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

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Appreciation | keynote details

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Appreciation at work, where everyone profits

Leadership practices to optimize performance and retention

Sponsors, board members, employees, or colleagues, want to affect an organization's success. As a leader, you need to communicate a person’s contribution and overall impact on the success of the organization — in comes appreciation. There are many forms of recognition. As a leader, knowing what a person values will guide you to appreciate them where they feel the most fulfillment. People often join an organization for the money or the profile; they stay for how they are valued.

In a dynamic, interactive presentation, Suzanne will take the audience on a self-reflective journey of assessing what they believe motivates their team. Based on interviews with leaders, and neuroscience insight, Suzanne will share what motivates teams long-term. The Audience will leave with seven strategic ways to demonstrate appreciation, each of which is low-cost and relatively easy to implement.

Neuroscience tells us that leadership and peer acknowledgment can have a profound impact on a person. By creating a culture of appreciation, you can increase your team's engagement and performance while having them experience a heightened sense of purpose - where everyone profits.


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Key takeaways:

• How appreciation enhances team retention and customer or beneficiary experience
• Seven low – cost methods to implement recognition
• How to create a culture of appreciation.

What audience will be ignited?

• Leaders who want to retain employees
• Businesses who want to create an environment of care
• Entrepreneurs who want to get their teams to provide their best

Alternative appreciation keynote:

Your contribution count

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Keynote OR Capacity building program

We will tailor the session to meet your conference theme, your audience, and/or your organizational objectives. contact us


  • Elaine Froese, CSP
    “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, CSP Communication Expert, 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, Founder
    "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

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Suzanne F. Stevens, Conscious-Contribution™ Cultivator, who is a social entrepreneur, host, and philanthropist. As the founder of YouMeWe Group, (an Ignite Excellence Inc. company), she has worked with organizations on five continents since 2000. In every speaking engagement, Suzanne brings her audiences to the front row by using a customized approach, her entrepreneurial experience, vast international adventures, human observations, a slice of humor, and interactive process to get the audience to explore the what if?

Suzanne is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), who 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 - profitably.

Suzanne ignites a culture where your contribution counts • for you • your company • your community.