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Susan Stewart

Speaker

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Comedic Motivation - Bringing out the Lighter Side of Life

A speaker who will give your group the lift they need, Susan helps people see the lighter side of life to lower stress, nurture strong mental health, and be resilient in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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Virtual Presentation - Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: Seeing Change & Adversity In A New Light

As we navigate our new reality during this unprecedented time, Susan will give your group a lift with a program that both entertains and inspires. These new lenses that are ready for pick up symbolize our freedom to choose how we want to perceive, interpret, and respond to our external world.

As 90% of our experience is based on how we process our circumstances, the lenses through which we view things (and the narrative we tell ourselves) is what almost entirely shapes our reality and is how we can “synthesize” happiness in the face of challenges.  

In her comedic style, Susan will point out some “annoying features” of the brain that detract from our sense of contentment and offer some shifts in perspective that can boost our mood and raise our level of resiliency. 

Susan is an incredibly thought-provoking and hilarious speaker whose ideas and messages are incredibly easy to relate to.

If you are looking for a top-notch speaker who is easy to work with and will make a profound impact on your group, look no further than Susan.” – Kyle Armstrong, McMaster University

You Gotta Laugh: Healing Stress with Humour

A program packed with laughs, Susan will give your group the lift they need and share some ways to see the lighter side of the changes and challenges we face both at work and in life.

You Can’t Be Serious!

In the comedic style she is known for, Susan will have your group laughing at how we can take things too seriously and reveal the benefits of having a relaxed, positive mindset.

Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: Bouncing Back From Adversity By Seeing Challenges In A New "Light"

While sharing a dramatic “plot twist” that occurred in her life several years ago, Susan offers ideas and perspectives that can help you get back up after life knocks you down.

*a version of this program that focuses solely on the topic of change is also available

The Mental Health Make-Over: How Depression Helped Me Lighten Up

A program that both entertains and inspires, Susan shares how depression (and anxiety) once led her to quit stand-up comedy and what she has learned about nurturing strong mental health.

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!

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
Host/MC
Need a funny emcee for your event? Susan has been hosting events for over 15 years and will keep your crowd laughing and make your event memorable.
Entertainer | The Last Laugh Comedy Show
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!

Audience reviews:

  • 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!

    - Community Engagement Officer, Association of Canadian Financial Officers
  • 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.

    - Business Development, DBM Canada
  • 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.

    - Educational Resource Worker, Peel District Catholic School Board
  • Susan’s keynote address was outstanding. She kept the room fully engaged and delivered a learning session that was not only insightful but full of fun laughs as well. The feedback received confirmed that participants felt her presentation was of value and would have loved for her to continue to share her stories for the entire day.

    - Ontario Public Service
  • Susan was fantastic! She had the table next to me in tears. She was charismatic and truly lightened the room. Thank you for suggesting her. She was lovely off the stage as well. Definitely the highlight of my night!


    - Digital & Events Coordinator, The Lung Association

Speaker Biography

Professionally speaking, Susan has taken a winding road. After earning a Theatre Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, Susan moved to Toronto to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. A few years into her comedy career, Susan started to battle depression and anxiety which eventually led her to quit the “biz”. When Susan got back on her feet, she wanted to get a “real job” and see how the other half lived. Thanks to a whole lot of serendipity and a wee bit of nepotism, Susan landed a job in a Human Resources office in the Ontario Government.

About a year into her HR career, Susan was asked to create and deliver a comical presentation about mental health at an upcoming professional development conference. Susan’s presentation was a smash-hit and before she knew it, she was touring around the Ontario Government delivering her comical presentation about mental health at other events and conferences. In 2008, Susan took the leap of faith and left her HR career to deliver comical presentations about mental health full time.

For the past 12 years, Susan has been touring around North America making audiences laugh and sharing ways to meet the challenges of work and life with a positive outlook, and of course, a sense of humour.

Susan is the author of 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.