Grateful & Humbled

“Susan Sohn is one of my nearest and dearest friends. She has an inimitable gift to get to the heart of the matter, and whether in person, speaking, through social media, radio or in her writing, she makes it one-to-one. Authentic identity not only defines her passion, it describes who she is. Funny, bold, and free, I highly recommend Susan, if you want your audience to be engaged, inspired, and entertained.”

Darlene Zschech – Composer, Worship Leader, Pastor, Speaker

‘Susan was a key figure in conceiving and implementing the GetReal Live events in Calgary and Sydney, Australia at which I was the major presenter. From start to finish Susan was incredible to work with. The event was hugely supported by local business and experienced sold-out attendance. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional and to be part of an event that was so perfectly and flawlessly executed.’

Peter Walsh – TV host & professional organizer at Peter Walsh Design, Inc.


“I recently read Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on women and leading with confidence. This isn’t so much a plug for the book although it’s highly recommended reading, but more about how it reminded me of my friend Susan. She’s always been one of my greatest fans even, or maybe especially when I have been hesitant to step out into something new and scary or needed someone to be strong for me till I could find the strength in myself. 

We empower others from our own sweet spot and give them permission to be amazing, even though they never needed it. Susan’s desire to empower women and girls to be the very best version of themselves comes from her confidence that life can be all you want it to be. She has a great ability to strap poms poms onto her wrists and dance while shouting for your success.  Susan’s message to women is one of freedom, let the kitchen be messy for today and go and live your dream life, be present with your kids, the people in your workplace and community. Don’t wait for permission to move onward and let go of having/doing it all. Do what’s in front of you and get started today!” 

Jane Kennedy – Program Manager Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Timor Leste at UnitingWorld


I write as Director of the Beyond Festival, a Justice and Music Festival based in Canberra, Australia.

Held for the first time in 2015, Beyond was an attempt to bring diverse groups together under the shared values of compassion, justice, peace, welcome and celebration. It was an outstanding success. Crucial to this success was the skill of Susan Sohn. Her capacity to quickly grasp the heart of the event and then communicate this to disconnected groups without established networks enabled us to get our message and brand in front of a very large number of interested people. Susan was excellent to work with. She is personable, inquisitive, focused and kept me in the loop of decision-making and strategy at all times.

Susan has an excellent understanding of how social networking works and she was able to harness this in order to focus our communication. Further, Susan expresses natural warmth that makes communication easy. She displays genuine interest and personal engagement in the process and I am convinced this is the secret to her effectiveness: she looked at Beyond from the point of view of a prospective attendee and asked herself what was necessary to communicate the event effectively. From here she developed her strategy and then delivered. I could not have been happier with her work. Susan displays great personal integrity in all her dealings. For me, this element is a deal breaker: competence without character leads to corruption. I am delighted that Susan has such high personal standards. I warmly commend her to any company looking to grow their brand in the public sphere.

Andrew Palmer – Director, Beyond Festival 

‘In a time when there is so much double talk and information over load, Get Real Live with Susan Sohn offers a safe place to explore life issues in a very real way. The radio show – Get Real Live with Susan Sohn, as well as the live events offer women (and men) an equal ground to voice and ask questions on topics that are important to them. From health, to food, family and love, all subjects are addressed head-on with compassion and openness.

The work that Susan is doing with Get Real Live is outstanding and it’s an honour to be a regular guest on her show, GetRealLive Radio, as well as supporting her at the live events. Susan’s ability to address the joys and complications of life through guidance and laughter is exceptional! I highly praise the work that she is doing in supporting, lifting and inspiring women and the community to new heights.’

Chef Andre Carthen – Design Ambassador at Kathy Ireland Worldwide

‘We recently hosted Susan at one of our staff training days. The feedback we have received, from our staff, has been extremely positive. Our staff were able to walk away with a good understanding of Susan’s presentation. They now have strategies in place and are following through to completion of task both professionally and personally. Susan was engaging whilst empowering, she provided much needed ‘workable’ tools to equip our staff to move forward. Since the presentation our staff have been enthusiastic and have put what they learned from Susan into practice. We are grateful for what she brought to our team and look forward to working with her in the future. We would highly recommend Susan to any organisation looking for a trainer/speaker/coach or facilitator, who will truly engage with your staff/team in a meaningful and lasting way. 
Susanna Bateman – Owner, Little Miracles

‘Susan has maintained a huge following because she has the keen ability to connect the right people with the right ideas to inspire people around the world.  People love her because, as her brand suggests, she keeps it real. She empowers her community to talk about issues that are hard to talk about and turns people’s vulnerabilities into a source of inspiration. She also provides a platform for brands to be authentic and a natural part of the story-telling process that ensues. Susan is a powerhouse and it’s why her brand has been on an upward trajectory since its inception.’

Jessica Smith – Product Marketing at WealthEngine


Susan Sohn is the quintessential people person. Since meeting Susan 15 years ago, I have never ceased to be amazed at her ability to gather and unite men and women from all walks of life around a common cause. Whether she is running a Family Room event, hosting her popular radio show, writing blogs and articles or working as a media consultant, Susan’s years of experience, her natural talent for building communities of men and women, her passion and unwavering commitment to the task at hand and her magnetic personality, ensure success in whatever she puts her hand to.’

Nicole Partridge – Freelance Journalist at Nicole Partridge


“Honesty I could not recommend Susan enough…her professionalism, knowledge, understanding and ability to translate all her knowledge and skills across industries is impeccable. I view her as not just a service provider but a Business Partner. Working with Susan has been one of the highlights of my year and career. I look forward to a long term relationship with her! Thank you again Susan!!”

Jenny Gurry – Founder & Executive Director at Diamond Pregnancy Support Inc


‘I attended a Webinar hosted by Susan Sohn about Social Media; her tips and advice was spot on and implementing a couple of her suggestion saw an increase in my followers within hours. Susan is very knowledgeable, personable and genuine.’

Annette Spurr – Editor at

I walked away empowered – seeing fruit from training immediately. Susan opened my eyes to ‘smart’ management of Social Media mediums. I used to think she sat on her phone 24/7 knowing just how much Social Media is her platform. I soon leaned the tools of her trade.

I am excited to see the things I dreamt of doing for a while now unfold, i honestly kept in a too hard basket and kept walking passed it telling myself one day someone will help you…. That someone was Susan. I have to say that dream is no longer in any basket. Its on the page.’

Rachael Watts – Company Director at 3 Chord Design

Susan is an amazing speaker, she keeps that audience engaged and excited as she speaks. She is professional, personable and knowledgeable and has a way of getting others to open up and speak. Such a pleasure to work with. Susan is truly an inspiring woman.

Is there more to learn… oh I do hope so. As long as Social Media evolves of course there will be. I look forward to engaging in the discussion further with Susan, she is fun and she helps you make things happen. As ongoing training unfolds i believe the potential of my dream will too.’

Jo-Anne Sieppert – Author