection that bring about epiphanies for growth and increased team cohesion. At the heart of all her work is a desire to help leaders build skills and habits that improve performance, drive accountability, enhance relationships, and introduce new ways of seeing and responding to the world. Elaine is a great coach for performance based, positive, strengths-focused individuals.

She’s Not All Business

Outside of work, Elaine uses her gifts to engage the community. She has held volunteer leadership roles at Impact 100, Women Helping Women, and St. Vincent de Paul. She is also the local chapter chair of the Women Presidents’ Organization. When she’s not working in the community, Elaine can be found spending time with her goddaughter Gabi or trotting the globe with her wife (some of their favorite destinations are Egypt, Istanbul, and Croatia).