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Born to Speak & Inspire

If you want an engaging and insightful presentation to kick off or close your event, Susan is your choice. She delivers just the right amount of message and enthusiasm and provides the perfect presentation to balance the heavy or technical content at your conferences and meetings. Your audience will be uplifted, challenged, and will be inspired to apply the concept of sharing their expertise and pursuing excellence in their work and personal lives.

Susan has been speaking professionally since 2009 and has spoken to thousands of people in dozens of organizations. She delivers programs for all types of organizations and has significant experience with healthcare, accounting, colleges, universities, government, engineering, professional associations and non-profits.

Susan is the author of a book and a training manual:

  • Aspire Higher
  • Your Journey to Excellence & Breakthrough Performance Trainer’s Manual
  • Susan is a contributing writer for ASPIRE Magazine

Susan’s Signature Keynotes:

Getting To The Top Without A Ladder

Based on her powerful training programs, this engaging, entertaining yet practical presentation shows you how mentoring will fast-track your career. You’ll learn the basics: how to share your experience & expertise, give and receive mentoring, coaching and advising, communicate more effectively, give actionable feedback, and improve your work environment. Mentoring will allow you to grow and develop faster than experience alone – whether you are the mentor or the mentee.

This program is perfect for front-line staff, leaders at every level of your organization, graduating seniors, and professional association conferences.

You Are the Leader You’ve Been Waiting For

This inspiring presentation answers the questions of why people are so reluctant to step up to leadership roles, how to cultivate future leaders and attract, support and nurture the best and brightest. This program is perfect for executives, managers at all levels, professional associations, non-profits, and civic clubs.

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Aspire Higher: Get A Mentor, Be A Mentor

Getting ahead, even for the most talented, brilliant, educated and driven among us requires more than one helping hand along the way.  Having a business or career mentor can help you learn much faster than experience alone can do. And mentors rise higher and earn more than their colleagues who don’t. Learn how both sides of a mentoring partnership can rocket you to your goals.


Provide the secrets of powerful networking and turn your next conference into a networking goldmine for your attendees. Give them the practical tools that will help them make the most of your event and beyond.

Courage: It’s Not What You Think

So often we live out lives trying to avoid fear at all costs. But what if fear is exactly what we need to be truly courageous? Your audience will be surprised, inspired, laugh, and learn as Susan shares her personal relationship with her fears in this award-winning keynote.

Work-Life Harmony: Regain Your Sense of Control

Work-Life Balance is a myth. At any given moment, our work or personal commitments can spiral into the realm of overwhelmed, over-committed, or emergency after emergency. We can take steps to prepare for those times and create an overall harmony between our work and personal lives.

Conspiracy of Success: Membership Retention & Recruitment

If your social benefit, civic organization or professional association is committed to the success of your members and programs, this presentation will inspire and motivate them to higher standards for the care and service of current members, and open new possibilities for attracting new members.

When You’re Not the Biggest Donor on the Block: Philanthropy That Boosts Grantee Success

After four and half years of running a small corporate foundation and more than 15 years as a grant seeker, Susan has learned some important lessons on how grant-makers can leverage giving to make a profound and lasting impact for the causes and charities they love. This upbeat and insightful presentation will allow your audience to see the difference they can make beyond the checks they write.

Are You Ready for the Boomer Brain Drain?

89 million Boomers won’t live forever and many of them are planning their exits right now. Make sure your organization is a winner in the scramble for competent and experienced leaders.

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