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

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Please don't Volunteer | keynote details

caution!Please don't Volunteer

Your personal brand depends on it

Volunteers are fabulous people; they give time and energy to a task, for no pay often in an area where they have no expertise. Without a doubt, volunteers are needed, and should be admired and celebrated. Expectations on volunteers can be limited, and performance does not equate to professional ability.

We have all heard, and maybe even said: “We are JUST volunteers.” What does that really mean? Don’t count on me, I will get to it, I will fit it in when it is convenient.

Professional associations require something more than people to ‘fit it in.’ How do you get people to show up and commit to consciously contribute to the growth and sustainability of your association? Well, you make it about them.

In an interactive presentation, Suzanne will provide your volunteers in your organization or association with eight-step preparation guide of how to make the most of volunteering. This will highlight what is the best opportunity for them to contribute where they will be committed to the project’s success.

youmewe capacity buidling suzanne f stevens keynote speakerEmbracing the YouMeWe mindset empowers conscious contributors™ to make the most of volunteering:


• Proactively contribute to ‘volunteer’ initiative with a professional contributors attitude
• Take into consideration varies elements that will optimize their contribution satisfaction and impact
• Contribute inline with their personal brand

This approach will increase Professional Contributors engagement into your organization and into achieving the desired outcomes.

What audience will be ignited?

• Associations who want to engage volunteers
• Volunteers who want to optimize their contributions
• Organizational leaders who utilize employee volunteer engagement initiatives

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
  • Elisa Schupp, Vice-President
    “I had the pleasure of hearing Suzanne Stevens speak at a CNW Group internal conference and 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 Central Canada, Canada Newswire

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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.