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Meet Trailblazer Suzan Nguyening

Today we’d like to introduce you to Suzan Nguyening.

Suzan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born and raised in Port Arthur Texas and moved to Houston in my teen years. My mission to change lives began after I was involved in a traumatic car accident and as a result of that, losing my dominant arm. Now, I travel around the Houston area telling my story, transforming perspectives, shedding light on the journey all trauma victims experience and helping them to #bebetter instead of being bitter. I’ve completed classes at the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and is deeply fulfilled by helping others navigate their way out of the darkness. I’ve opened my coaching practice by the name of BBnB Coaching (be better, not bitter) and was recently nominated to present a TEDTalk in April.

I’ve begun the #bebetter movement in 2017, several companies have adopted my hashtag, the message, and apparel for their various charity and culture initiatives.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Heck no, but that is what makes it so amazing.

I’ve grown a lot and made my fair share of mistakes but have learned many valuable lessons through this journey.

My advice would be- don’t give up. Keep going and when things get tough, just remind yourself how tougher you are.

Sometimes, you gotta step back and away from all the noise to reflect and to really appreciate life and what it has to offer.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am a Life Coach, helping people overcome adversity- and turning it into their advantage. My book, ‘One Arm But Not Unarmed’ will be available next month and as a speaker, I love being able to continue spreading my message to the world, #bebetter.

I am most proud of the feedback and affirmations I continue to receive from my coaching clients and also others that have seen my video on YouTube. Being able to help my clients shift their energy, move forward and living their best life gives me great joy.

I believe what sets me apart from others is that I am able to connect with people in a very special way. Also, I feel like my purpose in life is to truly help people #bebetter and I am compelled to do just that. Join me in my #bebetter movement – Join my ‘Be Better Group’ on Facebook. It’s a community I’ve created for us to be able to share our unique experiences, motivate and inspire one another and help each other #bebetter 

Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
When searching for a mentor, look for someone that you can really connect and build with.

I am full of gratitude for several mentors I’ve had in my life.

Networking advice? Shake as many hands and build as many relationships as you possibly can. The power of networking can be extremely valuable. One of the most valuable things I’ve learned in life are the relationships you have with people are key. Continue to create those connections, and maintain those relationships.

Contact Info:

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  • Phone: 281.221.2298
  • Email:
  • Instagram: suzan_nguyening
  • Facebook: Suzan Nguyening
  • Twitter: Suzan Nguyening

Image Credit:
Patrick Hubbard, photographer

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