Testimonial

Sue Ann is a tremendous asset to the Michigan Ross EMBA Program. She has established strong relationships with our students, and her collaboration with them has yielded exceptional results. Because of the positive impact of her technical presentations, many students have transformed their team-building and communication skills. In addition, through career and soft-skills coaching, Sue Ann has enabled many students to make significant contributions to their employers, while other students have been empowered to successfully transition to their dream careers. These “success stories” are largely the result of Sue Ann’s ability to connect with and inspire change among our students. I admire what she has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time.

Nirav Mehta




Sue Ann gets my highest recommendation as a career coach and mentor. Her unique ability to identify and comprehend complex business relationships has helped me greatly. Recently, she assisted me in negotiating a deal with a winning counter-offer and helped hone in on critical points that I resolved for a good long-term choice. I especially enjoy Sue Ann’s unique combination of friendliness and directness, which makes our conversations enjoyable and productive. I consider Sue Ann a very valuable mentor and coach who is well worth the necessary investment to assist in personal and career advancement.

Joshua R. Le Duff




Sue Ann is a natural leader. The good kind – a grounded, confident leader that knows how to listen. She sees the potential in others and flat out insists that they reach this potential. It is almost as if, upon realizing a person’s potential, she says ” It is no longer good enough for you to try, you have to do this. This is your calling”. And so with encouragement and support, she allows people to do something they didn’t think they could do. Who wouldn’t follow a leader that strives to make people better, one that believes in people, and that gives them the tools to tackle their fears ? Combined with her business knowledge and her impressive corporate resume, Sue Ann is a rare breed. She will always be part of my personal consulting or “mentor” team, and so it goes without saying that I would highly recommend Sue Ann for a variety of corporate or personal opportunities.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Hired Sue Ann as a Career Coach more than once.

Bret Babos – Rebel Earth Films




There is no other way to say it….Sue Ann Gonis literally saved our conference. After several cancellations from other confirmed keynote speakers, we were left in a lurch 4 days before our event was to take place. With high-level executives and customers traveling to our event, we needed not only a great keynote speaker, but someone who had some valuable content to deliver. Sue Ann came through on both counts – a consummate professional who commanded the room of 200+ corporate CEO’s and executives and presented new and compelling research in leadership that no one had ever heard. Imagine my delight when an attendee listening beside me turned to me and said “that presentation just made this whole trip worthwhile.” Our entire team is indebted to Sue Ann for saving our conference keynote, and ensuring our attendees will return next year.

Brooke Spring – Ingram Micro




Sue Ann’s help in positive reinforcement turned to be indispensable during my time as a MBA student/candidate. I was so blown away by Sue Ann’s phenomenal insight into the laws of the mind- how to remain focused in times of stress. I have always been an upbeat and cheerful person, but seemed to always lack the confidence and guts to tackle my dreams. Now I know why!! Sue Ann helped me re-program my way of thinking and to ignore the insecurities that were getting in my way of accomplishing goals. She taught me that we as humans all have insecurities, and it’s not possible to be cured from those unwanted thoughts that enter our minds. But, Sue Ann showed me techniques to turn off those unwanted thoughts and gave me the tools to turn counterproductive thinking off- as if it was as easy as pushing a button on a TV remote.

Without Sue Ann’s insight on personal growth and achievement, I would have not completed my educational requirements on time. She’s also one of the most caring and a compassionate people that I’m honored to say is in my life today.

Now, as an official MBA graduate and coming to the end of my coaching sessions with Sue Ann, I’m proud to say I’m full of vitality and in the most peaceful state of mind in my life. And if I ever feel side-tracked or overwhelmed by any of life’s pressures, I can easily turn to the amazing self-help library that Sue Ann instilled in my mind and heart. I’m am forever grateful to of had the opportunity to be coached by this very special lady- Sue Ann Gonis.”

Tim Pencak – MBA graduate 2012




I can’t say enough great things about Sue Ann. She helped me more to discover a new passion and career path than I could have imagined. She is extremely knowledgable and professional about how to get to the next level and helping you discover what really makes you tick. I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to make a change in their life whether it’s professional or personal.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Jim Dusserre – Owner Salon Dusserre




In the Leadership Forum led by Sue Ann Gonis, she provided guidance for growth from a position of self-knowledge to one of transforming corporate culture. Sue Ann’s connections enabled her to bring industry leaders such as Jerre Stead, Ashwin Rangan, and Sudhir Chadalavada into the sessions as guest speakers. Additionally, in personal coaching sessions, her well-honed insights and extraordinary experiences point clients toward pathways leading to personal and professional success. She knows what questions her client needs to ask themselves, and gives gentle nudges that help clients move out of their comfort zones. Sue Ann is truly a person who gives her full attention to her client and is a vital member of anyone’s network.”

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Frances Driesbach




Sue Ann serves as the Executive Coach for our Executive MBA students at Chapman University. She has become an incredible asset to our student body and is the main reason why I can say that our EMBA program provides something that no other EMBA program provides, in the world! Sue Ann offers us the ability to educate and develop the ‘whole person’ in our EMBA program and the results have been just extraordinary. She fits right in with our mission to provide students with an extremely high level of service and has been the main reason for some amazing student success stories. Sue Ann has exceeded our expectations in every way and I truly don’t know what we would do without her.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Jon B. Kaplan




It’s hard for me to find words to adequately describe the impact Sue Ann’s coaching has had on my life. From my career path to personal challenges with major life events, Sue Ann’s guidance, wisdom and insight have been an invaluable gift! Within a very short time, Sue Ann helped me discover my passion and purpose and improve my overall quality of life. Sue Ann is incredibly intuitive, compassionate and genuine, achieving results beyond expectation. I will be forever grateful to Sue Ann for blessing my life, and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking direction, growth, or a higher level of fulfillment in their career, relationships and life.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Nikki Staley




Amidst the spinning pace of the work world & the lines it defines you by, Sue Ann, empties a space for the stillness so necessary for envisioning growth & change in a career.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Fereshta Kazemi – MBA




Testimonials

  • Sue Ann is a tremendous asset to the Michigan Ross EMBA Program. She has established strong relationships with our students, and her collaboration with them ...

    Nirav Mehta
  • Sue Ann gets my highest recommendation as a career coach and mentor. Her unique ability to identify and comprehend complex business relationships has helped me ...

    Joshua R. Le Duff
  • Sue Ann is a natural leader. The good kind – a grounded, confident leader that knows how to listen. She sees the potential in others ...

    Bret Babos – Rebel Earth Films
  • There is no other way to say it....Sue Ann Gonis literally saved our conference. After several cancellations from other confirmed keynote speakers, we were left ...

    Brooke Spring – Ingram Micro
  • Sue Ann’s help in positive reinforcement turned to be indispensable during my time as a MBA student/candidate. I was so blown away by Sue Ann’s ...

    Tim Pencak – MBA graduate 2012
  • I can’t say enough great things about Sue Ann. She helped me more to discover a new passion and career path than I could have ...

    Jim Dusserre – Owner Salon Dusserre
  • In the Leadership Forum led by Sue Ann Gonis, she provided guidance for growth from a position of self-knowledge to one of transforming corporate culture. ...

    Frances Driesbach
  • Sue Ann serves as the Executive Coach for our Executive MBA students at Chapman University. She has become an incredible asset to our student body ...

    Jon B. Kaplan