Motivational Speaker and Author

An experienced and inspiring speaker with a dramatic story and important message to share with your audience or organization

Susan Omilian Speaker Podium

Empowering Women

Susan Omilian, author of Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse is an experienced and inspiring speaker with a unique motivational model to share and a dramatic story to tell. She is available to speak on a variety of topics relating to the empowerment of women after they have experienced abuse and she offers various types of presentations to suit the needs of your organization.

Unique Motivational Model

Susan’s unique The Thriver Zone Motivational Model™ that includes The Seven Steps on the Journey to Thriving After Abuse™ has helped hundreds of women uncover their hidden talents, find the focus of their creative potential and transform their lives in positive, productive ways. Described as “life-changing,” Susan’s work has been acclaimed as “providing a component for women that has been virtually overlooked.”

Praise for Susan's Work

Presentation Topics

Educate and Motivate

Susan Omilian helps 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 several books including 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 extensive background, experience and a sense of purpose, Susan can speak on several topics, or you can suggest a topic for a particular audience.

Victim to Survivor to Thriver: Living Beyond Abuse

Susan Omilian, Presenter

When Susan’s nineteen-year-old niece 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. Susan now empowers survivors with the motivational guidance contained in her books including Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse and Staying in the Thriver Zone: A Road Map to Manifest a Life of Power and Purpose developed in her My Avenging Angel Workshops.TM Her work, described as “life changing,” has helped hundreds of women transform their lives and discover “living well is the best revenge.” Be inspired by and inspire others with Susan’s award-winning, innovative work and motivational model for the journey from victim to survivor to thriver!

— Appropriate for survivors, victim advocates or service providers who work individually or in groups with survivors. 

Maggie's story

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.

Download a Training Packet about Susan’s work. Click below for more information about each presentation or to schedule a one or more for your group or organization.

Download Susan’s Speech “Shatter the Silence and Thrive!” for Take Back the Night Event April 12, 2021 at Southern Connecticut State University.  

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