I work in collaboration with purpose-driven women healing from burnout to reclaim your inspiration, inner knowing, and resilient spirit.
I support you to discover self-care and inquiry practices
that nourish your living wellness and resilience.
You deserve to live the fullness of your being!
Hello, my name is Suzanne Sky and this is my dear friend Ginger!
As a Life Resilience Coach, I work in collaboration with purpose-driven women healing from burnout to reclaim your calm center, inner knowing, and resilient spirit. You are a busy creative entrepreneur and visionary. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, uninspired, or tired. Your inner critic may be working overtime. You need to rest, allowing yourself to relax, opening to new possibilities.
I support you to discover self-care and inquiry practices that nourish your living wellness and resilience. As your healing and awareness deepens, you connect with your heart's calling and soul purpose. When you connect with your inspiration and creative energy you can create the meaningful impact you envision for your life. The world is ready to hear your voice and receive your gift!
I got involved in the healing arts as a young woman of 17 and wore many hats including counseling, consulting, research, writing, and product development. For over thirty years, I ran my own clinic as an herbalist and Chinese medicine practitioner. As practitioner, I recognize the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. My practice was listening deeply, offering support, and creating nourishing treatments. I always work to nourish the innate resilience, harmony, and wisdom of my clients. My aim is to support each person's capacity to deepen and grow in their life, spiritual, and daily endeavors.
In 2020, I retired from clinical practice to begin my work as a life resilience coach and to focus on writing. This was in response to listening to my heart's calling and soul purpose. It took several years of soul searching, inner inquiry, and deep listening to connect my felt sense of inner purpose with clarity on my path forward. As I take each step, the path continues to emerge.
Wanderer, there is no path; the path is made by walking. - Antonio Machado
Even a child, I knew there was more to life – an inner spiritual dimension. And the possibility of a conscious, compassionate culture where people lived in harmony. But a real awakening at age 16 made me realize that I needed to take steps to create my own meaningful life. I was soon introduced to the Fourth Way work that offers a process of observing yourself and inner inquiry as a path of growth. Since then, I've engaged in wellness self-care entwined with spiritual and consciousness work. I found my life's work and path when I moved to Hawai'i in 1975. Here I healed deeply from a challenging childhood, enjoyed island life, and studied with many amazing teachers and mentors.
Learning Vipassana meditation in 1986 changed my life and opened new possibilities. It helped me calm my mind, heal my nervous system, and connect with my deeper intuitive knowing and being. Since then I've been fortunate to study and work with many powerful mentors and teachers. Nadao Honda in Hawai'i taught a small group of us in the areas of meditation and energy awareness. Much later, I was part of a Diamond Approach group with Sandra Maitri for six years. These experiences, and many others, contribute to my ongoing growth and appreciation of life.
In all beginnings
dwells a magic force.
~ Herman Hesse
Resilience: Rooted In Spirit
Through my personal life and professional work, I came to see the essence of wellness as the capacity for resilience. This is
why I define my work as being a Life Resilience Coach. To me, resilience is our capacity to be with our deepest knowing, rooted in spirit. Rooted in spirit; grounded in nature, our earth, we walk our path of work, play, creativity, and connection. The meaning and expression of this is unique to each of us.
I enjoy my life as a creative life artist and homebody here in Southern Oregon. My art includes coaching, writing, gardening, and creating a delightful, relaxing home. I love playing with colors, in my home and garden; and enjoy photographing flowers and nature. Ginger, my golden-hearted dog, and I enjoy walking out in nature and on our daily neighborhood walks.
Contact me to set up a free 30-minute Connection Session!
I'd love to meet you and hear your challenges and vision.
GRATITUDE from clients
Thank you for your wisdom and deep listening -
you are fabulous, Suzanne!" ~ PT
This program and working with Suzanne exceeded my expectations. ~ JM
Suzanne is incredibly insightful and has a lot of lived experience (especially as a woman) that makes me feel accepted and understood.
She is good at helping you find your own way rather than trying to force anything to fit; she has a strong belief that we have the resources we need.
I always come out of a session with her feeling more resilient than before. She is such a gift! ~ Christine B
Suzanne Sky delivers unconditional love, empowered by the heart ~ Dr. JGU
Suzanne, you are one of my favorite coaches I’ve worked with, because you come to the table with incredible experience and knowledge. I feel as if I am receiving so much more than life coaching, because of your Chinese medicine background as a practitioner.
As a coach, you truly see the “whole person,” blending Eastern philosophy, spirituality, psychology, science and coaching best practices. ~ KF
You've been an oasis for me and such an integral part of my healing journey. - KA
When you feel ready to expand your journey to ...
create clarity and aligned action
listen with open-hearted awareness
deepen your creative capacity & self-leadership
experience embodied, courageous resilience
connect with your inner resources & guidance
live your heart-centered life vision
I would be honored to collaborate with you as your coach.
Life is not about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Suzanne's Professional Degrees & Certifications
2022 International Coaching Federation - Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
2021 Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Program Certificate
2021 Whole Person Certified Coach
2021 Coaching for Self-Leadership: Intro to Internal Family Systems Certificate
2021 Certified Financial Recovery CounselorTM
2020 Power of Embodied Transformation Certificate: Online Coach Training, Coaches Rising
2019 Power of Embodied Transformation Certificate: Online Coach Training, Coaches Rising
2019 Certified Wellness Coach: International Association of Wellness Professionals
2004 Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Magna cum laude. Pacific College.
1989 Masters in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. World Medicine Institute
1983 B.A. Holistic Health Perspectives University of Hawai'i at Manoa