Suzanne F. Stevens

Conscious leadership and Social Contributor Cultivator

YouMeWe Social Impact Group founder, Suzanne F. Stevens (CSP) has been invigorating audiences on five continents since 2000. She challenges their perceptions, empowers them with strategies, and inspires them to act. Suzanne is a globetrotter who has lived and travelled to over 60 countries for business, adventure, and philanthropy. She has interviewed leaders and entrepreneurs in 25 of them.

While many people have pivoted during the pandemic, Suzanne F. Stevens made the bold move in 2011. She reorganized her international training company, and along with her husband, Mike, they sold all their worldly possession and backpacked through Africa for two years. They interviewed pioneers in politics, education, advocacy, and social entrepreneurs for It was pioneering women’s inspiration and grassroots experiences that were a catalyst to transition from years of training leaders and sales teams in influential communications, to focus on working with SMEs to make conscious-contributions™.

Now Suzanne F. Stevens works with leaders and entrepreneurs to maximize their meaning and resilience by making their contrition count for them, their organization, and the community. Leaders are empowered to ignite an inclusive culture while having a social, economic, cultural, and environmental impact. Strategies attract, engage, and retain colleagues, customers, and collaborators — sustainably and profitability.

In every keynote, session or workshop, Suzanne F. Stevens brings her audiences to the front row by using a customized approach, her entrepreneurial experience, vast international adventures, human observations, a slice of humour, and interactive process to get the audience to explore how to make their contributions count for you, me, we.

Suzanne F. Stevens Qualifications:

  • Suzanne is a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur
  • Keynote speaker, moderator, and host
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP – one of 65 in Canada, among 15% globally)
  • TIAW World of Difference award recipient
  • CAPS Philanthropy Award winner
  • Canadian Sovereign’s Medal of Volunteers recipient (highest Canadian Volunteer honour)
  • Multi-recipient of service awards
  • Past National President for The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS),
  • Founder of YouMeWe Social Impact Group (,,, and YouMeWe Movement.
  • Author of Make your contribution count for you, me, we.
  • Adventure traveled to over 60 countries, often taking the road less travelled & often alone.
  • Is the youngest of 4, having 3 big brothers. This explains a lot!

Topic Presentations

What if diverse employees felt they belong? What could your organization accomplish then?

A hint, incorporating diverse perspectives in business executions increases creativity, innovation, productivity, and profitability. But you know that. Research has been spouting such claims for years. So why has your leadership team not embraced diversity? Perhaps with the escalation of the #BlackLivesMatter, #StopAsianHate, and #Metoo movements (to name a few), organizations acknowledge they can no longer put their head in the sand. AND your customers will not tolerate performative inclusion.

Hiring diverse employees is a fact; inclusion is an act. How do you, your leadership, and your team create an inclusive culture where every contributor feels their contribution counts?

Suzanne F. Stevens has traveled to over 60 countries. She has lived in various cultures for more than 7 years. She has been an entrepreneur for more than two decades and has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and leaders from 25 countries. Most importantly, she has asked advocates, businesses, and community leaders from diverse genders, races, cultures, religions, genders, ages, sexual orientation, and abilities — “What do you need to feel like you belong?”

Through the answers, trends emerged to bake into your organization’s DNA to create an inclusive culture where everyone feels their contributions count.

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

  • Understand what unconscious bias is and why it exists – no shame or blame

  • Kick the bias out of communications

  • Be inspired to incorporate seven strategies to bake into their organization’s DNA to create a collaborative and inclusive culture

What if business owners viewed uncertainty as opportunities, where they leaned into its resolve? Here you can rely on your resilience by re-evaluating and re-imagining.
When in uncertain times, the tendency is to question how our businesses will thrive, mind survive.

The disruption magnifies the need to re-evaluate your motivation and meaning. Looking at your business through a different lens will reveal opportunities to capitalize on them. Here, you will discover more fulfillment in your work while creating loyal employees, customers, and collaborators.

The approach lies in the unexpected. By shifting your focus from 'me' to 'we,' your business is exposed to all sorts of new opportunities.

In this high-energy, thought-provoking, interactive, and empowering keynote, the audience is guided through a Social Impact Framework highlighting stories of leaders internationally who demonstrate resilience in their businesses by finding meaning in their businesses.

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

  • Be guided through a Social Impact Framework

  • Hear stories of entrepreneurs who demonstrate resilience in their businesses by finding meaning in their businesses.

  • Be inspired on how to connect, collaborate, and contribute to what they care about from right where they are – profitably.

What if we all have a role to play in our social and economic re-emergence through diversity, equity, and inclusion?

The global pandemic has amplified many of the social, economic, and environmental gaps. Although addressing societal gaps has always been necessary, it will be essential during economic and social re-emergence. Organizations small and large can re-imagine and re-energize their offering to be more diverse and inclusive to benefit communities and their businesses.

Clients and consumers are more exposed to the power of collaboration and what is possible when we re-imagine how to bring our offerings to market. 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.

Suzanne F. Stevens will share thought-provoking and inspiring stories of how businesses re-imagined their situation and amplified their impact through innovation, commerce, and collaboration. The audience is inspired to reflect on doing good while doing well — making their contribution count for you, me, we.

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

  • Be exposed to the foundation for what a business needs to consider when contributing to society sustainably.

  • Strategies to establish a more collaborative business approach and cross-pollinate skills and connections.

  • How to amplify their commitment to being a good corporate citizen

What if we spent more time making our life meaningful? We spend so much time at work, on average of 1,700 hours a year.
Although many people enjoy their occupations, society is trending toward living a more meaningful life. What if you could have both?

The Z generation won't sit idle, the Y generation wants to matter, the X generation wants to make their mark, and the boomers want their mark to mean more. In effect, more people, whether they are starting their careers, mid-career, changing their career, or nearing the end of their career, are seeking the opportunity to make their contribution count.

Through Suzanne’s thought-provoking stories, miss-steps, and humorous realizations, the audience will be inspired to contribute to a community to help and not hurt, be inclusive, not exclusive while connecting and collaborating on route to living their most meaningful life.

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

  • Be guided through a framework and stories that demonstrate resilience thru meaning.

  • Be Inspired to reflect on how to make your contribution count individually and collectively

  • Challenge perspectives on how to contribute

  • Connect people to a cause they care about

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. Women's intuition will guide us, and due diligence will pave the way for natural collaborators.

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 leaders in twenty-five countries, she will share eight practices that women who transformed their organizations and communities embrace. 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 holds us back and propels us forward

  • Eight practices to express Feminine Power

  • Be inspired to live confidently and authentic in life and leadership.

What if you can attract, engage, and retain your employees on their terms while meeting your mandate?

The global pandemic has highlighted and expanded the social gaps that exist. Organizations small and large will need to re-imagine and re-energize their businesses to meet the social needs to benefit their colleagues, customers, and the community or beyond.

Colleagues seek more meaning at work, and a vital way to provide it is by creating space for employees to contribute to what they care about. Traditional forms of corporate giving don’t offer collaboration with colleagues and, therefore, limit the business's benefits. If there is collaboration, often employee commitment to the cause is lacking.

Through an interactive keynote, employees connect to each other and to what they care about, launching a framework to make their contributions count: the result, accelerating employee connection, engagement, and loyalty while contributing to the community.

Suzanne shares dynamic, thought-provoking, and inspiring stories and strategies on how organizations can collaborate to have a social impact. With interactive keynotes, the audience will be motivated to ask: "How do I make my contribution count for me, my organization, and my community? The audience will be inspired, informed, connected, and motivated to act!

Suzanne will take the audience on a journey, where:

  • Contribution perceptions will be challenged

  • Colleagues will be connected to each other and what they care about

  • Innovative ideas to connect and contribute will start to flow

What if your multi-generational employees feel they are active contributors to the success of the business? What if they experience meaning at work? What if your organization had a foundation of high-trust, high-performance, where high-happiness is realized?

How would your culture be impacted? What practices would a leader need to implement to attract, engage, retain, and bolster such talent?

Suzanne has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and leaders and uses research that exposes why employees don't want to work, and why they do. Through the lens of conscious leaders, strategies emerge to bake into your organization’s DNA. Diverse employees are transformed into intrapreneurs, where they are empowered, productive, and purposeful — creating a culture where everyone profits.

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

  • Learn what motivators attract, engage, and retains top talent

  • Identify personal leadership gaps

  • Be armed with eight conscious leadership practices that will create a culture of collaboration.

What if each member of your multi-generational team felt valued and that their contribution significantly impacted the organization's success?
What type of culture would it create? What ripple effect would it initiate?

Sponsors, members, employees, and colleagues want to affect an organization's success. As a leader, you need to let stakeholders know their contribution counts! People often join or collaborate with an organization for the learning, money or the profile; they stay for how they are valued. Turning individual recognition into a culture of appreciation can increase stakeholder engagement and performance while experiencing a heightened sense of purpose – allowing everyone to profit.

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

  • Demonstrate the value of appreciation on employee’s retention and inspiration

  • Be equipped with low cost, easy to implement strategies where individuals and teams will feel their contributions counts

  • Using neuroscience, the words we can use to demonstrate authentic gratitude.

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Make Your Contribution Count for • you • me • we takes the reader on a journey on how to live your most meaningful life by consciously contributing to society—sustainably.

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