Suzanne Coonan


Suzanne Coonan is a faculty member at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, serving as a facilitator and coach for Corporate Learning Solutions.

Suzanne is an executive coach who provides career and leadership development coaching to experienced business professionals.  Suzanne partners with high-performing, high-achieving leaders to navigate challenging and complex environments, advance their careers or explore new options, find more meaning and balance in work and life, and reach their highest leadership aspirations.  Her clients have included individuals from Allstate, Baxter, Hospira, Kraft, Grainger and MasterCard.

In addition to nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Suzanne has held leadership positions at a not-for-profit organization, a legal publishing company, a technology consulting firm, and a professional services firm.

Suzanne is also an experienced workshop facilitator, speaker, and panelist. She has developed and presented keynotes and workshops at conferences and numerous Fortune 500 corporations. Recently she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2011

  • Corporate Training

Professional Experience

Principal & Executive Coach

Aerial Leadership Inc.

Executive Coach

BPI Group

Vice President Human Resources

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management


Case Western Reserve University

Master of Science

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Philosophy

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