Sue Kenney

An intenationally acclaimed keynote speaker Sue Kenney has inspired over 10,000 people with her stories about being downsized from her corporate career and then deciding to walk almost 800 kilometers across the north of Spain on the medieval pilgrimage route the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. She went alone in the winter and faced her deepest fear: being alone with herself on a journey to understanding her life purpose. Her stories give others courage and a sense of true hope. She offers tips and skills on how to incorporate the teachings in real life situations. You don't have to worry about how to get the message across to your group, employees or association about how to work better as a team, how to reduce stress or how they are going to take yet another change in the organization. Sometimes it's easier to bring someone in from the outside to communicate this message. And that leaves you more time to do focus on your responsibilities and be successful! Sue speaks to groups, organizations and buinesses about leadership and creativity. During these times of constant change its become increasingly important to honour oneself, face truth, recognize limits, know what you want and manifest change. Her approach is founded on the premise that we've progressed to a more open philosophy of principled leadership that is based on a foundation of virtues such as compassion, honesty, gratitude, truth, purpose and love, in business relationships. This approach to leadership is supported by the teachings of great business leaders like Robin Sharma, Lance Sectarian and Sue Kenney. Through the use of her powerful voice, she infuses effective ideas, fun and a creative spirit by masterfully engaging her audience in the telling of her stories. Sue teaches useful leadership skills and concepts for adapting to the unknown, through her personal example and valuable life experience. If you have a specific topic or theme, Sue can adapt her stories to communicate and integrate your message. Her first book My Camino is a Canadian best selling book in development as a feature film. She has a second book Confessions of a Pilgrim and is working on her third.  Sue has also produced and directed a feature length documentary about women and leadership called Las Peregrinas. A Bravo FACT (Foundation to Award Canadian Talent) award winner for her first short film titled FlipBook about the creative process of writing, is being positioned to raise funds for literacy programs and in 2012 she created the foundation Vision One Walk to support artists. Sue also wrote and performed a one-woman show My Camino...a walking performance nationally. Sue’s Profile
  • Author of Canadian best selling book My Camino in development as a feature film
  • 20 years marketing and sales experience in corporate telecommunications industry
  • Walked almost 5000 kilomters on various pilgrimage and trail routes all over the world.  The Camino de Santiago de Compostela (France, Spain, Portugal) the Bruce Trail (Barefoot), Trans Canada Trail, East Coast Trail, Ganaraska Trail and more.
  • FISA World Masters Rowing Gold Medal Champion, two time silver medalist Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships and Canadian Masters gold medalist
  • Wrote, produced and recorded a storytelling CD Stone by Stone 3000 sold internationally
  • Author of Confessions of a Pilgrim and working on a third book The Contrary Way
  • Leadership in Life Coach and workshop facilitator
  • Mareketing consultant and sales coach

Speaking Topics

Leadership, creativity, efficient thinking, effectiveness, teambuilding, stress management, relationship selling, adapting to change and more. Each of these topics can be customized for an Inspirational Keynote Address or a group Workshop Activity. If you book Sue as a speaker, you are entitled to receive significant discount on her books as a give away to your audience. Give the gift of inspiration!

The Leadership Journey

This talk is founded on the premise that we've progressed a more open philosophy of principled leadership that is based on a foundation of pilgrim virtues such as compassion, honesty, gratitude, truth, purpose and love, in business relationships. This approach to leadership is supported by the teachings of great business leaders like Robin Sharma, Lance Sectarian, Steven Covey, and now Sue Kenney. In this presentation, Sue will address an approach to leadership in business and life that is based on defining intentions using the metaphor of being on a journey that is changing all the time. By setting goals, based on our intentions we increase the possibility of achieving the intended result. You'll hear amazing stories about courage and discipline as Sue gracefully integrates the lessons of walking 780 kilometers in Spain over 29 days, with her business and athletic expertise, offering a unique perspective to a more simple approach to adjusting to the unknown. Through her example, you'll see how you can apply this approach in both personal and business scenarios, to improve how you adapt to changes in your Leadership Journey.

Planning to Win

Sue leverages the lessons learned and experiences encountered when she committed a dream to become a world class rower. Sue made the crew that ultimately won a gold medal at the FISA World Masters Rowing Championships in 2001. By re-framing concepts of teamwork in a crew situation and goal setting as it aligns to her vision of a gold medal, Sue shares real life experiences that metaphorically teach concepts for effective leadership. The process is the same whether you are training to win a race or accomplishing everyday business or personal goals.

Efficient Thinking

Do you have a million ideas that you want to accomplish but don't have the time to complete any of them? If you are thinking about the same things over and over again, it's possible you are wasting valuable energy on ideas that aren't going anywhere. In this workshop/keynote, you'll learn how to sort the ideas in your mind, to give you more energy to get things done, with less time. Leave your day planner at home. This workshop is all about organizing your thoughts so you can be more successful.

The Art of Communication

How do you start talking to someone you’ve never met before? Where do I look when I am telling a story? What does it mean to "work a room" and how can I to do this? You can learn from a master. Sue is an outgoing charismatic personality who has been interviewed by the Globe and Mail was recently on City TV’s Breakfast Television and networks everywhere she goes. Learn some of the things Sue does naturally to network and meet more people, in both business and personal situations.

Barefoot Healing

Would you like to discover the healing powers of going BAREFOOT? It possible you can improve your balance and flexibility, strengthen your posture, reduce injuries and give you a sense of freedom! There is also a possibility you can help your body to heal itself! If you have a specific topic or request, please contact us to arrange a consultation.

About Sue

Sue has lectured at: University of Toronto, Kings University, Ontario College of Art and Design, Humber College, Georgian College, Pickering College, Grand Bahamas International School, The Banff School and more. Clients include: Ontario Hospital Association, Canada Life, E.D. Smith, Advocis, Bell Canada, Ontario Truckers Association, City of Hamilton, Fern Resort, CGI Services, Canadian Association for Family Enterprise, International Association for Accident Prevention.


Base Corporate Speaking Fee is $3000.00. Sue's fees vary based on the size of the audience, whether it's for a business or charity group and your budget. To inquire about booking Sue as a Speaker, please contact Stone by Stone Productions at or call 705 8264641.


She has been a guest appearing on Breakfast Television Toronto and Halifax, Good Morning Canada,  CBC Radio; Wildrose Forum/Ontario Today/Freestyle,  CTV, The New VR, Rogers Daytime, CBC Radio in Victoria and Vancouver, the Calgary Herald, the Toronto Star, Muskoka Magazine and much more.


 “Sue, I have attended many motivational speaker sessions over the last 15 years and felt yours was one of my favorites …. Ranking up there with Jim Rohn and Mark Victor Hansen.  You delivered a moving, inspirational, heart inspired story of conquering life’s fears and living life to its absolute fullest.  You painted word pictures so vividly that I could see myself following in the amazing steps of your journey with the same passion you delivered your talk with.   Outstanding!” D'Arcie Rogers, Executive Financial Consultant Investors Group Financial Services, Calgary Hello Sue, I just wanted to mention that I saw you on Breakfast Television last week and you made a tremendous impact using your sorrow stones story. Congratulations on all of your success! I would appreciate if you would forward a promotional package to me in regard to your seminars which I will provide to our corporate events coordinator with a strong endorsement!  Take good care, Joyce Paron, President, EXIT Reality Corp International, Toronto

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  • What is a Pilgrim?

    "Someone who walks on a journey with a destination in mind. I believe we are all pilgrims, each on our own path to find the way." -Sue Kenney

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