Kari Switala lives in Minnesota with her husband, Kevin; her sons, Max and Sam; and her furry-legged sons, Steve and Murphy. She is also the chief creative officer at Wild Fig Marketing, a boutique marketing firm that specializes in business and marketing automation. When she’s not writing or working, you’ll likely find her at her cabin in northern Minnesota, where she loves paddleboarding with her puggle, Steve; boating with all her boys; and reading books while relaxing on the dock with a glass of chardonnay.
She is also wildly passionate about helping others tell their stories, so they can better connect and cultivate more meaningful relationships. She does this by presenting her keynote address, “Figstory,” to businesses and organizations throughout the country.
Some fun facts: she once rode a cow when she was five, she played volleyball with her intramural college team against prison guards in a maximum-security prison in England, she sang “I Will Survive” with a band in Paris, she hates black licorice and snakes, and she still runs up the basement stairs at Mach speed, because basements freak her out. (You should have seen her do this when she was nine months pregnant— pretty impressive.)