Julienne B. Ryan

a woman sitting at a desk with her hand on her chin.

“Ever tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better.” — Samuel Beckett

Julienne B. Ryan is a communication catalyst.  She leads her clients through a journey of self–discovery, and self-acceptance as she connects them to the power of personal storytelling. Julienne presents humorous, motivational storytelling presentations that celebrate her client’s challenges and hero moments. She delivers interactive keynotes at national and regional conferences sharing insights about communication, relationships, and leadership. She is also an avid podcast guest and co-host, and nothing makes her happier than the opportunity to learn other people’s back stories.

Julienne works with businesses, organizations, educational institutions and non-profit agencies.  She facilitates story workshops that focus on leadership, teamwork, communications, relationship building skills and personal growth.

She shows clients how to use their voice, spirit, and body to become their authentic selves as she teaches key story elements, listening skills, and improvisation. Her goal is for her clients is for them to leave her sessions smiling, and feeling positive about their ability to connect and communicate with others.

Julienne brings to her work, her experience as a talent management professional, educator, and performer. She has consulted with non-profits, academic institutions, and multi-national corporations. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology and Leadership from Teachers College, Colombia University and a dual B.A. in Psychology/Urban Studies from Manhattan College.

Julienne is a member of the National Storytelling Network and currently serves as the Stories in Organization SIG Chair. She is also a member of Association of Training & Development, Arts Westchester, and the Blue Door Gallery.

She wrote is the author of “The Learned-it-in-Queens Communications Playbook – Winning Against Digital Distraction” This humorous ‘playbook’ will help you connect more effectively with others personally and professionally.