Suz O’Donnell helps female business owners optimize their business success. As a mid-career mother, she has a special passion for supporting women who are planning and balancing families. She helps them knock their business goals out of the ballpark while ensuring they maintain their family happiness and personal health.
Suz is a certified executive coach, personal branding strategist, workshop leader, keynote speaker, management consultant, and author of the Career-Family Formula™. She has spent the past twenty years helping individuals, teams and entire companies achieve, sustain and outperform their desired goals.

Suz stands out above all other business development coaches because she has extensive business experience. Don’t get caught being coached by a psychologist or someone who spent their whole life in the training department! Get a REAL business coach with REAL experience who also has training & development experience!

“Suz has a special energy that simultaneously helps you feel calm and motivates you to act.”
– Kim Varga, Senior Director, Cisco Systems

Prior to Thrivatize, Suz played key roles in Cisco’s Business Transformation Team, Accenture’s Talent and Organization Performance Group, Gallup’s Employee and Customer Engagement Consulting Practice, and a variety of groups in Ernst & Young and Capgemini.

She has worked with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Some of her most well-known clients include Google, Motorola, Eli Lilly, Walmart, Cisco, Time Warner, Telefonica, Sprint, Kimberly-Clark, Vail Resorts, Genentech-Roche, University of Chicago Medicine, and U.S. Cellular.

Suz has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and Masters in Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

She is also the proud mother of a hilarious boy, creative girl, and friendly dog. Suz is married to a wonderful man who helps her balance all the amazing things life and work offer. She loves international travel, improv comedy, volunteering, and Zumba.