igniting leaders & entrepreneurs to cultivate cultures of community conscious contributions™

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Suzanne F. Stevens, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), has spoken on five continents to fortune 500 companies since 2000. In every keynote, session or capacity building program, Suzanne brings her audiences to the front row by using her primary research, interactive nature, human observations and slice of humour to get the audience explore the What if?

In Suzanne’s high-octane engagements, her goal is to inspire the audience on how they can consciously contribute™ to uplift the lives of others and create their most meaning life. In all of Suzanne’s talks she will not only ignite contributions to the audiences’ organization, community, country or beyond, but will share the YouMeWe mindset that will transform how an individual’s contribution can create a positive ripple effect – and therefore, lead tomorrow’s legacy today.

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what clients are saying

  • David J. Miller
    "Suzanne Stevens is a most captivating and capable business trainer and motivational speaker Suzanne is tuned to her audience, and provides exactly what is required to bring home the critical behaviour or objective.”
    David J. Miller President and Chief Operating Officer, Canada
  • Lois Shaw
    "We have often had guest lecturers and speakers visit our international college from all over the world.  The unique thing about Suzanne was her innate ability to quickly identify how a particular community works, figure out how to craft communication to be effective in that context and then show students how to use those skills.”
    Lois Shaw Africa International University (AIU) Kenya
  • Nancy Forrester
    "Suzanne herself is an excellent role model for other women and the session was a big hit!  Her presentation was engaging and the content was interesting, relevant and thought-provoking."
    Nancy Forrester Manager, IT – ERP & BW Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) Canada
  • Robert Roy
    “Suzanne is top notch! She knows her stuff inside out. It was a pleasure to learn from her.”
    Robert Roy Account Executive Astral Media Radio, Canada
  • Elisa Schupp, Vice-President,
    “I had the pleasure of hearing Suzanne Stevens speak at a CNW Group internal conference and recently at IABC luncheon. On both occasions, Suzanne inspired the audience to think, while engaging us in a conversation. Her highly dynamic style, flow and information all contribute to bringing the audience to the desired goal.  People leave with clear actions to take that will impact our personal and business life.”
    Elisa Schupp, Vice-President, Canada Newswire
  •  Tariro Nhongo
    "I would like to thank you so much, because this process helped me to understand that I am not a victim, that I really have control and I have a role to play in what happens in my life. You truly are a blessing, and I can see that this is more than just work to you but a passion. I hope you will be blessed as you continue to impact lives, and I pray for you that more doors open so that you can impact many more lives, especially African women and youth."
    Tariro Nhongo CEO, ZINAHCO, Zimbabwe
  • Susan Hermann
    "Suzanne ensures the audience is following her and circles back if not until they do.  She is riveting.  I have spent full days in training with her and she has had my complete focus the whole time.  She is amazing at staying on time even when timing problems are thrown at her at the last minute.  She is very entertaining in a professional way and makes it fun and safe to learn and try new things with her.  Even when giving constructive criticism you still feel good about yourself.  Her energy never waivers and is contagious.  I have seen many speakers and she is flawless."
    Susan Hermann Regional Vice President, Desjardins Financial Security Life Insurance Company
  • Lia Karlos
    “On behalf of the management team at the Canada Revenue Agency, we wish to thank you for your presentation! The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive.  Your ability to shed new light on techniques and methods needed to communicate effectively with staff was refreshing and insightful.  The audience was engaged and enjoyed the interactive nature of your presentation, “The Art of Influence”.   We appreciate the high degree of professionalism you exhibited.”
    Lia Karlos Manger, Canadian Revenue Agency, Canada
  • Victoria Sanjana
    “Suzanne Stevens invested a lot of time understanding our business and the unique challenges we face, before she began designing our training day.  Her preparation, excellent knowledge base, and well-honed communication and presentation skills made the day everything we had hoped for – and more! If you are looking for enlightening, relevant and engaging training I would highly recommend Ignite Excellence.”
    Victoria Sanjana Director of Finance and Administration, JAZZ.FM91, Canada
  • Lynn Nicolai, ACPC, PCC
    "Suzanne is a pro who delivers results. I had a team that needed to improve their sales presentation skills but were cynical when it came to investing money in any learning initiative. They thought most training was a waste of time and that the company’s seasoned sales force wouldn’t value nor invest time in a workshop. Despite this resistance, Suzanne was able to turn their views around and get them excited to participate. They not only went through the first session but signed up for the second part of the program. To this day, employees remember her program and the immense value they received based on Suzanne’s approach and content."
    Lynn Nicolai, ACPC, PCC HR Director, Desjardins Financial Security Life Insurance Company
  • Thandi Nkomo
    "I was inspired by the training on Leadership and Communications; it gave me tools for creating deeper understanding and building of relationships with various stakeholders. It also aided me to understand my leadership style and to always keep in mind that “it is all about the stakeholder with me in mind”. Well done Suzanne, you pushed me and the rest of us out of our comfort zone yet remained supportive throughout the training!"
    Thandi Nkomo Education Program Officer, Rooftops Canada

what colleages are saying

  • Elaine Froese
    “Suzanne F. Stevens is passionate about people being recognized for their contributions to the well-being of the team. Her character is inclusive and affirming. She is conscious about the language she chooses to create a safe environment that builds trust and appreciation of the strengths of the team. Suzanne is willing to see both sides of an issue and work collaboratively. I highly recommend her approach."
    Elaine Froese Farm Family Coach and Professional Speaker, Canada
  • Jennifer Spear
    "You give Gratitude like no one else that I know. Your message is always so thoughtful, personal and meaningful.  I appreciate YOU."
    Jennifer Spear Unscripted, Canada
  • Lydia Muso
    "Suzanne is a good person because she likes everybody and she is a well-wisher and promotes people from the bottom and puts them high up in the sky. I strongly recommend her."
    Lydia Muso Founder, Lesotho Child Counselling Unit
  • Michelle Ray, CSP
    "Suzanne visualized her Ignite Excellence Conference being an outstanding success, and her goal was fully realized with an amazing array of speakers and entertainers, all participating to support her Foundation. It was a pleasure being part of her event. Suzanne is a highly accomplished business owner whose heart is truly in the right place. She inspires excellence and demonstrates the power of philanthropy that is all too rare amongst her peers. We can all learn from Suzanne's vision for a better world. I am proud to know her and highly recommend her as a colleague and friend."
    Michelle Ray, CSP Leadership Expert and Consultant

Partial list of clients Suzanne has worked with ...

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