Today we would like to present our Entrepreneur of the Week, Suzanne Eder, owner of Solid Ground.
An award-winning writer, teacher, inspirational speaker and transformational life coach, Suzanne Eder started her professional career as a CPA and enjoyed a successful corporate career in both Finance and Human Resources. She is a trained and highly skilled teacher and group facilitator. Seeking a more deeply fulfilling life, Suzanne attended and graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, an intense four-year program in mind-body-spirit health and healing. She was also a fitness instructor for 16 years.
Suzanne founded Solid Ground in 2003 as an organization devoted to helping people awaken to their true magnificence. As a coach and teacher, she offers private sessions and leads catalytic workshops on the topics of Creating Work You Love, What It Really Takes to Change a Belief, The Art & Power of Self-Love, The Power of Intention and many others. Suzanne also authors a popular monthly column in Living.Well Magazine, offering inspired and practical counsel in areas related to personal growth and transformation. She has published her first book, 10 Ways to Find Peace Rather Than Panic (When the World Has Gone a LIttle Crazy).
As her work with clients evolved from energy healing to mentoring to teaching about the vibrational nature of our universe and the immense creative power of our intentions, attention, beliefs and thoughts, Suzanne was recently drawn to study with contemporary spiritual teacher Lola Jones. She has been initiated by Lola to offer Divine Openings, an energy-based transformation process which Suzanne sees as a natural evolution of her work as an energy healer and teacher. Clients may choose whether or not to augment their work with her through Divine Openings.
Life and Career Coaching in the Era of The Internet and Social Media
Although Suzanne often meets with clients in a traditional, face-to-face setting, the realities of today’s busy world has presented challenges and opportunities that Suzanne has risen to meet, creating new and exciting ways to service her clients. Says Suzanne, “As an entrepreneur who is basically introverted and dislikes forced networking and other more extraverted means of growing a business, internet technology is nothing short of a miracle. I can reach and genuinely serve people across the globe from the comfort of my own home. And even though I am far from being tech-savvy, with the talented and leading-edge support of my web designer, Dave Meredith, and the evolution of technology itself toward more user-friendly solutions to everything, opportunities to grow my business continue to expand.”
Suzanne invites her clients, friends and other interested parties to participate in teleclasses where class attendees call in via any phone and participate in an inspired and fruitful discussion. Many participants find themselves drawn to these classes when they are at a crossroads. The teleclasses, which focus on various aspects of creating a deeply fulfilled life, serve as a real wake-up call. They are designed as a catalyst to awaken us from the demands of daily life and help us remember why we’re here. Participants explore how to recognize and honor their calling and learn specific practices to support them in staying on the path. They discuss answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about what it really means to find our calling and how that translates into day-to-day living.
Coaching by Phone or Skype
Private coaching is an ideal way for Suzanne to tailor her teachings to individual clients in a way that directly helps them create what they want. Because coaching is fundamentally a conversational inquiry process, it can be easily conducted via phone or Skype. Suzanne also guides clients who are open and interested through personalized meditations, which are a potent means of helping people relax deeply and open to their own inner wisdom. Many clients find it easier to relax into meditation in the privacy of their own home, which is where they are when coaching is done by phone.
For several years now, Suzanne has been holding Spiritual Retreats, where participants travel to a scenic location to get away from daily distractions and focus on their inner being. The Solid Ground’s spiritual retreat is not just about recharging batteries so one can better cope with a busy life. It’s about learning to genuinely love, trust and honor yourself, and allowing a life you love to blossom from your inner core of magnificence.
The Website Registration
Suzanne has set up an easy on-line registration system on her website where attendees can reserve a spot and pay registration fees online for workshops, teleclasses and spiritual retreats. Suzanne uses both an online e-newsletter and business Facebook page to keep in contact with clients and update everyone about new offerings from Solid Ground.
A Prolific Writer
Suzanne also maintains a website blogand a monthly column in Living Well Magazine. She uses Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to offer a positive flow of inspiration out to her clients and followers, and is developing self-paced online courses which will be accessible from her website. Many of her clients currently use her website to download copies of her latest books or Audio CD’s and also download Recorded classes and PDF copies of teaching resources. All that is required of visitors is that they are subscribers to the Solid Ground newsletter, and they are asked to leave their name and email to sign up for the e-list.
The past few years have have brought dramatic changes to many of our lives. Today many people hold responsibilities that leave little downtime or moments for personal growth. Suzanne Eder has adapted her business model to meet the demands of her busy clientele. Suzanne and Solid Ground are committed to finding creative and inviting ways to modernize the life and career coaching business so that more people can gain access to the profound and practical support they need to finally create lives they truly love.