Ryan is one of my favorite people, not only as my coach but as my friend. He always creates a safe place for me to fully express myself, be it happiness, apathy, frustration, anger, sadness, silliness – and sometimes this would all happen in a short span of time. As a coach, Ryan adjusts his rudder to navigate rip tides and strong currents while also steering to keep sessions on course. As a friend, Ryan is considerate, thoughtful, compassionate, playful, and fun. His energy often reminds me of an excited puppy dog who’s extraordinarily passionate about fully engaging in his life and the lives of others. Ryan held me accountable while I plugged away at my dissertation, and he continues to offer his love and support as I engage in other aspects of my life. Ryan is a wonderfully powerful ally.