Susie Vanderlip, CPAE and Ken Vanderlip, PH.D.


Experts in Shaking and Waking up Teens and Adults 

Featuring the Legacy of Hope program and
De-Stress for Success® workshop

Susie Vanderlip, CPAE and Ken Vanderlip, Ph.D. are a dynamic duo in life balance/stress management programs DE-STRESS FOR SUCCESS for corporate, conference, school, youth and adult audiences.

Individually, Susie Vanderlip offers an extraordinarily thought-provoking, captivating and life-enhancing theatrical keynote and school assembly, LEGACY OF HOPE.

When people speak of SUSIE VANDERLIP, they often refer to "The Dancer" or "Julio, the Gangbanger!," one of her mesmerizing, real-life characters that illustrate life’s serious challenges, helping parents and guiding teens to good choices and success. Renowned nationwide, Ms. Vanderlip has spoken to 1/2 million teens and adult in 46 states and Canada in thousands of middle schools, high schools, colleges, communities, conferences, detention facilities and churches. Meeting planners and school administrators repeatedly pronounce, “You could have heard a pin drop!” “This was the best presentation we have ever had on these subjects!” “The attendees couldn’t stop talking about LEGACY OF HOPE. It was still the buzz weeks later.”

Some of Ms. Vanderlip’s notable clients include The Betty Ford Center, Caron Foundation, Hazelden, American Counseling Association, National Adolescent Conference, National Boys and Girls Club and many more. She is the author of 52 Ways to Protect Your Teen and a contributing author to three motivational books for teens: Teen Power and Beyond , Teen Power Too, and Lead Now or Step Aside. Susie is a Prevention Specialist with 20 years experience addressing emotional intelligence, alcohol and substance abuse, healing and empowerment. She has been a professional dancer, actress, yoga and meditation instructor for over 25 years. Ms. Vanderlip toured with the Bob Hope USO to military bases and is an Associate Professor in Dance at Coastline Community College.

’s expertise includes a successful psychotherapy practice since 1983, forty years in the field of martial arts, self-awareness and stress management pursuits. Dr. Vanderlip is an expert in Stress Management, Disaster Recovery, EMDR, Post-Traumatic Stress, Peak Performance and Sports Psychology.
In addition, he is a Fourth Degree Black Belt and Sensei in Judo including 40 years of Judo experience. He won third place National Championships, Masters Division. 1984 and was featured in the Olympic Commercial for Judo, KABC-TV as well as had a key role in the movie Judo Justice. As a Psychologist in private practice, Dr. Vanderlip serves Executives, Management, Employee Assistance programs, and athletes.

Both Ken Vanderlip, Ph.D. and Susie Vanderlip, CSP are Ordained Ministers of Service in the School of Actualism with over 25 years of meditation practice in techniques designed for the Western professional mind.

An Extraordinary Theatrical Presentation and Interactive Workshops
Thought-provoking, Dramatic and Life-saving!

Check out LEGACY's Straight-A Approach
Reach kids who tune out. Legacy of Hope guarantees to tune them in!
Help both youth and adults reach out for help, healing & hope!
Provide programs for Grades 5 thru 12, college and adults (parents, teachers, corporate employees, healthcare professionals, and more)

Legacy of Hope gets Results:
        1.  Identifies teens or adults with need for emotional support
        2.  Recruits them into support groups as they reach out and ask for help
        3.  Generates parent and community agreement about addressing emotional 
                 needs to produce academic achievement and deter youth from alcohol, drugs, 
                 violence and more.
        4.  Improves parent-teen communication, a goal of No Child Left Behind
        5.  Provides statistics for use in getting future grant funding.


De-Stress for Success®
For Teens and Adults in an Over-Expectation World


With self-supporting tools and techniques for the body, the mind, and the spirit, anyone can achieve a remarkable sensation of serenity in the midst of change and challenging times. Susie and Ken Vanderlip radiate encouragement and positive possibilities as they impart concrete methods to uplift and refresh us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

With a lively and interactive style. Ken and Susie Vanderlip deliver maximum insights in minimal time. They compassionately guide, cajole, and inspire us back to the passion in our lives.
In our rapidly changing, and information overload world, DE-STRESS FOR SUCCESS™ is a workshop that everyone enjoys and everyone deserves!

• Empathy & compassion
• relaxation & communication
• spirituality & serenity

Manage stress to increase productivity and life satisfaction. Experience deep relaxation and the ability to handle the challenges of our ever-changing, fast-paced, high-expectation world.

Exceptional for:

Youth and Adults
Leaders and Advanced Placement Teens
At-Risk Youth
Educators & Counselors
Healthcare and Crime Prevention Professionals
Corporate Professionals


What People are Saying

City of Santa Clarita 'Teen Scene Unplugged' Parent-Teen Community Program - Sept. 2004
  "Susie's 8 different characters are on the cutting edge of (prevention) information!" 

New York Counseling Association, Bonnie McCaig, Convention Coordinator
  "Susie is a conference coordinator's dream come true! She made our convention a resounding success!!!"

Director of Nursing, Riverside Community College:
  "You are amazing to be able to perform and keep that crowd under control! Though kids sure don’t have the manners that they used to - you got through loud and clear! I was particularly impressed with your ability to elicit and discuss FEELINGS."

Adult Conference Attendee, Georgia 4H:
 "The best and most realistic program I have ever seen at any state or national conference in over 30 years of professional work!"

Community-Parent Program, Plattsburgh, New York, parent:   
"Thank you so much for your no-nonsense, straight to the point, psychologically sound, caring and thoroughly entertaining and moving performance! Your program has jump started many new people into action!"

Student Attendee,  Wisconsin-UM Key Club Conference, Fifteen year old girl: 
"Legacy of Hope and your stress workshop literally transformed my life.  You truly show other people the face of God,  and probably have saved many lives."

Select Client List

ACA - American Counseling Association World Conference
CADCA - Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Conf.- Wash., D.C.
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Association (IAEDP)
International Congress on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA)
NASW - National Association of Social Workers
National Boys and Girls Clubs of America
National Interagency Civil-Military Institute's Drugs, Gangs and Violence Symposium and 
Demand Reduction Training
National Youth Crime Watch of America
NSA - National Speakers Association - 2004 Western Workshop Main Stage Speaker
FCCLA (Future Homemakers of America/HERO) National Leadership Conference and Regional Conferences
NPHA - National Peer Helpers Association
NASC - National Association of Student Councils|

CADA - California Association of Directors of Activities Conferences
CADA Student Leadership Conferences
CAPP - California Association of Peer Programs Conferences - Middle and High School
CASC - California Association of Student Councils Conferences
CASHE - California Association of School Health Educators Conference
CLHS - California League of High Schools Conference
CSADA - California State Athletic Directors Association Conference
California School Nurses
IMPACT, Drug Abuse Is Life Abuse
Prevention and Treatment Organizations
Alaska Council for Drug & Alcohol Prevention  - Anchorage, Alaska
Betty Ford Center - Women's Healing Conference
CAADE - California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators
CADCA - Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America .- Wash., D.C.
Caron Foundation - Women's Healing Conference
Charter Hospital (alcohol rehabilitation), Orange County, CA 
Child Abuse Council of Placer County, CA
DADAPR - Division of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Prevention and Recovery, New Hampshire
Dating Violence Conf. of Orange County
DFYIT - Drug Free Youth in Town, FL
Drug Use Is Life Abuse, Orange County, CA
Family Violence Prevention Luncheon, Orange County, CA
Hazelden Foundation - Women's Healing Conferences
Healthy Kids, Healthy California - Well Into the Future Conference
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) Orange, California
MADD Michigan
MADD Rhode Island
MidSOUTH Summer School for Substance Abuse professional education - 
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Sacramento
NCADD Teen To Teen, Orange County, CA
NCADD, Woman to Woman, Long Beach, CA
NEAAR - New England Association of Addiction Recovery
Orange County Probation Community Action Association, Come Together Retreats, 8% Program
Oriana House, 20th Anniversary Celebration, correctional institution combined with rehabilitation, Akron, OH
Parents as Teachers, Wichita, KS
People Reaching Out, Carmichael, CA
Project Smile, Waipahu, Hawaii
Raising Your Children’s Children, Sacramento, CA
Salvation Army, Long Beach, CA
South Dakota Prevention Conference
TeenESTEEM - Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Wellington, KS
Whittier School of Detention for 16-18 Year-Old Male Offenders, Whittier, CA
Witts Inn - halfway houses for recovering alcoholics/addicts
Automobile Association of Northern California
Great Western Bank - Employee Lunch Lecture Series
Hickam Air Force Base - Honolulu, HI
Ingram-Micro Inc. - Santa Ana, CA
Santa Fe Springs Chamber Board of Directors Meeting- CA
Villa Park Chamber of Commerce 

AT-RISK and CUFFS Grants, Fullerton Union School District, ,CA
Placer County Dept of Education, Auburn, CA
Hawaii State Dept of Education, Drug Free Schools and Communities, HI

Assets School, Oahu, Hawaii
Cate School, Santa Barbara, CA
Collegiate School, Richmond, VA
Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Christ Jesus, Anaheim, CA
Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA
Iolani School, Oahu, Hawaii
Kamehameha School, Oahu, Hawaii
Mercersberg Academy, Mercersberg, PA
Punahou School, Oahu, Hawaii
Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, San Francisco, CA
Saint Josephs High School, Lakewood, CA
Shrine High School, Royal Oak, MI
St. Margaret's School, Tappahannock, VA
Steward School, Richmond, VA

Note:  Susie Vanderlip is an NCAA-approved speaker. 
Colleges and universities may receive a $500 grant from NCAA for her services.
California State University, Fullerton, Athletic Department
California State University, Northridge, Athletic Department
California State University, San Jose, Athletic Department
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Student Housing
Coastline Community College, Costa Mesa, CA, Dance Dept
Golden West College, Dance Department, Huntington Beach, CA
Intercollegiate Consortium, Moorepark College, Chatsworth, CA
Orange Coast College, Dance Dept, Costa Mesa, CA
Rio Honda College, Whittier, CA - Skills for Success in College class
Shasta College, Redding, CA
San Bernardino Valley College, Graduate Recognition Dinner
Southwestern College, KS
University of California at Irvine, Health Education, Substance Abuse Forum
University of California at Los Angeles, Residence Hall
University of California at Riverside, Student Health
University of the Pacific, Freshman Orientation
University of Southern California, Health Services
Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska - Peer Education and stress management skills


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