M.J. Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times best-selling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of Surviving Change Your Didn't Ask For, The Happiness Makeover (nominated for the 2005 Books for Better Living award in the Motivational category), Attitudes of Gratitude, The Power of Patience, Trusting Yourself, The Giving Heart, and 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, among others. Altogether, there are 1.75 million copies of her titles in print.
Using methodologies from positive psychology and neuroscience, Ryan is able to quickly identify a client's underlying thinking talents and helps them efficiently use them to overcome challenges and maximize success.
The former CEO and editorial director of Conari Press, in 2000 she joined Professional Thinking Partners, an asset-focused consultancy whose expertise is in maximizing thinking and learning individually and in groups.
Dubbed “an expert in human fulfillment,” she specializes in coaching high performance executives, entrepreneurs, and leadership teams around the world. A member of the International Coaching Federation, Ryan is a contributing editor to Health and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, and hundreds of radio programs.
Articles on her work have appeared in more than 1,000 newspaper and magazines, including the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Health, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Town and Country, Cosmopolitan, and Yoga Journal.