Susanne M. Alexander (not Suzanne or Susan!) is president of Marriage Transformation LLC, and a trained Relationship and Marriage Coach with a specialty in character. She is a leading authority on character and couples. She is certified by Life Innovations in their PREPARE/ENRICH program. She has also received coaching training through Landmark Education and further relationship and marriage educator training through attending Smart Marriages® and Better Marriages conferences. See Susanne's curriculum vitae (pdf file).
Susanne is a member of the National Association of Relationship and Marriage Education.
As a Relationship and Marriage Coach, Susanne asks insightful questions, helps clients internationally discover new insights, and empowers them with stepping forward with new knowledge and skills into action. Her compassionate listening and suggestions help individuals, couples, and parents make excellent choices for their relationships and marriages. Susanne's goal is to educate and to help build unity between people.
Susanne is author or coauthor of many books that will empower you in your self-preparation, relationship, or marriage. See the Store for all of them.
Susanne has facilitated or co-facilitated over 50 workshops on relationships, marriage, and writing skills internationally with people of all ages (primarily United States, Canada, and China). She is passionate about empowering people globally to create happy, lasting character-based marriages. What workshop would you like to create? See details on the Speaker and Workshop page.
Susanne is also a journalist, writer, and editor (www.smalexander.com) and has a B. A. in Communications from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio. Her over 200 articles have been published in Marriage Partnership, Strengthening Marriage, Newsweek Japan, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and Massage Magazine among others. She is a contributing columnist to www.simplemarriage.net and www.parentsconnect.com. Susanne is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Susanne co-hosted a talk radio show in Cleveland in 1998-1999 and has been interviewed on radio many times since.
Susanne is happy to be interviewed by journalists about relationships, marriage, and character for any type of media outlet. She is frequently quoted as an expert in the media for such outlets as the Chicago Tribune, eHow.com, Match.com, GalTime.com, Hitched Magazine, HerCampus.com, SheKnows.com, and more. For details of media coverage received, see the Media Center.
Susanne M. Alexander’s work grew out of listening to friends’ frustration over their marriage challenges, as well as enjoying a happy second marriage after a difficult first one. Mentored by Linda Kavelin Popov, world-renowned speaker, best-selling author, and cofounder of The Virtues Project (www.virtuesproject.com), Susanne learned how to help couples encourage character strengths in marriage rather than attacking the character of a spouse. She then expanded the focus of Marriage Transformation to include training for premarital individuals and couples, including character knowledge and skill building. Susanne teaches everyone how to use Character Quality Language© to acknowledge the best in one another. An advocate for social change, Susanne’s message is clear—paying closer attention to character is a key step in divorce prevention!
Susanne was born and reared in Canada and has lived most of her adult life in the United States. Susanne's spiritual path has included the United Church of Canada. She is a member now of the Bahá'í Faith, which embraces the truth and essential oneness of all faiths and has a commitment to social action projects that improve the world. She maintains a service-focused website that focuses on the Bahá’í principles about relationships and marriage: www.bahaimarriage.net, also known as www.bahairelationships.com. Susanne has four married children/stepchildren and four grandchildren.
Photo is of Susanne receiving an award in 2008 in a District Toastmasters Contest for
Excellence in Evaluating Speeches. She also placed at the District Level in a Table Topics Contest in 2011 (extemporaneous speaking):
From a Toastmasters Club President: “Susanne has proven to be an excellent presenter, a proficient communicator, and an outstanding team member. Susanne’s presentations radiate with enthusiasm as she speaks of her profession, personal goals, and desire to make a difference in the lives of others. She excels in both prepared and impromptu speaking venues and consistently delivers an outstanding message. She effectively weaves humor into her presentations to illustrate an important point, which might otherwise be missed, or misunderstood. Susanne is always available to provide relevant, constructive and insightful comments to the other members. This gift assists fellow members in their quest for professional and personal growth. She has a gentle demeanor, which makes others receptive to who she is, what she is saying, and how she can help. As a participant, she will prove to be an important component of any event, but she is truly outstanding in her chosen field of marriage transformation through character development.”
~ Janice M. Sewell, DTM, Bailey Toastmasters in Euclid, Ohio, Club President
About Susanne's Book Editing
“I met Susanne by email, submitting a chapter for her book All-in-One Marriage Prep: 75 Experts Share Tips & Wisdom to Help You Get Ready Now. In offering editorial feedback she was gracious, knowledgeable, and clear. Her communication skills put me at ease and let me know I was working with an author I could trust."
~ Priscilla Hunt, Executive Director at Better Marriages, www.bettermarriages.com
“Susanne M. Alexander brought together 75 authors, including me, in her new book, All-in-One Marriage Prep: 75 Experts Share Tips and Wisdom to Help You Get Ready Now
. It was a huge undertaking and she did a terrific job. She is knowledgeable, organized, tenacious, and a bunch of fun. I recommend her highly.”
~ Dr. Molly Barrow, Psychologist, www.drmollybarrow.com
" Your work is excellent. Even though I write well, your editing made my book more concise and polished. Thank you for reading my book and providing your editorial expertise. This was a huge step for me. I appreciate your presence in my life and the value you have added to my work."
~ Sherlyn Pang Luedtke,
Founder, Present Parent Training
Susanne M. Alexander
President of Marriage Transformation LLC
Relationship and Marriage Coach, Character Specialist
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
SKYPE: MarriageTransformation LLC
Susanne@marriagetransformation.com or firstname.lastname@example.org