Susan Harris is a speaker, author, and teacher of 12 years. Since age nine, she has been standing in front of audiences, and has inspired thousands in schools, churches, conferences and youth groups to find fulfillment in life. Her beliefs and experiences have helped women in particular to discover practical ways of leading positive and intentional lives. Her messages of hope are presented with clarity, conviction and humour.
Susan obtained her Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and then completed a post graduate Diploma in Education. She went on to earn a Certificate in Biblical Theology from the West Indies School of Theology, a Diploma in Writing from the Institute of Literature in Connecticut, and a Certificate in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Athabasca University. As a professional, Susan held the designation of Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) in Canada from 2008-2014, and is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resources Professionals. She holds membership in Saskatchewan Writers Guild, SaskBooks Publishers, and The Word Guild in Ontario. She volunteers on the boards of the City of Melville and SaskBook Publishers.
Susan was a teacher for 12 years (and still holds a Professional A Certificate) and has worked in human resources and management in secular jobs. She held leadership positions in several churches, and co-pastored with her husband for 19 years. Susan is a member of AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) in the USA, and is on the speakers’ list for RSVP Canada.
Susan is a hybrid author of 13 books, and has been published by Borealis Press in both English and French. Her writing can be found in several publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul (which features her cat, Smokey), and the Sage and Testimony magazines of the Pentecostal of the Assemblies of Canada.
Susan can adapt to audiences and geographic conditions, and she attributes this to the exposure of city living, island living, and rural living. Winter seasons have seen her interchange a briefcase and a shovel, tossing snow in high heeled boots and executive suit. No matter the wear or the place, kindness and compassion are displayed in her life. Prayer is the cornerstone of her life and ministry, and she would advise that you cannot cut corners with prayer.
Born and raised in the sparkling island of Trinidad, Susan now makes her home with her family, and Sir Smokey and the rest of the gregarious cat, on the lush prairies of eastern Saskatchewan.