All About GetRealLive

the inside scoop…

GetRealLive is an authentic community connecting people on several platforms; the online Radio Show; Social Media Sites and Live Events. We are Community Builders and Engagement Specialists who have succeeded in building a strong community through authentic and very organic conversations!

The Social Spaces:

Let the numbers speak. With over 200 million client-driven social media impressions, over 52,000 discrete online radio listeners and counting, Susan J Sohn is a verified social/mobile/online media maverick. Her core vehicle is GetRealLive. GetRealLive is a hybrid online radio/social media/blog/live events community, which has hosted guests such as Curtis Stone, Andre Carthen, Peter Walsh, and featured countless inspirational stories of everyday heroes. She has launched #1 iTunes music albums. Created social media engagement for a live event with 60,000 attendees. Has grown a Facebook page from 35,000 to over 1 Million in less than two years, and worked with global clients such as Ferrero Rocher, who recognize her gift for authentic engagement via compelling content creation.

Birthed out of a 20-year career in media communications, marketing and publishing, from Hong Kong to Los Angeles to Canada to Sydney. Susan’s interest in social media engagement comes from her honest passion for building authentic community wherever she sees the need.

As a wife, and mother of 3 beautiful children, she firmly believes that community starts in the home. And, her “others” focused ethos drives her to leverage the technology platforms to maximum effect, connecting people to stories, and people to one another.

Susan invites you to the conversation of life.

GetRealLive Radio is where a lot of our action happens. We host a cool radio show where Susan & her Co-Hosts get to interview some crazy cool people! People like Curtis Stone, Peter Walsh, Darlene Zschech, Michael W Smith,Daphne Oz, Chef Andre Carthen, John Gilchrist and the list seriously goes on. The show is educational, informative, and there are always a lot of laughs. Our goal is to Engage | Educate | Entertain. We want anyone who collides with GetRealLive to walk away with workable solutions in their hands that they can implement into their lives immediately and see change & growth! 

What matters to GetRealLive?


People matter. Everyone is significant and GetRealLive exists to celebrate all people. As we engage in conversation, listening and sharing through the ancient art of storytelling, we realize we are more connected than we are distant. Through transparency and authenticity, we can build healthy families and communities.


The Story

Everyone has a story and that story has the ability to teach, encourage and inspire others. GetRealLive is committed to the beautiful art of storytelling with the understanding that the lessons people learn become the biggest teachers.



GetRealLive is committed to building extraordinary families, developing relationships and strengthening the communities we live in. GetRealLive encourages people to open the door, tell the story and walk along side each other.


The vision is in the name. Get ‘REAL’. People are at their best when authenticity is at the center. No mess and no lies; Just an open platform for people to connect and share; to learn and grow.

What is the Purpose of GetRealLive?

Who is GetRealLive?

The main face and Founder of GetRealLive Susan Sohn. GetRealLive has grown out of Susan’s original work ‘thefamilyroom’ (see her bio for more information and the growth pattern). However, Susan knows that doing life alone was never the intent so she has worked hard and very intentionally to grow a team that spans the globe. GetRealLive Canada is managed by two incredible people :Nicole Liborion and Tanya Cooper. Not only do these girls manage all of GetRealLive Endeavours in Canada but Nicole shares the co-host chair and also contributes through ‘Notes From A Broad’. Nicole’s love for life is infectious and she brings a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and energy to our team. Tanya has been part of the GetRealLive journey almost from inception, attending one of our first Live Events in Australia (back in 2006) Tanya has invested time and effort into everything we have done. Tanya is a devoted mother, wife and a lover of all things community driven, she is passionate about family and has a wicked sense of humor. Adding to our Canadian team we have the lovely Jenny Thiessen, Pam Herrington, Roseanne Beerkircher and Nathan Cooper.

Australia also boasts a strong team comprised of amazing people like: Michaela Grul, Deborah Johnson, Jane Kennedy, Rachel Watts, Samantha Cosatto, Belinda Dell and Susan’s 3 children (Sophia, Gabriel & Ella). It’s important to note that in everything Susan does, she encourages family to be involved, her own children are part of the volunteer team that make our live events happen plus they help with video editing, photography and social media. Susan encourages the team to involve their children because she knows the importance of training a child up. The daughter of a prominent politician, she understands what ‘belonging and significance’ means from a young age. From this perspective she builds teams. Last but certainly not least, Susan’s husband, Philip, is a main contributor to all the work GetRealLive does. Philip shares his wisdom, his creativity and his wit and incredible ability to connect the dots.

We have the opportunity to work with some pretty extraordinary people who have journeyed through this incredible maze of building something from nothing and pulling a vision out of the ground. It’s been a story of organic growth and authentic community!