Susan Stewart Speaking Ottawa


YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Healing Stress With Humour

Of course, you don’t gotta laugh, it’s just that you can – it’s always an option – that’s the freedom of choice you were born with! In this entertaining hour containing both wit and wisdom, Susan will remind your group how important it is to not take things too seriously, share some ways to be resilient in the face of adversity, and reveal why seeing the lighter side of life is worth the effort it often takes.

“…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!” – Mena Kelly, Ottawa Catholic School Board

Why Science Wants Us To Lighten Up

Of course, you can be serious, just not too serious! This interactive presentation is based on the scientific research that has proven a relaxed, positive mindset can dramatically increase your chances of experiencing the success you desire. Your group will discover the truth about the relationship between happiness and success, how a positive mindset improves the brain’s functions, what truly makes us happy, and three simple ways to put the powers of a positive mindset to work at work!

“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

A Comedian’s Journey To Finally Lightening Up (And Taming The Heckler In Her Head)

Susan shares how fear and self-doubt lead her to quit stand-up comedy and how she discovered the healing powers of not taking life (or herself) too seriously. With the humour she is best known for, Susan reveals how to reclaim that joyful true nature we showed up with at the very beginning of our lives.

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

THE JOY OF ADVERSITY (Because Nothing Is All Bad)

Amongst all the cherished moments on earth, few compare to those days when you achieved against the odds, succeeded in the face of fear, or when darkness gave way to light. Your greatest joys are all those times you rose from the ashes. Have you ever noticed that in order for you to rise, the poor odds, fear, and darkness had to come first? In her signature comedic style, Susan will explore the positive and necessary role challenges play in our lives and how noticing the path behind you can help you see adversity in a new light.

“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

THE ADVANTAGES OF HAPPINESS: Putting The Powers Of A Positive Mindset To Work!

This program reveals the truth about what causes happiness and what happiness causes. Your group will discover how to take advantage of happiness by believing that a positive reality is always possible, explore the main habits of optimism, and examine the relationship between happiness and success. The participants will also take away three simple ways to create successful outcomes by putting the powers of a positive mindset to work!

*this is an interactive program that can be 90 min. to a half day in length

“I thoroughly enjoyed Susan’s session – it was energetic, uplifting, and exactly what we needed – I personally got so much of it!” – Jackie Phillip, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

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

Susan reminds us that there is always more than one way of seeing things and shares ways we can view (and interpret) our circumstances to be resilient in the face of uncertainty and adversity.

“Susan was so much fun and brought great, positive energy to our event. Her message really resonates with everyone – no matter your background, life experience or age.” – Julie Rorison, YWCA Niagara Region and Niagara Leadership Summit for Women


Through telling her story of experiencing a dramatic change in her professional life, Susan examines common perceptions and beliefs about change that create stress and offers three shifts in perspective that provide clarity and ways to interpret change in a positive way. Your group will leave with insights and habits to help them be resilient in the face of uncertainty.

“Our employees absolutely LOVED Susan. Everyone in the audience was able to relate on some level to Susan’s message. Her presentation was both uplifting and funny.” – Carrie Froehler, Portage College

CHOOSING JOY OVER STRESS: Reclaiming Your True Nature In A “Wild, New World”

In this lighthearted and interactive program, Susan offers a powerful set of tools to reduce stress and increase resiliency in the face of the challenges that we face in this fast-paced, online era. Through exploring the practices of mindfulness and optimism, your group will be given a unique opportunity for to examine how their mindset shapes the reality in which they exist and learn how to be deliberate with their outlook as they strive to reach their goals.

*this is an interactive program that can be 90 min. to a half day in length

“Susan’s delivery captured everyone’s attention and kept them laughing and thinking! My event was a complete success and Susan played a vital role.” – Brandy Veillieux, Natural Resources Canada


This program is pure PG-rated comedy! Susan shares her hilarious observations of typical stressors and offers a gentle reminder to not take life too seriously! This entertaining hour will send your attendees home feeling energized and seeing the lighter side of life.

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