Susan Stewart

Speaker


Susan Stewart

The Lighter Side of Work and Life

Susan Stewart blends the wit and comedy she’s known for with a moving message about not taking life too seriously. From healing stress with humour to putting the powers of a positive mindset to work, Susan shares the art and practice of seeing the lighter side of life with audiences, leaving everyone more uplifted and motivated than when they arrived. As she says herself, “laughter is the experience, and transformation is the outcome”.

As a comedian, author, and an event emcee, Susan has taken a winding road. After earning a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Waterloo, Susan began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto. Five years into her comedy career, she made the decision to quit show biz and transitioned into the world of human resources as an organizational learning and development consultant with the Ontario government.

Through serendipitous events, Susan’s human resources career led her back on stage as a speaker and host, using her comedic skills for good, rather than evil. Since 2008, she has been delivering her unique blend of humour and inspirational messages at events for clients such as BMO Financial Group, Novartis Consumer Health, PCMA, and HRPA.

Susan is the author of three books: Reaching The Laugh Resort: Why The Journey To Remembering Who You (Really) Are Is Worth The Jet Lag; Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: A Guide To Seeing The Lighter Side Of Life; and You Gotta Laugh: Wit and Wisdom About Not Taking Life (or Yourself) Too Seriously.


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 we were born with – we are always free to choose how we want to respond to our circumstances. In this entertaining hour, Susan will remind your group how important it is to not 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

This interactive presentation is based on the scientific research that has proven that 75% of our professional success is determined by our interest in feeling good and our ability to be resilient in the face of adversity. In her signature comedic style, Susan examines the findings that have led to that statistic by revealing the truth about the relationship between happiness and success, the biological advantages of a “positive brain”, what truly makes us happy, and three simple ways to put the powers of a positive mindset to work.

Reaching The Laugh Resort: 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. In the humourous style she is best known for, Susan reveals ways we can change our mind to reclaim that joyful true nature we so freely experienced and expressed at the very beginning of our lives.

Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: Seeing Changes and Challenges in a New "Light"

This program is a lighthearted reminder that there is always more than one way of seeing things and shares ways to view (and interpret) circumstances that create resiliency in the face of adversity.

The Last Laugh

This hour is 100% pure comedy and Susan will leave your group feeling energized and seeing the lighter side of life.