Suzan Nguyen

Be Better, Not Bitter. Suzan Nguyen passionately supports students in growing from bitter to better. She empowers them to identify & embrace their scars to tell their stories.


▪ Authenticity ▪ Leadership ▪ Mental Health ▪ Motivation & Inspiration ▪ Personal Growth ▪ Resilience ▪ Self-Esteem


▪ Be Better, Not Bitter


About Suzan

Suzan Nguyen is a Life Coach helping people overcome adversity, TEDx speaker, and author of ‘One Arm But Not Unarmed’. At the age of 22, Suzan experienced a life-altering event after a traumatic car accident which resulted in the loss of her right arm. After experiencing depression, hopelessness, and bitterness, Suzan re-learned how to live life and coach herself out of her dark place. Using her story, she inspires others to create joy from within and be better, not bitter. She is the “Chief Happiness Encouragement Officer” for her company BBNB Coaching (be better, not bitter) and has helped thousands to overcome adversity.


Be Better, Not Bitter

Suzan was involved in a traumatic car accident at the age of 22, and as a result of that, her right arm was amputated. She was in the worst place she had ever known. She wasn’t sure if she was going to recover and there were many moments where she wasn’t sure if she would make it out alive. Suzan had to retrain her brain to be positive, to remain resilient and to persevere. It wasn’t easy but giving up and giving in to the negativity was not an option.

In this keynote, Suzan shares her journey with students and teaches them to discover a path where they choose to Be Better, Not Bitter.

She shares her experience in overcoming major adversity and the trials and tribulations that led her to embrace and accept her new reality. Suzan connects with her audiences on a very personal and emotional level as she shares my journey through the darkness of being bitter, and into the light of being better.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • how to be vulnerable and recognize, confront and embrace their pain,
  • how to become resilient and to persevere through life’s obstacles, and
  • how to create joy from within which is crucial to living a happier life.