Jessie Sutherland: International Speaker

TEDx Talks:

How to Belong in a Rapidly Changing World

Speaking from the TEDx stage, Jessie shares her insights on how to build a culture of belonging from the inside out. She provides a roadmap to build a bridge between those with lived experience and system influences to create sustainable change. 

Jessie Sutherland - Speaker - UNESCO

International, Big Stage, and Online Speaking Expertise

Experienced Speaker

Jessie Sutherland is an International speaker and has been featured on the TEDx stage.

Online and In Person

She offers both in-person and virtual speaking keynotes, seminars, panel discussions and presentations.

Inspiring Presentations

Jessie helps create a unique and engaging event with interactive learning to inspire change.

Connect with Jessie and see how you can bring the power of belonging to your audience.

Additional Notes & Credentials

Masters in Dispute Resolution

TEDx speaker, keynote speaker, and facilitator

Bilingual in English and French

Founder and Director of the capacity-building Belonging Matters framework and dialogue program to support social change efforts, reaching over 2.5 million people around the world in just one of her many projects

Founded and led one of the initial national public conversations on reconciliation (materials archived at Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation National Archives)

Global reach through UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development

Best-selling author, quoted in many truth and reconciliation materials

Adjunct Professor for 5 years at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning

Recipient of B.C. Provincial Innovation Award

What Audience Members, Keynote Attendees & Event Organizers Are Saying

Mary Braken

Her energy and spirituality radiates, crossing all cultural or life experience barriers.

I love the way Jessie thinks. Her use of metaphor creates pictures that explain and open questions for the meanings of “WORD”, then her definitions that further detail that picture. Her energy and spirituality radiates, crossing all cultural or life experience barriers.

Rebecca Turnacliffe
CEO, BC Recreation and Parks Association

...a truly insightful and perspective-changing presentation.

Thank you Jessie for a truly insightful and perspective-changing presentation. Your skills at relationship building and trust establishment were clearly demonstrated. We so appreciate you sharing your insights, time and expertise on Indigenous Engagement at our annual conference.

Anne Nguyen

...she is able to present profound and transformative insights in a simple, digestible format.

Jessie Sutherland is a visionary. Her work draws upon decades of international work for peace and justice and compliments it with cutting-edge research. Like the great Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, she is able to present profound and transformative insights in a simple, digestible format. As a result, those who attend her trainings leave feeling empowered and equipped with practical tools that they can use to become instruments of transformation in their own communities.

Jessie’s Keynote Topics

Always bringing a fresh perspective, Jessie customizes each topic to resonate with every audience. Her speaking approach invites people to dig deep and find new ways forward.

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How to Build a Culture of Belonging

Our award-winning framework combined with practical tools lays the foundation for unleashing dormant talents and igniting collaboration and innovation.

Roadmap for Community Change

Discover our proven roadmap for bridging the gap between people with lived experience and system influencers to create lasting social change in organizations and communities—in 5 steps!

Pathways for Genuine Reconciliation

This fresh approach provides practical tools your organization can apply to build genuine collaboration and, ultimately, reconciliation.

Download Jessie’s Speaker Information

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Jessie Sutherland Speaker One Sheet - International Speaker

Jessie in the Media

More Praise From Jessie’s Audiences and Event Coordinators

Lance Scout
Restorative Justice Conference, Alberta

…you brought the whole emphasis of fostering a restorative worldview down to our level.

I really enjoyed the keynote and the morning address! You provided the opportunity to share and…you brought the whole emphasis of fostering a restorative worldview down to our level. It was neat that humour and laughter played a key part in your presentation.

Logan Pahl
Restorative Justice Conference, Alberta

...very inspiring and very much appreciated.

I really enjoyed how Jessie engaged the group in discussion rather than just lecturing. In order for there to be change, there is a need for discussion. I felt that the ideas expressed by Jessie, as well as her facilitating, led to thought provoking dialogue. This presentation was very inspiring and very much appreciated… Thanks.

Bonnie Haugen
Women's Fall Gathering Organizer

...needed in this world more than ever.

I am a dairy farmer, and I work with people in policies around equity issues. At our Women’s Fall Gathering in 2016, Jessie was truly helpful and supportive in helping us identify and clarify the values most in play and further, options on ways of coping in the extremely polarized societal climate (we’d just been through an extremely divisive election process). Jessie gave us calm, confident and hopeful ideas to utilize.

Jessie has helped me think through the issues, enabling me to understand the roots causing societal problems. The special way she helps participants to explore thoughts and words through conversation has also been very helpful. The pieces Jessie brings are needed in this world more than ever.

Speaker & Media Kit

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