About Susan

susan wannabe modelI am a feminist, writer, speaker, PR professional, communications coach, life coach, blogger, citizen of the world, wannabe geek, humble traveler, sometimes rabble rouser, occasional artists’ model and self-proclaimed amazing woman.

I lived in Abu Dhabi and Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates) for 18 years, before returning to Canada in 2011 to care for my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. My Alzheimer’s Story is here.

My life purpose is to celebrate, motivate and inspire people (including myself!) to be the best they can be, and to reach goals they thought they could never achieve. Everything I do revolves around that purpose. And around you, when you are my client.

Public Speaking & Presenting

I have more than 20 years’ experience and a passion for excellence in communications, and I’m a highly experienced public speaking and presentation skills trainer as well as a CTI-trained co-active life coach. I deliver workshops and one-on-one coaching programs that transform lives (like yours!).

My fast-paced workshops are highly interactive, packed full of practical tips, and tons of fun.  Whether you attend a workshop, seminar, presentation or special event, or work with me individually as a coach, be prepared to learn and laugh a lot, AND leave with simple tools that will change the way you communicate, speak and maybe even approach life forever.

Writing & Editing

In 1995, I ghost-wrote Rags to Riches, a semi-autobiographical book by Mohamed Al Fahim, a successful UAE businessman. The book has since been translated into seven languages.

More recently, I edited Fire Up Your Team: 50 Ways for Leaders to Connect, Collaborate and Create with their Teams, a “go-to” handbook by leadership coach Jacqueline Throop-Robinson, and From Scattered to Centered: Understanding and Transforming the Distracted Brain by Dr. Alicia R. Maher.

I can help you make your writing shine too; contact me here:

Social Media & the Internet

I have created and curate several women-centric not-for-profit social media enterprises including and Amazing Women Rock (a website to celebrate, motivate and inspire women around the world), and (an initiative to increase the voice of women worldwide). My combined Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn communities total more than 100,000 friends, fans, and followers.

Welcome to my world. I would love to be part of yours.


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