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Media & Speaking Engagements


  • Expertise in Psychology - "Mental Fitness Expert"
  • Proven track record (academic, author, speaker)
  • Experience with media and sound bites
  • Engaging, entertaining, articulate, with definitive opinions that
    answer questions or resolve problems.
  • Versatile and accomodating - your needs are my concern
  • Prepared suggested speaking points adjusted to your time-frames

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B R I E F _Professional Summary of John Ryder, Ph.D.


Licensed Psychologist: State of New York # 012422

Over 25 years experience as a professional: Consultant, Achievement Coach, Psychotherapist, Author, and Positive Psychology Advocat.

Member of APA, ASCH, NYAS, IPPA and The Legend Institute

Academic Background

Ph.D. Psychology The City University of New York 1988
M.A. Psychology The City College/CUNY New York 1983
B.A. Liberal Arts Clark University, Massachusetts 1978



RECENT Invited Lectures, Workshops & Presentations (Partial Listing)

Positive Psychology, Will Power and Success - New York OPEN CENTER Sept. 2009

Leadership and Mental Wellness. UNITED NATIONS: CSW 53rd Conference on Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities. March 2009 New York

Positive Directions - Master Keys to Make Life Easier, NewLife Expo, NY 2008 & 2009

Sharpen Your Inner Edge - Business workshops conducted in Shaghai China, through CBC-Shanghai. November 2007

APA - American Psychological Association National Convention - New Orleans 2006. Presented:
New Model to Integrate Divergent Perspectives to Promote Greater Health. Achievement Psychology: Anthony Robbins Coaching Models and Marketing.

Polarity Shifting: Your Master Keys to Making Life Easier, NewLife Expo, NY 2006


Recent Publications (Selected)

Psychology Today Magazine - Hypnosis Blogger - 2009

How to Reduce Stress in Tough Times: Bottom Line Personal (Jan.2009)

POSITIVE DIRECTIONS - Shifting Polarities to Escape Stress and Increase Happiness. (Published Sept. 2008 by Morgan James Publishing)

101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life Co-Authored with Mark Victor Hansen, et al. Self Growth NJ (2007) David Riklan, ed. (Chapter 20:) "What Makes the Best Decisions: Your Logic or Intuition?"

Psychological Insights and Advice column in Talent in Motion Magazine, New York, quarterly journal in NYC- since June 2004.

Awards & Special Recognition

Cambridge Who's Who - Cambridge Registry 2008

Best Writer - Talent in Motion Magazine 2007, New York City.

Elected to: Who's Who of America 2000. Marquis International

Publications, NJ 2000. Elected to: Outstanding Individuals of the 20 Century. IBC, Cambridge,th England 1999.

Hypnosis Research Award. National Guild of Hypnotists, 1999.

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