About Susan Sly

On a mission to shift the 2%

In the US, only 2% of tech companies have at least one female founder. Susan is in that 2%. As an entrepreneur and mom, she is passionate about helping women start, grow, and scale companies.

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90% of tech startups fail – let’s change that.

Navigating the exciting and challenging world of starting a business can be rough. Taking your idea to inception, gathering the resources to launch, and inviting people to support your vision is one of the toughest and most rewarding things we can ever do in our career. If you read my blog, you will know that 61% of Americans want to start a business and over 90% never do. Why? Because they lack the self-confidence to take action on their dreams.

What if it didn’t have to be that way?

It doesn’t. When you have a solid system and the right mentors, everything can change. You can take your idea and step-by-step, you can get it out there to the world. Through speaking and my show, Raw and Real Entrepreneurship, my vision is to help people grow, scale, and exit successful businesses.

We all face challenges.

Like you, I have had my share. We have great years and we have growing years. My growing year came in 2000 when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, lost my business, and became a homeless single mother living on my brother-in-law’s sofa. It was time for a wakeup call. I had achieved success early on as a professional athlete, media personality, and business owner. Unfortunately, I lacked the wisdom, proven formula, and mentorship to use my success as a springboard for helping others and in my quest to be everything and do everything, I lost everything. It was humbling and it was powerful. It was my ‘never again’ moment. I made a vow that I would spend the rest of my life empowering others however I knew that I had to empower myself first. I got to work and I started a business. Within 3 years, my business was earning six figures. Within 7 years, it was earning seven figures. Using my past pain to fuel my purpose, I have dedicated my life to helping small business owners succeed. Today, a lot has changed in my life and I want you to know that anything is possible. In addition to media appearances on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime, and being quoted in Forbes, MarketWatch, and Yahoo Finance, I have built three award winning sales teams totaling over $2.0 billion USD in sales, oversee three companies, have co-founded an artificial intelligence company – RadiusAI, am a tech investor, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and am a graduate of the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management. I regularly do speaking events for leading tech companies like NVIDIA, HPE, Intel, and Lenovo. On top of all of it, I have four kids, still get the workouts in, and have been with my husband since 2000. I believe that with clarity and certainty, there can be no overwhelm. My goal is to help you gain that clarity and certainty so you can grow a successful business in a healthy, fulfilling way.

"With Clarity and Certainty There Can Be No Overwhelm!"

Susan Sly is the Cofounder and CEO of thePause.ai, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds  Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT.  Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. Susan has built channel sales teams that have produced over $2.0 billion in sales.

Susan has completed the Boston Marathon 6X and placed Top 10 in the Pro Division of the Ironman Triathlon in Malaysia. Susan is passionate about philanthropy and has dedicated a significant amount of time and money working to liberate girls from trafficking and invest in education to support women and girls who have survived trauma and abuse both domestically and overseas.

Susan is the mother of four children and resides with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Susan truly believes we can have it all.

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How to build your 7 figure business

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Did you know that only 7% of businesses in the US make it to seven figures? 1 out of 3 actually make less than $29,000. What is the difference? Is it luck? Is it timing? Susan Sly understands what it takes to build, and maintain a seven-figure business and the answer is that people who build seven-figure businesses not only think differently, they have habits that align with their seven-figure mindset.

Susan has been mentoring small business owners for over two decades and this mini-course is designed to take her years of experience and help you understand what it takes to build your own seven-figure business.

In this mini-course, you will learn how to set a solid foundation, learn the 8 key steps to building a seven-figure business, adopt the right mindset, and identify any gaps in your process. Susan wants you to succeed and feel free to share the link to this FREE mini-course with anyone you know who has a business or is thinking of starting one.

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What People Are Saying About Susan

Susan Sly is an inspiration to women, from overall health, to finance, to relationships.

Jack Canfield-NY Times Best Selling Author of The Success Principles and co-author of Chicken Soup For The Soul.

As a former NFL football player, I’ve had many coaches over the years. The great ones could always inspire me to be better. I’ve had the privilege of hearing Susan Sly speak on multiple occasions, and she reminds me of some of those great coaches. Not only is her information educational and inspirational but she has that ability to connect with the listener, therefore, moving them action. She’s one of the more powerful speakers I’ve every listen to.

LaJourdain J. Birden Sr.-a former professional American football player who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 8th round of the 1988 NFL Draft. And now America’s #1 opportunity trainer.

What an inspiring, dynamic, magnetic speaker, presenter, and trainer. Susan Sly has got it all. She captivates an audience with her sincerity, integrity and wisdom. If you are thirsting for the best life you can live, then get in a room with Susan. She will inspire you to heights you never even dreamed of. Her personal story will compel you to live life to the fullest, thanks for the inspiration.

Natalie Cook5 time Aussie Olympian (Beach Volleyball), Gold Medalist 2000 Sydney, Bronze Medalist 1996 Atlanta, Motivational Speaker, Author, Trainer

Susan Sly writes with heartfelt joy and passion. She will improve your life.

Mark Victor Hansen-NY Times Best Selling Author of Chicken Soup For The Soul, Cracking The Millionaire Code, and more

Susan Sly is an incredible entrepreneur with a passion for assisting women.

John Gray-NY Times Best Selling Author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Susan Sly is a trusted expert when it comes to entrepreneurial productivity. She has the heart and integrity necessary to help business owners exponentially improve their results.

Rebecca ZungVoted Number One Attorney in America