Educate and Motivate the Audience
Susan Omilian has a goal to educate her audience on a variety of topics from her own unique perspective. For the past forty years, she has advocated to end violence against women as an attorney and published author, working not only with victims of crime but also with male perpetrators.
As a survivor of a domestic violence homicide and author of Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse, Susan’s mission is to motivate others to see that anyone can be a victim of abuse and learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones. As a recognized national expert on the empowerment of women after abuse and trauma, she wants people to understand that they can live productive, happy lives after being subjected to domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent assaults.
With this extensive background, experience and a sense of purpose, Susan can speak on several topics, or you can suggest a topic for a particular audience.
Maggie was a smart, strong-willed young woman who knew how to take care of herself. How could she become a victim of dating violence? In telling the story of Maggie, her nineteen-year-old niece killed in 1999 by her ex-boyfriend, Susan explodes the myths about dating violence and reviews the warning signs. Her talk can help women and men alike see Maggie’s tragic death as a cautionary tale, but also a catalyst for the action needed to address dating violence in our society.
— Appropriate for students (from middle school to college), parent groups, general public.
When Susan’s nineteen-year-old niece Maggie was killed in 1999, a victim of dating violence, Susan transformed the tragedy into a unique opportunity to help others move beyond abuse and violence in their lives. Because Maggie’s moment of realizing she was being abused was the moment of her death, Susan now empowers women through her My Avenging Angel Workshops™ and her book, Entering The Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse, that sets forth the motivational guidance she had used successfully in her workshops. Susan’s work has transformed the lives of hundreds of women and helped them discover that “living well is the best revenge.”CONTACT SUSAN