ABOUT CARYN M. SULLIVAN
People describe Caryn as a discerning storyteller who digs beneath the headlines to offer compelling insights that cause them to think, feel and act. For nearly a decade, Caryn keeps honing these skills as a contributing columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Drawing upon her own experiences as well as her unique observations about the world around her, she writes about productive ways to grapple with life’s curve balls and to step forward to effect change.
Many of her stories are chronicled in Bitter or Better, Caryn’s first book. With the encouragement of bestselling author Vince Flynn, she melds her life experiences and lessons with those of others whose stories appeared in her columns.
Caryn also enjoys taking her message to the stage. A sampling of audiences who have experienced her keynotes and seminars include Be the Match, National Sheriff’s Association, Starkey Hearing Foundation, The Autism Society of Minnesota, American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Science, Minnesota Social Service Association, Arc Greater Twin Cities, and St. Thomas Academy.
Her board service includes Fraser, the University of Minnesota Health Mothers and Children’s Advisory Committee and the Women’s Impact Foundation. As a writer, speaker and volunteer she spotlights and supports many nonprofit organizations.
When she’s not writing or speaking to an audience, Caryn enjoys biking, Pilates and spending time with family and friends. Her best vacations include walking 80 miles on the El Camino de Santiago, sailing on the Turkish Riviera and exploring Ireland with her daughter.
For Bill and Tani Austin and Starkey Hearing Foundation, it’s all about helping the world to hear. The Austins are among the hardest working people I’ve ever met. They travel the world to give the […]