Appreciation Strategies: Simple Strategies to Harness the Power of Gratitude in your Business and in your Life


If you found out that there was one simple thing you could do to improve your outlook on the ups and downs of life, enhance your health, enrich your relationships and increase your wealth, would you want to find out more?

In this inspirational, engaging and fun session, you will learn practices which take less than five minutes a day that will SHOW you the impact of sincere appreciation. You will discover the impact on the SELF - including your perspective and how you look at your life. The HEALTH effects will be revealed - how gratitude actually improves the immune system, strengthens the heart and even leads to sleeping better. We will explore how gratefulness enhances our relationships with OTHERS - at home, on the job, wherever you are connecting with people. Finally we will uncover how gratefulness leads to higher WEALTH - both personal and business financial prosperity.

Join Lisa Ryan in her fun, engaging and interactive program as she shares simple strategies for completing the gratitude cycle - both in the giving and receiving of appreciation. You’ll be surprised by the science behind this incredible power and discover why gratefulness is much more than a “feel good” emotion.

You will leave this session with an action plan that will produce dramatic and positive results in your business and in your life.


  • Learn a simple practice which takes less than five minutes a day that will have immediate positive consequences.
  • Participate in an activity that will take you out of the stress response and back to calm.
  • Realize the importance of expressing gratefulness regularly - and the difference between verbal and written appreciation.

Suggested Audience:
All Conference Attendees

Presenter – Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Strategist, Grategy

Lisa Ryan, MBA, is Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy. Utilizing more than twenty years of sales, marketing and training experience, Lisa works with organizations, corporations and non-profits to help them keep their top talent and best customers from becoming someone else’s. She achieves this through engaging and interactive keynotes, seminars and workshops where attendees learn how to build stronger, more profitable, lasting relationships by creating a culture of appreciation.

Her sales career has spanned a variety of industries including executive recruiting/staffing, industrial and healthcare. By focusing on her proven gratitude technology, called “Grategy,” her clients learn to increase employee and customer engagement, retention and recognition which ultimately leads to higher profits and greater productivity.

She is the author of six books including, The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude, which was recently highlight in NY Times best-selling author Harvey Mackay’s syndicated column (“Swim with the Sharks Without Getting Eaten Alive). She co-stars in the award-winning film, “The Keeper of the Keys” with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as in “The Gratitude Experiment” with several experts from the smash book and movie “The Secret.”

Lisa serves on the board of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association and is an active member of her Toastmasters International Club. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA in marketing from Cleveland State University.

She has been married to Scott since 1996 and they are the proud parents of four very spoiled cats.

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