EP 121 – Bullying Stops Here with Suzanne Jean 

 March 23, 2023

By  The Blissful Parent

Bullying is very rampant in our society. Unfortunately, it has been part of schools for many years. Getting our kids bullied is something that we are really worried about. We all know its danger – it can tear our kids apart. How about the bullies? Have you been called in school because your kid was engaged in bullying? Is there something we can do to make them stop?

Suzanne Jean is on the mission of stopping bullying by creating healthy, confident kids that have no need to control other people to meet their needs. In this episode, she will shed us some light on why bullying exists, and how we can stop it by not just taking care of the bullied, but by taking care of the bullies as well. Suzanne also talks about her unique anti-bullying program called PowerEd, where she teaches self-defense to a bully. Sounds odd to you? Listen and understand why Suzanne created this unique and amazing program.

“I can’t stress this enough that to deal with bullying, you have to acknowledge it as being there. It’s amazing how conflict-averse people are, they don’t want to deal with it. You’ve got to acknowledge it, and it takes having everybody involved to be part of the solution.” – Suzanne Jean

About our Guest:

As Director of Fit4Defense Ltd, Suzanne conceived and now operates PowerED, a holistic life program that inspires confidence in participants to be heard, safe in the community and free from abuse through assertive communication and self-defense. The life-changing transformations she witnessed while teaching PowerED inspired her to write her powerful book, “Bullying Stops Here,” in which she shares the true stories of persons who converted fear into confidence, self-reliance, and positive action through the skills acquired in the program. 

With over fifty years of experience in the design, implementation, and accreditation of community-based programs in the social service field, Suzanne currently acts as Quality Assurance Director at Hollyburn Community Services Society. She co-founded the Kettle Society and Watari Research Association serving as Executive Director for each organization for over ten years. 

Suzanne has trained in the martial arts since 1975 and teaches karate, tai chi and self-defense. She is an insured member of Karate B.C., holds a National Coaching Certification, a Black Belt in Karate, and in 2014, she passed her Nidan black belt grading. 

She is an active instructor of social issues topics related to conflict resolution, workplace violence, leadership team building, service development and working with at-risk populations, and is available for speaking engagements or training sessions. Please contact Suzanne directly at 604-837-6436 for more information, or to book her for your next event.

Website: https://www.fit4defense.ca/

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