I am Grit Girl


Sunday is a breast cancer survivor, a competitor on the reality TV show Survivor and a woman that went without a bathroom for 35 days, she is the ultimate Grit Girl.  Sunday empowers audiences to discover the grit they already possess.  Her dynamic and engaging presentation is relatable to all audiences as she breaks down the true meaning of G.R.I.T.  Using personal experiences and practical solutions she delivers a strategy for surviving life’s biggest setbacks while the audience is on the edge of their seats both laughing and crying.

Sunday delivers hope. 

Check out a recent segment Sunday did with Elizabeth Ries of KSTP Twin Cities Live.

Your survival can be summarized in one word, GRIT.

Speaker & Author

Sunday is a wife of over 25 years, has four millennial children, served in full-time ministry for over 25 years, including 15 years working with both students and women. Like most women,  she often felt underappreciated and underestimated, believing the lie that she wasn’t enough, pretty enough or strong enough. But no more! After facing her toughest moments, Sunday discovered her grit and she’s passionate about empowering other women to come out of the shadows, make a change and realize they’ve got grit too.

In Sunday’s newest book, “Grit Girl Power to Survive Inspired by Grace” she takes a heartfelt look at her journey to discovering her grit. Her down-to-earth approach draws the reader in as she shares her story with vulnerability and a little bit of humor.

Survivor Squared

The title of an article in Sunday’s local paper read “Survivor Squared” and perfectly sums up what makes her a grit girl. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2012. After multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and a bout with depression she discovered she was much stronger than she imagined, she discovered her grit.  After beating breast cancer Sunday decided to follow her dream by submitting an audition video online and was chosen to compete on the 33rd season of the Emmy award-winning reality tv show Survivor Millennials vs Gen-x. Sunday is the ultimate example of a grit girl.

Sunday Burquest is a breast cancer survivor, a competitor on the reality TV show Survivor and a woman that went without a bathroom for 35 days, she is the ultimate grit girl. Sunday empowers women to discover what it means for them to be a grit girl too,  a woman who’s got GUTS is RESILIENT, INFLUENTIAL and TOUGH.

She provides practical tools for women to make a mental shift from being the woman who feels she is in the back seat of life to the one who is a driving force for good, taking a deep dive into what it means to be a Grit Girl.

A G.R.I.T. Girl:

  • has GUTS to bravely face her fears.
  • is RESILIENT and refuses to give up.
  • is INFLUENTIAL and inspires others.
  • is TOUGH

Setbacks are nothing new to Sunday. From losing both her father and father-in-law to cancer to the near-death experience of her husband, she’s learned to survive. A breast cancer survivor who became a contestant on Survivor, Sunday shares how she got through her darkest moments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and even depression.

Using her personal experiences, Sunday takes you through her journey sharing the keys she utilized to survive her setbacks. Exploring these concepts in a relatable and authentic way, she leaves you both laughing and crying.

  • Your setback is only one scene in your story.
  • Your setback is a mindset.
  • Your setback is a setup for your comeback.

Your setback is only one scene in your story, it’s not your entire story.




If you are a working professional there’s no doubt you’ve experienced a clash with someone considered to be of a different generation.  Have you ever rolled your eyes when a stereotypical millennial mentions their third-grade participation trophy?  Shaken your head when a person considered gen-x in age starts a sentence with, “when I was your age”?  Most of us can probably relate.  While navigating generational differences can be difficult at times, changing mindsets from ‘us versus them’ to ‘us and them’ is key to creating a cohesive work environment. Sunday utilizes three basic communication methods:

  • Listen
  • Learn
  • Lean

Using real-life scenarios from her time on Survivor, Sunday provides examples (including video footage from the show) that clearly demonstrate the differences in generations and how to apply the listen, learn and lean approach.



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