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“I really appreciated the excitement and life you brought to the IOD Women’s Leadership Conference. I was so impressed with your ability with the panels to encourage high quality discussion and not take over. You had an uncanny ability to summarise the key points and bring the whole discussion together – amazing!”

Naomi Gaston, Senior Associate, Mills Selig.

“Susan hosted two events for us this year and was the consummate professional in both. The title of host does not do Susan justice – her attention to detail, preparation and knowledge of relevant topics combined with her engaging and energetic manner allowed both events to flow seamlessly.

She has an amazing ability to digest information and then reframe it back to the audience which ensures all in attendance leave with the key themes and discussion points firmly in their minds. If you are lucky enough you may get a wonderful poem summarizing the whole day in a fun and captivating manner. Aside from this, Susan’s ability to multi-task was brilliant, she communicated discreetly with staff while still running the show effortlessly and to an incredibly high standard. I cannot recommend Susan highly enough.”

Valerie Hedin, Head of Communications, EirGrid.

“Susan, big thank you for helping us to deliver the EirGrid Customer Conference in Cork this week. Your professionalism, enthusiasm and quick wit helped to keep the sessions flow with a very positive energy. Well done and thanks.”

Robin McCormick, Director at Coreso.

“On 16 July 2018, in Cork the dynamic Susan Hayes joined us at the River Lee Hotel to speak to participants of IMI’s flagship ‘Women In Leadership’ programme, designed and delivered by Hetty Einzig & Deirdre McLoughlin and sponsored by the 30% Club.

Susan has tremendous energy and she filled the room with her openness, warmth and humour. Feedback from participants touched on Susan’s genuineness, her focus, her capability, and how she is re-defining what work can be.

Susan shared her story of success with authenticity, inspiring the group with how she overcame challenges to build her business, based on her philosphy of mutuality of success. She spoke of how she crafted her workplace for personal balance and fulfilment while reaching out to others with support. This resonated deeply with participants and her generosity in sharing her tips for success was well received.

Altogether she was hugely inspiring and was identified as a role model for female entrepreneurs and women in business.”

Deirdre McLoughlin, Executive Coach, Psychotherapist, Facilitator.

“Susan is an inspirational public speaker, gifted with an ability to make complex information accessible to all. Her passion for her subject matter is palpable and, perhaps most importantly of all, she is unstinting in her willingness to share the secrets of her success with others.”

Dawn Leane, LeaneLeaders.

“Susan HayesCulleton is a consummate professional, a superb communicator and a master of her subject. She takes complex economic theories and brings them to life. She translates statistics into meaningful data that can be used by government and business. She has an interesting and thought-provoking way of looking at the world, helping to trigger new ways of thinking. Susan truly is The Postive Economist and is always a joy to work with and to listen to!”

Karen Devine, Director of WhiteLight Consulting Ltd.

“I first came across Susan on one of her financial markets courses, she is a superb storyteller, this is a great skill when teaching non experts about financial instruments and markets. Susan recently accepted our invitation to speak to the Women’s Network at the Central Bank on the topic of personal effectiveness. Thank You!”

Jill Forde, Head of Communications, Central Bank of Ireland.

“In my 8-year experience working in The Institute of Banking I have had the pleasure of hearing and working with many of the financial industry’s brightest minds. Susan ranks among the very best speakers I’ve ever encountered.
Her presentations are packed with illuminating anecdotes, telling statistics, surprising paradoxes and a refreshing dose of good humour. They are a testament to her Presentation skills.
Susan is energetic and captivates the audiences’ attention every time. She is a force of nature with an extraordinary interest in and knowledge of global politics and economics. It’s not surprising why she is involved in so many talk shows and debates with senior politicians. It is my pleasure to give Susan HayesCulleton my highest recommendation as a keynote speaker. Susan will deliver the latest, very accurate and valuable information and analysis in an inspiring and entertaining manner.”

Anna Kucieba MBA, Member Services Manager at The Institute of Banking.

“Susan addressed a very large audience of the South Region Committee of The Institute of Banking with the topic ‘Ireland in a Post-Brexit Europe’. I don’t say this lightly but the presentation was incredible, everyone was enthralled as Susan brought us all on a journey to where our world economies are today with thoughtful insights to the future. An inspirational speaker that made the subject really interesting and we all went away educated, motivated and dare I say it wanting more!”

Derek Horgan BSc QFA, Flagship Branch Manager at Bank of Ireland.

“Susan HayesCulleton has addressed a number of professional business women’s networks on behalf of Extensive PR over the past 3 years. In a word she is inspirational. Her depth of knowledge and willingness to share her expertise and experience with others is refreshing in a speaker. The feedback from those that attended her talks was most positive – all saying that Susan’s tips and advice had inspired them and helped them in their business. I look forward to working with Susan on may more occasions.”

Margaret McKeon-Boyle
Extensive PR

“Dear Susan,
I write to thank you for your active participation during the recent fourth Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle and your significant contribution as moderator for the panel “International Financial Services: Positioning Ireland for the Future”. The very positive feedback I received from the audience clearly reflects the professionalism and enthusiasm you brought to this discussion on the day.
Once again, I sincerely thank you for the valuable time and effort that you devoted to the Forum. It is very reassuring to know so many highly influential people in Ireland and around the globe remain committed to working with the Government in support of our goals of rebuilding our economy and creating jobs for our people to facilitate better public services and opportunity for all.”

Charles Flanagan T.D.
Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade

“I contracted Susan HayesCulleton to tell the economic story of an EU funded initiative in June 2015. This involved  collating a lot of information from a wide variety of sources, engaging with multiple stakeholders, turning technical data into digestible, interesting content across many platforms and speaking at the closing event. At every stage, Susan delivered over and above expectations. She showed exceptional interest in every detail, asked thoughtful, effective questions to yield the crucial insights, rapidly learned about the nuances of an industry, always had a smile on her face, could flexibly react effectively to every new development and is a person who I thoroughly enjoyed working with. She naturally wowed the audience with her trademark positivity, handle on the brief and indescribable energy. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any company or organisation seeking economic consultancy, a speaker for an event or to create economic thought leadership content. She is simply super!”

Catherine Mallon, Government Relations

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Susan over the past year – it seems like a lot longer given the lasting impact that she leaves. Susan has delivered outstanding presentations for Business in the Community NI at two major events. She expertly wove the economic case for investment in Corporate Social Responsibility and Wellbeing at work in to both presentations in a way that brought the hard reality of the strong business case for investing in aspects of a business that might otherwise be considered ‘soft’. Susan is professional, charming and very real. I believe that it is her inherent sincerity and deep humanity combined with her unquestionable capability and personal style that inspire audiences to go away believing that they can, and must, change for the better. Quite a skill!

Tanya Kennedy, Managing Director, Purpose Consultancy

“Susan Hayes Culleton crossed my path at a Women in Business event she was speaking at, her engaging informative and witty speech captivated the audience, so much so that when I was organising a business awards event in Kerry I choose Susan to be my MC for the event. She was far more than this, sitting down on the lead up to the event to discuss it all and look at ways of delivering a night to remember. She conducted proceedings on the night with ease, style and elegance and held the attention of the audience from start to finish. I cannot recommend Susan highly enough to be your support and professional mentor for any event, her enthusiastic personality will ensure that you remain positive and deliver what you want the way you want it, I really look forward to working with Susan again on many other projects.”

Margaret Brick, Connect Publications

“I invited Susan HayesCulleton to speak at the iOTA Celebratory event in Newry on the 14th May. Working with Susan was such a joy, she researched our project thoroughly before the event and spoke with much enthusiasm and knowledge on the chosen subject. Susan also facilitated the Q&A section of the event and she did so with the utmost professionalism. The afternoon would not have been as successful were it not for Susan’s interest in the project and her ability to enthuse everyone in the audience. I would have no hesitation in asking Susan to speak at any event.”

Margaret McAvoy, Project Manager at HNR Project

“I have listened to Susan speak and have hired her to speak at member events. You will never get tired of hearing her words of wisdom about entrepreneurship, sales and financial freedom. Her energy and enthusiasm for making the right changes to grow your business and manage your finances positively is contagious. I would highly recommend Susan as a speaker if you want an honest, open and up to date viewpoint on financial planning and management for your business.”

Pauline Sargent, Digital Marketing Lecturer, Social media trainer, Advocate for Women in Tech

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Susan over the last two years and I continue to be impressed by her professionalism, enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of global economics and the financial markets. Every event and webinar that Susan has delivered for Morgan McKinley has been extremely well-received by our global audiences and we look forward to continuing our partnership with her in the future. I would highly recommend Susan for speaking events or training seminars as she is an engaging, knowledgeable and inspirational speaker.”

Emma Nguyen, Morgan McKinley

“I just wanted to say thank you for pointing out the articles on networking. This article came in really handy as I had a networking event to attend. One thing I didn’t expect, which is what’s written about in the article, was how exhausting it would be. It had lots of great people there and the energy was really high but after we all got done it was around 11pm. The last point in that article which was to schedule time to follow up was invaluable. I think if I hadn’t done this then things would have just been left and I wouldn’t have sent those emails out.
Now these articles are actually printed out and in my bag as a reference and I will be sure to pass them on to others.”

Kirien Sangha,

“Good morning Susan, Thank you for sharing all that wonderful Business advice [at #bizpartyinspires], I hope to put some of it into practice. Can I just say how much I enjoyed your presentation in The Brehon Hotel, you certainly enthralled your audience with your natural and witty presentation skills. I look forward to hearing you again at The Women in Enterprise Conference in Galway.”

Mairead Moriarty, @ashmorelearnsol

“Hi Susan, Good to meet you last night at IIBN. Nice to get some positive economics that’s not just “hope” but with scientific data to back up that a recovery is very active in Ireland.”

Seamus Carroll, Concern, New York

“I would like to thank Susan so much for the time she gave to our entire team recently where she gave an hour of her time to share with us her advice on financial freedom. She scored the highest in feedback from our team that has ever come out of any training we have had in our office. You were fun, highly entertaining, authentic and very knowledgeable on your subject matter. You are someone we feel that will be incredibly successful. Good luck with all your future books.”

Mary McKenna, MD at Tour America/Cruise Holidays/Magic Holidays

“Thank you Susan for sharing your knowledge and experiences with our owner manager networking group. The presentation was inspiring and very relevant. The real benefit to the attendees was that they ‘got something to take away with them’ in terms of being able to implement actions into their own business strategies. Your energy, Client testimonials Susan HayesCulletonenthusiasm and ability to impart knowledge made the network meeting a success for us”

Catherine Hennessy, Business Advisor at Kilkenny County Enterprise Board

“I first encountered Susan in Malta a couple of years ago, when I attended a lecture she delivered at the University of Malta on the Irish financial crisis and its repercussions on both the Irish and European markets. Having kept up to date with the news I was still a little confused about all the terminology and fast-paced developments. However Susan, through her simplicity and positive nature, managed to deliver a large amount of information in a simple manner.
I eventually made Susan’s acquaintance when I took over the post of Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Malta in Dublin and in every meeting and discussion with her, I was impressed by her savvy, intelligence, wealth of knowledge, dynamism…and of course, positive spirit and generous nature.
We quickly became friends and when this Embassy’s time came to host the monthly EU Heads of Missions Lunch, having Susan as a speaker came as a natural choice. The feedback received by the Ambassadors, diplomats and government officials present was immensely positive as, once again, Susan delivered a presentation that was rich in information yet to the point and easy to understand.
In this regard, I look forward to working further with Susan in the future and I cannot but recommend her to anyone who requires financial training, mentorship or even a fantastic speaker on the matter! ”

Chantal Sciberras, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Malta, Dublin

“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the womens business group you met in the Minella Hotel last Wednesday night.
We all found your enthusiasm infectious and everyone found that they came away with something useful.”

Rosemary Donovan, BookMarket

“Well done once again on your very interesting, frank and animated presentation yesterday. Thanks”

Cliff Pace, Product and Business Development Manager, Malta Stock Exchange

“Something I picked up from the NWED event in Portlaoise this week is that we should be identifying what steps we need to take to fill “the gap” between where we are now and where we want to go. Of course, this is exactly what you did. Susan, by sharing the details of your experience, you are shining a light on the stepping stones through that gap. Many thanks. And can I say that all SMEs should be following what The Positive Economist has

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to say.”

Sharon Clarke

“I attended your presentation in Enniscorthy this morning with the Wexford Women in Business group. Just to say
Thank You for a wonderful all inspiring presentation it was truly brilliant.”

Pauline Dunne, Killowen Yogurt

“Well Done for your presentation. I found the contents to be highly informative, relevant and factual. ”

Robert J Sultana, IFS Malta

“Susan ensured our May Women in Business meeting was a great success, her enthusiasm and positive nature gave the attendees ‘can do’ positivity and left everyone feeling inspired and ready for action.

Aileen McGrath, Westmeath County Enterprise Board

“Thanks for the informative session. I am going through the slow process of applying to get up and running. Hopefully I will be putting on my first trade some day soon! I definitely feel that I got something to take away from the seminar. You made it sound easy. The only thing that I would fault was the risk management, which I feel to be the most important part of trading, but then there is only so much that you can mention in a short one day seminar. Thanks very much for taking the time to give the course and also sharing with us some of your knowledge and strategies. Thanks!

David O’Malley

“Thanks so much for coming to teach us. What good value for a class. I was quite impressed with the simplicity of the strategy you taught us. Unlike most options strategies, we didn’t really have to understand the Greeks which can be quite confusing.

The best part is that it is a “transferable method”. It can be replicated by anyone at anytime and still be a successful, profitable strategy.

Many strategies out there are interpreted differently by each person using them. Certain people fail to make money using the same strategies that others continue to profit from. The difference is the interpretation – no danger of that with your course. The method is simple and can be applied by everyone the same way.”

Methé M. Porter, Fund Accounting Manager, GlobeOp Financial Services (Ireland) Ltd

“Thanks for Saturday. It was great to get access to someone who really knows their stuff and is very successful in the market. Your energy and ability to explain and demystify the topic was great. I’d be seriously interested in doing this as part of an Investment strategy.

Colm Baldwin

“Thanks again for running the course for us.

I found it very interesting and the fact that it focused on Selling Puts meant that it was easy to focus on the material instead of getting confused with lots of different strategies that a lot of websites / other courses do.

Your enthusiasm on the day kept me motivated and alert throughout.

It has given me the confidence to pursue your strategy further. I have already opened an account with thinkorswim!

I would be interested in pursuing the “Covered Call” route at some stage soon, after I have got comfortable with this strategy.

Thanks again.”

Cormac O’Connor KBC 

“The feedback received was very positive indeed. We look forward to have Ms Hayes with us again, and thanks Finance Malta for making this contact possible.”

Josef Buttigieg, MCAST – Malta College of Arts Science and Technology

“Brilliant and thought provoking talk at Network Galway meeting!” 

Kerstin Harrington, Harrington SolicitorsClient Testimonials The Positive Economist Susan HayesCulleton

“We speak with all sorts of economists and gurus and party spokespeople and TDs and Councillors and ordinary people about the state of the country but rarely do we get the reaction we get, when you’re on! Well done…”

Michael Reade, Michael Reade Show, LM FM

“Fantastic morning Susan and Dublin Chambers. Not only was it wonderfully positive but all of the attendees stories and journeys’ were very inspiring. Well done.”

Michelle O’Donnell Keating. Co-Founder & Director at Women for Election 

“Thanks a million Susan! It was a really good positive morning.Great way to start the week-end!”

Miriam Byrne, Owner, City Analysts

“I found your talk in Athlone yesterday very inspirational and gave me some very good points and information on how to view the current recession in a positive manner.”

Aoife Devereux, Economics Teacher

“Fascinating…I never realised that Economics is something that I could understand, I really learned a lot.”

Natasha Walsh, Student

“Susan is the most interesting person I have ever listened to, I wish she was one of my teachers.”

Megan Conroy, Student

“If Susan can be a successful entrepreneur and economist, then so can I, I really believe that after listening to her today.”

Karen Henry, Student

“Susan really brought what we have learned in the classroom to life, I found it fascinating to find out the answers to questions like ‘why can’t we just print more money’? I would never have considered the real reasons before.”

Rachel Crowley. Student

“That was one of the most interesting experiences of my school life. Economics is my favourite subject now and from now on I’m going to play close attention to all that goes on in the economy as I know it affects me and my family.”

Tara Curtain, Student

“Susan has made me realise that I too can be a successful entrepreneur. After listening to her stories I’m 100% sure I’m going to be just like her!”

Saoirse Rogers, Student

“Susan is so funny and interesting, I could listen to her all day long and I learned so much as well about our economy and about being an entrepreneur.”

Alyssa Laprise, Student

“I can’t wait to buy shares and keep my own portfolio….I might get rich!”

Aoife Burke, Student

“Susan had the students on the edge of their seat from the moment she entered the classroom. They were, and still are fascinated….in fact the girls are still talking about her presentation 3 months on. Susan made the subject of economics so real to the girls, she brought their classroom learning to life in an interesting, factual and more importantly fun way. She is a powerful presenter who shares her knowledge and experience with students with the care and patience of a natural teacher. In fact the girls loved her so much they hung back afterwards for 20 minutes plying her with questions. They now all want to be Economists and Entrepreneurs and keep asking when Susan is coming back! I could not possibly stress how valuable this experience has been to my girls and would highly recommend a visit from Susan to any economics class, it certainly will give students a fresh and exciting perspective on a wonderful array of topics. Thank you so much Susan.”

Trudie Murray, Teacher & Author

“Thanks for a very comprehensive session on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and answering all my questions i found it very beneficial and informative.”

Damien Reale