Who We Are

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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.

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Liat Zohar Collaborative Partner

Liat is a keynote speaker, body language expert, and advanced empowerment and leadership trainer. Her work spans corporations, universities, and individuals; clients have included Lockheed Martin, Hyatt, Precision, Arizona State University, Colgate University, and San Jose University, to name a few.

For over twenty years Liat has helped employees, students, and individual clients through interactive workshops and coaching. Clients learn to expand communication and leadership skills, navigate past challenges and experiences, increase motivation, enhance creativity, and positively change how they relate to themselves and others.

“Everything is meaningless
except for the meaning we give it.”

Liat is the creator of a body language card kit and a body language phone app for fast learning and quick reference. Upon hearing of her BA in Psychology and Child Development from SJSU, she was hired by Bay Area Project P.R.I.D.E. (Prevention, Resource, Information, and Drug Education) to create interactive workshops for teens at risk. She also received her Empowerment and Leadership Coaching certification from IPEC (Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching).

In 2021 Liat and her husband made a permanent move from San Jose, California to Tampa, FL. The move was sparked by her long-time friendship and business relationship with Suzanne Duret, who first hired Liat in 2012 to participate as a speaker for her women’s event. Together they enjoy training clients on emotional well-being, workplace stress, perceptions and attitudes, leadership, body language and micro expressions, and confidence skills.

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Angela Rennilson Collaborative Partner

Angela brings an impressive 30 years of training and experience helping people to live more vibrant professional and personal lives. Her guidance helps people enhance their contribution to the workplace through their relationships with self and others.

Over the years Angela has made a significant impact by sharing her expertise in mindfulness practices, deconstructing power dynamics, healing from intergenerational trauma and cultural disempowerment, understanding the neurobiology of brain healing and resilience through internal resonance skills, and improving relational skills.

When asked, Angela will tell you that she envisions a world where people have a meaningful connection to self and community while doing their best work in the world. She supports clients in obtaining a deeper sense of meaning in life through skill building and paradigm shifts where they are left feeling strong, resilient and capable of meeting life’s many challenges with confidence.

“Each moment in life offers the possibility for growth,
learning and change if we see it as the opportunity it is.”

Growing up, Angela’s family was bilingual and tri-cultural. While traveling in other countries as a child and later as an adult, she became keenly aware of cultural differences and how these differences shape both our personal and our world views. She has lived and worked in Canada, Germany, and the Himalayas of Northern India and spent time traveling in Europe, Thailand and Nepal. These experiences have shaped her sense of diversity and influenced her work with others. Her passion is integrating new experiences into an expanded sense of self.

Angela earned a B.A. in Biology and a M.A. in Contemplative Psychotherapy. Additional trainings include CIGNA Behavioral Health Telephonic Coaching, EAP (Employee Assistance Program) for Cigna, Right Use of Power Facilitator’s Training, among many others.

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Lisa Rothstein Collaborative Partner

As a brand strategist, visual facilitator and speaker/trainer, Lisa uses a combination of words and drawings, as well as brand storytelling frameworks, to help organizations see and talk about their customers, products, culture, and stories in ways that foster innovation, collaboration, creativity, and communication.

Lisa is the award-winning advertising agency creative director best known for the long-running Wait’ll We Get Our Hanes on You campaign that disrupted an industry category and transformed plain white underwear into America’s favorite casual fashion brand.

A quick study in any industry category, Lisa specializes in “translating” innovation and complex topics into relatable human messages, and rapidly distilling a high volume of information down to its essence. Brands impacted include Intel, Chevrolet, Capital One Bank, Samsung Electronics, the RSA Cybersecurity Conference, and many more. She has also helped shape the messages of thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki and Loral Langemeier.

“We can only get somewhere
when we truly ‘get’ each other.”

Lisa’s talks on Brand Storytelling and on Doodling for Communication have been featured at the Adobe 99U Conference, the Backend of Innovation Conference, and at Merck’s Product Manager Day. She is also a published New Yorker cartoonist, an award-winning screenwriter, and a featured author and illustrator in several best-selling books.

In her over two decades of agency experience that began on Madison Avenue and included 11 years in Paris, France, Lisa created and led national and international campaigns for IBM, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. As a native New Yorker, Lisa is usually the fastest talker in any room.