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.

TOPICS


  • AAPI Focused
  • Authenticity
  • Disability Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Residence Life
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience
  • Self-Esteem

KEYNOTES


Suzan Nguyen, empowering students to embrace their scars.

Getting to know

Suzan Nguyen

Suzan Nguyen is a Happiness Coach, 2x TedX Speaker, Published Author of ‘One Arm but Not Unarmed’, Instructor and Entrepreneur.

Suzan experienced a life altering event after a traumatic car accident. In waking up from this near- death experience, she was introduced to her new self, with the loss of her dominant arm. While re-learning how to accomplish basic life tasks, she also experienced re-learning to live life. Emotionally, she ventured into a very dark place, one that left her hopeless, bitter and vulnerable.

Until one day- she decided to take her life experience and #bebetter instead of bitter.

With the help of those around her, Suzan coached herself out of that bitter place. She learned how to create joy from within and began helping others do the same. Her mission in life became clear- to help others turn adversities into advantages. To empower others to be better, not bitter.

Suzan has completed coaching classes at Institute of Excellence in Professional Coaching and continues to stay educated about her passion- Positive Psychology.

Suzan was crowned Mrs. Universal Empire Queen in London. A pageant that celebrates, diversity, and women empowerment.

Suzan has also launched Be Better Life Academy; a global online course helping others overcome adversity. The content has been curated from her personal experiences and will empower those to recognize, confront and embrace their pain when faced with misfortune. Suzan is confident the course will change lives and potentially save lives.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

To help you promote your event with Suzan, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials.

LOGISTICAL MATERIALS

In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

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I may be turning a year older, but I feel younger at heart, mind, body and spirit. ✨💫 Beyond grateful for the love and support that surrounds me. This is 4️⃣6️⃣ and I’m fully embracing my beautiful journey of life. ☀️🌈💟 #may17 #birthday #vibes #goingallin #journeyoflife #surrendertotheunknown #grateful #newenergyera #lovelivelaugh #amputeestrong #strengthfromwithin #bebetter #keepsmiling #happinesslooksgoodonyou #lifeiabeautiful #lessonsoflife #houston #texas #taurusseason #monthoflove #magic #andmiracles #yeahyouvegotthis #wegotthis
Thank you @twokeysphoto for featuring my story in your upcoming book. It was a very memorable experience and I seriously cannot wait for you to work your magic with the final image. Ahhh! 🤸🏻‍♀️🫶 Being included in this project will foreverrr be near and dear to my heart. Like I mentioned earlier; I am so grateful we’ve crossed paths. 💫 You are a beautiful human being and I’m proud to know you! For all you are and for all you do: Thank you! 😘💛 #bastrop #texas #photoshootvibes #upcomingbook #bebetter #everyday #beautyiseverywhere #strengthfromwithin #keepsniling #creativegenius #excitementoverload #gratitude #loveislove #amputeestrength #weallhaveastory #beautyfromwithin #strugglesintostrenghts #painintopower #mirrormirroronthewall
Thank you for having me on ‘From The Script’ and allowing me to share my #bebetternotbitter journey ✨ Our vibes are always on point when we’re together. 🫶 So proud of all that you’re doing. Love you sis. 🙏🏼😘 #houston #htown #bbnb #bebetternotbitter #journeyoflife #keepmovingforward #nootheroption #fromthescript #raquel #studiovibes #supporteachother #letslifteachotherup #platformforchange #letsbebettertogether #houstontexas #downtown #weallhaveastory #sharethelove #painintopower #strugglesintostrenghts
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Staying younger at heart, mind, body and spirit. ☀️❣️The REAL Fountain of Youth begins from within. 
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I am allowing myself to surrender to the unknown. 💫💫 Standing tall in my faith and reminding myself (daily) that I am exactly where I need to be in the journey of life. I trust that I am being guided towards something even more profound. 🙏🏼🌈🎈🎈💛#trusttheprocess #yeahyouvegotthis #ibelieveinyou #journeyoflife #whatismeanttobewillalwaysfindaway #ibelieveit #keepgoing #keeppushing #keepmovingforward #soproudofyou #starswillalign #blessingsonblessings #keepshining #amputeestrength #allthingsarepossible #manifestation #gratitude #loveislove #joytotheworld #aboveallelse #faithoverfear #bebettereveryday #bebetternotbitter #powerfromwithin #strugglestostrength #painintopower #alignment #wecandohardthings #believeinyourself
Extra heavy on the Gratitude ➕ Good Energy ✨✨✨✨✨
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I swearrr there are mornings where I feel like I can move mountains like a total baddy….then there are other mornings (like earlier) where I just didn’t want to get out of bed. Can anyone else relate? Healing is a messy process. There will be good days, bad days and better days. Through it all, remember that you’re human. Feel your feelings, break down and cry then smile again. Do whatever you need to do but one thing is for certain: you’ve gotta keep moving forward. I believe in you! #feelyourfeelings #keepgoing #gooddays #baddays #betterdays #keepmovingforward #amputeestrong #onearmbutnotunarmed #youarexactlywhereyouneedtobe #loveandlight #healingisaprocess #daybyday #onefootforward #stepbystep #bbnb #bebetter #notbitter #berealwithhowyoufeel #keepsmiling #youareenough #yeahyouvegotthis #itsokaytonotbeokay #strengthfeomwithin #onearmbutnotunarmed #believeinyourself
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KEYNOTES

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.
Dignity in Disability

Imagine starting your day as a fully-abled-bodied person, experiencing a life-changing car accident, and ending your day having lost an arm.

This was the reality Suzan Nguyen experienced at the age of 22 years young.

Learning to live as an amputee while facing significant life changes and navigating endless challenges put Suzan in her darkest moments.

In this program, Suzan takes you on a journey through life from a disabled lens. She will speak about her experiences from having to re-learn basic life tasks after the loss of her arm to facing daily microaggressions. Suzan will share how a mortifying incident at her local grocery store led to her training the store’s staff and inspiring a more inclusive and respectful culture toward the disabled community.

When living with a disability, you are given a choice to live with dignity or shame. In this inspirational program, audiences will learn how they themselves can live with dignity and give dignity to others.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • How to approach, empathize, and embrace people living with a disability.
  • Be a better ally by learning how to become more aware of language and unconscious bias.
  • Actionable insights and tools you can use immediately.

SUZAN’S BLOGS

The following are past entries Suzan has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog