Susan Summons

Susan Summons

Susan motivates you to get results and take action!

  • Susan Summons  

    Susan, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, is a nationally acclaimed international motivational speaker, sports educator, and was honored as the 2012 National Finalist for the Giant Step Award, recipient of the 2011 National Ambassador of Peace Award, and again a 2011 National Finalist for the prestigious Giant Step Award presented by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports. Susan, a member of the 2010 Florida Hall of Fame, 2009 New England Hall of Fame, and 2008 Rhode Island Hall of Fame and Frank Keaney Award.

    Summons, a member of C4C, Champions4Champions Legends Cadre, is a radio talk show personality on Sports Inside Out Radio, No.1 Internet Blog Radio Show in America and now also serves as co-host Radio personality on Passion 1350 AM Radio show. Summons is a professor, master teacher, author and speechwriter. Susan became the first community college sports educator and coach, in 2009 to be named one of the “TOP 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America”, “a brilliant speaker and motivator” announced by the Institute. Summons' selection places her in the company of other notable sports celebrities as Tiger Woods, Alonzo Mourning, John Wooden, Phil Jackson, Billie Jean King, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Bob Costas., C. Vivian Stringer, Pat Head Summit and Dr. Harry Edwards.

    Susan Summons, a Senior Professor, in Biology Health & Wellness Department and Social Science Dept. at Miami Dade College-Kendall is also the Head Women’s Basketball Coach who often teaches student life skills and boast a 93% graduation and placement rate of students to the university level, one of the highest in the nation. Susan is an electric, talented, energetic, powerful, entertaining and charismatic speaker.

    Susan Summons was selected as one of the 25 distinguished individuals from the fields of coaching, psychology, health & wellness, radio announcers, sports, and education to serve as one of the National Experts Panelist on The Center For Sports Parenting Board.. Susan is Florida’s winningest women’s basketball coach, and among the nations winningest coaches known humbly as the “Dean” of coaches. Susan also ranks among the top 14 winningest coaches in the country.

    Ms. Summons was recently featured in February, 2011 in a 15 minute special tribute for Black History month on NBC channel 6 Television News. Susan has appeared on television shows including the popular NBC South Florida Today Show, NBA Entertainment “Inside Stuff” TV show, NBC Channel 6 Morning TV Show, and WLRN. Susan has been interviewed on radio shows including, Boston’s WEEI with Jimmie Myers, Tom Joyner’s Hot 105 Radio Show with Rodney Baltimore, Boston’s WILD 1090, Palm Beach 103.6, WMBN radio with Jim Berry.

    Susan has appeared in numerous newspaper like the Miami Herald, Miami Times, Boston Herald, Dallas Gazetter, Providence Journal, Bahamas Tribune, St. Pete Times and National Magazine “Juco Review.” Summons a motivational writer and columnist, whose writings and quotes have appeared in BeFitKids Magazine includes published articles, “Feel The Beat”, “The Spirit of the Game”, “Put Your Game Face On”, “The Kaleidoscope Of A Champion”, “The Mad Season”- The Story of the First Women’s Professional Basketball League by Karra Porter, “Recruiting On A Minimal Budget’ by the Recruiters Institute”, and most recently, Summons selected as one of six national Pulitzer Prize Nominators in the world for the recent national publication and release of the “Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting ”book by Dan Doyle.

    Susan is often described as “an electric motivator and trainer”. “Her voice is passionate and powerful, motivates you to get up and take action and makes lives come close.” Susan was recognized by her colleagues as the 2008 Master Teacher who coaches, inspires and motivates at all levels of success. Susan became the first African American woman at the community college level to serve as an Assistant Coach for the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival Team (Bronze Medal), a Floor Coach at the USA World Championship Trials, and an Assistant Coach for the USA National European Select Team Tour (Tel Aviv, Israel and Strasbourg, France). Summons received an invitation to attend the VIP Dinner for United Nations and was invited in 2010 to attend the historical press conference at the White House, Library of Congress for the World Youth Peace Summit and World Scholar Games.

    Susan Summons’ “eloquent and inspirational message should be heard by as many student athletes, coaches, and parents as possible”, the Institute announced at the World Scholar Athlete Games in 2008.A pioneer in the first Women’s Professional Basketball League, the WBL, for New England Gulls. Susan is the “Motivational Doctor” and founded A speaker, speechwriting and success and life coach that inspires and motivates youth, and people to take action and get results.…

    She also directs and hosts one of South Florida’s premier motivational summer basketball, education, wellness & life skills sports camps for girls and boys. Susan Summons is a National Coach of the Year, received a Proclamation Award naming a Susan Summons Day both in Miami, Florida and Beaumont, Texas.

    Recently, Summons was honored with a Letter of Commendation from Congresswoman Illeana Ros-Lehtimen for her service to education, teambuilding, leadership, coaching and national notoriety in the field. Summons has twice been selected to serve as the National Chairperson for National Sportsmanship Day (community college division).

    Summons a recipient of the National WBCA Carol Eckman Award, National WBCA Josten Berenson Award, National Sports Ethic Fellow Award, National Academic Excellence Award, American Association of College and Universities Woman of Achievement Award, the NBA Miami Heat Caring Award, MDC Henry Reeves/Miami Times and the Andrew Blank Endowed Teaching Chair Award.

    Susan Summons now coaches and motivates other people to achieve their goals. A highly sought after speaker and one of the most respected and recognized, educators national sports figures and coaches in the United States. Susan motivates you by providing entertaining, life changing, interactive, keynote speeches. Susan shows people how to lead and succeed with confidence. Susan helps you to discover the power within to change your life. Susan an expert in her subject field will help you learn the keys to staying motivated through her speeches, seminars and presentations. Susan extraordinary and entertaining approach will have you standing on your feet with an increase in performance, in your life and in your personal growth.

    Susan dazzles, connects, empowers and engages her audiences using anecdotes, music and her life experiences on topics like how to be fit for success, a game plan for success, wellness in the work place, the beat goes on, how to be a team in the office leadership and more. Her professional charismatic, electric, fun and entertaining approach creates a comfortable atmosphere that motivates her audience to find the winner within. In the summer of 2009, Susan finished filming on the set a television reality series called “Work of Genius”, on art competition and the life of 12 renowned artists, where she appears as a guest motivational speaker and success coach along with celebrities Lou Gossett, Jamie Navarro, Nestor Torres, Amanda Brooks, Steven Bauer. The show will soon air on nationally syndicated station FOX.

    In 1994, Summons founded the Best of the Rest Stars, Inc. a tax-exempted non-profit organization whose mission is to help change lives and create champions one child and one person at a time through a motivational summer basketball & life skills academy for one week in July annually for boys & girls. Join our team and help create a champion one child at time. Go to and make your donation today!

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