A two-time breast cancer survivor, Caryn Sullivan, spent nearly 20-years working in the world of sports and entertainment largely at Disney & ESPN and the Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx. She performed well in an intense environment fueled by Diet Dr. Peppers and endless bags of baked chips.


    It wasn’t until her wakeup call with stage IV cancer that she changed her focus from looking good to being well. She found Pretty Wellness - a healthy lifestyle media and content creation company - to inspire people to take small steps toward better health and happiness.


    Caryn has inspired thousands to embrace well-being through her motivational speeches and webinars throughout the country. She's the author of Happiness through Hardship available where books are sold. Her podcast, Happiness through Hardship - The Podcast provides inspirational stories of hope intended to bring happiness to your day available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and all your favorite podcast platforms.


    Caryn has been seen on The Doctor Oz Show, Home & Family, The Wendy Williams Show and as a regular contributor to WTNH-TV. She lives on the east coast with her husband and son. Caryn loves smoothies, power walks on the beach and spending time with her family.


    Book - Podcast - Donate to a Patient Campaigns

    The Book

    Like a good friend holding your hand, two-time breast cancer survivor and founder of Pretty Wellness, Caryn Sullivan’s “Happiness through Hardship” is the support a cancer patient, caregiver or friend needs during the first few weeks after diagnosis. This book empowers them and supplies detailed action items to take immediate steps so they are prepared, less-stressed and able to find a little joy within their journey.


    This book is an insightful gift for someone recently diagnosed with cancer or within their first year of treatment. Books can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target and your favorite online book stores or through the publisher.


    Please consider buying a few books and we will donate to a cancer center so that patients can receive upon their diagnosis.

    The Podcast

    Filled with heartfelt stories designed to light you up, Happiness Through Hardship – The Podcast provides you with inspirational stories of hope intended to bring happiness to your day while guiding you through life’s hardships. Thought-leaders, authors, health and wellness experts will share their stories of finding happiness in their own personal hardship with each Thursday release. Mini-episodes with cancer info. and other topics will be released throughout the season.


    You can subscribe to the show through your favorite podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and more.


    Finding Joy During Your Journey in Life


    Caryn in action - a few speaking engagements and media highlights.

    Corporate Speaking Engagements Highlights & Media

    For more information see below or contact Caryn@CarynSullivan.com



    Embracing Wellness With SMALL Steps - Stress Reduction & Self-Care

    Caryn draws audiences in by telling her own personal stories of how she embraced wellness through adversity. Caryn does this in a fun and energizing way. She encourages the audiences to think about how they can take SMALL steps toward better health in order to thrive in their lives. Whether they are a busy top-executive, a young, eager professional or a driven part-time employee her SMALL formula can work for all. Caryn has empowered thousands of busy people throughout the country to embrace self-care with this presentation.

    The Road to Resilience - Choosing Positivity & Purpose

    Caryn inspires people to embrace positivity and find resiliency during hard times. First diagnosed with cancer when she was a newlywed, Caryn was determined that it wouldn’t make her life horrible. She shares her stories and best practices for individuals to take care of themselves, become resilient and uncover joy along the way, even when life is tough. Instilling positivity in the workplace and home is linked to tremendous health and quality of life benefits as well as increased success and thought-leadership.

    Work-Life Integration - Creating an Intentional Life

    Caryn encourages audiences to think about how to take small steps toward health, happiness and a more balanced, intentional life. Her inspirational approach is simple and relatable, sharing strategies for time management, prioritizing and integrating healthy lifestyle efforts. In a light and energizing way, her ideas will get students of all ages fired up to make positive changes that can help them balance and thrive in their lives personally, professionally and/or academically.

      Customized Presentations, Workshops & Webinars

      Caryn's SMALL steps formula can be adapted to fit the the goals and needs of your business or group activity. Some examples shown below:

      • Finding Happiness through Hardship
      • How to Be a Patient Advocate for Patients & Caregivers
      • Skill-based Seminars - on Publicity, Public Speaking & Purpose-driven work

      Best Buy

      “Caryn delivered important information to a rapt audience. She educated our headquarter employees and guided them on how to make positive, meaningful and attainable changes in their lives to improve their overall wellbeing. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our employees and plan to invite her back again.


      Caryn is an incredibly engaging speaker. Her knowledge around healthy living is invaluable for any busy professional dealing with the stress of juggling career and personal life. She delivers complex information in an easy to understand way and her authentic style made it simple for our group to quickly connect with and learn from her.”

      Caribou Coffee

      “Caryn is one of those rare talents who can draw an audience in quickly with her contagious personality and capture their attention throughout with her vivid storytelling and personal experiences. Caryn leaves the room feeling powered, positive and motivated to make changes in their own life.

      Fairfield University

      “At her core, Caryn Sullivan is an emblem of rejuvenation! Her enthusiasm, creativity and spirit inspire. She’s a storyteller, a motivator, and a natural leader. She sets out to empower and inspire her audiences.”


      Caryn does such a great job engaging the audience. We were so pleased with her presenting to our executive team."

      Relay for Life

      "Hope, strength, and inspiration are what I felt when Caryn spoke. I instantly felt connected to her. The entire audience felt her energy and spirit and we all left with a new positive outlook."

      Octagon Sports

      "Caryn is incredible at tailoring a presentation to her audience, and making it engaging, uplifting, and impactful. In a world with a lot of noise she is able to cut through and reach her audiences hearts, inspiring change."

      Connecticut Business Women's Forum

      "There is a unique purity and intensity to Caryn's motivational message. In telling of her path to wellness, paved through the challenges of not one, but two, cancer diagnoses, Caryn provides inspiration that meets the listener wherever they may be on their wellness journey...If you're looking for a smart, savvy, engaging, empowering, and thoroughly enjoyable presenter, I strongly encourage you to hire Caryn. In a word, she is Amazing! "



      Public client list below - for additional info contact Caryn@CarynSullivan.com


      For more information contact Caryn@CarynSullivan.com

      Corporate Wellness Ambassador

      A healthy lifestyle writer with a plant-based nutrition certification, Caryn creates curriculum and digital content to support leadership and employee relations programs. Customized programs could include:

      • Interactive leadership and wellness online curriculum
      • Video assets for internal employee communications
      • SMALL steps guide
      • Wellness events advisor
      • Brand partnerships

      Media Personality

      See Demo Reel Here

      Caryn loves sharing healthy living stories and how to make it easy for the busy individual. She's a trained journalist and has spent the last 4-years as a healthy lifestyle correspondent for Connecticut's ABC local affiliate.


      Check out her media highlights reel and contact her to discuss opportunities.


      Photo credit: Alexx Henry, © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC

      Healthy lifestyle website for the busy individual

      Founded by Caryn Sullivan, PrettyWellness.com features stories, research & information about making small steps toward health, happiness & being beautiful organically. The site reaches tens of thousands of busy females daily and is filled with healthy living and cancer resources.


      Wellness Contributor & Host for TV and Digital Content

      The Doctor Oz Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Home & Family and WTNH-TV

      Photo credit: Alexx Henry, © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC

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      For more information contact Caryn@CarynSullivan.com




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