"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that, for what the world needs is more people who have come alive." Howard Thurman

"If you want to build a ship, then don't drum up men to gather wood, give orders and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The art of life lies in a constant readjustment of our surroundings." Kakuzo Okakura

"Life is Change, Growth is Optional." Unknown

"Mistakes are the Portals of Discovery" James Joyce

What others are saying...

Rick Lally"Suzanna was instrumental in helping organize the community of interest known as the Hampton Roads Defense and Homeland Security Consortium or DHSC.Suzanna's considerable expertise in communications and meeting facilitation provided DHSC participants with a productive and enhanced experience. I recommend her without reservation."

Rick Lally
Chairman Emertus, Hampton Roads Technology Council
President, Oceana Sensor
Virginia Beach, VA


John Deuel"Suzanna led the organization and implementation of an outstanding sustainability community forum that engaged many citizen and local leaders in a meaningful discussion of our region's environmental sustainability. The outcome was positive as it brought stakeholders to a new level of understanding and there were several new relationships started for new processes.

Suzanna was great to work with and was a strong leader for this process."

John Deuel
Recycling Coordinator, City of Norfolk
Norfolk Executive Director, Keep Norfolk Beautiful
Norfolk, VA


"It is with great pleasure that I offer this testimony to the benefits enjoyed by Animal Rescue of Tidewater as a result of your leadership of “Appreciative Inquiry” for the organization.

So often we plan for the future by focusing on what we haven’t accomplished; rather than by what we have accomplished and Appreciative Inquiry showed us a new and positive way to do the latter. Instead of lifting up things undone, we celebrated our successes and this generated both the enthusiasm and cleared vision for creating an exciting future.

And not only did we create that brighter future for our operations and processes, because of the energy and positive experience, we also added new members from the visitors who attended!

I thank you sincerely for your contribution to Animal Rescue of Tidewater and I highly recommend this organizational analysis to others."

Debra Griggs
RE/MAX Allegiance
Norfolk, VA


"The Western Branch High School Golf Team worked with Suzanna of MentalTiger during our fall season. She was most helpful and worked with the team and individuals, addressing specific concerns and general procedures.

Before her session with the team we had lost three of our last four matches. After the MentalTiger session, the team finished third in the Southeastern District tournament, qualifying for the VHSL Regional Tournament ahead of two of the teams that had just beaten us. The team then played very well at the Regional, narrowly missing qualifying for the State Tournament.

I am planning to make her training a permanent part of our program and look forward to even better results in the future. Thanks, Suzanna!

Karl Quinn
Golf Coach, Western Branch High School
Chesapeake, VA


"Suzanna simply stated - makes a difference. In a minefield of Development Specialists, Training Gurus and Change Strategists, Suzanna stands out as a realist. She's what we call in Australia 'Fair Dinkum'. Clear thinking, insightful and with that all important ability to "hear" the heart of a matter - Suzanna brings her roadmap of possibilities to a situation.

I recommend her talents to anyone who wants to open up insights... and find ways with getting involved with their lives and benefiting others. She's made a difference to ours."

Gary Horwood
Brisbane City Care
Homeless Project Team
Brisbane, Australia


"Thank you so much for doing my Design consult. As a licensed therapist I can honestly say this was not only powerful, but very insightful and accurately described the patterns of my life. I was able to get guidance and an understanding of why I am who I am, why I do the things I do and mostly why I feel the way I feel.

Thank you for your guidance and paving the way for me to begin working on knowing and unraveling my life path. You are such a warm and compassionate coach which really helped me relax and open to the discussion we had. You are on the right path and I will refer others to experience this wonderful revelation. It truly was a journey outside the box for everything I am experiencing inside the box. I will be sending a copy of my book, 'Emotional Wellness for Women' that was just released in March 2008. I now understand why I wrote the chapter I wrote as well as other upcoming books this year. Thank you!"

Dr. Stem Mahlatini, Ed. D
, MA


"I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanna at a networking event and found myself instantly attracted to the possibilities of her work. My interest was on a professional and personal level as I was looking to address a life area that I was not able to coach myself through.

As a Wellness & Life Coach, I too work with clients to bring them to their best thinking and found Suzanna's modalities new and refreshing. She did a great job educating me on the process as we moved through the feelings I needed to bring my attention to. I felt safe, supported and properly guided to my best thinking. To have come away with such a wonderful way of looking at potentially overwhelming feelings was truly a blessing.

Suzanna is a beautiful spirit here on earth and should you ever have the opportunity to work with her, it will be priceless.

Honored to have worked with her."

Kimberly Gerasch
Virginia Beach, VA


"Suzanna specializes in gently reminding us to turn down the noise & listen to the voice within--and messages all around us. She is coming from a place of calmness, clarity & vision. She has access to excellent tools which will be of immense value to anyone who chooses to work with them on the path to wholeness and enhanced creativity. Time with Suzanna is time well spent."

Ann Williams
Virginia Beach, VA



"Suzanna is a wonderful guide to self discovery in our journey of bringing our soul's purpose to light. Her tools and techniques have unblocked us and kept us moving forward as we heal the past and move into the future. They are tools that we have added to our personal development "toolbox" that we continue to use as we move forward down the path of self-awareness. We're so grateful to be sharing our journey with her!"

Karen & Russ Meeker
Chesapeake, VA


Suzanna, when I first met you and you told me about your coaching, there was some apprehension. Once we started working together and was able to follow where you were taking me it was easy to accept and move right along.

My results? There’s a different mental attitude that I have now. There’s more of an ability to concentrate and focus, I don’t have as many things running through my brain and I stay in my shots. I’m playing more instinctively again and I expect to make putts, where before I expected to miss them. Previously, people didn’t want me as a partner because of my putting, or they felt that when the putter got into my hand that they could beat me. I used to have a jerkiness to my stroke. Now it’s very smooth, I roll the ball much better and I’m making more putts. My partner was especially pleased when I recently made a 25’ putt!

I’m a statistic keeper and I used to feel that if I only had three or four 3-putts per round that was a pretty decent round for me. Now I’m very upset if I have one 3-putt. It’s a remarkable difference! I’ve also seen a drop in my handicap from between 7 and 7.5, down to 5.3 after only a few sessions. I look forward to working on my chipping and getting even more results.

You’re very easy to work with and I think you’re very intuitive in your understanding of a person’s needs. Frankly, I think you can help in every aspect of someone’s game or whatever shortcoming they have. I think some people might be resistant to this type of help or coaching, but if you can open your mind to it, it really can work.

I would not hesitate to suggest that others look into working with you.

Mike Daschbach
Retired Professional Club Fitter
Virginia Beach, VA


1144860-933750-thumbnail.jpg"Suzanna, the sessions I had with you were very special. I don't remember if I told you that I shot a birdie and my other shots weren't too bad either after my first session with you. The ball went where I wanted it to go! Your technique is very unique. I have told several friends about the WaveMaker Coaching. Thanks for everything!"

Norma B. Megill
Business Manager
Portsmouth, VA