Jon Paul       Jon Paul


Consultant / CFO – Helping Entrepreneurs Launch, Become Profitable, Navigate Growth, Lead Industries, Exit Successfully

Christine did a terrific job presenting to the FEI (Financial Executives International) monthly career management group on Mastering Your Mindset. Her presentation is good, I am having her speak to our monthly HBS (Harvard Business School) alumni group.

In particular, I liked how she covered various levels of energy in ways I never thought of. She showed how unconsciously we can be operating at a lower level of energy than we realize and how to move your energy up to a higher more productive level through taking charge of your mindset. It's worthwhile to see where you fit on the energy spectrum- you may be at a low level- and see what people at higher levels of energy do differently.

July 15, 2015, Jon was Christine's client

    Shannon Bednowicz             Shannon Bednowicz
Founder & Owner at Whole Self Nourish

As the Chapter Director for Over 40 Females, a nationally acclaimed live and online women’s networking community, I am always looking for quality speakers to deliver dynamic topics on both personal and professional development. I recently brought in Christine to deliver her presentation, "Inspire you Now! How to Find Your Calling and Become Unstoppable!" for the Chicago Chapter.

In addition to being an absolute professional and joy to work with, Christine went out of her way to mingle with the group and get to know some of the members before she even began her presentation.
Her presentation absolutely hooked me and I scheduled a consultation with her.

We were talking through some blocks and resistance I've been experiencing and the frustration I am experiencing as a result.

Christine did a remarkable job at helping me see that it wasn't simply a matter of a lack of confidence, but more my perception of my skill and my significance that was holding me back. As she helped me look back at some things I've done previously, I realize I have more skill in this area than I give myself credit for. She also shared with me how she viewed me and the natural gifts I bring to the table which she sees as large contributors to why my organization has become the dynamic organization that it has.

In less than an hour, Christine helped me get clarity and break through these strong inner thought patterns that have been holding me back. I had been actively working on these issues on my own for almost a year!

As we closed the call, not only did I feel more confidant, but totally juiced and jazzed to step into a bigger vision of myself than I had been willing to embrace.

February 19, 2015, Shannon was Christine's client

      Michael Sobelman             Michael Sobelman
Home Health & Hospice Executive

I have know Christine Suva for 15 years, and I can unconditionally recommend Christine's services to any company or individual needing to use her outplacement counseling, career development, and/or professional life coaching skills. Christine is also an author, speaker, and she is well versed in health and wellness.

I first used Christine's outplacement counseling skills at First Transitions in 2001 when I was downsized from my healthcare management position in Chicago. Chris helped me during this difficult time to revamp my resume, and she guided me through a targeted, successful job search.

In 2010, Chris formed her own company, THRIVE Coach Services, Inc., putting all of her superior skills to work again for companies and individuals alike.

Once again, I recently used Chris in 2014 to touch up my resume and update my LinkedIn Profile along with some life coaching skills.

Chris has helped me immensely over the years, and I know she can help you or your company as well.

Michael L. Sobelman, Home Health & Hospice Executive

December 8, 2014, Michael was Christine's client


Lillian D. Bjorseth 
Creator and Producer Maximize Your Career – Business Tools for Women Over 50 Conference

Christine did a superb job of connecting with the audience at my “Maximize Your Career – Business Tools for Women over 50” Aug. 28 conference. Several people shared she was their favorite presenter and that they wanted to work with her individually through her coaching practice. That’s quite a compliment, Christine!

Kristin Leonard Pearson
Strategic Healthcare Marketing Leader | Content Strategist | Team Builder 

(Kristin was Christine's client)

"In need of a positive energy boost? You’ll find it if you have the opportunity to listen to Chris Suva speak. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris when she delivered “Master Your Mindset for Successful Career Transition” at a NSENG meeting. The presentation was inspiring and thought-provoking, going beyond the basics of career planning and job search to address the importance of underlying mindset in building not only a successful career, but a rewarding life. As a speaker, Chris is articulate and polished; it’s clear that she knows her stuff. Beyond that, though, it is her ability to be both professional and real at the same time that makes her really stand out. She shares compelling stories, both personal and from her coaching experience, that help others know that she understands where they are coming from. Her fresh approach is both inspiring and empowering. I took her up on the offer for a strategy session after the presentation, and just loved the result! If you have the chance to listen to her speak, grab it!"


Mike Davis
Franchise Executive. Franchise Development / Sales / Marketing / Support / Trade Show 

(Mike was Christine's client) 

"I have had the pleasure of working with Christine, and can say with heart-felt conviction that she is to the coaching world the best of what is available. Her motivational speeches are inspiring and practical. Her phone consulting and ideas for enrichment have been very helpful to me. I strongly recommend Christine to any business or individual who is looking to enhance their current situation.”


Joyce Young 
Chief Information Officer (CIO) | Information Technology Leader | Program Manager (PMO), IT Consultant

(Joyce was Christine's client)

"I hired Christine as a coach to assist me in "deciding what to do next" in my job transition. Christine is excellent at identifying strengths and passions and I feel like after all of my work experiences, (and also thinking that I knew what was best for me) I was surprised to learn new areas of focus. I would recommend Christine to anyone looking for a coach."


H. Thomas Bouraoui
CI | Quality | Business Process Improvement

(Thomas was Christine's Client)

"When Christine addressed a group of senior executives undergoing job transitions, she went far beyond skills and competencies to concentrate on meaning, authenticity, and purpose. Rather than dwelling in the noise of personal circumstances, each individual was encouraged to identify those elements that create flow, that serve a higher purpose, that align with their value system, where one’s work self can be reflective of one’s whole self. Afterwards, Christine helped me refine and declare my areas of commitment. This will help me deploy my abilities in service of something larger than myself. Christine’s approach goes beyond traditional coaching to encompass mindset, passion, vision and purpose as people reconsider their legacy."


Dan Kremzar
Project Mgr at Cardinal Health

 (Dan was Christine's client)

"After Christine addressed our Career Renewal group at Holy Cross church in Deerfield, Illinois I elected to accept her offer to use her Thrive Coaching service. We met at a coffee shop in Downers Grove to map out my next career path at age 63. (my age, not hers) Not yet ready to fully retire but not wanting to enter back in to the job market full time, Christine was a valuable resource to me in mapping out my options for the future. I plan to use Christine in the future and highly recommend my companions to do the same. Christine has a wealth of information and a down to earth approach on finding true satisfaction and fulfillment regarding the process of Career Search and Career Coaching." 


Lloyd O'Brien
Senior Information Technology Executive | Advisor for Not-for-Profit Operations and Finance | Consultant

 (Lloyd was Christine's client)

"Christine Suva, Thrive Coach Services, led an inspiring discussion and presentation at Career Renewal, a not-for-profit organization in Deerfield, IL, that assist people searching for new positions. Christine’s presentation was directed at teaching people how to clear away obstacles that will hinder and constrain them as they seek out meaningful new positions that will bring challenge and personal satisfaction. Her practical, common-sense, uplifting approach to preparing oneself for successful career development stimulated a lively and very useful, helpful discussion.

Survey Ratings for the presentation/discussion were consistently in the high end of excellent with 100% of participants wanting Christine to do additional presentations to assist them in their personal/professional development.

Christine is a pleasure to work with and brings many excellent ideas to help build out very successful personnel development programs. I highly recommend her for corporate and organizational personnel growth-oriented presentations and workshops as well as one on one personal development.

Career Renewal is a not-for-profit, 25 year old organization, that assists people in transition by teaming an experienced advisor with the person in transition and also, by providing uplifting, helpful, topical presentations by Subject Matter Experts in the Career Transition field."


Mary Speiser
Senior Consultant, First Transitions, Inc.

(Mary worked directly with Christine at First Transitions, Inc., Oak Brook, IL - An Outplacement Consulting Firm) 

"Chris Suva has an extraordinary ability to relate to people. She is a unique individual with substantial knowledge coupled with her high level of engagement, support and encouragement she provides to her clients where appropriate.

Her effectiveness is particularly significant because of the reputation she developed as a smart, empathetic, and enthusiastic presenter. People trust Chris, and as a result she elicits a high level of respect and confidence in the people with whom she has contact, making her interactions consistently effective." 


Kathleen Kuffner, RN
Senior Consultant, Executive Coach, First Transitions, Inc.  

(Kathleen Worked Directly With Christine at First Transitions, Inc. - An Outplacement Consulting Firm)

 "Chris is an individual who possesses many talents, but those that are outstanding are in her presentation skills. She has the ability to connect with her audience in ways that many others are not able to do.  She does this through her sincerity and warmth that invites others to engage. They get "on board" and listen carefully to her message. 

Working with groups, large or small, is what Chris loves to do. She speaks with confidence, clearly and with passion. Her knowledge of the subject matter is based upon years of academic preparation, observation and experience. Chris's delivery is direct, engaging and enjoyable. 

I would most certainly recommend to anyone to speak with Chris and hear how her love of people and passion for her work come through." 


Kathleen Phillips
KMP Coaching and Consulting

(Kathleen managed Christine indirectly at First Transitions, Inc., Oak Brook, IL - An Outplacement Consulting Firm)

"Christine is a dedicated professional who strives to provide thorough and comprehensive guidance to clients who are in job transitions. Her energy, attitude, and bright smile are ingredients for creating a positive job search environment."


Carol Held
Sales Executive

(Carol was a Career Transition Client)

 "When I first met Christine I was a stay at home mom for 10 years looking to get back into the work force but had no idea how.  I called Chris up and told her I didn’t know where to begin.  I didn’t know what to do!  What could I possibly be good at after being out of the work force for 10 years.  Christine right away sat down with me and in that first meeting made me feel that I had something to offer a company.  That I was worthy of a great position.  As I continued to work with Chris I took some tests and it helped me to identify what I would be good at, but more importantly what would make me happy.  It was not always an easy process, I had to dig down deep, but Chris always made me feel good about myself and helped me through the difficulties of my job search.

After working with Chris I felt like I could take on the world.  I had a lot to offer a company and I should get compensated for it.  I also came to realize that a sales job, would be a good job for me to do, because of the tests and my personality.  Chris helped me so much mentally get through a very stressful time in my life.  I am so happy I contacted her, and feel blessed that I was able to work with her.  We still continue our relationship to this day, and she still gives me support and confidence when I am at my lowest. 

I would recommend Chris to anyone looking to make a change in their life.  She will help you and walk you though it step by step.  I don’t know what I would have done had it not been for Chris.  I now have a successful job as a Sales Executive and I am very happy.  One of the reasons I got the job was because of my energy.   I don’t think that would have happened without her."


Nancy H.
(Nancy was a Career Transition Client)

"Christine offered her services as a speaker at a local networking event in June 2014. During this session, she provided guidance on how to change your mindset during a career transition. Her positive advice and energy gave me the courage to move forward with my vision. I would highly recommend working with Chris especially if you are in need of making a change and can't seem to do it on your own. Chris is such an inspiration and I am confident that she will continue to spread her wisdom and good nature."


Garry Young, Rancher
(Garry was a Career Transition Client)

"Christine assisted me in gaining employment after my previous employer down sized. I had been away from the interview process for many years and her expertise was crucial to me going on successful interviews which resulted in offers. I would highly recommend her as a career coach with a proven record of success."















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    In every moment, we each have an opportunity to choose new ways of thinking, feeling and being that support us and those around us... an opportunity to discover and embrace our unique strengths, gifts and talents and let go of the energy that holds us back from our full potential-to start fresh and create a life where we can THRIVE!  Carpe Diem!     
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