Susan O’Halloran is a story artist, writer, television personality and keynote speaker. Her stories focus on family, a sense of place and how our past affects our present and future.
She is author of several books and diversity curricula. Sue is a producer/director of multicultural performances and films including "Black, White and Brown: Tribes & Bridges at the Steppenwolf Theatre" and "More Alike Than Not: Stories of Three Americans – Catholic, Jewish and Muslim" and the website www.RaceBridgesStudio.com. For her films, O’Halloran is recipient of national and international video/film honors including awards of excellence in training films.
In addition, Sue teaches diversity and inclusion seminars in Fortune 500 companies and Graduate Schools of Business. Sue also works with non-profits to capture more press, volunteer and fundraising attention through the power of stories. Sue has been seen on such media programs as PBS and ABC Nightline and has been interviewed by The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune.
About her own storytelling skills, The Chicago Reader’s Critic Choice said, “O’Halloran has mastered the Irish art of telling stories that are funny and heart-wrenching at the same time.” O’Halloran has been featured several times at the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and is a frequent keynote presenter and seminar leader for the National Storytelling Network’s annual conferences.
Within her own profession, she has received the Leadership and Service Award and the Circle of Excellence Award. One Fortune 100 company newsletter stated: “Sue’s presentation was a brilliant and entertaining synthesis of information. She made us feel as though together we could do anything!”
Sue divides her time between IL and FL and can be found at: www.SusanOHalloran.com and www.RaceBridgesStudio.com