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Susie Coelho  

Host on HGTV's "Surprise Gardener" and "Outer Spaces"

Susie Coelho is the embodiment of inspiration and motivation. But that shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone that knows the tenacity, determination and passion of this beloved Renaissance woman, who graced our living rooms and backyards every week for over a decade as the host of two HGTV series Surprise Gardener and Outer Spaces.

Never one to rest on her laurels, Susie continued to expand her television audience as a contributor to The Today Show, Oprah and The View, where she inspired viewers to create harmony and beauty in their own personal taste and style.

In 1997, her thirst for creativity prompted this visionary to create her own lifestyle company and brand. Since its inception, Susie Coelho Enterprises has blossomed into one of the most respected lifestyle enterprises in the country, with over $90 million in licensed product at retail through partnerships with Mervyns, QVC, Grandin Road and Calyx & Corolla amongst others. SCE's expansion continued across multi-media with successful divisions in publishing, personal appearances, and endorsements. Coelho's partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies and household name brands include eBay, Visa, Betty Crocker, Bank of America, Glade, Windex, Maxwell House, Glade and Kahlua.

In the publishing world, Susie made her mark, as a best-selling author, with four books to her name: Style Your Dream Wedding (2008), Secrets of a Style Diva: A Get-Inspired Guide to Your Creative Side (2006), Styling for Entertaining: 8 Simple Steps, 8 Miracle Makeovers (2004), and Everyday Styling (2002).

For most of us, those accomplishments would be the crowning achievements of a rich and varied life; but not for Susie Coelho. Her no-nonsense approach to business made her a favorite on networks such as CNN, ABC News, and Fox Business, where she frequently went head-to-head with guests such as former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.

In 2010, she became a Cavuto All Star a member of Neil Cavutos prestigious panel, covering news of the day and how these issues relate to small businesses, entrepreneurs and homeowners across America. There is nothing more exhilarating to me than helping women and entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

As a dynamic and forward-thinking entrepreneur, Susie is pursued on the speaking circuit for her motivational and inspirational messages of personal empowerment and business excellence. In 2007, she was honored with the prestigious Women in Film & Video, 'Vision Award', for her accomplishments and contributions to the media and for the encouragement and inspiration she has given women across the country.

Born of East Indian and Portuguese heritage and raised in London, Paris and Washington D.C., Susie first came to the public's attention as a successful Ford model in New York, followed by highly public careers in film and television and as an investigative journalist. Her early entrepreneurial ventures were as a restaurateur (with then-husband Sonny Bono) and subsequently a clothing boutique on Melrose Avenue, called A Star is Worn, which sold celebrity collectibles.

As a single working mother, this pioneering trendsetter has always been at the forefront in championing women's issues and instrumental in the continued advancement of women in business; encouraging, motivating and inspiring women at all levels of the business spectrum to discover their innate abilities and reach their full potential.

Speech Topics

How-To Presentations

  • How to turn your "great idea" into a "great business" and the steps you need to take to achieve the same.
  • How to tap into your creativity and make your business a great success!
  • How to give your business a makeover inside and out!
  • How to do what you've always wanted to and make money while doing it!
  • How to build a brand.
  • How entrepreneurs can take advantage of this tough economy.
  • How to be a successful momtrepreneur.
  • Do you have a product or service idea and want to create a business? Let Susie guide you.
  • Overcoming the challenges inherent in the early stages of a start-up.
  • Guiding entrepreneurs on how they can best bring their hopes, dreams and passions to fruition, from start-up to finish.
  • Bringing an idea or product successfully to market.


  • How to successfully juggle career, family and me time.
  • How to keep your life going when you want to be dedicated to your kids yet creating and running a successful business? .
  • Do you have a lifestyle skill that you use every day that can be turned into a business? Susie can help guide you.
  • Inspiring Moms on how live life to its fullest everyday!


  • Home and Garden Styling.
  • How to live everyday with style!
  • Home styling tips to get the most out of your spaces.
  • Outdoor spaces created easily using Susie's secrets.
  • Organizing for a more relaxed lifestyle.
  • How to get the "look" for "less."
  • How to create the wedding of your dreams.
  • All subjects related to styling your wedding.
  • Entertaining stylishly but on a budget!
  • Easy recipes and ways to entertain.
  • How to throw a party with ease
  • Tabletop, buffet and seasonal styling.
  • Outdoor entertaining, barbecues.
  • Kid-friendly parties.

Green Living

  • The importance of "green living" to your family's well being
  • How to live "green" and create a green kitchen and home.
  • Where to start when going "green."

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