KeyNote Speaker / Presenter

A Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, professor and keynote speaker, Susanne's compelling and humorous presentations assist listeners to understand the power of stories to heal. She works with a variety of participants, staff, leadership teams, and board members with the intention of using the science and art of of first person narrative to raise awareness and celebrate community.  

Susanne is a teaching artist at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and provides individual storytelling coaching to small teams and individuals.

Susanne began her comedic career in 2012 and has been a featured performer with The Boston Comedy Chicks, The Boston Women in Comedy Festival, The SheDot Toronto Comedy Festival, Improv Boston and The Vermont Comedy Divas. She has performed in venues across the country from The Corner and Sound Bites in Maine to Anchorage Alaska's Arctic Entries.  

Susanne’s work as a comedic storyteller has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The Moth, HBO’s Inspiration Room and WGBH Stories from the Stage and Massmouth Suitcase Stories. In 2015 Susanne was named The Academy of Music Theater and New England Public Radio "Best of the Valley Voices.” She is most proud for being known as the "baby with the biggest head" in her family. 

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In addition to her role as a StorySlam producer for The Moth, in 2013, Susanne founded Say It Forward Productions .

Designed with the intention of promoting the power of stories for good, Susanne collaborates with organizations to tell their own stories.

Using her experience as a storyteller, coach and teacher, Susanne consults with non-profits to produce individualized fundraising events that are designed to highlight the the mission and achievements unique to each organization she works with.

Susanne has worked with organizations around the globe.