Susan Sly is sought after thought leader and female keynote speaker with decades of experience inspiring audiences of up to 20,000 people at a time, sharing the stage with some of the most well-known inspirational speakers of our era, including Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Gary Vee, Mel Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, and more.
Susan is known for engaging the audience with workshop-style participation and no-nonsense wisdom. Susan has also done many speaking events in the technology sector in talks sponsored by Intel, NVIDIA, Lenovo, and MIT.
In addition to decades of experience in entrepreneurship, what makes Susan credible is that she has built teams that have generated over $2 billion in sales in three separate verticals. She is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of RadiusAI, a Phoenix and Seattle-based artificial intelligence company specializing in retail and healthcare with offices on three continents. Susan is also a mother of four.
Susan Speaks on the topics of:
There is not only one path to success – but when you have the support of those who have walked before you, discovering your own route becomes far easier. Susan is committed to supporting individuals at all stages of the entrepreneurial journey and feels honored to be able to play even a small role in the learning and growth of entrepreneurs in the making.
Susan’s presentations on entrepreneurship have encompassed a broad range of focus areas, including:
- What It Really Takes to Build and Scale to a 9-Figure Valuation: Susan dives into how entrepreneurs and innovators can weigh competing options to make an informed, confident decision, as well as how to make the necessary moves to position a company for a competitive advantage. Susan also explores in-depth topics such as evaluating the critical decisions necessary for turning an idea into a reality and what it looks like to develop a practical, systemic approach to strategy.
- Going from Employee to Entrepreneur In 90 Days or Less: So many people dream of leaving their 9 to 5 and becoming their own boss, but only a select few actually make the leap – what’s their secret? Susan discusses what hopeful entrepreneurs-to-be need to know, honing in on the practical skills needed to start, grow, and scale a healthy and robust business. She also talks about overcoming the fear of starting your own business and how to overcome the barriers currently standing in your way.
Susan knows firsthand the unique challenges of launching – and successfully operating – a startup. She also believes that gatekeeping must become a thing of the past in order to foster a culture of innovation and ambition. So, she is passionate about sharing her most valuable learning experiences with others, particularly those who are hoping to make a difference with their startup idea.
Her speaking engagements have included a number of presentations on the “how” and “why” of startups that survive (and thrive), including topics like:
- Get Your Product Into The Market Now!: Every best-selling product started as an idea – but how exactly do you turn your vision into a ready-to-purchase reality? Susan breaks down the process of turning an original concept into a product available on the market, explaining the behind-the-scenes details that go into product development.
- How to Effectively Raise Money for Your Startup: The primary reason startups fail is a lack of cash flow, so understanding how to create value for investors (and potential new funders) is key. Susan taps into her decades of business experience – and the expansive knowledge she’s accumulated as a startup investor – to help others learn how to find and maintain the funding they need to propel their startup to success.
Time – it’s something that virtually everyone wishes they had more of. We all have the same 24 hours a day, so why does it seem like some people can do so much more with their time? As a busy entrepreneur, wife, mother, and lifelong learner, Susan has had to work hard to build her own time management skills. Now, she helps others learn how to do the same and change their lives in the process.
Susan’s discussions on time management include topics such as:
- Yes – You Can Have It All Without Doing It All!: For anyone that has ever felt like they are constantly overextended and overwhelmed, you aren’t alone – but achieving your goals doesn’t have to be this difficult. Susan shares how to change the way you think about the things you “have to” do and where to find the time to nurture your true passions.
- How to Build Your Dream Business While Navigating Your Day Job and Your Life: Turning your side hustle into a flourishing business isn’t easy, especially when juggling a day job and everyday responsibilities. But with the right approach and plenty of determination, it’s absolutely possible. Susan explains how to balance building a business with work, family, and other responsibilities, all while staying sane and happy in the process.