Susan Hayes Culleton, known as The Positive Economist, is founder and managing director of the HayesCulleton Group with businesses delivering training, consultancy and content development services specialising in the financial markets, economics and entrepreneurship across Europe and the U.S. She is a professional speaker to audiences around the world, a published author and a regular international media contributor.
Susan is co-author of ‘Positive Economics’, the market-leading economics text book used in schools around Ireland. She is doubly published by Penguin with her two titles including “The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom”and “The Savvy Guide to Making More Money”
Susan frequently speaks about “How Leading Behavioural Finance is Building Tomorrow’s Buying, Funding and Investing Experiences”. She believes that today’s financial services landscape sees the disintermediation of providers, peer-to-peer platforms, blockchain, chatbots, mobile payment systems and crowdfunding. She also talks about how financial behaviours and decisions taken by a cross-section of society today are shaping a niche world of tomorrow’s businesses and technologies.
Her style is characterised by challenging the assumptions, focusing on what can be done and weaving the strands of the financial markets, economics, entrepreneurship, business development, geopolitics and technology together in to a cohesive outcome-driven practical conclusion.
“The Future of Europe – Six Areas to Watch” There has been so much attention devoted to Brexit over the past three years, yet, we don’t spend enough time talking about the impactful issues, challenges and opportunities. Susan gives a thought provoking talk on this topic, as well as the post-Brexit theme.
“How Investors and Business think about Opportunities” Many business people and investors want to learn about a market and identify opportunity FAST. In this fast-paced world, we want to test, pivot and implement! Susan talks about analysing new markets, in a very practical way. She has been on a trade mission annually and has built business offerings in six different countries.
“Fintech – how it’s going to change the world as we know it” There is an insatiable appetite for fintech; in private equity circles, in the news and in our pockets. Susan can take you on a practical journey through the eyes of the stakeholder on what does fintech mean for eCommerce, regulators, government support, data and its respective security?.
“The 100 Year Life – Are you ready?” We have spent millennia trying to live longer. The last century has proven we can do it! There are wonderful consequences such as more quality time with loved ones, improved health in the autumn of one’s life and the vitality to share tacit knowledge in our commercial world for longer. There are also challenges that pertain to such longevity… and with challenge comes opportunity of course! How can we stretch our (individual, corporate and government) finances across our entire lifetimes? How can we environmentally handle people living much longer? How do we keep ourselves relevant over multiple decades in a career?
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 above. 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.