• About

    Space To Move consultancy is based in Portland Oregon and was established in 2007. Founder and principal is Suzane Van Amburgh. Services include:

    • Strategic communications
    • Embodied Learning - professional development programs
    • Balance and safe falling instruction
    I am a strategic thinker who collaborates with you or your team to bring forward innovative solutions aligned with your strategic goals. I practice deep listening skills to elicit your organizatonal requirements and illuminate the space you want to move to.
    ~ Suzane Van Amburgh

  • Areas of Expertise

    What do people look to Suzane Van Amburgh for?

    Strategic communications  

    Consulting services in brand development, internal communications and marketing.


    Clients include:

    Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University


    Birankai North America


    Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America


    The Gluten Free Neighborhood


    Embodied Learning

    Professional development presentation/ training.


    Original programs include:

    Embodied Resilience

    Aikido for Attorneys

    Make Peace with your Blind Spot



    Stoel Rives

    ODN: Organization Development Network


    Humanistic Management Conference

    Nia Now

    MetaSkills/ Banfield

    Balance and Safe Falling

    Original programs include:

    The Balance Lab

    The Balance Challenge

    Learn to Fall Safely


    Public workshops and individual private lessons available.

  • Projects

    A selection of recent communications projects:

    Portland State University

    Judaic Studies Program


    Space To Move contracted to lead initial project planning sprint to lay the groundwork for good working relationships, clear procedures for sorting out questions, and clarifying expectations among the newly formed team as we tackled the work of the larger project phase ahead.


    Activity of the sprint:
    Assess the work to be done over the Fall, Winter and Spring terms of the academic year 2018-2019, assess the skills and availability of the people on the team, the spaces in the office, and make a plan for how the team will work together. Utilize the ongoing flow of routine work, mindfully, as examples and case studies to drive fast learning and inform our team communication plan.


    Communication plan
    Workflow tools
    Road map for the department’s projects through Spring term 2019.


    Birankai North America


    Board of Directors - Member Communications portfolio


    Suzane Van Amburgh serves on the Board of Directors of Birankai North America (2018- present). Her area of focus is organizing the community's member communciations to align with its strategic goals, which includes serving the members' needs. Past projects include developing a member survey (2017-2018) to illuminate why newer members are attracted to aikido practice and why they stick with it.


    Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America

    2006 - 2016

    • Event planning and communications/marketing strategy for 6 professional development conferences (2007-2016)
    • PMO function: established project procedures and templates for proposals, charters and budgets (2015-16)
    • Project Manager for the Feldenkrais Science Network website: initial project definition, development, launch (2009) and upgrade project (2015). 
    • Member survey: learning and development (2015)
  • Suzane Van Amburgh, Aikido Instructor


    My consulting approach is informed by my experience as an Aikido instructor and a somatic educator. I enjoy helping people come to peace in themselves and discover the space to move in their organization, their body movement, and on collaborative projects. ~ Suzane Van Amburgh


  • reach out

    I'm based in Portland Oregon, available for remote work, and travel periodically for teaching engagements and presentations.

    9220 SW Barbur Blvd #119344, Portland Oregon 97219