Suzanne McFarlin, BCC, ACC
Suzanne McFarlin is a Board Certified Coach, specializing in talent and leadership development. Suzanne studied coaching and became a certified coach with Dr. Martha Beck, best-selling author of Finding Your Own North Star and monthly columnist for O Magazine. She also earned the International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach credential. Through the American Society for Training and Development, she has received professional certificates for training services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Michigan. At the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, she is a career coach and has instructed MBA students in Management Communication at Eller Graduate School of Management. She is a leadership coach at Raytheon Missile Systems. For several years, she facilitated the Bright Ideas task force and the Budget Advisory Committee for Tucson Unified School District that resulted in over $2.5M in savings and revenue enhancement. She served as Tucson Regional Town Hall Director for the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and as follow-up, consulted with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in launching the Literacy for Life Coalition.
Involved in community organizations and causes, Suzanne has served as a national trainer for the National Charity League and as a vice president on the local board of directors. She co-founded Desert Doula Childbirth Services and has served on the boards of Angel Charity for Children and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson, as well as chaired committees for St. Michael’s Parish Day School. She has served as a volunteer facilitator for the YWCA Women’s Leadership Class and Conference and hosted their leadership coaching programs. She currently serves on the Executive Board for the Fund for Civility Respect and Understanding. She is a graduate, board member and past president of Greater Tucson Leadership and the 2005 recipient of the Brigadier General Ronald L. Kurth Merit Award for Leadership.