Since the beginning of the recession, entrepreneurship has exploded: redundancy has put our backs to the wall, while falling costs and a greater selection of financial supports and networking opportunities made it easier than ever before to create a small business, in the hope of sustaining ourselves and our families.
The financial markets have come to shape our daily lives directly - the bond yield caused the Universal Social Charge, the taxpayer owns most of the shares in the Irish banks, uncertainty about the euro has made us question where we hold our deposits.
As 'The Positive Economist', Susan Hayes has delivered countless talks, presentations, lectures, panel contributions and keynote speeches on the topics of economics, entrepreneurship and the financial markets. She is the managing director of Hayes Culleton Ltd, an international financial training company, and the co-author of "Positive Economics", the latest Leaving Certificate Economics textbook; she also serves on the board of the Irish International Business Network.
Susan's latest book, "The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom", will be in bookstores in January 2013. She is often invited to discuss financial affairs in the media, particularly to explain complex topics jargon-free, what one can do in the face of macro-economic developments as well as provide insights as a female entrepreneur, a financial markets investor and an international businessperson and speaker.
Susan delivers enthusiastic, crowd-lifting speeches with a focus on truly actionable advice. She practises what she preaches, focuses on what you can do now and change today, and always makes sure to give an audience something practical and immediately implementable to take away from her talk. Susan's trademark humour, positivity and energy make each and every presentation, tailor-made to the specific requirements of event organisers, an event to remember.
Thought-provoking and uplifting, her speeches always get hugely positive feedback from audiences.