Do you want more Impact & Income when sharing your message?

Then here’s the great news.

You don’t have to be a celebrity, a marketing wizard, or a team of 20 to achieve what you were born to do. I built an entire speaking, writing, and coaching career by creating just two keynote speeches that launched me on a 10 year professional speaking career.

In the process I’ve learned the world of message-driven entrepreneurship top to bottom. I’ve had many, many, (many!) informative failures just so I can show you how to be successful!

I’m not a perfect entrepreneur. I’m a passionate ambassador for the messages I believe in.

You don’t need to be perfect to make an impact.

If I can do this, you can do this. And I’ll show you how!

Welcome to the

Approachable Experts Program.

Confidence… Connection… Impact…

These three simple, powerful skills make you the most influential kind of leader:
an approachable expert.

“As a leader, approachable expertise is what happens when you tap into your natural humor, tell stories that stick, inspire your listeners, and motivate them to make real change in their lives.”

Meet Lauren, a program alum.

TV Station Director, Creator of Strong Female Boss and 2021 Woman of Impact Award-winner

Lauren wanted to clarify her message and stand out as a conference panel guest. Spoiler: she did!

“Telling Stories is a Game-changer!”

“I was a Stand-Out Panel Guest!”

I like to say that the people who challenge you believe in you.

See? I really like to say this!

Our coaching sessions are a place where you as a leader can prepare for an upcoming speaking appearance or career opportunity, master exactly what you want to say and how you want to say it, all in a fun environment where you can be yourself!

So… who are you & why do you care?

I care because being known as an APPROACHABLE EXPERT has served me better than being an EXPERT.

Combining these two elements propelled me to a successful 10+ year career as a financial speaker, author and storyteller.

Along the way I’ve become passionate about helping leaders like you learn the simple, powerful skills so your listeners SHOW UP, OPEN UP, and SIGN UP to find out more.

👉 SHOW UP: Position yourself as a trustworthy source and package your talk as a do-not-miss event.

👉 OPEN UP: The right words and body language will create connection, interaction, psychological safety, and the motivation they need to change their lives.

👉 SIGN UP: Transformation doesn’t happen after just one talk – get them seeking out your resources & services to improve their life.

Communicate with Humor and Heart

To sell your services, build your client list, and make a far greater difference in people’s lives, engage your audience with humor and heart.

Speaking with natural humor makes you genuine and approachable. Speaking from the heart makes you and your message uplifting and unforgettable.

A playful sense of humor makes you human, memorable, and trustworthy.

Stories designed using my proven sequence generate impact and income.

Let me show you how to do both, so you can…

make unforgettable first impressions.

nail your next presentation, panel, podcast interview, job interview, or sales offer.

get enthusiastic turnout at your speaking events.

get booked and referred over and over and over.

make a difference and make money doing it.

Good news: unforgettable communication isn’t magic. It’s a method.

And you can use it to up your game.

If you want to speak with humor and heart, on purpose, exactly when you need to, then this is the program for you.

What’s Included in the Program?

Through coaching calls and video training, you’ll master the humorous storytelling formula I’ve learned over more than decade as a successful comedic speaker, storyteller, and engaging presenter on a very tough subject.

This secret process is proven, simple, and immediately actionable. Before you know it you’ll be finding the humor in your content and getting your audience to actually engage with it.

I’ll be sharing insights and tips from my experience as a speaker – saving you time and moving you toward your most important goals.

About Your Coach

Featured everywhere from NPR to Moth Radio Hour and Reader’s Digest, Colin Ryan is a nationally in-demand, award-winning speaker, author, and coach with the background of a professional comedian and storyteller.

To date Colin has spoken to over 500,000 students and adults across North America, and was named one of the top 10 college presenters in the U.S.

Colin is the author of “A Comedic Guide to Money,” a practical gateway guide to personal finance and our relationship to money, and "Unforgettable" a guide to making your next presentation one your audience can't stop thinking about.

Colin is a speakers' mentor, dedicated to helping talented experts become unforgettable ambassadors, find their voice and share their message.

Colin recently moved from Burlington, Vermont to Durham, North Carolina with his wife Lindsey Lathrop and their puppy Remy. Remy is not interested in speaker coaching.

I knew Colin from the personal finance world and anytime I heard him speak, I’d find myself asking “how does he do that?” He was always getting laughs! I wanted that, too. So happy I took his course because I’m getting them now! 

I’m a non-fiction writer and often get asked to do readings. I decided to give Colin’s course a go because I want to have a great time when they come out to hear me. It was amazing how quickly I was applying the lessons I was learning. So helpful for anyone who doesn’t feel naturally funny and needs a jump start.

Engaging your audience is an essential, learnable skill that makes you and your message unforgettable.

Let’s get started!