Suzanne Duret — Founder & CEO
As a renowned strategist, Suzanne has tackled all facets of starting and growing businesses, wearing every hat from idea generator to CEO. This unique expertise brings the skills to guide any size and type of business, or individual professional, with an understanding that academics doesn’t offer. She has extensive experience in nurturing human potential, customizing business development, growth innovation, shaping positive communication cultures, and rapid problem-solving.
While working with clients, Suzanne often sees consistent issues throughout companies of every size. Some include a lack of activities to uncover opportunities and reveal potentially damaging issues, no effective process to rapidly solve known problems, and cultures that don’t foster open communication and entrepreneurial mindsets.
In 2008, Suzanne developed the Synergy Conversation methodology and PACE trainings. She has passionately helped clients advance with these and other customized innovative solutions. She has played a role in the success of countless startups, small businesses, corporations, and individuals, including projects for Walgreens and The Four Seasons.
“All problems have a solution when
you know how to ask the right questions.”
Going back in time, Suzanne co-founded a medical device company and successfully raised venture capital. Using her communication and strategy skills, she negotiated a manufacturing contract for an initial inventory of devices with no upfront money. She then negotiated multiple signed contracts, within only 10 days, for nationwide sales and distribution coverage. Just a short 21 months later that business was successfully sold to Ballard Medical Products (later acquired by Kimberly-Clark).
As a side note, in the mid-90s Suzanne wrote and self-published Inventing for Wealth, with a Foreword by world-renowned businessman Tony Robbins. She also appeared in Tony’s “Personal Power” television program where she shared her inspirational success story. Suzanne did not know Tony and utilized her strategies in order to gain an initial meeting; the rest is history.