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Do Pigs Fly? Navigating Career Change:

After more than 15 years as co-anchor of the #1 television news team in San Diego, Susan Taylor walked away from her highly successful television career to join Scripps Health. Why she left is the focus of this keynote speech. Susan has perfected the art of navigating career change. This keynote presentation takes the audience on an impactful journey that illuminates the path and offers invaluable advice. Audiences are left with a clear understanding of how such change is both possible - and successful. For companies, the ROI of this journey aims to reduce the turnover rate and increase company and customer loyalty, leading to happier, more productive employees.

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Gadgets, Gizmos & Compassionate Care = Good Health

Susan Taylor highlights technology that is fundamentally changing the way healthcare is delivered allowing doctors to be able to treat you for less money, outside the doctor’s office and in some cases be able to monitor you, no matter where you are in the world. Some of these devices are implanted in the body and are life-saving.​


"There are just some people in this world who have the ability to reach out and grab you almost immediately. No matter what their topic or passion, they have you by the time they get to their third sentence. Susan Taylor has just such an ability. She has spoken to our Soroptimist group several times and there’s a reason why she’s asked to come back time and again. Her topics are always interesting, personal and we’re always left with take-a-ways that are useful for various reasons. Recently we heard her speak about Gadgets, Gizmos and Good Health and we all learned what our future healthcare will look like.  Susan has an uncanny way of drawing her listeners “in” and we all felt as though we were on an important journey with her!  It was a magnificent presentation and Susan’s delivery is real and personal. I can’t wait for the next topic!"  


Judy Lawton, CEO, The LAWTON Group  


"Nine Girls Ask? for a cure for Ovarian Cancer and all our members are forever grateful to Susan Taylor for presiding as our "Mistress of Ceremonies” over the past 10 years. Susan’s sincerity and contagious enthusiasm continue to engage and delight our 600 plus guests who attend our fundraisers each year. Her sincere passion and love for our organization is apparent and appreciated by all who participate. Susan plays and integral role in our continued success and we look forward to sharing many more wonderful years with her."

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Past Emcee Engagements:


  • For 18 years American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk attracting more than 25,000 people to Balboa Park in the fight against breast cancer. Susan’s Mom was a 16 year breast cancer survivor. Susan has been the keynote speaker at the kickoff breakfast for more than 5 years.

  • CONNECT MICP Awards 2016-present CONNECT: Most Innovative New Product Awards

  • Alzheimer’s Association San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer’s 3000 people Balboa Park

  • LEAD Visionary Awards 2015-present honoring leaders across the San Diego Region

  • Women who Mean Business Awards San Diego Business Journal 2014—present

  • San Diego Police Foundation’s Women in Blue Awards 2014-2018 honoring women in law enforcement

  • Women’s Heart Symposium: Scripps Health 2016-present

  • 2018 & 2019 Access Youth Academy’s annual fundraiser


“I have been the chair for the past ten years of the Connect Entrepreneur Hall of Fame honoring outstanding achievements in innovation. Our annual awards dinner has over 400 guests. Susan Taylor has done an exceptional job as MC for the past two years. Her passion for innovation and invention is infectious and lifts the energy in the room.


Brent Jacobs, Executive Managing Director, Global Life Sciences Group, Cushman Wakefield 


“For the past several years, Susan Taylor has brought her extensive experience and commanding presence to her role as co-emcee of LEAD’s Visionary Awards, our annual leadership recognition event. Susan takes the job seriously; she is reliable, has made thoughtful suggestions to improve the script - and keeps the audience engaged and the show on track. Susan’s participation has been a key factor in the success of the Visionary Awards.” 


Elizabeth Fitzsimons, Vice President Leadership & Engagement, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and LEAD San Diego


“Susan Taylor is a premier event emcee. Her professionalism on the stage is abundant — she is supremely comfortable and compelling. Susan strikes a graceful balance as a speaker, managing to be warm and humorous, while commanding audience attention and keeping the program moving.” 

Hillary Theakston, Executive Director, The Clearity Foundation

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