Susan Heaton-Wright

International speaker empowering women to communicate with clarity, confidence, credibility & impact in all business conversations

Susan Heaton-Wright is a multi-award winning impact, communications and speaking expert for emerging leaders and the creator of the Superstar Communicator™ methodology. She is an international speaker; the MD of award-winning music company, Viva Live Music, podcaster and a former prize winning international opera singer. She empowers talented individuals and teams to speak and communicate in all business conversations: from meetings, pitching, presenting and public speaking, with confidence, clarity, credibility and impact. She is passionate to support everyone to present the best version of themselves.

Susan speaks on several communication related topics, including how to demonstrate credibility; effective ways to be assertive; being positively disruptive for career success; Women in Leadership Communication to make an Impact.

For International Women’s Day, Susan has delivered many speeches on the #breakthebias theme: focusing on how to make better business decisions through excellent communication. For this year’s #InspireInclusion theme, Susan has developed an impactful keynote with casestudies and inspiration for all audiences.

Susan has delivered speeches, masterclasses, seminars, workshops, virtual workshops and facilitates training for many multi-nationals including Astra Zeneca, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Pfizer, Syneos, Shell, Microsoft, AXA, Deloitte, Invesco, the NHS and J & J. Her audiences have been from more than 130 countries and on six continents. She awaits an invitation to deliver work in Antarctica!  

She has spoken at events for Durham University, the LSE and Pennsylvania University; for businesses such as IHS, RBS, Accenture and GSK; conferences and business associations such as CIPD, CII, CIPS, ACCA, CQI,  ICAEW and CMI. Susan is honoured to be a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.

Susan is regularly interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live; BBC2, local radios and international podcasts. Susan has contributed to articles in Forbes, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, The Scotsman and trade publications. In 2020, she was named as an #ialso 100 top inspirational female entrepreneur in UK. She is an IamRemarkable facilitator and ambassador for HBA.

“Susan presented on how to #BreakTheBias at a Women's Mentoring Event we held in February 2022. She was engaging, humorous, and very informative on the subject at hand. Susan has a unique ability to pull the audience in with her witty personality, while maintaining a level of professionalism suitable for any organization or company event. I am looking forward to working with Susan again in the future and highly recommend her to anyone who is hosting an event and looking for an external speaker.” Michelle Connolly Pfizer North America

“Susan is an empowering, personable and highly engaging speaker, who brings out the best in her audience. Susan really takes the time to tailor each of her talks to her audience and to answer each question carefully, helping you to grow as a professional, to be aware of your biases and how you can help your organisation to be more diverse.

"I have had the opportunity to watch a couple of her workshops and I highly recommend Susan's Women in Leadership program to any organisation.
She has so much drive, care and commitment, it comes as no surprise how many awards and accolades she has accomplished.” - Jana Langdown. Chartered Institute of Insurance

"I have had great experience working with Susan on delivering a workshop to support our stakeholders in the Middle East region. it was so easy working with Susan. She understood our requirements, what we wanted and how she needed to customise the content for the audience; the content and delivery was great and we received great feedback from the attendees. I would definitely ask Susan to do another workshop for our members in the region." - Fazeela Gopalani Head of Middle East ACCA

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