Lots of words can be used to describe Sue Bassett – determined, energetic, focused, dynamic – but none sum her up better than the moniker, “Positively Sue”. Sue has a passion and calling for uplifting and motivating people. Her inspiring talks help people face and overcome emotional blocks and rise above challenges, so that they can reach their peak potential.
A sought-after speaker and positivity coach, Sue is known for her candid and empowering message; delivered with healthy doses of personal experience, humour and attitude. Drawing on her own personal experiences as a woman, college lecturer and the mother of a special needs child, Sue has learned how to combat negative energy, reframe perspective and view obstacles as opportunities, and now she’s sharing her insights and positive wisdom with others.
Sue is the proud mother of two children, Atticus and Treva. Treva was born with DiGeorge Syndrome, a life-threatening genetic condition that has presented numerous challenges for her and the entire Bassett family. Raising Treva inspired Sue, along with husband Randy, to co-found Opening Hearts; a registered charity that focuses on the needs and well-being of children with special needs and their families.
Since starting her career as a motivational speaker, Sue has done over 30 keynote presentations for companies, organizations and schools; speaking to audiences ranging in size from 50 to 3000. She has also done numerous media interviews discussing her work as an educator, positivity coach and charity director.
In addition to her work as a professional speaker, Sue lectures on the subject of Early Childhood Education at Mohawk College and Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. Sue and Randy make their home in Hamilton, Ontario with their kids, 2 cats and a dog – a Basset Hound, of course.