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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Live Well, Laugh Lots

A fun-filled program that explores the powerful connection between our mindset and our health! Through hearing Susan’s observations about human nature and typical scenarios surrounding stress, your group will receive key ideas about how and why to see the lighter side of the challenges that unfold at work and in life!
 

Reaching the Laugh Resort

Delivered in her stand-up comedy style, Susan reveals (or reminds those who have forgotten) the key benefits of exuding our true nature (peaceful, light-hearted, playful) when changes and challenges unfold in our professional and personal lives. The "laugh resort" is what Susan calls that moment when someone consciously decides to stop taking everything so darn seriously and chooses to harness the powers of humour. By sharing her story of being a stand-up comic who took herself and her work far too seriously (ahem) and what she has learned along the way, Susan will inspire your group to reduce that unconscious tension that so often prevents us from fostering strong health, experiencing high energy, and reaching our full potential.

 

Your New Lenses Are Ready for Pick-up:

Seeing Life's Challenges In A New "Light" Full of observational humour about typical human nature, Susan explores the major role our perceptions and thoughts play in our experiences and offers a set of powerful shifts in the way we view and think about the changes and challenges that unfold at work and in life. With a winning combination of comedy and inspiration, this light-hearted program will empower your group to experience “chronic peace” (and all the benefits that come along with it!) no matter what comes their way!

 

The Last Laugh

If you’re looking to end off your event with a program that’s going to wrap things up on a particularly light note, Susan offers a delightful mixture of comedy and inspiration. After all the thinking is done, Susan will get your group laughing about human nature and the typical challenges we face at work and life. You can take the girl out of stand-up comedy, but….

 


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

 

"...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

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