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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’s ability to establish rapport immediately as well as his enthusiasm and genuine passion for his subject matter make for an engaging experience for every audience. His own sense of self and his happiness quotient 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.


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 thousands both in the USA and around the world.

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.


His experience in both the educational and business 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 Tuesday morning, Jim brings his positive, yet realistic message to a group of 20-30 men at the DWI Alternative Facility in Suffolk County, NY. He has hardly missed a Tuesday in the last sixteen years. His experience there spurred him to bring his message to the public. He started by giving talks in local libraries and his path has brought him to venues all over America.


Jim, who has a BA in French from Iona College and an MS in Counseling from Queens College, has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and has been featured on a lively T.V. interview with “The God Squad”.




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