Susie Vanderlip is a premiere motivational speaker for youth & adults on MENTAL HEALTH, drug/alcohol prevention, human trafficking, gangas, self-harm, stress management and more!

Impactful Motivational Speaker to Youth & Adults - Constructive Ways to Feel & Deal with Life

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Prevention, Mental Health
and Healthy Living

Guiding Youth and Adults in
'Constructive Ways to
Feel and Deal'

Leaving Youth and Adults with a
Legacy of Hope®

Susie Vanderlip is a nationally-renown
theatrical motivational speaker for both
youth and adults.

Inductee into the
Speakers Hall of Fame, she has reached
 over one million people across the US and Canada.

Captivating and Lasting Impression

Highly attuned to understanding feelings,
Susie awakens youth and adults to the emotions
that motivate their every decision.
She then guides them to
'Emotional Wisdom':
The ability to identify and manage:
anger and rage,
* grief and loss,
* childhood trauma,
* adolescent mental health,
* family pain from alcoholism and addiction,
* abandonment, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and more.

A speaker of many talents
Susie communicates with dance, drama, powerful personal stories, mindfulness, yoga, Zumba and a deep sincerity and warmth that entertains, enthralls and encourages ALL ages.
The LEGACY OF HOPE® presentation addresses:

  • Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

  • Human Trafficking

  • Tobacco and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

  • Youth Violence

  • Mental Health

  • Self-harm

  • Suicide, Depression

  • Underage Drinking, Alcohol and Substance Abuse

  • Bullying and Self-Esteem

  • Gangs

  • Stress Management

  • Hope and Encouragement

    Life-changing, evidence based, messages
    about YOUTH and FAMILY concerns - programs that awaken, inform and motivate. 
    Susie powerfully motivates youth and adults to ASK FOR HELP.

    In demand for

  • CONFERENCES on youth and family issues/mental health/prevention

  • SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES at public, private and parochial schools,





    As one counselor stated,

    "Many people are in desperate need of someone they can relate to, who is not afraid of their pain, and can help them see the way out."  

    That adult is Susie.



LEGACY OF HOPE® Assembly/Keynote


Compelling and effective EMOTIONAL WISDOM:
healthy choice and mental health message
Dramatic, thought-provoking theatrical one-woman show. Positively stunned, educated and entertained over one million teens and adults across 48 states and Canada. 

"You opened my eyes in a way that changed my life!"
      Teen touched by Susie's message 

"It was the most moving thing I have ever witnessed from beginning to end. I can see the beneficial results it can have on every man, woman and child."  
       Inspired Adult Man
                Contact Susie for more information.



De-Stress for Success: Workbook® - hardcopy with multi-media.

Ebook  on AmazonBarnes and Noble  and
multi-media version on iBookstore.

Developled by Susie Vanderlip and her husband
Dr. Ken Vanderlip (clinical psychologist) 
Number one motive for youth and adults to use alcohol, drugs, porn, food, gambling, video games is ...
an inability to cope with their feelings - STRESS!

Society encourages youth and adults to escape stress by turning to alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, food, gambling, sex and more. What if both youth and adults had healthy emotional coping tools to deal with real-life stress? 

Here is a FUN and engaging workshop that provides participants with actual experience of the tools  to cope in a healthy way!  Reduce dependence on alcohol and drugs. Here are the tools that help youth and adults to lose weight, improve health, respond positively rather than react to life challenges.
                Contact Susie for more information.


for Every Body

Certified Zumba/Zumba Gold and Yoga Instructor,
Susie brings her playful, energetic and skillful facilitation skills to this WORKSHOP that adds PURE FUN and HEALTHY drug-free activity to conferences. (


Support Groups

This by-product of the LEGACY OF HOPE Assembly is a critical tool in identifying youth with mental and emotional issues and getting them to open up to school counselors. 

More than a  youth motivational speaker. Susie stays and conducts support groups all day for teens after assemblies.
She builds trust with teens that allows them to share their deepest darkest emotional secrets and become eager for help. She provides schools with the SURVEY of HOPE for the entire student body following assemblies. 


NEW Keynote:

Lovely Life of the Monarch Butterfly and
Life Lessons Learned!

Susie is a Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist and expert in the Monarch Butterfly life cycle, having raised well over 400 butterflies from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly! She has videotaped and photographed their life journey for 3 years and produced children's books and movies ( used in numerous school districts, botanical gardens, nurseries and libraries. Now she shares for adults in photos and video an astounding story of true life determination, charisma, courage, confusion, and undeterred commitment to life purpose.


Internet Messages from Susie
for Youth:


See her
"I MATTER" Messages on YouTube for our most troubled teens - providing them with HOPE and the tools to COPE. Help spread the word to teens in need.


"I wish I'd had something like that when I was a kid. My teenage daughter was deeply moved and retold your stories to me. Your presentation was a God-send!"
Grateful Parent

EXCEPTIONAL for opening eyes and minds to the motives and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, violence, gangs, sexual irresponsibility, AIDS/STD's, bullying, self-harm, depression, suicidal thoughts and other destructive choices.  POTENT DOSE of character, values, emotional intelligence, responsible leadership, spiritual uplift and personal empowerment. 

"One of the most relevant, most impacting and meaningful offerings I have yet to witness." 
American Counseling Association, Executive

Contact Susie for more information on how she can make your event an unforgettable happening!

            Susie's definition of Peer Pressure

"Peer Opportunity coupled with 
Emotional Vulnerability" 

When a teen is exposed to or pushed to use alcohol or drugs by friends - that is their moment of peer opportunity
When a teen feels neglected, rejected, unloved, unwanted or alone - that creates the emotional vulnerability that makes them say YES.  
  "Peer Pressure - Will Your Child Succumb to It?"

Youth Motivational Speaker

YouTube Video

interview with 
Susie Vanderlip 
 Teen and Family Issues Expert 


Susie Vanderlip 
inducted into the
National Speakers Association 

Other Media Messages 
Written by and About Susie

  & CD'S, DVD
De-Stress for Success®
and Workshops
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eBook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBookstore
Leadership Speaker
Susie's Book for Parents and Teens: 52 Ways to Protect
Your Teen
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eBook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBookstore
Legacy Of Hope®
Presentation DVD
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