Invite Susan to Speak
Susan speaks to audiences around the world about parenting with greater presence…and without power struggles.
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Susan Stiffelman’s message was just what our community needed to hear. She delivers her wise and practical message to parents with a calm and gentle authority that parents can really hear. The response from parents who attended our event was very enthusiastic and included examples of how they had used Susan’s advice to immediately reexamine how they were responding to their children. Susan’s message of remaining “Captain of the ship”, while also maintaining a strong connection, really provides the antidote for the challenges of parenting in our increasingly disconnected and chaotic world.
Sharon B. Greenstein, MA, IMF. MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series.
It was a delight and an honor to host Susan at Google for both a presentation and an additional half day workshop on ‘Parenting with Presence’. Participants responded in glowing terms on their evaluations. Now more than ever, people working in corporations need tools to navigate the complexities of parenting amidst working in a high-paced culture. Susan has a given us a gift of a simple, practical framework and implementable tools to access greater presence anytime, anywhere. With her teachings and advice we can effectively manage our relationships not just with our children but with everyone else in our lives, as well.
Ruchika Sikri, Leadership Development and L&D Lead at Google
Susan’s interactive and engaging speaking style really resonated with our audience of preschool parents. Her calm, direct approach to childrearing made such a positive impact on the moms and dads. The parents enjoyed her non-judgmental demeanor and found her techniques for becoming “captain of the parenting ship” practical, kind and easy to implement. It seemed that everyone in attendance not only enjoyed Susan’s program, but left feeling like they now had helpful, useful parenting tools in their back-pockets. I would definitely recommend Susan to any other schools interested in providing a parent education event which would lead to more positive and loving parent-child interactions. Thank you, Susan!
Bryn Stuebner, Director of the Family Resource Center
“Susan Stiffelman was one of the most dynamic and useful speakers our parents have hosted. Her warm and informative style had our parents at ease in no time, and we had her come back again within a month to continue. Her orientation really makes you think about how we relate and respond to adolescent behavior, and find ways to be positive and supportive.”
Patty Lancaster, Counselor, Archer School for Girls, Brentwood, CA
“Hearing Susan’s talk really opened my eyes to the changes needed to keep the calm in our household. Practicing her suggestions with my teen has completely changed our relationship! People are still talking about her presentation and how much they learned from her. Thank you so much, Susan! We hope you come back to Paris very soon!”
Julia Geha, Marymount School, Paris, France
“Thank you, Susan! I never got so many accolades for a speaker! The group REALLY enjoyed the information and did not want you to leave! I even had parents that missed it asking me for your information after hearing from their friends how interesting and informative it was! Thank you again!”
Trish Neve, Parent Association President, United Nations International School, New York, New York
“Susan has the unique ability to immediately develop a rapport with her audience in which she creates an atmosphere where parents felt comfortable to ask very personal questions. Participants came away with common sense, concrete strategies that they could easily incorporate into their own parenting. We felt so fortunate to have had her back in Kansas City for the second time!”
Susan Hurst, MA, Director, Family Life Education/Adolescent Specialist/C.H.A.I., Jewish Family Services, Overland Park, KS
“The most striking comments were how good a speaker Susan was, how well she was able to communicate her ideas, and how motivated the Moms were afterwards to go home and apply the techniques! Parents explained their “light bulb” moment when Susan explained the difference of being “in control” from being “in charge”! Our group is very grateful for Susan’s graciousness and for the time she spent making the presentation to our members.”
Robynne Slotnick-Pendariès, Message Parenting Association, Paris, France
“Thank you for the workshop last week, Susan. It was amazing and life-changing. I have heard the same comments from the other parents that participated. We’re so glad you came back!”
Gina Robertson, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York
“Susan Stiffelman has a refreshing approach to parenting – one infused with humor and compassion. Her responses and reflections offer parents important opportunities to think anew. Parents left the workshop delighted that they had taken time to participate.”
Joan Martin, Director, Crossroads Elementary School, Santa Monica, CA
“By hosting Susan Stiffelman during as part of our annual lecture series, we were delighted to serve not only our school families, but the broader Hudson County community. Even today as I walk home, I am stopped by parents who tell me that they have been using techniques that they learned at Susan’s lecture. In addition, as the doting grandmother of a two-year-old granddaughter, I have found Susan’s ideas inspirational. I guess it is true that an old parent can learn new tricks!”
Michele Postema, Director of Admissions and Community Relations, Mustard Seed School, Hoboken, NJ
“Susan Stiffelman has a remarkable ability to explain the importance of being in charge while remaining connected to your child. Her ideas are easy to implement and come from a deep understanding of the parent/child relationship.”
Josie Breger, Counselor, New Roads School, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Stiffelman: Private Event for Google Employees
Susan spoke at a private event for Google employees at their Mountain View, CA headquarters during the week of October 17th, 2016.
Susan Stiffelman: Parenting With Presence
Parenting With Presence
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Children’s Center Preschool at
Los Altos United Methodist Church
Susan Stiffelman: Raising Caring and Confident Kids
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Los Altos High School Eagle Theater
Eckhart Tolle’s Living a Life of Presence
Susan spoke about resolving power struggles at this inaugural event for the Eckhart Tolle Foundation on September 30, 2016.
Other Events Susan has participated in:
- InsightLA Santa Monica CA USA
- Q & A with Susan and Byron Katie
- How to Keep Your Parenting Cool
- Parenting and The Work of Byron Katie
- Mini Retreat for Parents
- Free Parenting Without Power Struggles Online Event
- 7-week Live Parenting Without Power Struggles Course
- Why Is My Child Aggressive At Home and An Angel At Home?
- Keeping Your Parenting Cool Webinar
- Live broadcast with Alanis Morissette
- Live telecast with Alanis Morissette (replay available)
- Susan Stiffelman with Byron Katie
- Mustard Seed School Hoboken, NJ
- St. Luke’s Day School Alexandria, VA
- Agape International Los Angeles, CA
- Temple Isaiah Los Angeles, CA
- California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools
- Chicago Children’s Theater Chicago, IL
- Malibu High School CA
- Southern Marin’s Mother’s Club CA
- International School of Dakar Dakar, Senegal
- Jewish Family Services Kansas City, MO
- La Leche League International
- Success 3.0 Summit Boulder, CO
- Wilshire Boulevard Temple Los Angeles, CA
- Archer School Los Angeles, CA
- All Souls Church New York, New York
- City Kids, Tel Aviv Israel
- Brown Academy Washington, DC
- Marymount School, Paris France
- United Nations International School NYC