Julienne B. Ryan grew up in Queens, with three communication choices: be funny, fight, or run really fast. Ironically, everything she wanted to dismiss, avoid, or forget about her formative years has become useful now. Like a one woman sustainability project, she now encourages people to try their very best to appreciate the parts of themselves that make them unique. Besides being a writer, she is an applied narrative storyteller, a keynote speaker, facilitator, soft-skills trainer, coach, and--youBETTAhavenoticed--humorist.
She’s been married for decades to a Dublin Irishman. Most of what she's learned about communicating, patience, and performing comes from living with him, a man who never met a sentence he couldn’t make longer. She's been trying to get a word in edgewise for years, walking around looking like a 1960's Motown backup singer, holding up her hand so she could distract him. If she times it right, she can say a few words between his inhalations. But she has to be quick.
As her husband often heard her say during one of their lively discussions, “I’ve had me book learning." She thanks the faculty at Manhattan College where she received her BA in Psychology & Urban Studies, and Teachers College at Columbia University where she earned her MA in Organizational and Development Leadership.
Learn more about her and her work at Jryanpartners.com.
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