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I recently attended the Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel course presented by Danielle Stein Fairhust, Plum Solutions. I found the course to be thoroughly enriching especially with the formulas. I also liked the information and discussion on forecasting. I can see that I will be using this function a great deal in future roles.

Sydney, March 2011

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Academic Recruitment Search Specialist, Higher Education

“Very, very good event!”

Senior Executive, Corporate Services, Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd

Well paced and covered key and fundamental areas, very professional and extensive knowledge comes across with ease.

Financial Modelling in Excel, Sydney, October 2015

Commercial Analyst, Finance

I liked being provided with materials to take away - the book is an excellent resource to refer to when outside of the course and the model templates will be helpful in my role.

Financial Modelling in Excel, Brisbane, November 2014

Manager Service and Design, Community Services

Very engaging presenter.  The material was presented clearly with plenty of time for questions and discussions.

Project Manager, Medical Research

The presenter covered all my expectations and she has a very easy way to explain the subject in a creative style.

Financial Reporting for Executive Assistants, Dubai, January 2015

Finance Industry

I really liked the practical examples and following along - doing it as it's being talked about is very helpful.

Data Analysis and Dashboard Reporting in Excel, Sydney, August 2016

IT Officer, Government

Thank you!  I really enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. 

Financial Modelling in Excel, Hobart, December 2013

Management Accountant, Tertiary Education

Like previous courses I have been to with Plum Solutions, I am able to take valuable learnings back to the workplace.

Advanced Financial Modelling in Excel, Brisbane, November 2014

Owner, Consulting Industry

Chandoo is a fantastic presenter and I will be putting into action the knowledge he gave me over the last 2 days.

Advanced Excel and Dashboards, Melbourne, May 2015

Financial Accountant, Sports Industry

I joined Plum Solutions course in Financial Modelling in Excel and Dashboard Reporting. I found the presenter to be uniquely engaging and effective in teaching a class with varied experience levels. The book is also a great read... everything you needed to know and nothing you don't. I also love how the presenter made herself available for follow-up or advanced questions during and after the training. Great job!

Trading Analyst, Energy Industry

Friendly presenter and we received a lot of great resources to practice on. 

Essential Excel for Business Administration (In-house), Sydney, Feb 2016

Senior Lecturer, Tertiary Education

The workshop was very practical.  The presenter is very engaging and professional. She keeps you interested right the way through the course.

Financial Modelling in Excel, Sydney, November 2013

Financial Team Assistant, Finance Industry

The course has stretched me and I'm doing things that I am scared of which is great. It gives
me a challenge to improve. Great!

Executive, AmanahRaya-JMF Asset Management Sdn Bhd

Danielle is a good presenter; she's able to convey the materials in an interesting way, relating
it to real life examples of how we might be able to use what's taught in class. 

Management Associate, Maybank

I discovered so many other functionalities of Excel that was not aware of prior to this course.  I have learned many useful functions and tools that will improve the efficiency and quality of my financial reports.
There was great interaction between the speaker and the participants, the facilitator was an expert!

Singapore, Oct 2010

Finance Manage, State Power Company, Manila

"Excellent course - thanks very much"


There was great use of interactive examples provided on the USB that were very helpful.  The course was really well-presented, and explained things very well.  Great job!

In-house, Sydney, Nov 2011

Graduate Accountant, Water Industry

Training was both of a personal and professional nature. It provided practical outcomes from a skilled presenter who could relate material to individual circumstances on the spot.  The presenter was engaging and obviously "knew their stuff". 

Data Analysis and Reporting, Melbourne, April 2013

Manager Business Support and Optimisation, Energy Industry

A VERY informative experience!  The course and accompanying notes are very well structured and easy to follow.

Financial Modelling Roadshow, Sydney, August 2011

Commercial Manager, Construction Projects

Good practical materials, course was well structured. Very good presenter, engaging and interesting.

Financial Modelling in Excel, Hobart, December 2013

Finance Department, Tertiary Education Industry

Very well presented workshop.

Data Analysis and Dashboard Reporting in Excel, Melbourne, August 2014

Data Analyst, Water Industry

The workshop was very informative and easy to follow. The presenter was very helpful and knowledable. Great course and very well structured.

Advanced Financial Modelling in Excel, Sydney, April 2015

Financial Planning, Accounting Industry

“Danielle has been supporting our management reporting and budgeting systems since 2004 and we have found her assistance to be invaluable. She is always very responsive and helpful ..Thanks so much - we couldn't do without you!"

Office Finance Manager, BN Group

I liked the course being delivered via a business case that was quite similar to the practice, not just by using simple individual exercises for each function. It will be quite useful for my work. What I really thank to this course is that it inspired many new ideas about the improvement of my current job.  It's obvious that the presenter is really proficient in financial modelling. Her presentation was not a boring lecture but an exciting experience. She has her own unique idea and structure of method to make us understand the functions easily.

Finance Manager, Higher Education