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chaeldion group intl<< cdgi >>


In January of 1996, a large contract with a Fortune 100 company turned a many-years independent marketing-oriented graphics designer and writer slash sportaerobics-pioneer and her then-partner, a multi-talented video and film editor, into a corporation; ChaelDion Group Intl, Inc. was born. Eighteen-plus years, up to nine employees in one small office, countless exciting projects, many growing pains and LOTS of hardware and software later, Chaeldion Group has persevered as an innovative communications design and marketing-support company; clients have included Apple Computer, Inc., Hewlett Packard, Enneagram Prison Project, Frank Lee & Associates, Knowledge Resources Group, Dean Whitlow Creative, ISKA Kickboxing Federation, The Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition, Helen Palmer (author), David Daniels, MD., Ronnie Lott’s Club Fitness, the International Enneagram Association, Fotos by T, and the City of San Diego.

Awarded "Best Print Ad of the Year" for "BUZZ CUT" at the industry's Joey Awards 1996, its first year in business, Chaeldion Group has grown from a one-client firm to serving the diverse and changing needs of new and growing businesses and non-profits worldwide.

 

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suzanne dion << owner-director>>



Coinciding with her years in marketing communications and thanks to her love of the 80s-crazed fitness-dance-exercise movement, Suzanne's career was launched as the aerobics fitness and marketing director for Royal Courts and Ronnie Lott's Club Fitness Athletic Clubs, located in Northern California. Suzanne then went on to represent FIT Magazine's many promotions of the day, which led to leading media-frenzied nationwide aerobics classes across Asia to serving as the Executive Technical Director of the International Aerobics Federation (IAF). The IAF functioned indirectly under the auspices of the Japanese government’s Ministry of Sport, Science, and Culture — based in Tokyo, Japan — since 1988. On behalf of the IAF, Suzanne worked for many years developing and marketing sportaerobics and fitness to a network of affiliated fitness organizations/associations in over 35 countries worldwide.

Additionally, Suzanne wrote the technical regulations for competitive sportaerobics and trained judges, coaches, and athletes worldwide as well as collaborated on international promotions including both live and for-broadcast events, including those for Satellite television and ESPN. Suzanne also joined forces along side some of her favorite colleagues as Vice President of Marketing, with healthclub.com, an Internet start-up that made its way in the late 90s.

Years in the trenches have garnered plenty of organizational skills, including those required to establish solid structure, effective process, and quality presentation. Suzanne enjoys a creative approach to challenges presented, is a skilled and innovative graphics/communications designer, is an internationally recognized sportaerobics specialist and spokesperson, and can converse in Japanese (functional and getting rustier as the years go by!) as well as in French. A deeply committed enthusiast of the Enneagram system for personal and professional self-awareness, Suzanne completed the teacher certification process with the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training School, one of her driving goals being to increase the self-awareness and spiritual consciousness of women, particularly mothers, as well as bring self-awareness training — as a founding Board Member of the Enneagram Prison Project — to the currently and formerly incarcerated.

Suzanne holds an A.A. degree in Liberal Arts (minor in Art History) from DeAnza College, Cupertino, California (1980 – 1982) and had nearly completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from San Jose State University, Calfornia (1982 – 1987) when she began working in Japan and traveling extensively as a contributor and leader of the global fitness movement.

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