Have a speech coming up?

Perhaps you’re giving a talk, appearing on a podcast, a panel or in the media, you’re leading a workshop or webinar, running a meeting, giving a board report, or pitching a key client.

It’s all public speaking when you think about it.

Delivering an amazing speech makes you stand out from your colleagues and competitors.

Giving a boring speech has people checking their phones and worse than that, taking no action at all.

If you’re speaking very soon, you don’t have time for a semester-long public speaking class.

You don’t have the luxury of drafting and redrafting from here to eternity.

You need to nail down your message and get familiar enough to deliver it naturally and effectively.

What if I told you that in just one hour with me, you can make your next talk 30% better?

In our hour, you’ll improve:

10% by structuring your talk for clarity.

10% by balancing your data with stories to gain attention and earn trust.

10% by designing your message so it stays in your listeners minds and drives them to take action.

If this sounds good, click the button below to tell me about your upcoming talk.

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Our 50+ coaching graduates are:

Organizational Leaders, Candidates for Public Office, Authors, Athletes, Experienced Speakers Aspiring Speakers, Coaches, Public officials, Advocates, Introverts, and all manner of experts and message-driven professionals who feel nauseous when asked to speak in public.

Meet Your Coach.

My name is Colin Ryan, and I have two professional superpowers.

Number one: I can make the dry subject of personal finance funny, engaging, and life-changing.

Number two: I can show you how to make your message fun, memorable, and impactful in one hour.

I will teach you what I’ve learned over 13 years as a professional speaker, author, storyteller, comedian, and executive coach — to save you countless hours trying to figure it out on your own.

I am also:

Funny Finance Speaker & Author of “A Comedic Guide
to Money”

Creator of the “Underdog Finance” Video Series

Married to my best friend Lindsey and proud dog dad to Remy

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As a coach, I love helping leaders and experts of all kinds stand out, inspire their listeners, and be excited to grow their impact and success through public speaking!

Because the right talk transforms your audience… and you.

Let’s chat!

Perfect for:

You have a message your audience needs to hear. We’ll help you say it in a fun, memorable and impactful way.

SPEAKER COACHING: take you from “here’s my idea” to “I now have my roadmap to paid speaking and making an impact.”

LEADER COACHING: prepare you for your next speaking opportunity so you know how to build connection, likability, trust, and engagement with your audience.

PITCH COACHING: create a one-of-a-kind elevator pitch that intrigues and stands out, while being totally genuine and real.

MEDIA TRAINING: coach you on exactly what to say to succeed on podcasts, panels or public appearances, and what to create in your own marketing video content.

WRITING SERVICES: speechwriting, cover letters, signature stories, while teaching you our Story Sequence so you can do it too, in a whole new way in half the time!


I can't say enough good things about Colin's coaching. Colin helped me add so much to my presenting. I wasn’t connecting and wasn’t telling a story the way I wanted. Not only did he help me create that (very quickly!) he also helped me come up with a mantra I will use from now on. When the day of my workshop arrived, I was confident and poised!”

Caroline Onuk

Coach and Founder of Bright Future Leaders

Colin truly hears and sees the people he works with. He helps you to show up powerfully on stage and open doors for more speaking opportunities. Colin reminds me that people need to hear my unique voice, and helps me remove the barriers in my way. I always leave our conversations feeling more confident in my abilities and more empowered to share my message.

Cordelia Gaffar

Author and Founder, Replenish Me

Colin’s approach to coaching, like his own speaking, is powerful because of its emphasis on authenticity. He promotes no formula. He has no “shtick.” He focuses instead on discerning, drawing out, and fully developing a client’s voice and message so that it can be heard. It is what makes Colin a terrific resource for seasoned speakers and for those terrified of an audience.

Tiff Bluemle

Executive Director, Change the Story & Vermont Works for Women

I got further on my speech in one conversation with Colin than I’ve gotten in the last 6 months. Colin’s feedback has been invaluable. He helped me sit in the audience and understand what I would want to learn from me.

Greg Kettner

Team Culture Expert, Greg Kettner Speaks

I speak a lot for events within my industry, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and accepted a speaking gig for a female entrepreneur group. They asked me to come in and speak as an expert on social media storytelling. I was so nervous--but I'm proud to say I knocked it out of the park and got incredible feedback! It was mainly thanks to Colin's tips, especially the tip to describe "a scene rather than a movie.” It translated SO well--I built my entire talk around that concept! I wouldn't have had these tools, or felt as equipped as I did, without Colin's guidance! And bonus win--they've already talked about bringing me back on for future topics!

Claire Flores

Business Owner and Team Leader

If you had told me 7 years ago that speaking and presenting would be a regular part of my business, I would have said you're crazy. Except that I'm married to Colin. He took me from panic attacks to confidence in a few months time. I never thought I'd get over the butterflies, or know how to shape my message in an impactful way, but here I am getting hired to speak! When he says he can help, he really means it.

Lindsey Lathrop

Negotiation & Self-Promotion Coach

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