Susan Stewart

Funny Motivational Speaker, Comedian, and Event Host
Toronto, Ontario

What Susan is Passionate About

YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Healing Stress With Humour  

Packed full of laughs about the challenges we face at work and in life, Susan shares how humour relieves stress, improves our outlook, and prevents burnout.

YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Building Resiliency With Humour 

While giving your group some much needed laughs, Susan shares how we can meet our challenges with confidence, curiosity, and a sense of humour.

How The "Golden Rule of Comedy" Can Help You See The Lighter Side of Life 

The “golden rule” of comedy is to talk about the truth. Anytime you laugh at what a comedian says, it’s because it’s true. Comedians are constantly asking themselves, “What’s true about life?” Susan highlights 5 important truths about life and shares how remembering these truths can make times of adversity and uncertainty appear more manageable.

YOUR NEW LENSES ARE READY FOR PICK UP: Seeing The Lighter Side Of Life In Challenging Times 

With the humour she is best known for, Susan offers some shifts in perspective that can help your group be resilient in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

NOTE: a version of this program that focuses solely on the topic of change is also available.

The Ligher Side Of Mental Health 

With lots of humour and vulnerability, Susan shares how depression and anxiety once led her to quit stand-up comedy and what she learned along her journey back to the stage. Your group will learn how humour (and 5 other habits) nurtures strong mental health and prevents burnout.

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!

Why You Need Susan

A motivational humourist who will give your group the lift they need, Susan helps people see the lighter side of life to reduce stress, nurture strong mental health, and be resilient in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

Professionally, there have been a few “plot twists” along the way. 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 (ahem), 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 wellness 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 wellness at other events and conferences. In 2008, Susan took the leap of faith and left her HR career to deliver comical presentations about seeing the lighter side of life 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.

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Why You Will Love Susan

We all really enjoyed Susan’s performance and are still laughing at how she said exactly what we were all feeling during the pandemic. Praises for Susan’s performance have continued – the management team and other employees have been talking about how much fun they had.

Robin Dubeau
Global Affairs Canada

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.

Pam Boniferro
Peel District

We were blown away at the inspired messages Susan delivered. The depth of Susan’s presentation coupled with helpful tools to navigate challenges were a wonderful takeaway.

Grace Sammut
Resorts Of Ontario

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.

Amy Ly
Ontario Hospital Association

Susan is an incredibly thought-provoking and hilarious speaker whose ideas and messages are incredibly easy to relate to. If you are looking for a top-notch speaker who is easy to work with and will make a profound impact on your group, look no further than Susan.

Kyle Armstrong
McMaster University

…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!

Mena Kelly
Ottawa Catholic School Board

The feedback is rolling in and our entire global team absolutely loved the session! Not only were they able to take a break from their normal day to day and laugh a little, they were able to benefit from Susan’s wisdom/insights related to mental health and burnout.

Corey Harrison
Dell Technologies

Susan’s presentation was just perfect, hilarious, and such a great stress relief for our extra busy sector. We received amazing comments from participants!

Marie-Pierre Hamel
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Susan hit the mark on every single joke! I know the members needed to sit back and laugh, and Susan definitely made that happen!

Samantha Wilson
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

I honestly can’t remember the last time I have laughed so hard.  Susan was on point with every single joke. It resonated with everyone and all we have been through these last couple of years.

Kimberley Wood
Transat Distribution Canada inc.

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


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