Faces in business: Caroline Ryan

March 5, 2014 

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Name: Caroline Ryan

Title: President

Company: Sarasota Orchestra Association

What was the best business advice you ever received?

Always smile.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

Psychologist, because human responses to various stimuli are always fascinating to observe. I love people and love talking to people and studying what language draws a positive response from a fellow human being is an art and possibly a science.

What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?

Leaving Atlanta being middle aged, with a little money. The company my husband worked for transferred us to Tampa. That company went out of business six month later and we needed to be able to provide for our future. My husband bought a franchise and that business took off and does very well.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

Dublin, Ireland, it reminds me of the way things used to be. I mean the pace is slower, the people are charming and the countryside is beautiful.

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