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About Susan

Ex International Opera singer Susan Heaton-Wright shares her Executive Communication Training with Directors, Teams and individuals in Business, Universities and organisations around the world. With her clients often being asked to feature on Sky News, Radio 4 and headline industry conferences globally she uses all her experience as a performer and teacher to enable clients to make an impact when they speak.

Susan regularly appears on the BBC radio and TV providing expert advice on effective speaking and how individuals engage with their audiences, and is a regular podcast guest on international podcasts. Susan is a professional speaker internationally; speaking at conferences, in house events, business associations and trade shows. As a CPD accredited speaker, she provides added value to professional events with her content. Susan was honoured to be the Joint Regional President of the Professional Speaking Association in 2017/18.

Susan was a finalist in the UK Blog awards for her blog “Superstar Communicator”. She writes a blog for We Are The City and 3 Plus International as well as writing and contributing to a number of publications including the Scotsman, The Guardian, Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive Global and professional publications. Susan’s iTunes podcast “Superstar Communicator” is a featured UK Podcast and is becoming a popular resource for speakers world wide with over 2500 downloads a month. Susan has appeared on BBC2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio London, BBC Three Counties Radio and BBC Tees Radio.

As a singer, Susan performed as a soloist throughout UK, France, Italy, Spain and USA: at venues such as the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and Durham Cathedral and for Royalty. She appeared on BBC1 and Radio 3 as a soloist. She worked for top conductors including Sir Mark Elder and Sir Simon Rattle; created roles for ENO works and the Darlington International Festival and for Howard Goodall directed by Graham Vick. Susan also recorded soundtracks as a soloist for TV adverts.

Susan is the Creative Director and founder of Viva Live Music in 2005, providing bespoke themed entertainment for high end events. The company has a number of corporate clients and exclusive venues they work with; and events are in UK and overseas. She uses her communication skills in running the business: negotiating with clients as well as working with a variety of suppliers.

Before Susan was an opera singer, she taught in prep schools in Kenya, India and in London. Susan is a fully qualified teacher (QTS).

Susan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, The Royal Society of Arts and the Incorporated Society of Musicians as well as being a trustee of the Mid Hertfordshire Music Centre and she lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and son.

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