"Learned It In Queens!"
Julienne B. Ryan grew up in Queens having 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 appreciate the parts of themselves that make them unique. Besides being a writer, she is an organizational storyteller, a keynote speaker, a facilitator, soft-skills trainer, coach, and—youBETTAhavenoticed—humorist. Most of what she's learned about communicating, patience, and performing comes from being married to a Dublin-raised Irishman. He is a man who never met a sentence he couldn’t make longer. As a result, she's been trying to get a word in edgewise for years, walking around looking like a 1960's Motown backup singer, holding her hand up dramatically so she can distract him. If she times it right, she can say a few words between his inhalations. But she has to be quick! As she has often said to her husband during 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.
"...terrific personal perspective on communication in a digital world..." Ed Evarts -Leadership Coach, Team Coach, Strategist, Author, Podcast Host, and Speaker "If you want to improve how you communicate in a meaningful way, this 'playbook' will help you connect more effectively with others personally and professionally—didjaknow?" Kelly Barner - Editor, Buyers Meeting Point "Speaking to the Queensite in all of us, the colorful details and dialogue made me feel as if I were right there with Julienne on her journey." Trisha Griffin-Carty - Story Finder and presentation coach "Her playbook has that unique combination of insight and humor, which makes it a must-read for anyone who wants to up their communication game. She delivers her 'plays' with a personal touch that makes them memorable, relatable and, most importantly, actionable." Jerome Deroy, CEO at Narativ, Inc. "Ryan’s quirky, insightful, humorous approach to work and life doesn’t disappoint. A fun bonus are the many photos and images she has added to illustrate her points." Julie Jansen, author of I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work
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