Keynote Speaker Category: Business, Economics, Female Speakers, Leadership, Motivational, Resilience, TEDX, The Future of Work,


Susan Hayes Culleton is widely recognised as a highly skilled and engaging speaker on leadership. Her expertise and experience make her a standout choice for events and conferences focused on leadership development.

Susan  has a wealth of experience in leadership roles across various industries. She has successfully led teams and organisations, gaining invaluable insights into effective leadership strategies and practices. Her practical experience allows her to share real-world examples and relatable anecdotes, making her presentations engaging and relevant.

She has in-depth knowledge in financial Education: As a financial expert and educator, Susan brings a unique perspective to leadership. She understands the importance of financial literacy and its impact on effective leadership. Her ability to bridge the gap between finance and leadership provides audiences with a holistic understanding of the role financial knowledge plays in making informed decisions and driving organizational success.

She has a humorous, inspirational Speaking Style: Susan is known for its inspiration and motivation. She has the ability to connect with her audience, leaving a lasting impact through her powerful storytelling and relatable experiences. Her talks are filled with practical insights and actionable advice that attendees can immediately apply to their leadership journeys.

Susan is also considered a thought leader in the realm of leadership. She stays up to date with the latest trends, research, and best practices in leadership development. Her presentations often incorporate cutting-edge ideas and innovative approaches to leadership, providing attendees with fresh perspectives and stimulating their thinking.

She’s Focuses on Empowering Others and her approach to leadership emphasizes empowerment and collaboration. She believes in unlocking the potential of individuals and teams, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. Her presentations inspire attendees to lead with empathy, resilience, and authenticity, encouraging them to build strong relationships and create a positive impact in their organizations.

Susan consistently receives positive feedback from event organizers and attendees. Her ability to engage and captivate audiences, combined with her valuable insights and practical advice, has earned her a reputation as a trusted and highly regarded speaker on leadership.


  1. Leadership and Management: Susan provides insights into effective leadership and management strategies. She explores topics such as leading with purpose, inspiring and motivating teams, decision-making, and fostering a positive organizational culture.
  2. Financial Literacy and Education: As a financial expert, Susan emphasizes the importance of financial literacy and education for individuals and organizations. She covers topics such as understanding personal finances, budgeting, investment strategies, financial planning, and the impact of financial knowledge on overall well-being.
  3. Women in Leadership: Susan is passionate about empowering women in leadership roles. She addresses the unique challenges and opportunities faced by women in the workplace, offering strategies for overcoming barriers, building confidence, and achieving success.
  4. Entrepreneurship and Business Growth: Susan shares her insights on entrepreneurship, business growth, and scaling operations. She covers topics such as starting a business, strategic planning, marketing, financial management, and navigating challenges and opportunities in the business world.
  5. Personal Development and Success Mindset: Susan focuses on personal development and cultivating a success mindset. She explores topics such as goal setting, resilience, self-motivation, time management, and creating a fulfilling and balanced life.
  6. Sales and Negotiation: With her background in sales training and consultancy, Susan provides valuable insights into sales strategies, effective negotiation techniques, building client relationships, and maximizing sales performance.
  7. Other topics include, entrepreneurship, Global Economics,Financial Markets, Disruption in Financial Markets, China Ready and The Economy of the Asia Pacific region.

These are just some of the topics that Susan Hayes Culleton covers in her speaking engagements. She is known for tailoring her presentations to the specific needs and interests of the audience, ensuring that her content is relevant and impactful.

LEAP: Building Resilience in Work & Life with Susan HayesCulleton
Susan Hayes ‘The Positive Economist’ – Paradigm Shift: All-Ireland Brexit Discussion
The UK, Brexit and Malta: A Maltese SWOT Analysis – Susan HayesCulleton
Madrid Excellente Keynote Speech

Down to Business with the Positive Economist

The Irish Times – Restarting Ireland: When and how will we ‘get back to normal’?

The UK, Brexit and Malta: A Maltese SWOT Analysis – Susan HayesCulleton


Susan Hayes Culleton is internationally known as the ‘The Positive Economist’, Managing Director of Hayes Culleton Ltd, author of ”The Savvy Guide to Making More Money” and is also successful individual trader, financial trainer and speaker (including Ted Talk).

Susan is working for closely with local and international enterprise and dedicating considerable effort into making export-focused businesses and homegrown hospitality outlets “China Ready”.

Susan earned the title of ‘The Positive Economist’ because she is a breath of fresh air in the world of economics. While not wanting to overlook the suffering that this pandemic has brought about, Susan maintains a belief that it is possible to find many things to be positive about.

Susan hails positivity. She believes it allows for a can-do attitude and enables people to spot opportunities – even during a pandemic – and to get ready for when the tide changes.  She has a unique blend of understanding the economics of how these intangibles flow to the triple bottom line as well as her practical experience of managing people within her own businesses.

Susan has delivered many highly engaging presentations and speaking engagements to business leaders, innovators, technologists, enterprise agencies, policy makers and government on stages all over the world including ESOMAR (Netherlands), Madrid Excelente (Spain), Irish International Business Network (US), Institute of Directors Northern Ireland, Leadenhall (UK), Dublin Web Summit (Ireland) and countless more.

​Susan tailors each presentation to the needs of her audience and is not limited to the topics mentioned below. She likes to engage closely with clients in the event preparation and will be delighted to discuss with you personally at an early stage any preferred topic or theme that interests you.

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 KuciebaThe Institute of Banking



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