Montezuma’s Revenge in Mexico, hip replacement in Hong Kong or breast cancer in Brazil, Suz Garber speaks with authority, compassion, and humor about her experiences as documentarian, entrepreneur, healthcare administrator and patient abroad. Suz has been featured in the NY Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, and BusinessWeek, amongst others, and has spoken at dozens of international conferences focusing on risk mitigation, disaster recovery, medical and security networks, and globalization. She is a tri-lingual, dual US-EU citizen who has lived in 8 countries and traveled to 90+ nations and all 7 continents and delights in educating and entertaining others through her various health-related trials and experiences.
…energizing, engaging and educational.
“We invited Suzanne to present at our GBTA Austin Chapter on Risk Mitigation in our changing travel environment. She created “Now What? When Disaster Strikes”. Suzanne took us on a journey, sharing first hand experiences to illustrate the steps organizations need to take to ensure swift and appropriate action is taken to mitigate risk to life, operations and reputation. Her energizing, engaging and educational presentation got rave reviews from our meeting attendees. If you ever have the opportunity to hear Suzanne present or invite her to a speaking engagement, do it! You will not be disappointed. — Suz spoke at GBTA in Austin in 2014” – Dianne Bradley, GLP, GTP – Tokyo Electron Manager of Travel & Fleet Services; Experienced Corporate Travel Professional, Chairman ABTA BOD
“Unexpected Journeys” chronicles the unanticipated sorrows and joys we experience in our lives in a poignant and humorous fashion. Whether health-related, relational, financial, or reputational, all have experienced a crushing defeat that has dropped us to our knees at some point. But, not all loss need be characterized as failure. Looking at the interrelations of networking to overcome these unexpected journeys, Suzanne delivers good news as presented in her acclaimed book, “SAFETY NETwork: A Tale of Ten Truths of Executive Networking,” that can help us connect with others and ourselves to bring about the success, joy, and good health to which we aspire.
Hey kid…I think you’re the Bomb!
How often do you have the opportunity to put your feet up, relax, and catch your breath? For most, it’s not often enough. Particularly when the demands of job, family, and other obligations push out any thoughts of self-care. And yet, it’s in those moments of most connecting with ourselves that we are best able to connect with others. Drawing upon her own experiences as a two-time cancer survivor and one of only 150 individuals in the world born with an extra aorta, Suzanne shares amusing anecdotes on how to appreciate the little things in life that lead
to the greatest awareness: it is not the number of breaths we take that count, but the moments that take our breath away.
Global Gauze: Unraveling International Healthcare!
What would you do if you met Montezuma’s Revenge in Mexico, had a heart attack in Hong Kong, or were simply sick in Seoul? Would you know where to go or what to do? While on a business trip to the Middle East, Suzanne thought she was having a panic attack that was ultimately diagnosed as a rare and dangerous congenital heart defect. After successful heart surgery to remove an extra aorta, Suzanne traveled the globe to find the world’s best healthcare in terms of quality, affordability, and accessibility. The humorous lessons gleaned from her travels—which ultimately led to the short documentary, “GAUZE: Unraveling Global Healthcare”—highlight key issues all patients face when selecting their medical care and how healthcare professionals can meet the unstated yet expected needs of their patients.