Suzy Brandtastic



Creative Entrepreneurs and Environmentalists - all in the spotlight and what makes them unique! Tune in each week as Susan Newman, brand visibility designer interviews the brightest, the most innovative out there. Susan Newman Design Inc is celebrating our 21th Anniversary in business! Brand Visibility - Award Winning Designer - Book Designer - Visual Footprint Mentor - On Camera and in-Person Speaker and Webinar/Radio Host- Blogger - Environmentalist and founder of Frogs Are Green, Inc., a NJ nonprofit organization, host of one of the largest annual kids art contests!


  • Frogs Are Green and Mindful Play Yoga created Peaceful Frogs


    Mindful Play Yoga and Frogs Are Green have teamed up to provide children ages 3-6 and 4-12+ with classes that include yoga, mindfulness (awareness), environmental awareness and art in Jersey City Heights and Hoboken. To learn more about our program: Cultivating creative self expression and exercise are linked to creating lifelong learners. Studies show kids need more art and movement on a regular basis to enhance creativity. Peaceful Frogs is committed to inspiring children ages 4-12+ to become lifelong learners.

  • Mike Michalowicz interviewed by Suzy Brandtastic


    Suzy Brandtastic welcomes one-of-a-kind successful author, Mike Michalowicz! His new book is SURGE and we're going to hear all about it. I have seen Mike speak live to many different audiences, small and large and have read his three other books: The Pumpkin Plan; Profit First; and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. He's also a really funny guy! Please join us on May 16, 2016 at 9 am... and if you cannot, download the replay anytime!

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Laura Skolar, Jersey City Parks Coalition


    Amazing events are happening around Jersey City, many of which are hosted by Pershing Field Garden Friends, one of the parks in the coalition. Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) talks with Laura Skolar, one of the founding members and current president of the Jersey City Parks Coalition. In today's talk we're going to talk about FeedJC's Dinner in the Park (series), JC Reservoir's Wild Jazz Adventure (series); The Seasonal poetry, prose and song at JC Height's 942 Summit: Do You Tea?, WHOs Gluten Free, and Bloombury Sq. Also, Washington Park Live on Sept. 26, and multiple parks will have events during JCAST weekend. The Jersey City Parks Coalition is a collection of neighborhood and park groups working together to grow and improve Jersey Cityâ??s park system. The Coalition is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization since 2005. Laura Skolar is one of the founding members of the organization and current President. The Jersey City Parks Coalition has become a significant park and ope

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Lynne Venart, Lemur Conservation Network


    Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Lynne Venart, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Lemur Conservation Network About Lynne: Lynne has been a consultant for a variety of nonprofit organizations in branding, marketing, and web design for over 15 years. At the Lemur Conservation Network, she bridges the gap between scientists and the general public, raising awareness for Madagascar's unique biodiversity and the importance of conserving lemurs and their habitat. She encourages fans of lemurs and the earth to be active voices in the fight to save our natural resources! The Lemur Conservation Network calls on lemur fans worldwide to join us in the fight to save lemurs from extinction. The Network unites over 40 organizations who are working to protect Madagascarâ??s lemurs with people who want to support the cause. It is an online guide for individualsâ??and potential donorsâ??who want to support lemur conservation, and a resource for organizations who want to promote their work. Th

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Jeremy Reeves, Sales Funnel Copywriter


    Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Jeremy Reeves, Sales Funnel copywriter, CEO and Founder of "Get Dream Clients." Jeremy Reeves is the CEO & founder of They help coaches, consultants and service professionals get and stay fully booked at all times, increase their fees and enjoy more time freedom through strategic automated marketing. To learn more, including a complimentary training workshops on how to attract and close as many dream clients as you can handle, visit

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Nick Ciavatta, Voice Actor


    Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Nick Ciavatta. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 3 PM EST. Nick Ciavatta is an experienced voice-over artist and Journalist who has done work for Allegra, Dell Computers, Pandora Radio, NBC, Everbank, Thompson's Water Seal, Clear Eyes, Charlie Rose, Sears, Bloomberg, Discovery Channel, Universal Music and more. He is available for documentaries, radio and TV commercials and narration, as well as web site and phone announcements. Nick also offers private voice over lessons which cover technique, how to audition, how to get work and the general "ins and outs" of the voice acting business. Nick is also a musician and live music promoter.

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Clint Arthur, Celebrity Launchpad


    Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Clint Arthur, Celebrity Launchpad Our next speaker could might become your new BFF! Many of his clients consider him the coolest guy in the world, because he turns them into genuine celebrities on TV, enabling them to make a bigger difference in the world and in their bank accounts. Clint Arthur teaches Authors, Speakers, Coaches, Messengers, and every kind of Entrepreneur his exact repeatable, proven, mathematical formula for booking themselves on TV as much as they want for free... which is why they love him! Basically, since Clint Started giving his keys to the kingdom of celebrity to his students, they have booked themselves on more than 1994+ appearances with ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and CW News and Talk shows all across America, including the biggest cities, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, DC., Philadelphia, Houston, San Francisco, and on and on... You may have seen Clint on the TODAY SHOW or on one of his 64+ other Network television appearances, and you have defin

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Ilah Hickman, Idaho State Amphibian Advocate


    Listen in as Susan Newmn (aka Suzy Brandtastic) and founder of Frogs Are Green interviews Ilah Hickman, a young woman from Idaho who advocated for the Idaho State Amphibian. About Ilah: I am now in 8th grade at Les Bois Junior High in Boise Idaho. Ever since that fourth grade assignment, I have been determined to have a new state symbol designated in Idaho. In fourth grade I learned that many other states had a state amphibian or reptile designated, but Idaho did not. So I decided to research amphibians and reptiles, and also found out who my representatives were in the legislature and wrote to them. My district Senator met with me in the summer before 5th grade and recommended I pick one symbol, so after my research I decided to choose the Idaho Giant Salamander as a state amphibian. In 6th grade I had a committee hearing in the House but the bill did not go any further than that. In 7th grade the bill started in the Senate, and it passed all the way through the full Senate but then the House committe

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Michael DiFeo and Bojana Coklyat, JC Artists


    Listen is as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Michael DiFeo and Bojana Coklyat, Jersey City Artists. Bojana Coklyat is a local Jersey City artist who also teaches art at St. Josephs School for the Blind.  She began the art program there when she herself became partially blind.  She has adapted to her vision loss in her painting by using thick black outlines and bold vibrant colors.  Her Subject matter ranges from octopus women, alien girls, to hot air ballon figures reflecting a sense of "The other." Michael DiFeo is also a local Jersey City Artist who teaches engineering and chess to children.  He uses long exposure photography with gestural camera movement to create his images.  His work is about the idosyncrasises of the medium and is also a visceral reaction to our world.   Bojana and Mike met when they were both exhibiting at an Art House art show two years ago.  Due to how drastically different their work is they help each other venture into different artistic territory. 

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Michelle Vitale, Gimme Shelter Stitch In


    Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Michelle Vitale (aka woolpunk), American Artist and Founder of Gimme Shelter Stitch In Friday, March 20, 2013 at 3pm EST. About Michelle: Michelle Vitale (aka woolpunk) is an American artist, born in Summit, NJ in 1971. Inspired by an immigrant seamstress grandmother, who sewed American flags, she machine knits fiber installations and embroiders on photos of urban sprawl. She has created large-scale site specific forms for a variety of institutions including St John's Cathedral, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, NJ; Lion Brand Yarn Studio, NYC; Casaterra Residency, Italy; and the Object and Thought Gallery, CO. Vitale has been included in numerous exhibitions including the New Jersey Arts Annual; the Arts and Crafts Museum, Itami, Japan; Grey Lock Arts, North Adams, MA, ABC No Rio, NYC; and Galerie Kurt I'm Hirsch, Berlin, Germany. Her work has been included in several publications and she has received numerous grants from the Puffin Foundation, Goldman

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Beverly Lewis, Executive Coach, Author


    Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Beverly Lewis. Beverly Lewis is an Executive Trainer, Speaker, Author and Business Coach. She is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Team-building is a top priority for her as she believes healthy relationships are the foundation for success. She has just finished her first book, Win From Within: The Heart of Success and Significance. The stores and principles she shares are born out of 35 years of work with over 10,000 professionals, in-depth research on leadership, communication, and lessons from her entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Geoff Mosher, Cartoonist and Creator of Chachi


    Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Geoff Mosher, Cartoonist based in Jersey City, NJ. About Geoff: Geoff Mosher is a cartoonist living in Jersey City with his wife Rebeca (a jazz singer) and their deranged cat Kika. He is the creator of the comic â??Chachiâ?? which ran daily for nearly two years, but is currently on hiatus. As co-founder of Jersey City Comics, he has run a weekly comic drawing session for artists in the NY/NJ area for nearly 4 years now. A book of the work done by Jersey City Comics is being assembled and should be available by the end of 2015. When the weather is nice, on Saturdays you will find him doing chalk drawings on the sidewalk outside of the NYC based comic shop Carmine Street Comics. In addition to comic work his art has been featured in numerous films, TV shows, animated shorts and has been a part of Art Shows in NYC, Jersey City and Philadelphia. Examples of his work can be found at

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Chris M. Sprague


    Listen in as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews, Chris M. Sprague. Chris M. Sprague is the International Transformation and Empowerment Ambassador, keynote speaker, best-selling author and a pioneer in the study of how people are wired. His purpose in life is to inspire and empower people to understand how they are wired and, in turn, transform their life. Through research, personal experience and working with countless clients, Chris has discovered that once you understand how you are wired, you will be able to eliminate many frustrations and transform your life and business. Chris is also a thought leader and accomplished professional speaker delivering a message of transformation and hope for the future. He speaks to audiences from 10 to over 10,000 and empowers people to transform their future by transforming their thoughts using an open, honest, straight-forward approach to change.

  • Suzy Brandtastic Interviews Mallie Rydzik, The Off-Road Millennial


    Tune in Monday, January 12, 2015 as Susan Newman (aka Suzy Brandtastic) interviews Mallie Rydzik. Mallie Rydzik, M.S., is a coach, writer, and speaker who works with fellow overeducated and underfulfilled Millennials to achieve work-life balance and turn their skillsets into thriving online businesses. She is a recovering academic who dropped out of a Ph.D. program following a mental health breakdown, which led to diagnoses of obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic depression, and binge eating disorder. This was the catalyst that drove her to rediscover life and work. A scientist by trade, she uses a combination of her analytical and creative mind to help others identify both deficiencies and strengths in their lives and businesses. She writes and podcasts about the future of work, work-life balance, and online business strategy at The Off-Road Millennial ( Mallie is the author of the upcoming book, Owning It: How To Embrace The Best AND Worst Parts Of You To Thrive In Life