Susan McCorkindale

Author. Editor. Autism Advocate.

More a talker than a speaker, Susan enjoys entertaining and motivating a wide range of audiences. Whether sharing her funny, fish-out-of-water tales of ditching her job in New York City for life on a 500-acre beef cattle farm, or her humorous slant on caring for her husband and sons during her husband’s battle with pancreatic cancer, Susan’s talks leave audiences laughing, crying, and inspired. Click here to see Susan on YouTube!

Topics

Following are a few of Susan’s favorite topics. Choose one, or supply your own and let Susan give it her signature twist.

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

      Susan has a confession to make. At her husband’s prompting, she agreed to give up her lovely suburban home and stressful six-figure job in New York City, and head down south to a 500-acre beef cattle farm. Her husband never looked back. But she did. A lot. In this hilarious and inspirational talk, Susan shares more of her “city-slicker lost in Tractor Supply” tales plus a look at how Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl came to be. Susan leaves audiences laughing, empowered, and feeling like they, too, can handle whatever comes their way.

500 Acres and No Place to Hide
Susan has another confession to make. She firmly believes in the expression “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” After four years of living among the cows and goats, she’d just about gotten the hang of helping out when, suddenly, her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In this heartbreaking yet achingly funny talk, Susan shares her missteps as a new farm manager and cancer care giver, and stresses the role of humor (“Bring on the Dave Barry books and back-to-back-to-back episodes of The Big Bang Theory!”) in helping her husband and sons navigate this painful journey.

Testimonials

“I have heard Susan speak to three different audiences and hit a home run each time. She can tailor her unique craft to fit any audience, from college students, to women’s groups, to a room full of all ages, and grab their hearts, make them laugh and cry, and leave them feeling full of hope and inspiration.”
Sandi Pope, Development Officer, Germanna Community College

“Susan is a natural-born comedian who uses her humor to help present important information. After hearing her speak about the trials she has faced and the path she took to care for her family, I left inspired to implement positive change in my own life. I look forward to the opportunity to hear Susan again.”
David Urso, Executive Director, Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation

“Susan spoke to my organization when her first book, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, came out. She is a captivating speaker with charm and a dry wit, and the rave notices about her speech got the members of Fauquier Women, Inc. and my personal book club, to attend her 500 Acres and No Place to Hide book signing in a hundred degree heat!”
Linda L. Dick, President, Fauquier Women, Inc.

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