A comedian 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.
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.
Please contact us to book Susan Stewart for your next event!
- YOU GOTTA LAUGH: A Pandemic Pick-Me-Up
Looking for something to bring your group together online and give them a much-needed boost? In this entertaining and uplifting program, Susan delivers some observational humour about these times of isolation, physical distancing, and facing this “new normal”. Susan also shares a personal story that has left her with some ideas and perspectives about change (and adversity) that can help your group be more resilient as they navigate this time of uncertainty.
- YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Healing Stress With Humour
Featuring some of her best PG-rated comedy, 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.
“…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 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.
“Susan was is an incredibly thought-provoking and hilarious speaker whose stories and experiences are incredibly easy to relate to. If you are looking for a top-notch speaker who is easy to work with and will have your audience in stitches, look no further than Susan.” – McMaster University
- YOUR NEW LENSES ARE READY FOR PICK UP: Seeing Adversity And Change In A New "Light"
This program examines our freedom of choice. We are always free to choose how we want to perceive, interpret, and respond to the external world. As scientific research has proven, 90% of our experience (such as stress or happiness) is based on how we process our circumstances. The lenses through which we view things (and the narrative we tell ourselves) almost entirely shapes our reality and profoundly determines our potential to “synthesize” happiness in the face of adversity or uncertainty. In her signature comedic style, Susan will point out some “annoying features” of the brain that can create stress and offer some shifts in perspective that can boost our mood, increase our resiliency, and nurture our mental health.
Susan’s energy is infectious! Susan does a really great job of breaking down big concepts into small nuggets that you can use to help you in your daily life. Susan will make you laugh from your belly and has a way of warming your heart and seeing the lighter side of life.” – Ontario Hospital Association
- 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.
“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.” – Peel District Catholic School Board
- 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!