Comments from past workshop participants:
Susan helped the group reflect and kept the sessions interesting.
Topics covered were easily applied to everyday life.
Susan relates to the group with humor and real life examples.
Enjoyed the small size of the group and the comfortable climate Susan created.
Helpful to learn it’s OK to take time for myself and to learn to say “No”
Covered a wealth of thought provoking ideas.
Enjoyable to get together with other women and learn how to better deal with life.
Great discussing issues with other moms of adopted girls. Loved this workshop!
This workshop gave me concrete ideas for dealing with difficult people.
Helped me fine tune my parenting skills
Comments from past clients:
Susan’s friendly and outgoing demeanor encourages our residents to feel safe and comfortable with the group. Her professionalism, flexibility and rapport with the group are refreshing.
Activities Director/Heather Hills Retirement Village
For the 125 Municipal Clerks attending the Michigan Association of Clerks conference, Susan was a welcomed source of information and new ideas for dealing with the public in our everyday workplace. She speaks to each person in the audience with a “one on one” style. Her comments seemed directed at each person individually. I found myself saying, “How did she know that about my job?”
MI Association of Clerks
Susan McFarland delivered some excellent information and insight to our Family Independence Agency staff. I have been asked to have her return for future trainings. I was impressed with her ability to tailor her material to fit the needs of our group. The quality and accuracy of her material clearly demonstrated her vested time in research and preparation to satisfy our goals for the day.
Family Independence Agency
Susan McFarland spoke to a group of women attending our “Women’s Wellness Weekend” at McGuire’s Resort in Cadillac. She exuded a friendly, approachable demeanor, invited participation from the audience and used great audios and videos.”
The words I would use to describe Susan McFarland as a professional speaker are accommodating, sincere, caring, imaginative, kind and humorous. Susan has presented twice in Saginaw to nearly 200 office professionals at each event. The audience rated her very highly. Susan interacts well with the audience due to her ability and willingness to move away from the podium.
Teresa L. Pruden
Saginaw Intermediate School District
Thank you for the great programs you have presented for us in the last four years. I was very impressed with your willingness to share your personal and professional experiences with the audience,
Susan was a keynote speaker at a day-long workshop and what a powerful opening she provided! I was very impressed with Susan’s professionalism, savvy, and wit. Her rapport with the audience held them captive. We would love to have her again and again.
Rockford Public Schools
Recently approximately 150 teachers and support personnel participated in a staff development day. The day was an overwhelming success and was well received. The success was due, in part, to our keynoter and small group facilitator, Susan McFarland. She was a genuinely inspirational speaker. Her attention to detail, use of visuals and music, contributed to the professionalism of her presentation.
Haslett Education Association
Susan McFarland was the keynote speaker for our third annual Math Science and Technology Workshop. She addressed an audience of over 180 students along with more than 100 parents and staff. As one of the coordinators for this event, I can speak highly of Susan’s presentations and her interactive style with multiple audiences. Her sense of humor, candor and efficacy had great impact.
Troy School District