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
Packed full of laughs about how work and life has changed due to the pandemic, Susan will help your group see the lighter side of life in these challenging times and share how laughter (and 5 other habits) can help you “complete the stress cycle” and avoid the feeling of burnout.
“We had about 180+ attendees and although their cameras were off, the chat was going crazy! Susan was hilarious, engaging, and most importantly relatable. In a time of uncertainty we really have to make it a choice to be happy and Susan really made it easy that day.” – Natasha Thompson, PepsiCo Foods Canada
- YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Healing Stress With Humour
Susan will get your group laughing at the common challenges we face at work and life and reveal how laughter (and 5 other habits) can help us bounce back from adversity and rid our bodies of stress.
“…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!
Susan will get your group laughing about how we can take things too seriously, share some inconvenient truths about where stress actually comes from, and reveal the personal and professional 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 Uncertainty In A New Light
Packed full of laughs about how life dares us to complain, Susan reveals some “annoying features” of the brain that can create stress and offers some shifts in perspective that can boost our mood, raise our level resiliency, and nurture our mental health.
*a version of this program that focuses solely on the topic of change is also available
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 and a perfect ending for your event! Packed full of laughs, Susan will make your event stand out from all the rest and send your group off
feeling energized and uplifted!
“Susan’s upbeat, laughter-filled presentation ended the conference on a high note…” – Lina Di Carlo, Occupational Health Nurses Association