Susan Stephenson

Susan Stephenson

Susan Stephenson is an author, a speaker, and a coach. A former principal and central office leader, she worked as an educator in elementary and secondary schools for 35 years.

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Susan Stephenson

Susan Stephenson is an author, a speaker, and a coach. A former principal and central office leader, she worked as an educator in elementary and secondary schools for 35 years. An award-winning public speaker, Susan infuses each presentation with laughter and limitless creativity. She is passionate about universal student success and effective staff development through the lenses of trust, teamwork, happiness, and laughter.

Susan helps teams improve trust as the foundation for effective leadership, quality relationships, productive teamwork, and high student achievement. Increases in student achievement are directly correlated to levels of staff trust and commitment. Susan examines barriers and shares sequenced team strategies that build trust and improve morale.

Susan earned a bachelor of health sciences degree from the University of Guelph, a master of education from the University of Toronto, and Supervisory Officers’ Qualifications in Ontario, Canada.

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Presentation titles by Susan Stephenson

  • Adding Trust to Grow Healthy School Cultures
  • Leading With Trust: Breaking Through the Barriers of Distrust
  • Leading With Trust: Learn and Practice Team Strategies
  • Leading With Trust: Dealing With Self-Trust and Personal Issues
  • Leading With Trust: An Overview of the Research and Strategies
  • Putting the Real Issue on the Table

“I want to thank you for a great workshop. I told my colleagues that the trip from Missouri to Indianapolis was worth it based on your workshop.”

John Edgar, PLC consultant, South Central Regional Professional Development Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology

“Thanks for the humorous approach to difficult issues. Your casual presentation style makes participants comfortable and trusting!”

Lisa Galvan, instructional coach, Greater Essex County District School Board, Ontario

“Thanks for offering our members such a rewarding workshop regarding how to ‘lead with trust.’”

Joan Zaretsky, staff officer, Manitoba Teachers’ Society, Manitoba