Keynote Speaker, Author, Professionalism and Civility Expert, Former Death Investigator 

Sue Jacques will help your audience gain confidence, earn respect, and prosper through professionalism.

Sue Jacques has been speaking professionally since 2000, and she knows exactly how to engage, educate, and inspire an audience. Whether you’re looking for a keynote speaker for your conference, a breakout speaker for your convention, or expert in-house training, Sue will ensure that your investment pays off.

Life Lessons from a Death Investigator

Sue Jacques is a speaker, author, and professionalism expert who is known for her upbeat and inspiring keynote presentations about life lessons, corporate civility, personal branding, respectful communication, and executive social graces.

Before establishing herself as a speaker, Sue served for more than 18 years as a forensic death investigator at the Medical Examiner’s Office. During that time she was involved in the medical investigation of thousands of violent and unexpected deaths, and learned first-hand about the cost of fatal disrespect and the value of kindness and compassion. As a result, Sue is committed to helping individuals and organizations gain confidence, earn respect, and prosper through professionalism.

In the Media

Sue has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Network, Business News Network, CTV, CBC, Global, SiriusXM, and Oprah Radio. She is a writer for Physicians Practice, a columnist for CBC Radio, an occasional Huffington Post contributor, and the author of What The Fork? An Unpretentious Guide to Formal Dining for Informal People. Watch for her new book, Life Lessons from a Death Investigator, coming soon!



How To Live Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s not every day that people have the opportunity to hear a veteran forensic death investigator share the valuable lessons she has learned about life. Sue Jacques spent nearly two decades investigating thousands of unexpected and violent deaths at the medical examiner’s office. From murders to suicides and infants to centenarians, Sue has seen too many people pay the ultimate price of incivility. Nothing is off limits in this frank and inspirational keynote, and your audience will be moved to take personal responsibility for the degree respect in their own lives … before it’s too late.


How to Resuscitate Professionalism

Habitual lateness. Rude language. Electronic intrusions. Sloppy appearance. Work jerks. These things affect your bottom line and carry an exorbitant price tag. The time has come to take unprofessionalism out of the corporate closet and do something about it. Corporate courtesy is making a huge comeback, and individuals and businesses that take action NOW will soar above their competitors. Sue Jacques will share observations, strategies, and ideas that will enable you to clearly demonstrate that you mean business.


How to Socialize with Confidence and Poise

Social events are challenging for many people, especially in business. Entering a room full of strangers can be stressful and awkward, yet your success can depend on your ability to meet new people, have interesting conversations, and develop lasting and valuable professional relationships. Whether you’re hosting a corporate event or attending as an invited guest, it’s imperative to know how to navigate any room with ease. In this keynote, Sue Jacques will share practical strategies that will help you distinguish yourself through your poise, personality, and professionalism … at any event!


Dining à la Conference

Having confidence at the dining room table is as important as having confidence at the boardroom table. This unique hands-on executive dining tutorial will satiate curiosities about which bread plate to use, what to do with a napkin and how to hold all that silverware! What The Fork? is the perfect mealtime keynote for conference banquets because delegates learn while they dine. Sue Jacques serves fun, useful, and valuable tips during this interactive dining experience. Bon appétit!

“Sue is one of the most engaging speakers I’ve ever seen.”

~ G. Cuenco