Speaker Susan Robinson is a tango dancer, a yogi, tandem cyclist and a world traveler. Susan is also legally blind, but she has never let that fact slow down the pursuit of her dreams. A consultant and adviser in overcoming adversity and paving new roads to success, Susan uses humor to analyze life’s lessons and turn generally-accepted ideas upside down. She uncovers, challenges and redefines preconceived obstacles, and her inspiring TED Talk “How I fail at being disabled” has more than 1.4 million views. As your keynote speaker, Susan Robinson will inspire your team to succeed and beat all odds.
Why book speaker Susan Robinson?
- She inspires. As a corporate and conference-level keynote speaker, Susan Robinson has more than 25 years of multi-sector leadership experience, which is also informed by her experience as a legally blind person. Her stories shift thinking, elevate potential and inspire action.
- She can show you how to beat the odds. In her role as adviser and consultant, Susan works with business leaders on efforts that impact revenue, relevance and reputation. Her previous projects have included leadership workshops for top talent, enterprise-wide assessments to optimize competitive differentiators and growth potential; business strategy, horizon and transformation planning.
- She is not afraid of failure. Having high pressure responsibilities and experiencing social media’s curated perfection can cause tremendous paralyzing anxiety over missteps and shortcomings. Speaker Susan Robinson takes a humorous approach to guide teams through it all to turn perceived missteps into success.
As a keynote speaker, Susan Robinson has worked with global firms and Fortune 500 companies, top not-for-profit organizations, leading universities and the United Nations. Her speaking style is dynamic, inspirational and thought-provoking, and she has an adept ability to convey difficult and complex issues with an approachability that allows her to resonate with diverse audiences.
Using humor, speaker Susan Robinson exposes the ugly truth about mistakes while showing teams how to own theirs and take advantage of unrealized opportunities to create success. The results are impactful and include increased competency to lead a new program launch for one client; a 7-fold increase in revenue for another, and a successful organizational leadership transition for a third.
Her previous projects have included leadership workshops for top talent; enterprise-wide assessments to optimize competitive differentiators and growth potential; and business strategy, horizon and transformation planning. She received her Master of Public Administration, specializing in Health Policy and Management, from New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; and her Bachelor of Science, Health Policy and Administration, with minors in Business and Economics, from The Pennsylvania State University.
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