“Suzanne’s self-care seminar was unique and beneficial. Our 70+ staff members listened intensely and were able to break unknown walls down …”
“Suzanne was a joy to work with. Her message of self-care resonated deeply with our audience of healthcare professionals. Thank you Suzanne for your brave and sincere keynote …”
“Suzanne’s story and her graciousness in sharing it is a rare gift. Engage her for your event. You won’t be disappointed!”
How Losing My Daughter Taught Me the Importance of Self Care
A talk for professionals in high-stress, high burnout professions, from healthcare to tech. Suzanne tells the story of her transformation from an over-stressed workaholic back to wholeness, balance and well being after the sudden death of her daughter Teal. The key was self care. Available in 30, 60 or 90 minute formats.
How Losing My Daughter Saved My Life
In 2012, Suzanne’s daughter Teal dropped dead from a medically unexplainable cardiac arrest — an event that radically changed Suzanne’s life, and gave her a calling to become the best person she could be. She shares the story of how this major crisis put her on the path back to becoming a more balanced, relaxed and happy person. This is an especially powerful talk for high stress professional in industries like tech, health care, and life insurance. Nurses, and organ and tissue donation professionals who struggle with referred trauma, burnout and work-life balance find it especially relevant. Available in 30, 60 or 90 minute formats.
My Daughter’s Heart Saved Her Daughter’s Life —
with Recipient Mom, Debi Wobbe
Suzanne begins by telling the story of how she came to donate her daughter Teal’s organs after her sudden cardiac arrest in 2012 — and how transformational that experience was for her. Then she is joined on stage by Debi, the mother of the 26 year old woman who received Teal’s heart and her kidney. Debi recounts what it was like for her daughter to finally be rescued from 7 years on the precipice of death while she lived with chronic heart failure.
Together they inspire audiences to open their own hearts … and to dig deep into their lives to find where they can be of service to another. Available in 40, 60 or 90 minute formats.
The Healing Power of Crisis
Crises are inevitable in life … and they can provide the most fertile platform for learning life lessons, and transforming our lives. Seen as a catalyst, there are certain key moments — and decisions — that can literally shape the rest of our lives.
Using her own hard-won experience after the death of her daughter, Suzanne shares insights on how to navigate the path of crisis for greatest growth. . This is a powerful talk for anyone who has faced recent tragedy, or still sits with the confusing aspects of losses long ago. Well suited to audiences in corporations and institutions that value whole life development as a part of their organizational culture. Available in 30, 60 or 90 minute formats.
Creating Greater Self Care in Your Own Life
Suzanne works with corporations, institutions and not for profits in this customized workshop focussed on exploring and teaching self-care. Her fun, engaging workbook, designed to tuck into a backpack or a purse, keeps audiences bent over in concentration as they work to create greater life balance. The workbook also helps keep that work going long after the workshop ends.
First participants analyze their own self care practices. They learn useful practices like drawing appropriate boundaries, ‘How to Say No Professionally’, and how to assess their own needs. Then they spend time creating their own take-away self care plans. Available in half or full day formats.
The workbook can be customized and private-labeled at the client’s request.
Suzanne Falter writes, teaches and speaks movingly about the importance of self care, compassion and other lessons learned after the death of her daughter Teal. She speaks to organ procurement and transplant professionals about her experience as a donor Mom, as well as other health professionals and those recovering from loss or trauma. She has been a professional speaker since 2000, and has given talks and workshops in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K..
Suzanne is the author of non-fiction titles including Surrendering to Joy, How Much Joy Can You Stand? and Living Your Joy. She is also the author of a series novels with co-author Jack Harvey. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, More, Women’s Day and many other publications.