Ryan and Carrie Sharpe are Communication Consultants and Speakers at He says, She says. They have been married for over twenty years and have five children, including twin daughters. During their marriage they have experienced everything from financial strain to miscarriages to the life-threatening illness of their son, Maverick.
Through their challenges and their celebrations, Ryan and Carrie strengthened their relationship by developing their communication skills. Because they believe that the foundation of every great relationship is effective communication, they love to help people strengthen their relationships by improving their communication skills. They coach clients in public speaking skills, marriage and family communication, sales techniques, relationship-building, workplace communication, and pageant interview skills.
Carrie holds a degree in Political Science and Psychology, while Ryan's degree is in Criminal Justice and Loss Prevention. Carrie homeschools their five children full-time, is a Huffington Post Contributor, and coaches clients in communication skills. She also has twenty-five years of experience in pageants-- competing in them, judging them, emceeing them, and coaching contestants in interview skills. Ryan is successful in sales across Northern Michigan and is a guest lecturer about sales relationships at their local University Center. Having won two national championships in hockey (one at the Junior-A level and one at the NCAA Division I level), Ryan now mentors and coaches men. Both Ryan and Carrie have spoken across the United States and Canada about marriage, personal development, and communication skills.
1. Ryan and Carrie love to hike and snowshoe. Moonlight snowshoeing is their favorite!
2. Their children all have names that begin with M: Madison, Maguire, Maverick, Marin, and Moxie-Mae. Ryan's Dad referred to them as his "M&Ms."
3. Ryan grew up in Canada and first came to the United States in 1993 to play hockey for LSSU.
4. Ryan and Carrie met at LSSU and got married a couple years later, during the summer before their last year of college.
5. Ryan and Carrie lived in Memphis, TN, for several years after college because Carrie attended law school there before deciding instead to be a stay-at-home mom.
6. Carrie chose that law school because John Grisham wrote about it in his novels.
7. Ryan and Carrie both love country music. The first concert they attended together was Garth Brooks in 1996.
8. Ryan sings and plays guitar. He serenaded Carrie all the time at her college dorm, and he even won a few singing contests!
9. Carrie loves cowboy boots and still wears a pair she bought over 20 years ago at the museum store, Call of the Wild.
10. Ryan and Carrie love coffee. A lot. They would never drink it cold (that's just bean juice!) or decaf (it's hideous).
What others are saying:
"Ryan and Carrie are a phenomenally talented couple and it has been a pleasure knowing and working with them. They have a heart for others and a passion to make a difference in people's lives. Both lead with integrity and stand on unwavering principles. I highly recommend them as public speakers and coaches. I know they will positively impact any organization they serve. I witnessed their success first hand!" -Robert Dickie III, President of Crown
"In order to succeed as an accomplished speaker and author of a successful blog, you really have to have a certain charisma, sought-after style, and real, relevant experience to share that adds value for the listener or reader. Ryan and Carrie Sharpe certainly have all three. I have had the fortunate privilege of seeing them in action on several occasions. Some speakers just have that natural gift, and Ryan and Carrie are two that have it and then some!" -Michael B.
"Ryan and Carrie have the innate ability to take real-life situations and break them down into simple events. This simplicity allows you to fully understand the situation and actions. Their honest candor regarding life is refreshing. They're not afraid to discuss difficult topics with grace, love, laughter, and empathy." -Lynn Govitz, Church of Daniel's Band
"Ryan and Carrie share their lives, the ups and downs, with others in order to help people with their own journey through life. They are both very talented with communication, both in writing and speaking. I have heard them speak at various conferences, and they captivate the crowd with their honesty and humor. Anyone would be blessed to have this genuine, fun-loving, and compassionate couple speak and share for their group, church, or conference." -Samantha McDonald, Life & Family Coach at Living With Real Joy