James Ryan

James Ryan

Leadership Coach Helps Organizations Create Great Teams • Available for Contract Opportunities

Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Professional Training & Coaching

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James Ryan's Overview

  • Performance Consultant at American Home Mortgage
  • Secretary at East 10th Civic League
  • Territory Mgr at Mutual Manufacturing And Supply

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James Ryan's Summary

Over 30 years' experience in leadership development, coaching and training. I help people improve their skills, knowledge and most importantly, their Attitudes and Goal Achievement capacity. I build in coaching processes to ensure knowledge transfer, behavior change, and achieve results.

C Suite executives who are unhappy with their current results or concerned about getting to the next level should contact me. Anyone who is ready to take the next step and wants to start off strong.

- Everywhere I've worked, fellow employees hated to see me leave

- Steady relater with the energy of an innovator

- Optimistic

- I like to participate.

- Strategic, big picture focus

- If I could, I'd talk to people all day about ideas

- Getting things done is key, so keep me accountable to actions I've committed to

- I will let you know how I feel

- I am confident others will rise to the occasion

- From my DISC report: I see myself as enthusiastic, charming, persuasive, outgoing, inspiring and optimistic

- My primary motivator is Utilitarian/Economic. To me, this means usefulness, not money

- Under stress, others see me as: Self-promoting, Overly optimistic, glib, unrealistic, and a poor listener.

Call me today for a free consultation and Gap Analysis.

Specialties: Training on people development issues such as goal setting and achievement, DISC, Motivators, leadership, personal balance and other specific areas. Team-building, team achievement, management, strategic planning, teen leadership, sales development, building a strong organization, time management, entrepreneurial thinking. Coaching for goal achievement. I draw out clients' goals, help them develop an action plan, and hold them accountable to the plan.

Contact me:

Phone 317.637.6188 cell

Common misspellings: Jim Ryan, James Rian, James Runyan, Jim Runyan, James Rayn, Jim Rayn, Jimmy Ryan, Ryon, Ryun, Rian, Rien, Rion, Ryen, Jamie, Jamey, jame, jame's

James Ryan's Experience

Sr. Performance Consultant

ETI Performance Improvement

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Continuing my mission to facilitate Positive Behavior Change for clients, I work in the classroom, over the web, and with the sales and marketing staff to ensure our clients achieve the results they are looking for.

One of my favorite processes was working long-term with a team of IT professionals from the State of Indiana. We developed a year-long development plan for front line supervisors and experienced managers. Working with them over the course of the year, I was able to home in on their challenges and ensure behavior change took place to achieve greater results

Change Facilitator

Lotus Development

Privately Held; Myself Only; Human Resources industry

March 2008Present (6 years 7 months)

Lotus Development works with organizations and individuals to maximize their performance. Utilizing a results-based approach to leadership, Lotus Development facilitates alignment of strategy throughout the organization.

Once commitment to the vision is in place, we work with mangers to create highly effective teams in all segments of the organization. Leadership for managers, entrepreneurial thinking, sales, goal achievement and attitude are all part of effective team-building.

Working with individuals, we coach them through the obstacles to their goals. Goal achievement through utilizing proper skills and attitudes to affect positive behavior change is virtually guaranteed.

One of my favorite contracts was coaching a solo-preneur, (sole proprietor) through his strategic planning process. He originally came to me seeking help with his sales process. Through my diagnostic questioning, I determined sales ability was not his weakness. Rather, he was not focused on which activities would give him the greatest payoff. We worked through his marketing, education, and sales plan to ensure he stayed on track and closed the most sales.

Performance Consultant

American Home Mortgage

20042007 (3 years) Greater Chicago Area


East 10th Civic League

20022004 (2 years)

Territory Mgr

Mutual Manufacturing And Supply

19932000 (7 years) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

James Ryan's Publications

  • It's Always a Management Problem

    • Harvard Business Review
    • March 14, 2011
    Authors: James Ryan

    Reflecting on the security breach that led to sensitive US military information being leaked to Wikileaks, I made the case that it wasn't a technology issue that allowed it. Moreso, management was responsible for leaving a disgruntled employee in a sensitive position.

James Ryan's Skills & Expertise

  1. DISC Certified
  2. Leadership
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Coaching
  5. Team Building
  6. Instructor-led Training
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Sales Process
  9. Emotional Intelligence
  10. Time Management
  11. Customer Service
  12. Presentation Coaching
  13. PowerPoint
  14. Social Media
  15. Account Management
  16. Customer Retention
  17. Negotiation
  18. Business Networking
  19. 360 Assessments
  20. Virtual Training
  21. Microsoft Excel
  22. Business Strategy
  23. Strategic Leadership
  24. 360 Feedback
  25. Stress Management
  26. Strategic Planning
  27. High Potential Development
  28. Presentation Design
  29. Internal Communications
  30. Presentations
  31. Vision Development
  32. DISC
  33. EQi
  34. Individual Development
  35. Assessment Tools
  36. Executive Team Coaching
  37. Team Assessments
  38. Speech Coaching
  39. PowerPoint development
  40. Change Communications
  41. Microsoft Applications
  42. Training
  43. Training & Development
  44. Large Group Facilitation
  45. Effective Meetings
  46. Goal Development
  47. Communication
  48. Strategy
  49. Performance Improvement

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James Ryan's Certifications

  • DISC - Behavioral Success Factors

    • TTI - Target Training international
  • Motivators - Values Based Psychometric

    • TTI - Target Training International

James Ryan's Additional Information


professional development, performance improvement, human performance technology, training, development, time-management, team-building, leadership development, strategic planning, networking, coaching, accountability, animal welfare, dogs, reading, chat, strategy, politics, leadership, communication, team-building, DISC, philosophy, disc golf, social media

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Honors and Awards:

MIBOR Affilliate of the Year 2004

James Ryan's Education



University of Illinois at Chicago

BS, Marketing




James Ryan's Honors and Awards

  • Affiliate of the Year

    MIBOR - Metro Indy Board of Realtors
    • February 2004

    Created the Greater Downtown Division of the Board of Realtors to focus on development of inner-city real estate.

James Ryan's Organizations

  • Toastmasters International

    President -Dynamic Indy
    • January 2013 to Present

    As part of my professional development plan for 2013, I joined Toastmasters to solidify my speaking skills.

  • Lawrence Indiana Chamber of Commerce

    • January 2012 to January 2013

    Helping the Lawrence Chamber members get the most from their experience.

  • Additional Organizations


  • ASTD - Central Indiana Chapter

    Membership Comittee
    • January 2013 to Present

James Ryan's Courses

  • Coursera

    • Introduction to Neuroeconomics
    • Social Psychology

James Ryan's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Secretary

      East 10th Street Civic Organization
      • Economic Empowerment
      January 2002 July 2006 (4 years 7 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Politics
    • Organizations I support:

      • FACE
      • Damien Center

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