Expert Biography

Susan Heaton-Wright is a multi award winning international impact, communications and speaking Consultant for emerging leaders and the creator of the Superstar Communicator™ methodology. She was inspired to support talented individuals to be noticed, be listened to and make an impact because at a young age she was anxious and underestimated. Yet eventually she went on to become an international opera singer, public speaker and more recently a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.

Susan is an international speaker; the MD of award winning music company, Viva Live Music, podcaster and a former prize winning international opera singer. She delivers virtual and face to face seminars, workshops and individual training for many companies including Astra Zeneca, Deloitte, RBS,  Shell, Microsoft,  Pfizer, AXA, the NHS and Quintiles. Her area of expertise is in Impact, Presence and spoken communication. Many of her clients go on to be interviewed on Sky News and BBC as well as speaking at industry conferences. She regularly delivers  speeches and seminars to professional organisations and businesses, as well as leaders and emerging leaders in organisations. She has spoken in Lithuania, France, Dubai and The Netherlands, as well as throughout UK, at conferences, as a   panellist,  business events,  lunch and learn sessions  and trade shows. More recently Susan has been speaking virtually to international audiences, including virtual conferences.

Since March 2020 she has delivered over 175 virtual workshops to attendees from more than 60 countries worldwide. She 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.

Susan is the MD of Viva Live Music; delivering high quality live musical entertainment for high end corporate and private events as well as exclusive venues in the  United Kingdom and Europe. Clients have included Royalty, Multi-National Companies and Celebrities.

She is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, Royal Geographical Society, Incorporated Society of Musicians and Royal Society of Arts.

 Susan leads a project of musicians in Greece annually, to deliver music workshops to refugees in Athens as part of the ‘Love without Borders’ charity. Female Leadership, Public Speaking, Leadership Communication, Talent Development

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