Devin: What is your superpower?
Susie: I think that I would say I feel that I'm an encourager. I feel like I've always been a very, very positive person. I definitely look at the positive sides of things, not in a Pollyanna style. I know reality, but I really like to encourage people to follow their bliss, to do what makes them happy. I have a hashtag, #LetsDoAllTheThings. I run Room Redux. I am getting my doctorate in psychology. I'm a doctoral candidate right now. If I can just get over that finish line, I'll be Dr. Suze. I'm an officiant. I can marry you. I like to belly dance. I like to live life to the fullest. I think that's definitely a superpower.
Susie Vybiral is the CEO and founder of Room Redux, a nonprofit that transforms the rooms of children who have survived physical or sexual abuse. Too often, the abuse happens in that room, meaning that children are reliving the experience.
Susie and I spoke about the power of transforming a room, into a new, safe space that features elements in harmony with the survivor's therapy.
In 2022, she was recognized as the L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree.
Susie Vybiral is the founder and CEO of Room Redux.
Room Redux is a nonprofit organization that transforms the rooms of children who have faced abuse.
The organization works closely with therapists to provide therapeutic tools that benefit each child.
Room Redux has successfully transformed the lives of many children and has chapters in various states across the US and different countries.
Susie was named the national honoree for the L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth program.
Susie's superpower is her positivity and encouragement to follow one's bliss and enjoy each minute to the fullest.
Room Redux transforms the bedrooms of children who have experienced trauma or homelessness into personalized dream spaces.
Vybiral discusses how she came up with the idea and turned it into a national organization.
She talks about the impact of her organization on children in need and how people can get involved in supporting the cause.
Vybiral also shares her views on maintaining a positive outlook and being a positive influence on others.
Susie Vybiral (pronounced VEE-BER-ALL) (she/her)
Founder and CEO, Room Redux
About Room Redux: Room Redux is a non-profit organization that provides healing Room Transformations for children who have faced trauma including physical and/or sexual abuse.
Twitter Handle: @RoomRedux
Company Facebook Page: facebook.com/roomredux
Susie Vybiral is the Founder and CEO of Room Redux, an international nonprofit organization. Room Redux transforms the rooms and lives of children who have faced physical and/or sexual abuse. Room Transformations give children a fresh start while changing the trajectory of their lives and breaking the cycles of abuse.
Susie is currently a doctoral candidate working toward her PsyD. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Psychology) by UNRS. Susie holds the prestigious honor of being the L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth 2022 National Honoree.
Susie has been a contributing writer for local publications and has served as a guest speaker for NCMEC, child protective service organizations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI), Homeland Security (HSI), and law enforcement and task force conferences. She serves as an Ambassador for the 70/30 Wave Trust based in the UK and is proud to be an Advisory Board member for Texas Women for Children.
These positions and experiences are all powerful forces when it comes to Susie’s expertise regarding child abuse victims and the importance of changing their environment in order to help them heal and to break the cycle of abuse.
Personal Facebook Profile: facebook.com/susievybiral
Instagram Handle: @RoomRedux