Columnist: Lisa Ryan, Author and Speaker

Lisa Ryan is a best-selling author and award-winning speaker who brings real world insight, a high content message, and immediately actionable ideas to her fun, inspirational and engaging programs. Focusing on workplace culture, employee engagement, and gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional transformation, Lisa’s down-to-earth approach and willingness to share best practices have proven to be a winning formula. Her high energy, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for what she does makes her the ideal speaker for your upcoming conference, leadership retreat, or professional development workshop.

As Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy, Lisa Ryan brings more than twenty years of experience to her clients and audiences. She helps organizations keep their top talent and best customers from becoming someone else’s by instilling principles which build stronger emotional connections between the organization and its employees and clients. An added benefit is that her approach is transferrable to personal relationships and situations as well.

Ryan is a best-selling author of eight books and costars in two films. She holds an MBA from Cleveland State University and is the President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter. She has been blissfully married to Scott since 1996 and they are the proud parents of three very spoiled cats.

Don’t Check off a Box – Engage

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Do you want to build a high performing organization that consistently delivers great results? Yes? Then you need to Do you want to build a high performing organization that consistently delivers great results? Yes? Then you need to focus on employee engagement. Lisa Ryan shares three tips to elevate your engagement level in this episode. […]

To Serve Others Is Divine

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The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. ~Albert Schweitzer What can you for your employees that helps them develop their leadership skills AND enhances your company’s image? Here’s a hint: this practice attracts and retains millennials, boosts morale and increases profitability. The answer? Giving […]

Podcast with Lisa Ryan

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Enjoy the podcast featured award winning professional speaker, Lisa Ryan.

Lisa Ryan: An Employee Engagement Speaker on a Mission

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Lisa Ryan first wrote a goal to become a public speaker back in the late 80’s; of course, she said with a laugh – “I was six when I wrote that.” She didn’t know then what her message was, she just knew she was meant to speak. When Lisa discovered the power of gratitude, she […]

Building Engagement by Creating Partnerships

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“I love being micromanaged,” said no employee ever! In this episode, Lisa Ryan shares how employers can get their teams’ very best efforts at work. Watch more videos from Lisa’s video series at Elevate Your Engagement Levels: What You Need to Know.

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

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It’s easy to be grateful when things are going well. It’s not so easy when it’s not. So why in the world should we focus on the power of appreciation when we’re talking about engagement? The best way to create a culture of appreciation in the workplace is to start with the person who matters […]

Reducing Frustration With Work Life Integration

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Remember back in the day, when there used to be a separation between home and work life? The invention of the smart phone has pretty much eliminated that, hasn’t it? It’s more important than ever to have some kind of work/life integration in order for you to reduce your stress level and create a happier, […]

Two Simple Words

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What if I told you that creating a culture of appreciation comes down to just two words? It’s true. It’s the words “thank you” that make the difference. Mother Teresa once said, “We are more starved for appreciation than we are for bread.” In bringing more gratitude into your life, you may have to work […]

Watch Your Language – The Power of Positive Communication in Employee Engagement

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What if I told you that creating a highly engaged culture in the workplace comes down to just two words? Here’s a hint: these are the words that you have been hearing since you were a child and they are still just as relevant today. Did you guess “thank you?” Yes, these two words truly […]