Lisa Ryan


Founder & Chief Appreciation Strategist


Award-winning speaker Lisa Ryan draws upon her 20-plus years of sales, marketing, and training experience to deliver business- and career-changing strategies and inspiration to her audiences. She is the best-selling author of eight books and a featured expert in two films, The Keeper of the Keys, with Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” fame, and The Gratitude Experiment.

An energetic and dynamic presenter, Lisa engages her audience with interesting anecdotes gained “in the trenches”. She also incorporates the most current research, trends and best practices – and takes advantage of the “wisdom in the room” in her PowerPoint-Free programs. Because of her experience in a variety of industries including executive recruiting, healthcare, industrial sales, and welding (yes, she does weld), she relates easily to attendees at all levels within the organization.

Ryan’s programs focus on positive workplace culture, inter-generational communication, employee acquisition, engagement, retention, and gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional development.  Her down-to-earth approach and willingness to share best practices have proven to be a winning formula for her clients. Ryan’s high energy and enthusiastic keynote and breakout programs, sense of humor, and passionate delivery are what makes her sessions among the highest rated at national and international conferences, leadership retreats, and annual meetings.

Lisa Ryan currently serves as Immediate Past-President of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association and holds an MBA Cleveland State University. She has served on a number of boards including: The American Welding Society, Association for Equipment Manufacturing Professionals, and Toastmasters International.


IECA 2017 Conference Promotional Video by Lisa Ryan!

IECA 2017 Conference Promotional Video #2 by Lisa Ryan!