Susan Kolon — A corporate wellness communications expert and health coach specializing in employee wellness education since 2012. She works with individuals, corporations, and HR departments to design and implement lifestyle management strategies for wellness programs to increase participation, engagement and satisfaction for overall health improvement and well-being.

Susan earned a Master of Science in Managerial Communications from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Michigan State University, where she was a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. She is a certified ACSM Group Exercise Instructor and Silver Sneakers Instructor, triathlete, golfer, walking enthusiast and yoga practitioner.

Susan Kolon


Accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Wellness Coach, National CDC Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach, Mental Health First Aid USA Certified, Faculty Member of The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)


She has volunteered with the Arthritis Foundation, the United Way, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Girl Scouts, Northwestern University, Columbia College, and mentors college graduates in their career development.


Susan appeared on WELCOA’s Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals, and was a Guest Listener Contributor, “How to Conquer A “Health Lull,” Happier in Hollywood Podcast, Episode 121.

“I have translated my career in health and wellness communications to hands-on healthcare that inspires awareness and behavioral shifts through health coaching and education.

I believe in the small-steps component of change to engage and sustain, and help people improve their health and wellness by removing obstacles and barriers they can’t on their own, leading them toward more positivity, satisfaction and well-being in their overall life.

I am a collaborative initiator who uses a personalized approach to maximize engagement and participant satisfaction. My practice is enhanced my relationship building, promotion, and executive coaching skills I cultivated at organizations like YMCA of the USA, Blue Cross-Blue Shield Association, RR Donnelley, and Deloitte.”

— Susan Kolon

Listen to Susan’s podcast features!

Optimal Living Daily

Happier in Hollywood

Episode 121: How to Conquer a “Health Lull”