Testimonials for Maura Sweeney
The following testimonials for Maura Sweeney have been submitted by business leaders, show hosts, academics, civic groups and professional women’s networkers.
“Maura’s energetically friendly personality challenges her audience to view the world from different perspectives to resist the natural temptation to introduce biases and preconceptions to a problem or even a welcome event.
Maura combines compassion with good-humored provocation to achieve that most desirable of outcomes: critical thinking. The best thing is that her presentation, adapted to her audience, is applicable to young and old, professional or non-professional. You leave the room feeling better about yourself, but also challenged and fulfilled.”
~ Walter Andrusyszyn – Former diplomat and now Director, Program in National Intelligence, University of South Florida
“Maura Sweeney has an amazing gift of zeroing in on just what you are good at, then encouraging you and inspiring you to live your best life. She asks great questions that penetrate into who you really are, and she helps you define and create the branding message you need to be a success. Maura makes a great guest emcee at meetings, and a wonderful presenter for university, business and women’s groups. I highly recommend Maura to those looking for a great speaker.”
~ Dan Sherman, McGraw Hill Author of Maximum Success with LinkedIn – Recognized Worldwide as the Ultimate Guidebook to LinkedIn
Book this woman on your show!”
~ Marc Mawhinney – Host, Natural Born Coaches
“I heard Maura speak at a luncheon of professional women and she was uplifting and joyful. Everyone in attendance was on the edge of their seats and waiting for more.
She’s interesting, passionate and entertaining. Her energy is infectious. I look forward to hearing Maura speak again. The positivity that she radiates can benefit anyone.”
~ Debora A. Diaz, Esquire, Owner – Debora A. Diaz, PLLC
“As a radio show host, I have the opportunity to interview many people with diverse backgrounds discussing some thought provoking topics. Having Maura on my show was one of my highlights. Imagine going from a path to being an attorney and making a sharp turn to becoming a sought after journalist, consultant and publisher.
Maura shared her views on working with what we have while being happy from the inside out. Her tips and strategies were not just nuggets, they were golden.”
~ Judy Hoberman – President, Selling In A Skirt
“While attending the Summit of 100 Young Leaders in Belgrade, Serbia, I witnessed Podcaster and International Speaker Maura Sweeney deliver a refreshing and empowering message for enterprising leaders of tomorrow. Conferences and universities need to book this talented, powerful and inspiring speaker.”
~ George Meyers, President of The Meyers Group
“On 23 November 2015 the Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association organized a Seminar on Leadership in cooperation with Ms. Maura Sweeney, a columnist for Huffington Post. The topics covered during the seminar were Leadership and Influence, Personal Branding and Exiting Comfort Zones. We were impressed by the innovative ideas, the open and sincere approach and the methods of presentation displayed by Ms. Sweeney. She exhibited profound understanding of the new types of leadership based on inclusive, collaborative approaches which are essential for achieving substantial positive changes in our societies and for addressing the global challenges in the areas of economic development and human rights.”
~ Aleksandar Zafiroski – President of the Ivanov School of Leaders Alumni Association in Skopje, Macedonia
“Maura Sweeney is character of class and integrity. She’s also a warrior. She can break down complex situations with poise and professionalism while identifying equitable solutions. Patient on the outside, determined on the inside. Customers trust her. Employees respect her. Her energy and passion is contagious.”
~ Ben Marini – VP, Cogua Software
“Maura is a multifaceted and brilliant woman who understands the challenges of creating and bringing new inventions to market. Maura sees many aspects of life most of us miss. . . a life long learner, always exploring and researching. . . helping you think for yourself and prompting you to focus on the things that are really important to you.”
~ Joanne Weiland – Founder and COO, LinktoExpert
“Maura Sweeney is a standout talent. She takes years of experience and weaves them into story-telling that captures the audience, with wit, humor and practical examples that the audience will remember after the event. An asset to any team, Ms. Sweeney’s presentations are infectious.
~ Bobbi Cullinan, Sr. Administrative Services Specialist, St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL
“Maura Sweeney is above all a natural TEACHER. At the American Farm School of Thessaloniki, her spoken words conveyed thoughts that will change the way of thinking of students, teachers and administration in a positive manner towards the world. I, personally, was definitely charmed.”
~ Dr. George Pasiard – Vice President, Administration at American Farm School of Thessaloniki, Greece
My deepest gratitude to Maura Sweeney for her outstanding presentation in Kosovo. We invite many experts in different fields, including professional speakers and successful entrepreneurs; however, few have brought the enthusiasm, positive energy, kindness and generosity that Mrs. Sweeney did.
Maura has changed the way our members thought about public speaking and leadership. We look forward future collaborations.
~ Veli Hoti – IP Attorney & President of International Leadership Club, Prishtina, Kosovo
“Maura was one of my favorite guests on Savvy. Her joy and happiness for life are infectious. Maura openly shared her journey to happiness and it wasn’t always a straight path, but she shows that it’s never too late to live your ‘Best Life’! Thank you Maura for sharing your gifts and wisdom with our Savvy audience.”
~ Christina Nitschmann – Host, Savvy Central Radio
“Our students very much enjoyed listening to and participating with Maura Sweeney on the subject of leadership and creating one’s own brand. Ms. Sweeney displayed a distinctive and engaging style of speaking and her attitudes were empowering for the students.
Maura’s message seems to be particularly engaging to students in the South Eastern European region; a refreshing, positive message of happiness and choice and making yourself an influencer to those around you.”
~ Dr. Lynne Germain Montgomery – Vice President, Cotrugli Business School in Zagreb, Croatia
“I have interviewed many successful entrepreneurs for my podcast, but few have brought the energy, kindness, and genuineness that Maura did. She has a zest for life and an optimistic outlook that makes her effortless to talk to. We had an instant connection and I know my audience will love hearing Maura’s origin story of how she launched into entrepreneurship.”
~ Mike O’Toole – Host, The Launching Point Podcast
“Maura shared some great insights on the Exit Coach Radio Show, some of my favorites were “What makes you smile? — it’s time to start doing it!” and our discussion of the Art of Happiness. I truly enjoyed her interview and only wish we had more time.”
~ Bill Black – Host, ExitCoachRadio.com
“Your lecture Finding Your Own Treasure – It’s You! was an inspiring message. After the lecture, I talked with my students and they were all very pleased that they have found some interesting incentives for their future aspirations. I hope that we would stay in touch and that in the future we would continue to cooperate with you and other colleagues.”
~ Prof. Zvjezdan Panezic – Psychology Dept. Head, University of Zadar
“Members of the International Leadership Club had very positive things to say for your lecture. It particularly makes me very happy that you were able to build new cultural bridges between people in the U.S. and Kosova, one of the core missions of the American Corner.”
~ Arber Jashari – National Library of Kosovo’s American Corner
“We are a young faculty with International Relations still in development, so every guest lecturer from foreign countries means a lot for us. It is our aim that our students become innovative and enterprising, not waiting for the job to come to them, but seeking ways to succeed in their chosen profession.
We are confident that Maura’s inspiring lecture, in which she shared her life optimism and experience, greatly helped our students to start thinking in that direction.”
~ Zoran Grgantov, PhD, Vice Dean for Science Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split in Croatia
~ Ana Kezic, PhD, Head of International Relations Faculty of
Kinesiology, University of Split in Croatia
“Speaking in front of curious students of Belgrade University is a challenge. Speaking about leadership in front of different profiles is motivation plus. Maura delivered her experience in a way that is now an experience of visitors. With hidden threads, she transfers a message on how to be an influential leader. Her style was clear and her postures and gestures talked more that thousand words. For all of us this was an unforgettable experience.”
~ Petar Kocovic – Professor, Belgrade, Serbia Business School
“Maura is tenacious, energetic, ambitious and humble at the same time. She has a wealth of experience and is a great story teller. What strikes you on first meeting Maura is that she is a genuine person. Not only that, she exudes happiness and passion for what she does which is contagious. Maura you rock!”
~ Paul Rigby – President, International Thought Leader Network
“What a great way to kick off the Unlimited Perspectives podcast! Maura Sweeney was my first guest-interview, and I couldn’t have made a better choice! She is a total professional – a great business-casual conversational sound on-air, and a gentle, friendly presentation style. She came prepared and ready, with great ideas and wisdom to share with my audience.
When it comes to the topic of personal growth and self-development, Maura gets my highest recommendation for anyone looking for a speaker or guest.”
~ Bill Sklodowski – Host, Unlimited Perspectives
“I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Maura Sweeney on my podcast, The Kharisma Lifestyle Entrepreneur Show. Maura is truly is the essence of happiness! She takes you on a journey with her travels and experiences along the way. I am definitely looking forward to have Maura on the show again as she is a breath of fresh air!”
~ Kharisma Jeanette Aro – Host, Kharisma Aro Lifestyle Entrepreneur
“Maura truly exemplifies her mantra of living happy, inside and out. As a recent guest on The Journey of Success podcast, she provided so many actionable takeaways for our listeners to find happiness through identifying their purpose and living their passion. I highly recommend Maura as a speaker for your event or as a guest on your podcast or radio show.”
~ Chris Samples – Host, The Journey of Success
“We so enjoyed having the fabulous and energetic Maura Sweeney on our show, Authors Talk About It. She was a lively and fun guest and shared powerful insight and wisdom. Simply inspiring!”
~ Drs. Rob + Janelle Alex, Ph.D. of www.AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com
” I booked Maura Sweeney as a guest on The Triangle Variety Comedy Show and was very pleased with the results. She is passionate, informative and entertaining. Her energy is infectious and she seems to smile right through the radio.”
~ Brian T. Shirley – Comedian/Author/Radio Show Host
“Your presentation was wonderful and it was a pleasure to meet and talk to you. All speakers should have your sense of humor and energy.”
“Thank you so much for helping us kick off . . . The unique way in which you spoke on finding our identity, mixed with your upbeat and energizing personality, I know touched many women. . . . any MOPS group would be blessed by having you as a speaker.
~ Marilyn J. Potenberg – MOPS Coordinator, First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks in Largo, FL
“You don’t have to be female to love Maura Sweeney’s Art of Happiness series. Ms. Sweeney writes for all of us, men and women alike. If you are blessed enough to become “of age”, then her books will, without a doubt, touch your soul and make you laugh too.
Maura Sweeney’s exceptional writing skills are highlighted in her outstanding stories. She has captivated every nuance of “coming of age” with dignity, grace and humor. Her books will bring an infectious joy to anyone who reads them, while reminding each of us how important it is to “be your wonderful, unique, self”.
~ Jimmy Ferraro – Actor, Director, Radio Host, Author
“Just wanted to say thank you for your visit to our school’s Panda Celebration. Your motivational talk to our student body was phenomenal and the extra time you put in to visit classes and read the book was really great. We would love to be your test group for your future publications.”
~ Vickie Graham – Title I Facilitator, Eisenhower Elementary in Clearwater, FL
“Maura Sweeney has an amazing gift of zeroing in on just what you are great at, then encouraging you and inspiring you to live your best life. She asks great questions that penetrate into who you really are, and she helps you define and create the branding message you need to be a success. … I highly recommend Maura to those looking for a great speaker and consultant.”
~ Dan Sherman – Social Media Consultant, Speaker and Author
“Maura Sweeney’s energy, capacity for engaging new ideas, and thoughtfulness to colleagues and friends are all outstanding characteristics. . . I wholeheartedly recommend Maura Sweeney as a contributor to worthwhile projects, to companies who want to engage her as a talented part of a team, and to marketing and advertising agencies who need a spark of intuition and creativity for their campaigns.”
~ Kate Sullivan – EVP Content and Business Development, Word Smitten Media, Inc.
“We interviewed delightful Maura on our radio show, Russ on the Radio. She exudes positive energy, kindness and a sincere desire to make the world a better place. She benefits us all with her messages of hope and happiness. Maura should be speaking at every event on the planet! Maybe we should clone her!”
~ Alexandria Stevens – Co-Host, Russ on the Radio KFNX 1000
“Maura was a joy to have as a guest on my podcast, brimming with energy and exuberance. She is generous with her advice and takes great pains to fully understand and make her topic relevant to the audience to which she is speaking.”
~ Karen Rowe – Chief Creative Officer
“What a distinct pleasure to have Maura on Your Blueprint for LIFE! Maura provided our listeners with candid, thought provoking yet practical tips in moving out of our comfort zone. Overcoming challenges can be daunting, Maura’s insight encouraged and empowered our listeners to do move forward even if it’s in baby steps. Thank you Maura for sharing your wealth of wisdom and practical tools to help people live in freedom everyday.”
~ Linda M. Brown, CHBC Host, Your Blueprint for Life
“Maura Sweeney was very professional, interesting, informative and well received by our members. I can only say, to coin an old Navy term – well done!”
~ Bob Silah, Captain, USN (Ret) & Past President of Kiwanis, Tampa, FL
“Thanks once again for all the amazing energy, encouragement and joy that you sent to my country and to myself.”
~ Biljana Marojevic – Journalist at TANJUG News Agency in Belgrade, Serbia
“Maura Sweeney lights up the world around her with radiant energy – creating possibilities for happiness and light in every person she engages. She is an attentive listener and contributor in small group settings and is a dynamic speaker for a large audience, maintaining connections with the participants with an utterly enchanting style.”
~ Elizabeth Minor – Cultural Affairs Programmer, Clearwater Aging Well Center
“Maura is the most creative and generous person. Her energy and ideas have not only boosted my career but also my confidence in breaking out of my shell. Maura is a wonderful woman with a lifetime of experience, stories and lessons that will touch anyone she helps. The positiveness she can provide will truly assist in “Living Happy.” Life is too short!”
~ Cristin Silliman, Esquire – Owner of The Legacy Law Firm