Prepare to be Motivated – Prepare to be Educated – Prepare to be Enlightened
by Jim Ryan
Jim’s ability to establish rapport immediately as well as his enthusiasm and genuine passion for the topic make for an engaging experience for every audience. His own sense of self and his genuine authenticity serve to open up the minds and hearts of his listeners. What further separates Jim from the crowd is his ability to relate to his audiences through his considerable musical talent. Jim is an accomplished guitarist and singer. His musical interludes serve to solidify the concepts presented.
His experience in the educational, business and the non-profit worlds have him firmly grounded in the real world. Jim is married and the father of three grown children.
Back in the year 2000 Jim decided to give back to his community by volunteering in his local prison system, teaching a course in personal development. The first thing every Monday morning, Jim brought his positive, yet realistic message to a group of 20-30 men and a group of 15-20 women at the DWI Alternative Facility in Suffolk County, NY. He rarely ever missed a Monday since the year 2000. His experience there spurred him to bring his message to the public. He started by giving talks in local libraries. People came, the word spread. His reputation propelled him to venues all over America.
Simple Happiness, 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up, Jim’s inspirational book has met with rave reviews and has served as a blueprint for living a life of joy and fulfillment. It has been read and reread by tens of thousands both in the USA and around the world.
Since moving to Tennessee, Jim has continued his prison work, teaching his personal development course at the Oak Cottage for Women, a halfway house for women recently released from prison.
Every Wednesday morning thousands are happy to open their email boxes to be inspired by one of Jim’s “Aha Moments”. These uplifting messages serve as reminders of what we can be doing to bring more joy into our lives and the lives of those around us.
Jim has a BA in French from Iona University and an MS in Counseling from Queens College. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows around the country.
In The News
Jim Ryan's talks on spreading happiness have been making waves in the news recently. In his speeches and interviews, Ryan emphasizes the importance of cultivating a positive mindset and finding joy in everyday life. Read a few news stories about Jim Ryan here!
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Jim Ryan is the founder and president of Jim Ryan Talks, an organization dedicated to the cultivation and development of each individual’s potential for living a life full of joy, fulfillment and success. Jim has the unique ability to take profound, life-changing concepts and turn them into easily understood solutions. Jim is a visionary, a leading edge thinker, whose words gently penetrate to the core of his listeners. His message empowers and inspires his audiences to live their best lives: a message that encourages each attendee to achieve his personal best, at home, at work and in personal relationships. If you are looking for a happier, more fulfilled life, you have landed in the right spot. Send us a message and let's get started!