Jim Ryan has always followed his passion for helping and teaching others. His appreciation for people and community further lead him from a teaching career 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 an overwhelmingly positive feedback to his ‘Simple Happiness’ talks, he decided to take his powerful message to larger audiences and continues his empowering programs within businesses, associations and professional organizations.
In his book, “Simple Happiness: 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up” (AuthorHouse), Jim emphasizes that "happiness is a choice; we fashion our lives daily by our thoughts and feelings." His unique ability to turn profound concepts into easily understood solutions is what reaches the heart of his audiences. With wit, candor, anecdotes and song, Jim consistently ignites that extra spark of enthusiasm within his listeners to take the necessary steps toward achieving their goals and realizing their fullest potential.
As someone who walks his talk, Jim lives a satisfying life in the village of Northport on the north shore of Long Island, NY. He remains active within his community as a longstanding Rotarian and faithfully teaches his 10-week course--Mind Boot Camp: Breaking Down Barriers and Moving Up the Ranks of Success--at the Suffolk County DWI Facility. Locally, Jim is known as 'the Happiness Man' and is frequently recognized in the media for his positive work.
When it comes to Jim Ryan there is one thing for sure, no matter who runs into him along his travels--be it a business executive, a store merchant or a person at the post office--you will always find him passionately talking about his book and its empowering message.