Founder

suzanneSuzanne Daley, the founder of SDVMA, has studied and trained in health, fitness, nutrition, martial arts, combat philosophy and practice, peaceful and positive conflict resolution, and stress management, for the past thirty years.

Suzanne teaches, trains, and consults to clients all over the world on wholistic wellness and violence prevention. She is also engaged globally as a conference keynote and professional motivational-speaker.

Suzanne has a unique delivery method that resonates deeply with her audience. She has lived in, around, and through, all that she teaches. She can perceive the reality of the issue at hand not only with insight and compassion, but also with humour. She does not focus on the problem, but rather the solution. And, she does not deliver to her audience as a group, but instead to every individual within that audience.

It is this ‘in the trenches’, insightful, humorous, solution-orientated, and unusual delivery that makes Suzanne so sought after, and so effective at what she does.

A small sample of Suzanne’s keynote and speaking engagements include:

Seminars

  • Stress Management: RUC, Northern Ireland
  • Unarmed Self Defence: City of London Police, England
  • Personal Safety for Women: BC Justice Institute, Canada
  • Fear Management & Self Protection: HSBC, Canada
  • Safety on Campus: State University of New York, USA

Conferences

Women’s Rights - Human Rights
1996, National Women's Electoral Lobby; Australia

Crime Prevention
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners; Canada, USA, Belgium, England

Police Leadership for the 21st Century
1998, National Centre for Policing; USA

International Perspectives on Crime, Justice and Public Order
1998, 2000, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Hungary, Italy

Women’s World Congress, 7th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women
1999 Norway

Feminist Definitions of Healthy Lifestyles
1999, CRIAW; Canada

Fast Forward The E-Odyssey
2001, SOLACE CEO Conference; England

Crime Costs, Prevention Pays
2001, Belgian Police; Belgium

Personal Safety in the Workplace
2002, QLD University of Technology; Australia

Mental Health Ecology for the 21st Century
2003, NSW Department of Health; Australia

Visions: Occupational Health & Safety Futures
2003, QLD Department of Industrial Relations; Australia

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The rest of the SDVMA team are equally accomplished in their fields with both practical life experience and tertiary level or teacher/trainer qualifications in the following areas:

  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Mediation
  • Positive Conflict Resolution
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Nutrition
  • Naturopathy
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbalism
  • Osteopathy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Fitness
  • Stress Management
  • Security Consultancy
  • Risk Analysis
  • Threat Assessment
  • Close Threat Removal
  • Protection Services
  • Self Defence
  • Martial Arts
  • Weaponry