The Superstar Communicator™ Keynote, Masterclass and Virtual Speaker
Susan Heaton-Wright is an international keynote speaker, remote speaker and panellist, known for getting her audience really engaged, wherever they are.
She empowers her audience to become Superstar Communicators™, giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding to present the very best version of themselves in business. She is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, as a virtual speaker and internal events globally. Clients include: Pfizer, Deloitte, RBS, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Invesco, Astra Zeneca, I.H.S., University of Durham, LSE, Pennsylvania University Alumnae as well as professional organisations. She is also a regular speaker on Power Skills for the Insurance Sector. Susan is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.
There are four main ways to engage Susan as a speaker
Keynote Speaker at Live Conferences and Events
Susan is an engaging, experienced keynote speaker who interacts with her audience. She empowers them to be the best version of themselves in the workplace; speaking with confidence, impact and credibility. The speeches are fully engaging with audience participation where appropriate.
- Be a SuperStar Communicator – Speak with impact, confidence, credibility and influence
- Be a SuperStar Communicator – Network, Connect and Engage with impact
- Raise Your Visibility for Career Success – The Seven Secrets to being Noticed
- Manage your Fear and Show up with Confidence
- Break the Bias – making better business decisions
- How to positively disrupt
- How to demonstrate Credibility
- #EmbraceEquity – International Women’s Day Speech 2023
Remote Speaker and Panellist
Remote Speaker, Susan Heaton-Wright is available as a speaker for virtual conferences, online events, as a speaker and panellist. Susan has spoken in virtual conferences, events as both a speaker and panellist all over the world.
Conference & Away Days
Conference speaking isn’t just about keynote addresses – although Susan is more than happy to deliver one of those!
Other options can include;
- Hosting round table sessions over lunch (or breakfast, or dinner…)
- Breakout sessions
- Communication skills surgeries for individuals
Whether it’s an informal away day or a global conference, Susan has the experience and skills to really engage those attending – and gives them practical tools to help them present themselves in business.
Lunch & Learn
Sandwich sized learning sessions to fit into busy days
These 1 hour sessions (which can be 1 point of CPD if necessary) don’t have to be delivered over lunch – Susan delivers breakfast and twilight sessions too. It’s about finding what suits you and your team.
These sessions are pick & mix style – maybe delivered monthly on a series of topics or to meet an urgent need.
As with all of Susan’s sessions, participants may need to put down their sandwiches to get involved.
Watch Susan Speaking
Here are some videos of Susan speaking
Speaking at Disrupt HR
Speaking in Lithuania
If you’d like Susan to speak at your event, please get in touch so that we can discuss your needs and your budget
Susan has a plan. This makes it very easy to work with her. Her content & tips are chunked “easy to digest” and even more important: they all make sense and are easy to apply. Did I mention that she is fun and entertaining on stage (live and virtually)? Saying this as a communication expert – Susan is communicative gold. Public Speaking & Media Coach at Impact! Communication Coaching
I asked Susan to present on Public Speaking Skills to the CII as part of our Local Institute Syllabus. Susan was marvellous, the session was informative and helpful, interactive and engaging and I would definitely recommend Susan
Susan delivered a great session for my peer “mastermind” group, giving us great insights as to how to create a real “WOW” factor with our clients.
A superb communicator, friendly and approachable style, and a top quality virtual delivery with value packed content.
Well worth it !
Susan recently hosted a fantastic session on ‘How to be a SuperStar Communicator’ with CIPS MENA. I had the pleasure of engaging with Susan during the virtual workshop set up. She was very easy going and responsive despite her busy schedule. The engagement and feedback after the session was mind blowing and she was such a breeze to work with. I highly recommend Susan as a guest speaker, mentor & trainer!
I have had great experience working with Susan on delivering a workshop to support our stakeholders in the Middle East region. it was so easy working with Susan. She understood our requirements, what we wanted and how she needed to customise the content for the audience; the content and delivery was great and we received great feedback from the attendees. I would definitely ask Susan to do another workshop for our members in the region.
I just wanted to say that Susan’s talk on “Communicate with Credibility” was one of the best talks I have ever been to. It was so informative and so inspiring. It gave me loads of practical tools and tips to use in my working life: personal and professional. And she was really a great speaker and it was amazing. Nyasha Passley Internal Communications Officer Wellcome Trust. Attendee at Institute of Internal Communications Festival 2023
Manager, External Supply and Quality. Pfizer
Susan presented on how to #BreakTheBias at a Women’s Mentoring Event we held in February 2022. She was engaging, humorous, and very informative on the subject at hand. Susan has a unique ability to pull the audience in with her witty personality, while maintaining a level of professionalism suitable for any organization or company event. I am looking forward to working with Susan again in the future and highly recommend her to anyone who is hosting an event and looking for an external speaker
Workplace Financial Education Consultant
I asked Susan to help me with some sessions that I wanted to run for the Chartered Insurance Institute here in Bristol as part of something that I termed ‘Careers Week’. Susan was excellent in communicating with me in the lead-up to the sessions themselves to make sure that we had everything in place. The sessions themselves were then very well-received by our members with many asking questions throughout, and Susan being able to seamlessly answer them and point them to additional resources and techniques that they might find useful to employ in their own lives when trying to develop themselves both personally and professionally. I would highly recommend Susan for her professionalism, and for the superb content that she has available at her disposal. Susan even worked around me and my timings when agreeing to conduct the sessions, and was very flexible and accommodating to the needs of our members. Thank you Susan
Senior Counsel at Invesco
Susan is an inspiring speaker, coach and mentor and her workshops and podcasts are engaging, informative and empowering. I first took one of Susan’s webinar workshops on assertive communication and was amazed at how much I learned and was able to apply immediately in my own life. The content is so relevant and helpful to today’s world and Susan delivered in such a fun and engaging way, even over zoom! I was so impressed that I asked Susan to run the workshop for my University alumni group, a bigger, broader and global audience. Susan took the time to understand the participant group and design the most relevant content, and was helpful and collaborative in the planning process. Working with and getting to know Susan was truly a pleasure! The workshop was delivered in a fun and engaging manner, and we received numerous accounts that the strategies presented had been life changing for participants! I highly praise, regard and recommend Susan and I rave about her workshops, podcasts and website to everyone I know!
CEO at ELSA Next Generation CIC
“I believe that every one of you is talented and I think you are amazing.”
These are the words that Susan used when supporting ELSA Next Generation with the creation of a video clip.
Susan understands that our young people all deserve to realise a bright, fun, and inspiring future and she supports as an ELSA volunteer with huge enthusiasm, a desire to impart her knowledge and ensure all young people leave better informed and excited about their potential.
Susan is willing to use her own experiences of mentor support making all the difference, and she is keen to ensure we all know not to give up and keep striving.
Seeing your vision, asking for support of those who recognise your talent, opening your eyes and experiencing things are key messages from Susan when working alongside the young people ELSA has the privilege to work with.
Susan very much believes in others; raising aspirations, self-worth, and the desire to explore future opportunities and potential. No audience is too big an ask.
ELSA Next Generation works across all educational settings raising aspirations in children’s homes and with care leavers, with young people who are excluded from school, those with physical and neurological disabilities, those young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and others in mainstream schools who may simply be ‘currently’ getting lost in the ether, plus those who need to begin to understand what today’s employers are looking for in their workforce.
Susan is key when networking on behalf of the young people and is hugely motivational and inspiring.
Thank you, Susan for caring as much as ELSA does, that young people are given possibilities, allowed to explore their potential, feel inspired and leave with a toolkit to support their journeys forward.
Director at Pragmar Ventures (Myanmar) Ltd
Susan was a speaker at our Myanmar Professional Women’s Network #Breakthebias event this year. She is an articulate and clear speaker, and made a valuable contribution- her exploration of affinity bias prompted group discussion and expanded understanding for all attendees!
Susan is an empowering, personable and highly engaging speaker, who brings out the best in her audience. Susan really takes the time to tailor each of her talks to her audience and to answer each question carefully, helping you to grow as a professional, to be aware of your biases and how you can help your organisation to be more diverse.
I have had the opportunity to watch a couple of her workshops and I highly recommend Susan’s Women in Leadership program to any organisation.
She has so much drive, care and commitment, it comes as no surprise how many awards and accolades she has accomplished.