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Hi, I'm Suzanna
Founder of SPARKD

This is my Story

I'm 1.5 generation Korean-American, hailing from Long Island and Busan, Korea. After graduating from Fordham University, I was on my way to NYU medical school until I wasn't. Instead, I attended William Esper Studio Acting Conservatory, People's Improv Theater and the Upright Citizen's Brigade here in New York City. I immersed myself in the arts, everything from acting, standup comedy, improv, screenwriting, dance...all of it.

By day, I worked in a variety of fields from finance, medical research for NIH, marketing, real estate, corporate, being promoted in corporate, more corporate, corporate XXX and time and time again I experienced...well, you know; the glass ceiling, the bamboo ceiling, the silk ceiling, intersectional oppression, subconscious bias, etc, etc...

Although, I appreciated all of those experiences as they have brought me to where I am today, I realize that I was chasing my need for fulfillment and life purpose with no real success. I had checked off all the boxes of success (the degree, career, paycheck, social circle, etc) but something was missing. Enter diving deep into coaching, therapy, yoga and years of research (and trial and error).

I had upended the world looking for something that ultimately I found within myself. Turns out, I just needed access to the tools to help me.

Growing up in a small town, I often found myself sitting on the sidelines wondering why I wasn't like everybody else. After struggling to feel like I genuinely belonged for most of my life, and twisting myself so I could fit familial, societal & systemic expectations, I decided it was time to break free from my limitations and step into the person I was meant to be - confident, free and inspired to live the life I've always imagined.

Now I've turned my transformation into an easy-to-follow system that anyone can use to unlock their potential and start enjoying life like never before. My truth: Life/biz should be FUN! Or else why the hell are we all here?!

I founded SPARKD1 Coaching to help ambitious yet unfulfilled professionals who know there is a better way to lead & live...their way & on their terms. Also for my fellow millennials, the "lost generation". Inflation/economy is our top problem, addiction to technology ranked second. Don't forget racism and COVID-19, COVID-XXB, COVID-XXB1.5...XXX1.56789...

I partner with modern-day professionals to live & lead with authenticity, clarity and meaningful purpose, ultimately leading to a fully inspired life.. Hopefully developing their own unique voice to evoke positive change. God knows we need it. You see, I discovered there’s a huge difference between being good at what you do and doing that while standing in your truth, coming from a place of deep authenticity with intention. Speaking your truth. It’s a world of a difference.

Let's partner together to elevate your next chapter in life & work. Your way.


Whole Person Certified Coach   Archetypal Systems   Somatic Psychology   

 Meta Learning   Positive Psychology    Mindset Shift    Life Design & Strategy   

Work Experience



Empowering high-achieving women to beat burnout, rekindle their spark to thrive on their terms. Designing lives & multicultural businesses they're inspired by.


Real Estate



Moody's Analytics

The Economy. Credit Ratings.

Deeper in the Past

Morgan Stanley

Global Finance.

Beginning of Time

NYU Langone Medical Center

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Sometimes, I hold virtual Korean cooking workshops which are gaining popularity amongst my friend group. Cooking healthy, spectacularly delectable meals has become my main hobby & sport of choice.

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