Cinderella of Motivational Speaking Teaches in New York City on April 21st

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Once upon a time a ne'er do well kid from the Bronx had no options. Instead of waiting for a prince that didn't exist, she found her own glass slipper and now teaches others to do the same.

I don't ask students to do anything I haven't done.

Susan Elliott's approach to teaching motivational seminars draws upon her own "Cinderella story" as well as her vast academic training. Elliott has developed a systematic approach for students who have had disadvantaged pasts and want to build a successful future. She only teaches 4 times a year and her next seminar is on April 21 in New York City.

Elliott grew up as a foster child in the Bronx feeling like a castoff. Her birth mother's abandonment fueled her opinion that she didn't matter to anyone. When her foster parents adopted her at the age of 8, their alcoholic marriage disintegrated and the family was plunged into chaos. She gravitated toward abusive people and chaotic situations thinking there was no way out. As a teenager, she spent all her time wishing for someone to save her.

No one saved her. She had to save herself. Today she is successful, happy, healthy, wealthy and very, very wise. She is calm and serene, having cobbled together a life that most people only dream about. The incredible story of her dramatic turnaround is one that people clamor to hear.

Her seminars teach people how to be stunningly successfu no matter what their prior circumstances. Seminar attendees give her workshops amazing reviews, and often stay In touch with her by email. One student encouraged his friends to sign up for her classes saying, "She is the next big thing. Get to her seminars before she's so popular you can't get in."

Although she is a trained therapist, a certified grief counselor and a licensed attorney, she says her best teaching happens when she just speaks straight from the heart. "I don't know why, but people like to hear my story," Elliott says, "And if I went through all that for someone else to find a better life through my story, then it's truly worth it." Although all the letters behind her name give her credibility and she incorporates much of her academic training into her program, her greatest strength, she says, is that "I don't ask students to do anything I haven't done."    

In addition to teaching and speaking, Elliott writes a daily blog at, and has released podcasts and audio materials on her blog and website. She is writing the book, "How to Get Past Your Past and Make Your Dreams Come True" as well as a book on how to get over a breakup

For more information or to book a speaking engagement, contact: Susan J. Elliott


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