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A New York Times bestselling author, renowned mindfulness teacher, and founder of The Open Heart Project, among the world’s largest virtual mindfulness communities, Susan has taught thousands of students in workshops, events, and retreats around the globe.

 

 

If you want to create an experience that offers genuine insight and actionable steps to improve creativity, engagement, and resilience, look no further.

Hubspot described Susan’s talk at their Inbound conference as one that alternately entertained and awed our audience…her intuitive ability to read people and make small, powerful adjustments to their course has made a huge difference in their journeys. Michael Carroll, creator of The Mindful Leader Summit, said about Susan’s keynote presentation, Today, work is all about resilience – engaging our livelihood with  authenticity, emotional agility and openness. Susan Piver knows this territory intimately…she offers a wealth of wisdom and good heart that I and many others have found profoundly helpful. Mashable called Susan “one of the 25 most inspiring people on Twitter”. She has made keynote presentations at Procter & Gamble, TedX, Harvard’s Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Conference, and others.

A New York Times bestselling author, renowned mindfulness teacher, and founder of The Open Heart Project, among the world’s largest virtual mindfulness communities, Susan has taught thousands of students in workshops, events, and retreats around the globe. Her latest book, Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation serves as an operating manual for practicing mindfulness and is the perfect companion to what she shares from the stage.

Susan has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, USA Today, O Magazine, Yoga Journal, SELF, Wall Street Journal, and others. She has been a guest on the Oprah show, CNN, TODAY, and others.


Selected Topics

Beyond Grit:  The Hidden “Thought Hack” That Unlocks Growth and Resilience.

What drives groundbreaking innovation, generative relationships, and true resilience? Our minds. It doesn’t matter how much we invest in trainings, research, or creating the perfect environment, if our minds are full of doubts, judgments, and preconceived notions, we cannot drive breakthrough moments, sidestep emotional pitfalls, or navigate challenges skillfully. Without the ability to observe thought skillfully and direct it intentionally, we lose our edge and the ability to respond quickly and decisively in the present moment. But when we have agency over the most important asset we possess–our attention– we find the resilience and grit needed to lead, innovate, and grow. Turns out that just as there are exercises to revitalize the body, there are rarely-explored, yet immensely powerful ways to work with the mind to create consistent mental mastery. This gives rise to the three inner qualities that all leaders possess: wisdom, compassion, and confidence. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, personal stories, and more than two decades of training in Buddhist studies, Susan delivers a compelling keynote that offers listeners important insights and three time-tested, actionable steps to bring those insights to life.

Start Here Now: The Practice of Meditation and the Path of Mindfulness

Meditation teacher and founder of the Open Heart Project international mindfulness community, Susan Piver has taught thousands of people how to meditate. With clarity, insight, and humor, she presents meditation in both a modern context (as a scientifically-proven source of health and wellbeing) and an ancient context (as a path to meaning, wisdom, and lasting joy). In this engaging talk, she shares simple techniques, dispels common misconceptions, and explains how to navigate the obstacles. In addition to explaining how to practice, listeners will also learn about the deeper consequences of meditation: less stress, more love, enhanced creativity, and the courage to live an authentic life.


Susan Piver mesmerized London and Paris teams by leading them in meditation to embark on a new experience of “now.”

Amanda Flohr-Egile, Google Manager, Platforms Solutions Consultants

Thank you for delivering an inspiring talk on mindfulness at our 2016 event. It was just what we hoped for. You were warm, humorous, and knowledgeable and your enthusiasm for our theme, “What If” demystified the practice of mindfulness and showed its applicability to innovation, creativity, and communication. Most important, you offered the audience actionable steps to apply this ancient wisdom in everyday life.

Dagmara Avanindra, Head of Content, TEDxAruba

Susan is that perfect blend of wisdom, joy and intuition, equally at home on a spiritual retreat, a large stage or a corporate off-site. I brought her in to co-facilitate a business-meets-life retreat in Mexico. It was a challenging role, because she was coming into a situation where the participants already knew each other well and she had to quickly cultivate a sense of deep trust and respect. She did that almost instantly, and with great ease. Susan’s insights during the Q&A sessions were invaluable and her presenting and leadership skills drew people in and left them feeling they’d just been given not just a valuable body of knowledge, but an experience of how to work with and live into it. We all left with tangible, actionable take-aways. And, as an organizer, she was a joy to work with. If you can get onto her schedule, lock in the date now!

Jonathan Fields, Founder of Good Life Project

Susan is a passionate and riveting speaker. She draws you in with compelling stories and a great sense of humor, and leaves you with clear advice and the motivation to change your life for the better.

Pamela Slim, author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation

Susan is one of the most gifted teachers that I know. I’ve had the great pleasure of hearing her present many times since she was a regular guest teacher in an open house series that I coordinated. Susan has a unique ability to connect in a deep and authentic way with the participants.  When you do a workshop with her, everyone feels that they are part of a conversation about things they care about. I can’t recommend her too strongly.

Jim Rosen, Executive and leadership coach, MindfulAware.com

Susan alternately entertained and awed our audience with her storytelling talk “Mindful Communication: the Art of Being Heard.” Her speaking delivers a clarity and soulfulness that is imbued with humility and humanity. I also consider her my personal guru for her intuitive ability to read people and make small, powerful adjustments to their course that make a huge difference in their journeys.

Laura Fitton, Inbound Marketing Evangelist, Hubspot

Susan offers an arresting authenticity to her students, clients and whomever she engages with. Her ability to attune quickly to the topics, individuals and institutions she deals with is true to her trade. And her experiences are grounded in a diverse background of professional landscapes—allowing her to respond with clarity, empathy and candor to whomever she encounters.­

Michelle Sweet, Producer, Innovation Hub, WGBH

Susan Piver is the best speaker I have ever heard. No kidding. All that meditation has made her mind crisp and clear, and she will hold your people spellbound no matter what she talks about. There will be a transmission of far more than great information, there will be a transmission of clarity and love.

Jennifer Louden, Author, Teacher, Founder, “Savor and Serve”

Successfully showing up in our demanding modern day workplace requires more than just performance and results. Today work is all about resilience – engaging our livelihood with  authenticity, emotional agility and openness. And Susan Piver knows this territory intimately.  Whether it’s about graciously engaging conflict, inspiring the best in others or just genuinely listening to our workplace colleagues, Susan offers a wealth of wisdom and good heart that I and many others have found profoundly helpful.

Michael Carroll, COO, Global Coaching Alliance, Author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader

My clients and my team spent a day with Susan, focused on how to help them confidently navigate their businesses, creativity and work. What resulted was breakthrough after breakthrough as my clients understood some of the unconscious patterns that were blocking their success and my team recognized how they could work together more compassionately based on what they learned about how they think and communicate.  Susan Piver is a deep, powerful, connected teacher who delivers deep, powerful, connected results.  She does this without alienating or pushing–which is so crucial when you are teaching a room of high-achieving entrepreneurs!

Christine Kane, Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World and President and Founder of Uplevel You

 

 

 

 

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SPEAKING TOPICS

Beyond Grit:  The Hidden “Thought Hack” That Unlocks Growth and Resilience

Start Here Now: The Practice of Meditation and the Path of Mindfulness


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speaking testimonials
  • Susan is that perfect blend of wisdom, joy and intuition, equally at home on a spiritual retreat, a large stage or a corporate off-site. Her presenting and leadership skills drew people in and left them feeling they’d just been given not just a valuable body of knowledge, but an experience of how to work with and live into it. And, as an organizer, she was a joy to work with. If you can get onto her schedule, lock in the date now!

    Jonathan Fields, The Good Life Project

  • Susan is a passionate and riveting speaker. She draws you in with compelling stories and a great sense of humor, and leaves you with clear advice and the motivation to change your life for the better.

    Pamela Slim, Author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation

  • Susan is one of the most gifted teachers that I know. I’ve had the great pleasure of hearing her present many times since she was a regular guest teacher in an open house series that I coordinated. Susan has a unique ability to connect in a deep and authentic way with the participants. When you do a workshop with her, everyone feels that they are part of a conversation about things they care about. I can’t recommend her too strongly.

    Jim Rosen, Executive and leadership coach, MindfulAware.com

  • Susan alternately entertained and awed our audience. Her speaking delivers a clarity and soulfulness that is imbued with humility and humanity. I also consider her my personal guru for her intuitive ability to read people and make small, powerful adjustments to their course that make a huge difference in their journeys.

    Laura Fitton, Inbound Marketing Evangelist, Hubspot

  • It was our pleasure hosting you! The response that we got from the broad audience of women was very positive. They very much enjoyed your talk and insight. Thank you for your flexibility and willingness to work with us.

    Eva Schneiderman, Procter & Gamble

  • Susan Piver is one of the most compelling speakers I have ever heard. She stands out as a hallmark speaker who shows us how thoughtful, clear, and honest communication is our best asset in the uncertain world of business and relationships. From the moment she gets on stage to the curtain draw, Susan’s storytelling and grace will leave your audience with a feeling of being changed from the inside out.

    Ishita Gupta, Leadership coach and Founder, Fear.less Magazine

  • Successfully showing up in our demanding modern day workplace requires more than just performance and results. Today work is all about resilience – engaging our livelihood with  authenticity, emotional agility and openness. Susan Piver knows this territory intimately.  Whether it’s about graciously engaging conflict, inspiring the best in others or just genuinely listening to our workplace colleagues, Susan offers a wealth of wisdom and good heart that I and many others have found profoundly helpful.

    Michael Carroll, COO, Global Coaching Alliance, Author “Awake at Work”

  • My clients and my team spent a day with Susan, focused on how to help them confidently navigate their businesses, creativity and work. What resulted was breakthrough after breakthrough as my clients understood some of the unconscious patterns that were blocking their success. Susan Piver is a deep, powerful, connected teacher who delivers deep, powerful, connected results.

    Christine Kane, Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World and President and Founder of Uplevel You