Here is a video that captures the incredible event I had the good fortune to attend and speak at.
“It was an honor to have Susanne open our first business session on Necker Island, the private home of Sir Richard Branson. Susanne captured her audience within seconds following in the footsteps of fellow leaders standing in the Temple House, she was able to connect new friends together, lead us into a positive place of growth and strength, where we could develop, change and inspire each other through her guidance. The impact of Susanne’s leadership was felt not just during our time together but has been a continued lesson for attendees since. Susanne’s work is a passion that can be felt through her emotional intelligence, warmth, and care in all that she does for others.” – Fiona Chalk, Founder and Event Organizer
I gave a keynote to 40 CEOs of some of the largest credit unions in the United States. The #1 and #2 “Best Places to work” in the entire nation were among them. The event was delivered in partnership with my US firm Syntrina Leadership and it was held at the beautiful, world-class Pebble Beach.
We are living through an unprecedented time of globalization, technological advancement, and workplace demographics, with more generations and cultures working side-by-side than at any other time in our history. Most of us are struggling simply to keep pace. And, if we are paying attention, we have very real and deep concerns about how to stay relevant as entire industries disappear and brand-new ways of living and working are rapidly adopted.
This keynote session addresses the real frontier of leadership development: our mind, as our inner game always runs our performance “out there”. This session covers research on the kind of leadership our world needs now (what it looks like and what it will require of each of us). It also provides attendees an opportunity to make this information personal. Attendees leave with greater awareness of how to advance their own inner game for greater leadership effectiveness and corresponding business success.
This keynote was delivered as part of my US-firm Syntrina Leadership. A summary of my message was published in CU Management. It was an honor to speak at this important event and to share the stage with a personal hero, Stephen MR Covey.
I had honor of keynoting the 3rd annual Gala of Grace, an event to support the North Shore Crisis Services Society which helps women flee domestic violence and abuse. In preparing for the event, I was very sad to learn that in its 37 years of operating, the need for its services has not diminished, and as many women as they are able to help, they still must turn away hundreds of women and children in need each year.
Violence and abuse towards women in our communities, and on our planet, simply must stop.
What I find encouraging is the renewed voice from women who are standing up for themselves and standing up for each other, speaking their truth, and coming together to say, “This is wrong”, “No more”, and “Not on my watch”.
In this keynote, with a room filled with professional women, we talked about courage and what it means for each of us to live a truly courageous life.
It was an amazing and beautiful event, raising $79,000 for NSCSS! I left inspired, reminded at how many beautiful people work tirelessly to do good in and for the world.
“Through her unique and genuine approach, it felt like Susanne was talking with us – not to us. She posed questions to the audience of 300 women that made us all reach in deep inside and uncover the truth. Susanne is a brilliant speaker and a gracious human being.” – Patricia Kelly, Gala of Grace Event Director and IF Communications Partner
My TEDx Talk, a tribute to my beautiful mother, Elfie Biro (1945 – 2007).
Years ago I wrote ,this post for my mother to capture all I learned about business by working in her barbershop. She loved it! I am so glad she got to read it before she died. I am certain she would be over-the-moon to know that her lessons continue to live on in me and in the work I do with senior level leaders. I sincerely hope you enjoy this talk and that it reminds you that love is power.
May you journey well.
With love, Susanne.
Our world has changed, rapidly and in unexpected ways. As the crisis hit, I offered and held pro bono sessions with leaders from around the world. And I want to continue to do what I can to help. As a result, I now offer hourly sessions to ensure leaders everywhere can quickly get the perspective, clarity and focus they need to lead themselves, and therefore others, well during these challenging and uncertain times.