Susan Stewart

Inspirational Speaking Meets Stand-Up Comedy

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Comedian/author/speaker, Susan Stewart, delivers a unique combination of comedy and inspiration to remind people how important it is not to take life (and themselves) too seriously and shares ways to meet adversity with a positive outlook, and of course, a sense of humour.

Professionally speaking, Susan has taken a winding road. After earning a Theatre Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, Susan moved to Toronto and began performing stand-up comedy. Five years into her comedy career, Susan made the decision to leave the “biz” and get a “real” job which led her to working in a Human Resources department in the Ontario Government.

A year into her career as an Organizational Learning and Development Consultant, Susan was asked to write and present a humorous presentation about wellness for an upcoming professional development conference. Susan’s presentation was a smash-hit and as they say, the rest is history. Susan eventually left her HR career to return to the stage full-time and use her comedic powers for good, rather than evil.

For the past 10 years, Susan has been helping people see the lighter side of life and harness the powers of a relaxed, positive mindset.

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YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Healing Stress with Humour

While giving your group the gift of laughter, Susan will remind your group why it’s important not to take things too seriously and share some ways to see the lighter side of life.

 

YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS! Why Science Wants Us to Lighten Up

Based on scientific research, Susan will reveal how a relaxed, positive mindset fuels performance and achievement. In this interactive presentation, Susan shares the truth about the relationship between happiness and success, the biological advantages of a “positive brain”, the habits that create sustained happiness, and 3 simple ways to put the powers of positivity to work!

 

REACHING THE LAUGH RESORT: A Comedian’s Journey To Finally Lightening Up (And Taming The Heckler In Her Head)

Susan shares how believing her “inner critic” lead her to quit stand-up comedy early on in her career and the “awakening” that eventually led her back to the stage. In the comedic style she is best known for, Susan shares her inspirational journey and reveals the powerful healing of not taking life (or yourself) too seriously.

 

YOUR NEW LENSES ARE READY FOR PICK UP: Seeing Adversity In A New “Light”

This interactive program will remind your group there is always more than one way of seeing things, reveal powerful truths about stress, and offer a set of habits that can improve their outlook (and help them be more resilient) when facing adversity and uncertainty.

 

YOUR NEW LENSES ARE READY FOR PICK UP: Seeing Change In A New “Light”

Based on a dramatic “plot twist” that occurred in her life several years ago, Susan will reveal powerful truths about change, our most common sources of stress in the face of uncertainty, and 3 shifts in perspective that can help your group be resilient in the face of the unknown.

 

THE LAST LAUGH

This program is 100% pure PG-rated corporate-friendly stand-up comedy! Susan will send your group off energized, uplifted, and seeing the lighter side of life!

 

Recent Publications by Susan Stewart

Your New Lenses Are Ready for Pickup

 

Reaching the Laugh Resort

 

From the Stage to the Page

 

Three Books by Susan Stewart

 

"Susan's energy is infectious! Susan does a really great job ofbreaking down big concepts into small nuggets that you can useto help you in your daily life. She'll make you laugh from your belly and has a way of warming your heart and seeing the lighter side of life.”  Amy Ly, Ontario Hospital Association 

"There are very few individuals who can capture an audience, entertain, motivate and offer hope. Her words illustrated vivid imagery that the audience related to on a personal level and will be talking and laughing about for months to come.”  Pam Boniferro, Peel District Catholic School Board

"Susan was a hilarious speaker at one of our events and she was a fantastic way to end a long day for our delegates. She struck a good balance between information and entertainment. We would gladly book her again for a future event and highly recommend her for anyone looking to inject humour and energy into their event!”  Lauren Doty, ACFO-ACAF

“It’s not often that a speaker engages her audience as Susan did and left them wanting more. There were many laughs and ah-ha moments. Our audience left our event relaxed and better prepared to manage challenges, as a result.”  Diana Zanin, DBM Canada

“Susan was fabulous, funny, entertaining and sincere in her delivery. I would highly, highly recommend her. She rocked the house!!!!” Sandra Tisiot, Women In Business Conference

“Susan’s upbeat, laughter-filled presentation ended the conference on a high note.” Lina Di Carlo, Occupational Health Nurses Association

"...from all evaluations I have received, Susan was the top attraction and most appreciated speaker of our event. Susan helped change and re-motivate all participants - Susan made our event a SUPER success."  Denise Bondy-Cockwell, Canada Revenue Agency/Simcoe Muskoka Interministerial Council Member

"Susan kept our attention with important key messages, humour, and energized the entire room!"  Donalda McCabe, City of Toronto

"Susan's upbeat, laughter-filled presentation ended the conference on a high note..."  Lina Di Carlo, Occupational Health Nurses Association

"Susan was AMAZING! Our staff were treated to a first class presenter who made us all laugh our heads off, while allowing us to learn how not to take ourselves too seriously... Susan is the perfect package!" Ottawa Catholic School Board

"...you made me laugh right out loud so that at the end my cheeks were sore from laughing... You gave us so much great information - and I plan to implement what was suggested... as they say - you made my day." Probation/Parole Service, Ottawa

"I have to tell you that you were amazing!!! I thoroughly enjoyed your session - it was energetic, uplifting and exactly what we needed. Thanks for everything - I personally got so much of it!" Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

"Susan is an extrordinary presenter - she instantly engages her audience with her humour and energy. She is interactive, collaborative and immensely entertaining. She draws out the best elements in people and demonstrates the impact on a team's dynamics. Most importantly, her messages have a long shelf life. I've found that I've retained the tools she shared with us and that they continue to have a positive impact in the teams I work with. Susan 'rocks'!" Mercer Canada

"I can honestly say that your presentation was the best I have ever attended...it totally kept my attention and was totally hilarious (I really had to contain my self at times, so I wouldn't laugh too loud and disrupt the session !!) and to top it all off, I'm actually using some of the techniques you mentioned, in order to try and maintain peace in my day to day activities and hey...they are working!!!" Ministry of Children & Youth Services

"...what a great speaker you are! I found you to be extremely entertaining, very engaging, and most importantly, informed." Ministry of the Attorney General

"I would like to thank you for presenting at our Wellness event. It was a huge success as the feedback has been incredible, very positive, and appreciative...hopefully we will be able to have you back for our event next year!" Ontario Institute for Studies in Education & Professional Faculties North, University of Toronto

"It's not often that a speaker engages her audience as Susan did and left them wanting more. There were many laughs and 'ahh hah' moments. Our audience left our event relaxed and better prepared to manage challenges, as a result. Thank you Susan for making us stop and slow it down. Due to the overwhelming response, we plan on having a second event soon!" DBM Canada

"I can honestly say that your presentation was the best I have ever attended...it totally kept my attention and was totally hilarious (I really had to contain my self at times, so I wouldn't laugh too loud and disrupt the session !!) and to top it all off, I'm actually using some of the techniques you mentioned, in order to try and maintain peace in my day to day activities and hey...they are working!!!" Ministry of Children & Youth Services

"...what a great speaker you are! I found you to be extremely entertaining, very engaging, and most importantly, informed." Ministry of the Attorney General