Jean Suzuki
Executive Coach & Consultant

About Jean Suzuki

Jean is a seasoned HR leader with more than 20 years of experience in Corporate HR. She is known for her pragmatic, creative style and forges trusted partnerships at every level while keeping business imperatives front and center during engagements.

Prior to consulting, she spent nearly two decades at General Electric. During her tenure, she served as the Head of Talent for GE Transportation, with responsibility for executive talent development, succession planning, development of early-career leadership pipelines and D&I design and implementation. In addition, she has a depth of experience leading organizations through M&A activity, from due diligence to post-close and cultural integration, having led multiple business platforms through restructuring and divestiture activity.

With experience spanning multiple industries including entertainment, financial services, real estate and manufacturing, Jean has a deep understanding of the daily challenges facing the C-suite and has the practical experience of coaching hundreds of leaders and teams. A former television reporter (!), she leverages her on-camera experience, communication skills and adaptability to engage with clients quickly to deliver tangible and meaningful results.

Jean holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a Master’s in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jean is Six Sigma Green Belt certified, Black Belt trained, and is a certified practitioner of Hogan Assessments.

Jean is a Chicagoan at heart having grown up in the Northern Suburbs. She currently resides in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago, with her husband, Jon, and two daughters. When she is not serving clients, she enjoys travelling around the world with her family, practicing Pilates and watching Paw Patrol.