Keynote Speeches to Inform, Inspire & Engage

With 30 years of experience in broadcasting and public speaking, I’ve been able to engage with audiences of all sizes — ranging from small, intimate Q&A sessions to being a keynote speaker in large convention halls and auditoriums. Using both my personal and professional experiences, I’m able to tailor my speeches to your organization’s needs, whether you’re looking for someone to host your next women’s heart health event or give a keynote speech on resilience and moving forward when faced with a life-altering experience like surviving cardiac arrest or losing a job. Learn more about my speaking services below, and get in touch with me to talk about your event.


Custom Speeches Created for Your Event

Women Driven Organizations

Women's Heart Health, Work/Life Balance, Gender Equality, Tackling Mom Guilt, Living Your Best Life

Medical Professionals

Surviving the Impossible, Men and Women's Heart Health, Cardiac Arrest Survivor Q&A, Making a Difference for Patients

General Audience

Resilience and Moving Forward, The Keys to Success, Facing the Word "NO" and Getting Beyond It, Living Life to the Fullest

Recent Speech Topics

Heart Disease and Women: Fighting Back Against our #1 Killer

Dip to Black: My Journey to the Brink of Death and Back

 The Power of CPR: You Can Save a Life with Your Own Two Hands

Bouncing Back: Finding your Resilience and Overcoming Obstacles

Authentic YOU: How to Live a Life That's True to You


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Previous Speaking Engagements

Keynote/Featured Speaker

Large Group

  • Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit
  • Horizons Town Talk
  • Pittsburgh’s Go Red for Women Fashion Show
  • Pittsburgh’s Go Red for Women Luncheon 
  • Pittsburgh Chapter, American Heart Association, Heart Ball
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine- White Coat Gala
  • WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Heart Gala

Small Group

  • Friends of Monessen Library Luncheon
  • Salvation Army- Garbage Bag Gala
  • UPMC - Look AHEAD, Action for Health in Diabetes Luncheon
  • Women’s Health Conversations


  • American Heart Association - National Circle of Red Virtual Event
  • Central Catholic High School - Mothers’ Guild Fashion Show
  • FHLBank Women's Leadership Conference
  • Red Hat Healthy Hearts Luncheon 
  • Women Leading Women Conference 


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We will forever remember her story.
Brittany Everett - Director, Executive Affairs - WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals
Inspirational and powerful!
Freddie Fu - Former Chairman - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC
Just what the doctor ordered!
Donn Cramton - Organizer - Horizons Town Talk
I am motivated by Susan’s passion and drive.
Bruce Benda - Board Chair - American Heart Association Greater Pittsburgh
A relentless advocate for women's heart health.
Deb Banks - Executive Director - American Heart Association Greater Pittsburgh
A truthful, dynamic speaker.
Melanie Taylor - Attendee - Friends of Monessen Library Luncheon
Always professional, quick on her feet. Brava to Susan!
Tinsy Labrie - Director of Marketing & PR - Jewish Association on Aging