About Jim Ryan
Motivational speaker and author, Jim Ryan, has always followed his passion for helping and teaching others. After receiving his Masters in Guidance and Counseling he continued on his path as a French and Italian instructor. His appreciation for people and community further lead him to the business sector as a financial planner and then to volunteering in his local prison system teaching a course in personal development.
Inspired by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from his programs, he decided to take his powerful message to larger audiences. Jim has since published his book Simple Happiness: 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up, and developed several highly effective talks that continue to encourage his ever-widening audience to find the road to lasting happiness.
Jim is a family man who serves many in his hometown community. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, a longstanding member of the Rotary International and past-president of The Northport Rotary Club. In 2005, Jim was named "Man of the Year in Civics" by the The Times of Northport. He is also a graduate of "Leadership Huntington", a highly-recognized program offered by the Huntington Chamber Foundation. Jim has been a guest on several radio programs, featured in Long Island Business News and appeared on the cable television show, God Squad, with nationally acclaimed co-hosts Father Tom Hartman and Rabbi Gellman.
A talented musician, Jim also enjoys playing his guitar at informal gatherings as well as sharing a song or two at every talk. He is a man with a big heart--always inspiring the people he touches to live empowered, joyful lives.