Author, Filmmaker, CEO of International Healthcare Technology company who shares an amazing story of survival

Author, Filmmaker, Board Member, and Entrepreneur Suzanne Garber speaks with authority, compassion, and humor. The former COO of a billion dollar medical/security assistance firm and managing director of FedEx South America, Suzanne has presented at nearly one hundred international conferences and meetings on risk and change management, travel, globalization, and physical, virtual and social networks. Reflecting her topics, she is a tri-lingual, dual US / EU citizen who's lived in 8 countries and traveled/worked in 90+ nations and all 7 continents. Suzanne holds a master's degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree with honors in foreign languages/international relations from Rutgers and is author of, "SAFETY NETwork: A Tale of Ten Truths of Executive Networking"; Executive Producer of the documentary "GAUZE: Unraveling Global Healthcare"; and CEO of Gauze, an international healthcare technology company that houses the world's largest database of hospitals outside the USA. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Christopher, who patiently accompanies her on her global wanderings.

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The world is becoming smaller, thanks to technologies that foster closer communications across borders. However, nothing replaces those face-to-face relationships. Travel to clients, off-shore employees, providers, and prospects is not a luxury but a necessity. And, while travel can be exciting, it can also be scary-- for both the traveler and the sending organization. Questions about liability, etiquette, and risk come into play, further enhanced by financial, legal, and reputational implications. Suzanne shares surprising and funny stories of real-life travel situations and the strategies organizations can implement in order to continue productivity and profitability, whether a major crisis or minor emergency befall employees, students, or staff while away from home.   

Can be performed in English, Spanish or Portuguese.


"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.

Can be performed in English, Spanish or Portuguese.


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.

Can be performed in English, Spanish or Portuguese.


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.

Can be performed in English, Spanish or Portuguese.