As a speaker, Heather Ryan helps event planners fill seats, get rave reviews, and empower audiences to become strong leaders who inspire and empower.
Like the T.V. show NCIS but not as cool, Heather’s stellar performance as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service taught her to harness intuition, listen like her life depended on it, and leverage stereotypes to her advantage.
Heather was able to buy cocaine undercover, chase spies all over the world, interrogate rapists, and stand up for victims who had lost their voice without ever getting hurt by using her intuition as a powerful resource.
How did Heather stay safe & become an empowering a Supervisory Special Agent? Is she a black-belt ninja? A gun-toting mamma? A tough-looking GI Jane type?
Nope. Often mistaken for a 2nd-grade teacher, Heather knows looks can be deceiving and stereotypes can be leveraged to your advantage.
How was she able to stay safe and catch so many bad guys?
She beat them at their own game. She bucked the stereotype: Just because she looked a certain way, didn’t mean she’d be easy to manipulate. Initially, their defenses down, the bad guys weren’t afraid of her but they should have been.
Using these powerful resources most everyone has available, Heather proved that strength & brute power are no match for a person’s ability to harness the power of their intuition, listen like their life depends on it, and lead confidently with the new information.
Before Heather’s crazy adventure began, she was a Kappa Delta at Ball State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice & psychology. After a life changing experience as a social worker where a conversation with a perpetrator about making better choices just wouldn’t do, Heather earned her Master of Science degree in criminology from Indiana State University.
When Heather’s not wearing her Wonder Woman cape, she’s mom to a son & daughter. She’s not scared of much, but the thought of packing lunches makes her blood pressure skyrocket. Heather carried a .40cal for years, but the thought of using a glue gun intimidates her.
You won’t want to ask her to scrapbook or whip up a five-course meal but a hungry audience of thousands? Heather can handle ’em with her engaging style, her powerful leadership strategies and her no nonsense negotiating secrets for staying safe.
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