Finding Possible. Illuminating Extraordinary.
When you're ready for positive change, we'll will work with you to make it happen, and NOW is the right time!
President Elaine Suess, CLTMC, MBA, has a passion for helping individuals and businesses learn, grow and change. She's guided by her strong business background and strengths, using proven processes to help clients gain clarity and improve performance. Often, this work is life-changing for clients, and transformational for organizations. For over 20 years, Elaine worked at Fortune 500 company General Motors, and medical device manufacturer Hill-Rom company in diverse areas of responsibility before founding Beyondbeing in 2006 to bring the culminations of her experiences and strengths to others.

Contact us now to see how we can best partner for your individual, team or organizational growth.

Elaine is a Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach and is certified in the following assessments:
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Page Work Behavior Assessment
- Inventory Assessment Associates International 360
- Barrett Values - CTT Tools

We also use the Clifton StrengthsFinders, Strengths Based Leadership and VIA Strengths assessments, along with Appreciative Inquiry.

Jim Ruberg has a 20-year career across a range of industries, and a unique path that has allowed him to focus his passion on organizational and leadership development. He worked for KPMG as a Senior Manager in diverse positions, leading curriculum design, development and delivery of learning programs, on boarding and project management. He was also SVP at Bank of America in Learning & Leadership Development.

Beyond Giving Back
We're also rooted in the community, and passionately part of the bigger world as a core value.

We have given our time and services to these worthy organizations, and others:
Impact 100, Women Helping Women, Hospice of Cincinnati, St. Vincent de Paul, Dress for Success,
Authentic Leadership Cincinnati and Bad Girl Ventures.


Our extensive business and leadership experience helps us understand your individual and organizational goals, and meet them head on!

We have successful working experience in multiple business disciplines; including Sales, Strategic and Operational Marketing, Merchandising, Product Line Management, Branding, Interactive and IT; from Automotive to Architecture to Medical Device industries.

We work in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education, Aerospace, Food, Recycling, Pharma, Retail and Architecture Industries to name a few, as well as in the Not-For-Profit sectors.

Elaine earned her leadership coaching and talent management certification from the Workplace Coach Institute, an Appreciative Inquiry Certificate from Case Western Reserve University, a certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute an MBA from Lake Superior State University and and was also selected to be in the first class of certified Happiness Advantage coaches by Harvard-trained Shawn Achor, focused on the science of workplace happiness and performance.

Certified Leadership Coach ATD