Your knowledge of the subject, enthusiastic delivery, and thorough coverage of a great topic for any audience was excellent. Most importantly, the attendees and I appreciated that your material related to current day HR Issues. These are the trademarks of an engaging speaker at any time of day. ~ Laurel DeMattia, HR Florida

Very engaging and gave information that can be easily implemented in all aspects of a person’s life. ~ Michelle Melendez, Garden State SHRM

Lisa is a great presenter and used good real life examples. Kept me engaged and she did great at incorporating the seminar theme. ~ Kellie Jordahl, Minnesota SHRM State Conference

Your program is inspiring, funny and one of the most entertaining I’ve seen. Your use of humor mixed with real life stories and experiences kept us all glued to your every word I have received numerous comments from the attendees – they agree that it was the best ever! ~
Michelle Stephens, Board Members, Virginia SHRM State Conference

The best part for me was just all the uplifting, simple, inexpensive (free) ideas that were presented and shared by the audience. ~ Jamie Gottron, Ohio SHRM State Conference

In the last several years, we have had some remarkable speakers for MVHRA – but yours was certainly the most professional speech we have had in a long time. ~ Latonia McCane, President-Elect, Miami Valley HR Association

The best part of the day as VP of Programs was that Lisa personally welcomed each member and guest as they arrived. It was an honor to sit back and watch the interaction of a true professional who truly practices what she preaches.” ~ Jackie von Hoch, PHR, SHRM Medina County

Your program was powerful and insightful. Because your message is both simple but profound, I feel it applies to everyone in attendance. Your ability to take the subject of engagement and make it fun and enlightening while instilling the importance of taking action is exactly what businesses need today. ~ Bill Larman, President, Tuscora SHRM

I found your presentation to be upbeat, humorous and down to earth. You keep your audience so engaged that I did not observe anyone in the audience checking their emails, phones, text’s, etc.! And you come across as humble and grateful – the embodiment of what you preach! ~
Ellen Sobczak, President, Treasure Coast Human Resource Association

Lisa approaches her presentation in a very well-structured way; it’s logical, easy to listen to and very engaging. You want to hear more! She included involvement by having table discussions which was very well received. ~ Kristin A. Oliveri, CLM, Cleveland SHRM

Thank you for your presentation at our management retreat.  You gave us just the kickoff we needed.  You kept the class engaged and that made the time we invested worthwhile.  You helped us reinforce a message that is part of our 2013 strategic goals. Amy Gerrity, President, The Reserves Network

Your customized program content was insightful and was well received by our leaders.  I’ve received excellent feedback on the program.  Your research and statistics on the benefits of appreciation really caught our attention and gave credibility to everything you covered in your program.  The various exercises were engaging and enjoyable.   The feedback was that most everyone received a least on “ah-ha” during your session. Patty Bollheimer, Corporate Human Resources Manager, Parker Hannifin

I wanted to express my thanks for an awesome Appreciation Strategies presentation today at Nationwide – you rocked it! Not only was the presentation informative and engaging, but also funny and inspiring. The exercises were pertinent and meaningful and I truly believe everyone in attendance left feeling a bit better than when they arrived. Patricia Yanscik, Specialist, Health and Productivity, Nationwide Insurance

I plan to rejuvenate random acts of recognition and appreciation in my organization.  Thanks so much for your ideas, enthusiasm, and inspiration. I believe your program will help organizations and associations that need a shot of energy, along with some great ideas, and strategies to increase employee engagement and empowerment within the organization. Tricia Wendell, Chair, Presenter Committee, Mohawk-Hudson ASTD

I had no double that you would be fantastic but I was not prepared for your enthusiasm and energy.  You had the audience on the edge of their seats, laughing, nodding, and participating all the way through.  Gretchen Skok-Disanto, Director, Lakeland Community College, Center for Business and Industry

I would highly recommend Lisa Ryan’s program to any organization that is looking to create a more positive, upbeat environment – and experience the bottom-line results from doing so.  Her energy and passion for what she does lights up the room.  Lisa Ryan helped our conference to be the success that it was.  Mark Uher, President, Manufacturer’s Education Council

Lisa Ryan’s program is thoroughly enjoyable with lots of content too!  I really liked the practice of using the notes (or treasures) of gratitude. Because of this program, I plan to use more daily doses of gratitude both at work and at home.  Debbie Bour, Technical Development, Medical Mutual







What began as a concept harnessing the power of gratitude (Grategy, which was founded in 2009), is now a full-fledge endeavor with many forms and possibilities. It’s both Lisa’s professional work and a movement that has involved other people who want more professionally by providing something that was lacking in Northeast Ohio: A structured business-focused program dedicated to appreciation.

Kavita Sherman, Sherman Communications, LLC





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