Suzanne F. Stevens

Conscious Leadership and Social Impact Cultivator | Founder of YouMeWe Social Impact Group Inc
Toronto, Ontario

What Suzanne is Passionate About

Be the Change You Want to Lead: Transforming Your Workforce Culture through Conscious Leadership Practices 

Virtually or in-person

Imagine a workplace where every employee, regardless of age or background, feels like a vital force propelling the organization toward success. Envision a foundation of high-trust, high-performance, and boundless happiness, permeating every corner of your organization.

What if you could revolutionize your company culture? What if you could attract, engage, retain, and empower the best talent out there?

Suzanne F. Stevens, a Certified Speaking Professional, takes you on a riveting journey into the realm of Conscious Leadership. Drawing from countless interviews with inspiring leaders and extensive employee research, Suzanne combines invaluable insights to reveal the secret behind why employees choose to work—or not—and what it takes to foster a thriving culture of interconnectedness, communal well-being, and collective growth.

Through the eyes of conscious leaders, Suzanne unveils eight game-changing strategies to embed into your organization’s DNA. Witness the transformation of your employees into unstoppable intrapreneurs, where empowerment, productivity, and purpose intersect to create an atmosphere where every contribution counts.

In this ground-breaking keynote, the audience will walk away with:

-Uncover the key factors that magnetize and inspire talent.
-Identify personal leadership blind spots to cultivate engagement and inclusion.
-Equipping leaders with eight powerful practices that foster inclusion, collaboration, and unleash the full potential of your team.

Make Your Contribution Count for you • me • we: Enhance your life, connections, and brand thru social impact. 

Virtually or in-person

What if your work and life could be infused with purpose, creating a ripple effect of positive change?

In the wake of the pandemic, our values have shifted, our tolerance for the status quo has diminished, and we are yearning to make a real difference.

The Z generation refuses to be idle, the Y generation craves significance, the X generation is determined to leave their mark, and the boomers seek to make their legacy more meaningful. It’s clear that people from all walks of life, whether just starting out, midway through their careers, making a career change, or approaching retirement, are on a quest to ensure their contribution truly counts.

Join Suzanne Stevens, renowned keynote speaker and globally recognized Impactpreneur, as she draws from the wisdom of conscious leaders across 25 countries. With thought-provoking stories, creative strategies, tales of contribution missteps, and transformational realizations, Suzanne will take you on an unforgettable journey.

Get ready to be inspired, as this keynote ignites your passion to have a profound social impact both individually and collectively. This isn’t just a talk—it’s a call to action for anyone who yearns for more fulfillment and meaning in their life.

Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your journey and unlock your true potential. Join us as we embark on a social revolution, where your contribution truly counts.

In this dynamic, thought-provoking, and interactive keynote, the audience will:

-Discover and align your contribution with your authentic values and passions.
-Gain a framework to create a sustainable social and environmental impact

Be inspired to make a meaningful social impact both individually and collectively.

From Bias to Belonging: Unlocking the Power of Diversity through Conscious Leadership  

Imagine a workplace where diversity thrives, and inclusion becomes the driving force behind your organization’s success. What if every employee felt a genuine sense of belonging? The possibilities are endless.

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, harnessing diverse perspectives is no longer a choice but a necessity. Extensive research has consistently shown that organizations that embrace diversity and inclusivity soar to new heights of creativity, innovation, productivity, and profitability.

However, the question remains: How can leaders cultivate an environment that not only values diverse thought but also fosters high-performance and a deep sense of belonging? The traditional hierarchical leadership practices no longer resonate with today’s educated and empowered workforce, who seek flexibility, autonomy, and meaningful impact.

Enter Suzanne F. Stevens, a globally renowned speaker and impactpreneur, with over two decades of experience in more than 60 countries and diverse cultures. Suzanne has delved into the minds of hundreds of Conscious Leaders from 25 countries and engaged with advocates, businesses, and community leaders from various genders, races, cultures, religions, ages, sexual orientations, and abilities to uncover the key ingredients for fostering a sense of belonging.

In this captivating and interactive keynote, Suzanne F. Stevens, CSP, will unlock the secrets of motivating colleagues and introduce you to eight powerful Conscious Leadership Practices that can be seamlessly integrated into your organization’s DNA. By implementing these practices, you will create an inclusive culture where every individual’s contribution is valued and celebrated.

Prepare to be inspired as Suzanne shares her profound insights, thought-provoking anecdotes, and practical strategies to limit the impact of unconscious biases and cultivate a collaborative, high-performing, and inclusive culture. You will gain a deep understanding of what truly motivates colleagues, why bias exists, and how you can empower your workforce to embrace diversity and make a lasting impact.

Together, we will shape a future where belonging is not just a buzzword but a reality that propels your organization to unparalleled success.

In this dynamic, thought-provoking, and interactive keynote, the audience will learn:

-Neuroscience behind unconscious bias
-Tactics to implement now to minimize biases in the workplace
-8 Conscious leadership strategies to bake into your organizations DNA to create a culture of belonging.

Lead a legacy: Evolving your business with purpose and impact. 

Virtually or in-person

Ignite a new era of possibilities for your business.

Prepare to embark on a captivating journey as we challenge conventional wisdom and invite you to see your business through a whole new lens. Discover the hidden opportunities that lie within, unlocking unparalleled fulfillment for both you and your team, while forging unbreakable bonds with your employees, customers, and collaborators.

This extraordinary keynote unveils a revolutionary approach that transcends boundaries. By shifting the focus from ‘me’ to ‘we,’ a wealth of unexplored prospects emerges, transforming your business landscape in ways you never thought possible.

Get ready to be immersed in an electrifying, thought-provoking, and interactive experience, empowering you to embrace a Social Impact Framework. Prepare to be inspired by the resilient stories of visionary leaders from around the globe who have found profound meaning in their work, despite the odds.

This exhilarating journey will transport you across continents, opening your eyes to new horizons and showing you how to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the causes that truly matter, right from where you are.

Prepare to embrace uncertainty, seize opportunities, and unveil the extraordinary potential that lies within your business. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of transformation, where your greatest accomplishments await.

By the end of this transformative keynote, you will walk away armed with:

-Powerful strategies to attract, retain, and engage your employees, cultivating an unwavering sense of loyalty.
-Possess a comprehensive framework to assess which social initiatives best align with your business, ensuring sustainable contributions that impact society.
-Connect your contribution to partners, suppliers, and customers to amplify your legacy.

Unlock the Power of Appreciation: Creating a culture Where Everyone Profits 

Imagine a workplace where each member of your multi-generational team feels genuinely valued and understands that their unique contributions significantly impact the organization’s success. What kind of culture would this create? What ripple effect would it initiate?

In this captivating keynote, we dive deep into the transformative power of appreciation and its potential to revolutionize your organization. Join us as we explore the art of cultivating a culture where stakeholders, from sponsors and board members to employees and colleagues, are empowered to make a real difference.

As a leader, it is vital to recognize that stakeholders yearn to affect the organization’s success. They want to know that their efforts matter and their voices are heard. We will guide you on a journey to becoming the leader who not only acknowledges their contributions but also understands how people like to be recognized.

Transforming individual recognition into a culture of appreciation has the potential to unlock unparalleled stakeholder engagement and ignite peak performance. Through easy-to-implement, low-cost strategies, your teams will thrive as they bask in the glow of genuine appreciation.

In a world hungry for authentic appreciation and meaningful connections, you have the power to create a workplace culture where everyone thrives. Let’s unlock that power together and embrace the ripple effect of appreciation.

In this dynamic, thought-provoking, and interactive keynote, the audiences will

-Learn the value of appreciation on employee’s retention and performance.
-Using neuroscience to demonstrate authentic appreciation.
-Low-cost, easy to implement appreciation strategies where teams feel valued.

Alternative objective: Your Contribution Counts: Celebrate the unsung heroes – the volunteers, healthcare workers, first responders, and not-for-profit employees – who selflessly contribute to our communities. This alternative objective of the keynote aims to honor those who make a difference beyond the walls of the workplace, reminding us of the profound impact we can have on the world around us.

Harness Your Feminine Power Feminine energy leads differently. Embrace it. Celebrate it. Act on it.  

What if women embraced their authentic selves, and organizations welcome it?  How would businesses, politics, health services, education and communities evolve?

Feminine Power is primed to take the lead to transform organizations and communities to be more equitable and inclusive. Women that hone into their authentic selves have the ability and desire to be compassionate, nurturing colleagues, temper their ego, and have the courage and willpower to persevere when obstacles seem insurmountable.

Feminine Power makes its contribution count with integrity, consciousness, and sustainability while having a social, economic, or environmental impact.

From Suzanne’s extensive interviews with women conscious leaders in twenty-five countries, she shares how power dynamics have stifled feminine energy but how that same energy, when used in eight practices by women difference-makers, has transformed their organizations and communities.

The audience will gain increased confidence to unleash their authentic power and show up as the best version of themselves, at home, at work, and in their community.

In this dynamic, thought-provoking, and interactive keynote, the audiences will:

-Reflect on what energy holds us back and propels us forward.
-Eight practices to express Power that are inclusive and collaborative.
-Be inspired to live confidently and authentically in life and leadership.

Unleashing the Power of Associations and Meetings: Transforming Lives and Amplifying Impact 

Are you ready to revolutionize your association’s impact? Attracting and engaging members, especially from the Y and Z generations, is no easy feat in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. To truly connect with these diverse cohorts and captivate their hearts and minds, it’s time to embrace a powerful solution: integrating social initiatives into your association and event mandate. This is the key to fostering unbreakable bonds among members, fueling their passion for your association, and elevating their membership experience to unparalleled heights.

In the wake of the pandemic, our society has witnessed alarming social, economic, and environmental gaps. Companies, both big and small, have recognized their responsibility to act and seize the opportunity for positive change. Associations, as the driving forces behind communities, shouldn’t stand idly by. It’s time for association leaders to step up and advocate for a value-aligned social revolution within your organization.

Prepare to be inspired, motivated, and empowered in an interactive, high-energy talk led by Suzanne F. Stevens. She is set to ignite the imaginations of association leaders and meeting planners, compelling them to reimagine their roles in creating a sustainable social impact. By unveiling innovative strategies to transform operations and events, Suzanne will guide the audience toward crafting a member experience that will be the talk of the town.

During this thought-provoking, dynamic, and interactive talk, the audience will embark on a journey where they will:

-Discover the incredible benefits of incorporating a compelling social initiative into your association and event mandate, opening new doors of opportunity and connection.
-Be motivated by game-changing strategies to forge powerful connections and inspire unwavering commitment to a cause that resonates with your members’ deepest values.
-Unleash a wave of social impact through actionable implementation ideas that will stick with attendees long after the event, ensuring your association becomes a driving force for positive change.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to unlock the full potential of your association and meetings, create a sustainable social impact, and leave an indelible mark on the lives of your members. Be the catalyst for change like never before!

Why You Need Suzanne

Suzanne F. Stevens is the unstoppable force behind YouMeWe Social Impact Group Inc. Since 2000, Suzanne has been invigorating audiences on five continents, catalyzing a ripple effect in conscious leadership practices, value-aligned business development, and social impact strategies.

She’s not just a speaker; she’s a globetrotter who’s lived and traveled to over 60 countries, embracing diverse cultures, seeking adventure, and amplifying Conscious Leaders voices.

In a remarkable leap of faith, Suzanne and her husband divested themselves of all possessions in their mid-40s, embarking on an awe-inspiring two-year journey through Africa. Their mission: to amplify Conscious Leaders’ voices through the captivating YouMeWe Amplified Podcast. Today, Suzanne shines a light on Conscious Leaders’ transformative ideas worldwide.

Suzanne, a certified speaker professional (CSP), takes the stage like a force of nature, radiating an infectious blend of passion, wisdom, and charisma. Her magnetic presence commands attention and ignites an unstoppable surge of inspiration in the heads and hearts of her clients, leaving audiences forever transformed.

“Her content is research-based, interactive, incredibly relevant, and timely.” She’s also the author of the book “Make your contribution Count, for you, me, we,” a conscious leadership coach, a community builder, and a multi-award winning Impactpreneur!

Suzanne personifies conviction in motion. She is committed to elevating underserved women through the YouMeWe Foundation, providing scholarships for post-graduate education in Africa.

With unwavering dedication, she champions integrating sustainable social solutions and establishing a ‘WE’ culture as intrinsic components of every forward-thinking business strategy.

Suzanne’s mission is clear: to grow conscious leaders, their businesses, and sustainably social impact.

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Why You Will Love Suzanne

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 I hope we have the opportunity to cross paths again.

Karen Chafe & The NGL Team
JA London and District

We were excited to grow as a leadership team, driven to set the stage, and wanted to do so on the right foot; however, we did not know where to start.  Enter this super energetic, dynamic personality, Suzanne, with the You, We, Me messaging.  Suzanne was easy to talk to; she listened to where we were at in our operations journey, she understood what we needed as a stepping-off point, and she designed the most compelling keynote.  She brought it!!  She carefully guided us through a presentation designed for Livita’s needs as she shared concepts and knowledge she has developed over many years of working with leaders.  The team left feeling excited!  The team was empowered to really dive into our company direction and help move us forward.  What a wonderful experience.  Thank you, Suzanne! I do hope to work together again soon!!

Krista Young

We could not have asked for a better panel moderator than Suzanne for our very first virtual conference. Her energy and enthusiasm translated into an engaging discussion on a relatively serious topic – protecting our environment. We received excellent feedback from our diverse group of participants – geographic location, age, gender, careers, backgrounds, etc. We would definitely recommend Suzanne as a speaker for any event!

Suzanne was not only extremely organized with pre-event planning including ensuring panelists were prepared and aware of the discussion to be had during the event, but she did her due diligence in making sure she was knowledgeable and educated about our organization, what we stand for, and what our overall mission and values are. We received excellent feedback from our diverse group of participants!

Kristina Ennis (she/her/hers)
ExxonMobil Canada Ltd.

Suzanne, your Advance Women Conference presentation was awesome! What great messages for all to hear. And you present so marvellously – your energy, your enunciation –my goodness, you are a powerhouse! You are a true pro and leader, Suzanne! I loved it. I am so proud to present you again to the AWC women in ag! Your message resonated with many – it sure did with me!

Iris Meck
Director of Conference

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.

I have utilized Suzanne as a keynote speaker, session panellist and facilitator – always with outstanding results. Suzanne has become an important strategic partner and resource for our association.

John D. Gamble, P.Eng.
President Association of Consulting Engineer Companies (ACEC), Canada

Provocative. Profound. Powerful. Keynote speaker and multi-award-winning social entrepreneur, Suzanne F. Stevens delivers yet another awe-inspiring presentation that stirred inspiration, hope and strength in every attendee. It was our pleasure to watch her moderate a panel of experts with such insight and grace and prompt so much willingness to share personal stories and experiences. She single-handedly raised the bar on guest experience and virtual event engagement!

Andriana M. Avraam
Founder Creative & Lead Planner at Pink Media

Brilliant. Innovative. Captivating. These are the words I use to describe Suzanne’s YouMeWe keynote. It is a message that we all need to here; it is perfectly timed for the current state of our globe. The keynote is filled with not only inspiration, but also tons of information. It is bursting with current research, relate-able examples and practical ideas that I can put into action immediately. I left feeling energized and mobilized to reflect – and then act – on my conscious contribution strategy!

Deri Latimer CSP
Positively Speaking

“For our Women’s Leadership Network, Suzanne Stevens created a session on influencing, differentiating and engaging, specifically aimed at women. 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. Every participant enjoyed themselves and all of the feed back I received was positive.”

Nancy Forrester
Manager, IT – ERP & BW, Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) Canada

Suzanne Stevens is a most captivating and capable business trainer and motivational speaker. I’ve had the pleasure of engaging Suzanne to support corporate objectives at two companies (NGRAIN Corporation and Engenuity Technologies Inc.) and both sessions have been well worth the investment. I have never met anyone who is so keenly aware of her own presence and presentation. She 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

Suzanne F. Stevens and her team have shown they know how to inspire our members and to provide them with the communication skills that are becoming a core competency for success in our industry. Not only does Ignite Excellence offer exceptional training opportunities, but Suzanne is an accomplished presenter and speaker in her own right. Having organized industry conferences, both locally and internationally, I have utilized Suzanne as a keynote speaker, session panelist and facilitator – always with outstanding results. Suzanne has become an important strategic partner and resource for our association.

John D. Gamble, P.Eng.
President, Association of Consulting Engineer Companies (ACEC), Canada

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, Central Canada, Canada Newswire


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