Laughter is one of the most powerful, yet under-appreciated tools we have in this life. It can reduce stress, improve health, defuse conflict, empower creative thinking, build bridges, awaken our spiritual connections, and inspire hope. I’ve learned this firsthand as a minister, a comedian, and a cancer survivor. This popular keynote is for anyone who wants to lighten their perspective, focus their energies and tap the power of their innate sense of joy. It can be offered as a keynote, a comedy show, or a 1/2 day or full day interactive workshop.
Clients include Prudential Insurance, the American Heart Association, Vidant Health, Chautauqua Institution, and the biennial gathering of the American Baptist Churches USA.
Join me, Rabbi Bob Alper and Muslim Comic Gibran Saleem for a fun-filled evening of interfaith comedy that highlights our commonalities. You will think, laugh and leave with a little different view of the world.
Clients include the World Bank, the Clinton Presidential Center, and Habitat for Humanity.
“… Your voices offer powerful lessons of reconciliation and understanding through the language of laughter and joy. I can’t think of a more timely message for our world.” -Juliana Oyegun, Chief Diversity Officer, The World Bank Group
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF COMEDY FOR BUSINESS AND LAW
Drawing on my experience as a ten-year litigator, corporate attorney, standup comedian, and ordained minister, this one-of-a-kind workshop shares how the tools of comedy can transform your communication, client relations, negotiation skills, and health/wellness. A perfect “Lunch and Learn” opportunity, lessons include grabbing and keeping an audience’s attention, discovering your creative voice, resolving conflicts by finding common ground, dealing with the hecklers in your head, showing up with full authenticity, and infusing joy into your daily grind. Click HERE for a sample.
“Susan has a keen way of meeting people where they are; sharing her varied expertise in a clear and concise way. Comedy in law and business? How? Susan’s ’10 Commandments’ break down important and easy to implement ways to do just that.” – Megan Ratley, Associate Director for Law Alumni Engagement, Wake Forest University School of Law
Clients include the Alumni Association of Wake Forest University School of Law and the prestigious Chautauqua Institution.
THE ROAD NEVER TRAVELED: Nine Steps to Take Action and Make a Change
After a complete career U-turn from lawyer to minister and comedian, including a two year trip around the world, I learned a thing or two about change and transitions. The Road Never Traveled uses my experience to offer entertaining, yet concrete tools that will help you take risks, face your fears, and make the changes you need to move forward.
This engaging presentation full of practical takeaways is targeted at clergy and religious lay leaders. Offered as either an hour-long presentation, half-day or full-day workshop, “Preaching Punchlines” shares how lessons from standup comedy can transform preaching, pastoral care and self-care.
Featured by Union Theological Seminary, Chautauqua Institution, Yale Divinity School, the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC.
FULL DAY or MULTI-DAY GATHERINGS
Create a unique experience for your company, congregation, denominational gathering, or retreat group through any combination of my keynotes, workshops, comedy shows or sermons. Contact me to design a one of a kind gathering full of joy and inspiration!