When you are asked to speak in public, would you like to be truly confident in a situation that makes most people nervous?

When telling a story to make a point, do you want to be succinct, clear and compelling where others would ramble?

In order to sell your vision, do you want to be able to tell stories and share a message that drives action and gets remembered?

You can.

In only a matter of weeks.

In just 4 hours, you get all the benefits of the Speak Next Week program and you will master:


⭐⭐ The confidence and mindset of a pro at speaking (without having to be one).

⭐⭐ The art of telling quick and persuasive stories (in 60 seconds) that entertain, inspire, and stay with your listener long after you’re done speaking.

⭐⭐ The ability to look forward to your next speaking opportunity instead of dreading it, and learning how to prepare for a speech in as little as 30 minutes, saving your HOURS of over-preparation.

⭐⭐ The excitement and the exact strategy to find speaking opportunities, both paid and prominent.

What to Expect

One-on-One Coaching Calls

In these calls, you’ll work directly with Colin to identify your goals, your greatest speaking advantages, how to take any idea from “is this something?” to memorable speaking material.

Video Trainings + Free Guides

Access our Public Speaking for Leaders Resource Library and learn storytelling, delivery, connection, impact, and the best method to get more speaking opportunities to share your message.

Audio Recording Reactions

Share audio recordings of your story as it progresses and get detailed reactions on what to keep doing and what to tweak to reach the next level! It’s an open mic where you get honest feedback that isn’t mean or unhelpfully vague.

You Are A Busy Leader, So Your Coaching Journey

Is Laser-Focused On Your Exact Goals

Your 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!

Through coaching calls and video training, you’ll master the communication techniques I’ve learned over more than decade as a professional speaker, storyteller, comedian and coach – saving you time and moving you toward your most important goals.

This secret process is proven, simple, and immediately actionable. Before you know it you’ll be loving the chance to speak and how your audience really engages with you.

Meet Your Coach.

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

Number one: I make personal finance fun, funny, and engaging, whether I’m talking to second-graders or C-levels.

Number two: I can listen to you share your message and immediately show you how to make it more fun, memorable, and impactful.

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

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!

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.

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!


Public Speaking for Leaders


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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