Keynote Speaker

Humor, Insight and Light bulb Moments

     Susan Sharp is a motivational speaker that helps people get unstuck. After a string of successes outside of higher education, including her new book, Mid-Life Wisdom, and her art selected for use on the set of the Netflix drama Orange is the New Black, Susan has just left life as a professor of theatre and public speaking to focus on her own speaking, art and writing--all of which are about bringing a message of hope to people who feel stuck.  

     Whether as a keynote speaker, a workshop leader or in a small group Q & A, Susan helps break through the boundaries that are limiting you or your team and gets them to re-frame the problems they're facing.   From church volunteer teams to educational and non-profit organizations, Susan can help!  Let her show you how to move from the world of yesterday's regrets to the world of tomorrow's victories.  Susan wants to have real conversations about things that are keeping you in a rut! 

     Her positive, motivational speaking inspires audiences to action. Whether its a mid-life rut, a lackluster workplace or motivation to aim and dream bigger, Susan can help you reach your audience with lasting impact.  Susan speaks and writes about nurturing our creativity, finding one's most meaningful work, how to move beyond our past into a glorious future, teaching in higher education, the challenges of Christian living, and about the competing values which lead to interpersonal breakdowns.  As a Color Code Certified Independent Trainer, Susan can show you how to work with others with disparate ways of thinking.

    Susan is passionate about excellent communication and she gives each audience a loving kick in the patootie to make the changes they must while affirming the greatness that's already present.  

Susan speaks to The Illinois Community College Student Activities Association

Susan speaks to The Illinois Community College Student Activities Association

How are your Speaking Skills?


Private Speaker Coaching

Do you have a pitch, presentation or keynote address coming up but lack confidence in your skills?  Or perhaps you're passed over for promotions or projects because you don't have presentation skills?  Whether you're a total beginner or you just can't seem to figure out why you're not effective at the podium, I can provide quick solutions to boost your skills and confidence.  

Level 1:  3 one-hour sessions over Zoom or in your office to assess your skills and practice some quick solutions for a particular presentation.

Level 2: 6 one-hour sessions over Zoom or in your office to dig a little deeper to work on skills, practice and a real or mock presentation

Level 3: 10 one-hour sessions over Zoom or in your office for a full assessment of your skills and to work on a real or mock presentation.

As a professor of theatre and public speaking, I helped thousands of students master their skills and push their apprehensions aside so I know I can do the same for you!  

A Phenomenal Solution for Workplace Friction

A Color Code Workshop Creates Cohesive Teams

One of the primary complaints from managers is that they spend so much of their time navigating workplace conflict. Based on the theory of Dr. Taylor Hartman, Color Code is a Personality Science Workshop that allows you to know yourself and others much better.  Far from warm fuzzies and "let's play nice,"  Color Code is transformative!!

With a Color Code Workshop you can:

  • Creative more cohesive teams
  • Quickly resolve differences
  • Find common ground
  • See how you think alike rather than differently
  • Find shared goals

I've been doing workshops for years and hands down, COLOR CODE TRANSFORMS YOUR WORKPLACE!  If your teams could work better, give me a call:  855.547.4277