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SUZANNE SAXE-ROUX, Ed.D., CEC

Following are some of Suzanne’s most requested speaking and workshop topics. We pride ourselves on tailoring any of our talks to your organization’s needs. If you don’t see a topic here that would suit you, let us know and we will happily work with you to find the right mix.

Suzanne’s experience as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, business woman, professional speaker, University faculty member, trainer and facilitator, wife and mom enable her to customize any presentation to the appropriate audience. All presentations can be customized to fit your program whether it is 30 minutes or a full day.

Dr. Suzanne Saxe-Roux, Ed.D., Certified Executive Coach, Business Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author coaches, speaks, writes and facilitates busy professionals on creating the lifestyle they desire for their next phase of life. Dr. Suzanne is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and those who voluntarily or involuntarily are choosing to live a more balanced life. Dr. Suzanne is also a University professor and the co-author of The Consultative Approach: Partnering for Results! and the forthcoming book, Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living, A Story and Life Guidebook 

 Note: All presentations will be customized to fit the audience and their needs.

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Signature Speech

Boost your Joy in Life with an Irresistible Focus
-- for everyone who wonders what are the secrets to joie de vivre?

Based on the book,
Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living

 

 

 

The American fast paced lifestyle is robbing everyone from parents to kids of simple healthy joyful ways of living that used to be commonplace. The Life Expectancy of Americans today is lower than 41 other nations and we work longer and harder than most other developed nations with lower productivity. The increase of stress related (i.e. heart disease) and unhealthy living (i.e. obesity) diseases are increasing at catastrophic speed. The average American takes less than 5 days vacation a year often forfeiting earned days. The increasing demands on kids and teens to achieve has risen to record stress levels. The net result is that we are missing out on a major aspect of life – it is to be enjoyed not endured.

“Where is all the joy? “ You might ask yourself. “When do I have time for enjoying my family, my friends, and my hobbies? How do I make simpler joys a part of my daily living? Why am I waiting for a better time to do what will make me feel good?”

Suzanne will reveal the secrets to making big and small changes for the sole purpose of increasing your joy, good health, and happiness. The result is a life worth living.  She will uncover the mysteries of what entails French joie de vivre that she and her husband discovered in their 3 year sabbatical in the south of France and map out the steps to recapturing simplicity, joy, happiness and the ability to follow your dreams.

In this action packed session you’ll learn:

  • Why having a personal and family vision of how you want to live your life is critical 
  • 4 Keys to taking back control of how you live your life and that of your family
  • 7 simple secrets to increasing your joie de vivre that you can do today

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Creating Work-Life Balance:
Is it possible, and if so, How?

If you ask any great employee why they stay with a company, they will tell you, “because of the culture, because of my manager, because they recognize work-life balance is important.”  In the best of times and in the worse of times, the development of a culture that embraces work-life balance hires the best and keeps them. This translates into the bottom line in savings and increased revenue for the company.   So what exactly, does it mean to create a culture of work-life balance. Who is responsible and how can you trust it won’t be taken advantage of. These are all questions addressed in Suzanne’s speech on balancing the three legged stool of work-life balance.  

 The three legs presented  are:

Part I: Organizational:  Family friendly policies, benefits, career ladders

Part II: Manager/ Team culture and implicit behaviors

Part III:  Individual Choices and Responsibilities

 

 

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7 Steps to Making a Dream come True

 

A sought after presentation, Suzanne shares her family story of moving to the south of France for one year which led to three, to re-learn what is important in life. Reeling from the stress of life as a dual-career, baby-boomer couple with a young daughter, her and her husband decided to give up a successful life lacking in sanity. They left the house cleaner and gardener behind, along with the SUVs, moving instead to a small village in the south of France. Suzanne tells the story full of emotion of what it took to create the dream, plan the dream, make it a reality, live the dream fully, rejoice in what you have been able to create and continue on the journey as life evolves.

Through their story, Suzanne lays out the 7 key elements to making a dream come true, embracing the dream, and moving on to the next dream. These seven key steps will get you started in changing your lifestyle, moving to another country, starting a business, or taking a once in a lifetime vacation. Anything is possible if you are committed and are willing to do what it takes.

 

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The What and How of being a Professional Services Consultant

 

Having years of experience transforming technical experts to professional services consultant, Suzanne shares the secrets to getting your expertise used and becoming a business partner who has impact. The 3 secrets to how revolve around continuous learning, building relationships, and true concern for your customers. The 3 secrets to what focus on adding and articulating your value, creating work agreements that are a win-win, and understanding your clients and their goals and needs. 

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