make your contribution count • for you • your company • your community

The Role of Sustainability in

making your contribution count

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We | Sustainability

 

we all have a role to play in our social and economic re-emergence?

 

 

The global pandemic has amplified the social, economic, and environmental gaps. Although addressing societal gaps has always been necessary, it is essential during economic and social re-emergence. Organizations small and large need to re-imagine and re-energize their offering and team to meet the social needs to benefit communities and their businesses.

 

Innovate, pivot, and lead through disruption are becoming the norm.

 

Clients and consumers are more exposed to the power of collaboration and what is possible when we re-imagine our offerings. Research shows that before the pandemic, consumers were making more conscious buying decisions. The trend will amplify as we recognize our interdependence. Now more than ever, we need each other to elevate society. Leadership, contribution structure, and collaboration are cornerstones to make your contribution count.

 

leaders and entrepreneurs can employ conscious leadership techniques to attract and retain collaborators in their mission?

 

What impact could they really have?

What organizational culture could they create?

 

 

 

Empower. Advance. Impact.

 

Sustainability of a contribution needs to have the right structure to reach its objective, regardless of whether it contributes to society through a business, non-profit, corporation, or a group of mission-aligned contributors. To maintain a conscious-contribution™, all stakeholders must be mission and value-aligned.  A consciously executed initiative will empower you while attractingengaging, and retaining your colleagues, customers, and collaborators — collaboratively making your contributions count!

 

Without sustainability, the contribution can hurt, not help. Create dependancy, not opportunity.

 

  • You created a high-trust, high-performance, and high happiness culture?
  • You establish an inclusive and diverse culture that feels empowered?
  • You seek collaborators that will bolster your social impact, revenue, and sustainability?
  • You retain volunteers by creating an environment where they feel valued?
  • Each member of your multi-generational team feels valued, and that their contribution significantly impacted the organization's success?

 

In dynamic, interactive, and thought-provoking engagements, Suzanne guides audiences to:

 

  • Utilize CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP techniques that will create an inclusive, high-performing culture.
  • Develops COMMUNICATION SKILLS needed to gain COLLABORATORS and establish long-term symbiotic partnerships.
  • Takes groups through PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS that will garner more COLLABORATORS, pitch for more INVESTORS for your social initiative, or present your social enterprise to prospective FUNDERS.
  • Turning individual RECOGNITION into a CULTURE OF APPRECIATION can increase your team's engagement and performance while having them experiencing a heightened sense of purpose - where everyone profits.
  • How to STRUCTURE a relationship to AMPLIFY IMPACT and create a ripple effect.
  • MODERATE diverse perspectives of social contributors' approaches and impact.

Who wants to have a sustainable social impact?

Examples of how YouMeWe makes your contribution count—Sustainably

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What clients are saying

  • Colleen Bannerman B.B.A, C.C.H
    “Suzanne’s presentation was entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking, and engaging! It was fantastic to see and hear the reaction of the audience and how inspired everyone was. Many people commented that Suzanne’s message made them think beyond themselves to the greater contributions they may be able to make. We also incorporated a charitable jewelry extravaganza on Suzanne’s suggestion. The entire event was a huge success!”
    Colleen Bannerman B.B.A, C.C.H President, Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Tom O'Neill - President
    “Suzanne Stevens spoke to our Annual Convention in Niagara Falls and just nailed it! One of the most difficult challenges in business today, the creation of a workplace culture where people want to work and want to stay, is no easy subject and can easily become cliché ridden and preachy. Suzanne attacked the issue with energy and critical insight. She demolished the myths around worker shortages and generational differences and then constructed an alternative approach that was seized upon by our franchisees. A post convention survey of all speakers placed her ahead of all our speakers in terms of giving them a new insight and a practical strategy for solving this challenge. Well done!”
    Tom O'Neill - President Quesada Franchising of Canada Corp.
  • 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
  • Despina Zanganas R.G.D
    Suzanne Stevens is a truly inspiring speaker. Her delivery was not only top-notch but she immediately connected with our audience and showed them how to explore their own Edgeness. She exudes confidence, passion and energy. It was an honour to have Suzanne at our Lean In event and she is a true example of a woman who “Leaned In”
    Despina Zanganas R.G.D Partner and Creative Director, 108 ideaspace inc.
  • 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
  • Marcey Saunders, CHRE
    "Suzanne is a bundle of positive energy with practical tips to share. She was highly engaging at our convention, getting everyone in the room interacting and leaving us with realistic ideas for recognizing and appreciating our team members. It was clear that Suzanne tailored her keynote address to our industry and company. I would highly recommend Suzanne as a professional speaker for any corporate event!"
    Marcey Saunders, CHRE Quesada
  • 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”.   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 Suzanne.”
    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
  • 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
  • Deri Latimer CSP,
    “Brilliant. Innovative. Captivating. YouMeWe keynote is a message that we all need to hear; it is perfectly timed for the current state of our globe. It is bursting with current research, relate-able examples and practical ideas that I can put into action immediately.”
    Deri Latimer CSP, Positively Speaking
  • Nabil Doss
    "As an inspirational speaker, Suzanne takes you on a riveting journey to discover human genius and potential beyond borders. With respect, eloquence and a vibrating stage presence, Suzanne shares moving stories of entrepreneurs who have decided to stand-up and make a difference in our world."
    Nabil Doss Expert in Influential Communication
  • Karen Chafe, Senior Program Manager
    “I want to thank you again for the incredible talk this morning! I’ve been receiving compliments on your behalf from the delegates and volunteers all day. They loved you and really appreciated the thought-provoking stories and ideas you shared. Can’t thank you enough for the energy, experience, and professionalism you brought to the event. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and Mike and I hope we have the opportunity to cross paths again.”
    Karen Chafe, Senior Program Manager Junior Achievement London and District
  • Pam Sethi
    “Suzanne F. Stevens delivers a talk that is not only engaging and interactive with her audience, she has a genuine “Edge” and authentic approach about her experience and story. What separates her from other speakers in her ability to create a safe  environment and connect with all ranges of our audience.”
    Pam Sethi Lean In Canada
  • Richard Willett Vice President, Food & Beverage,

    "The feedback we have received from all participants has been exceptional and this has everything to do with Suzanne’s skill, approach, focus and energy. Our organization is better today by right of our relationship with Suzanne."

    Richard Willett Vice President, Food & Beverage, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Jenn Symth-Whelly
    "Suzanne is among of handful of leadership consultants that has made a significant impact on myself and others. I literally have her voice in my head, in the most positive way possible, whenever I’m preparing for an important leadership moment or presentation. While both supporting and challenging participants, she has a unique ability to unlock potential in individuals of all experience sets - CEOs to early leaders. I’ve seen her dramatically improve people’s communication skills - both verbally and non-verbally. Suzanne has my full endorsement."
    Jenn Symth-Whelly VP, Strategic Planning & Execution at Hootsuite
  • John B Houghton
    "Working with Suzanne produced tremendous results for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Suzanne's needs analysis and custom built solution, resulted in several departments being trained and motivated to work more collaboratively. Key systems and policies were improved and overall communication and customer satisfaction made significant gains. Everyone on the team loved working with her."
    John B Houghton Past VP of Sales
  • Alison Maunder Event Coordinator,
    "Suzanne was a wonderful speaker - both warm and engaging. Her presentation was full of genuine life lessons and inspired everyone in the room to find their true north and follow their dreams. She gave practical steps to what can sometimes be an overwhelming topic and made us laugh along the way. Can't wait to hear her speak again!"
    Alison Maunder Event Coordinator, Lean In Canada

Make a social impact with Suzanne F. Stevens

In every keynote, session, and workshop, Suzanne brings her audiences to the front row by using a customized approach, her entrepreneurial experience, vast international adventures, interviews with leaders from 21 countries, human observations, slice of humor, and interactive process to get the audience to explore how to "make your contribution count." 

Suzanne's is an "interactive, thought-provoking, dynamic presenter" who shares strategies on how to implement conscious-contributions™ consistently for you, your company, in the community, and beyond. She transforms perspectives on how to maximize personal meaning, while attracting, engaging, and retaining colleagues, customers, and collaborators — sustainably and profitably.

Suzanne ignites a culture where your contribution counts
for •  you • me • we.