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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Mentoring Testimonials

Here’s what clients are saying about Ryan’s mentoring.

Testimonials from Clients

“I was more hopeful than optimistic about how much help I could get from talking to a stranger for an hour, but I’d been stuck for a while. I liked everything I had read about Ryan, so I scheduled a session.  At the end of the hour, he didn’t feel like a stranger anymore.  He really listened to what I told him about myself and what I was looking for, and, from that place, gave me some ideas I had never thought of and I was excited to look into. I was recharged and hopeful. I know the next time I feel stuck—or I just want a ‘fresh set of eyes’—I’ll reach out to Ryan.”

— C. Nathanson, Medical Transcriptionist

“I recently decided to leave my career to pursue my passion. During this transition, there were few people that 1) supported my decision, and 2) related with my experience. I was extraordinarily fortunate to find a mentor in Ryan. He has a wealth of life experience for his age, and he really listened to my unique situation. With his transparent, focused, and supportive approach, I moved forward with confidence and excitement. It was just what I needed.”

— N. Moran, Entrepreneur

“I discovered Ryan’s mentoring services at the most appropriate time in my life. It seemed every self-help article I read mentioned working with a mentor to get out of a rut or to move on. I was in a rut. Talking and working with Ryan helped me move on, minimize my things, simplify my life, and work out of my rut so I could focus on what’s important. By no means am I perfect, and yes, I still have moments when I feel like I’m taking more steps backwards than forwards, but I better recognize now what sets me off-track, and I now know how I can get moving again in the right direction.”

— E. Jacobs, Conference Coordinator

“I am so glad for our conversations—they immensely helped me make decisions I have wanted to make, but couldn’t do on my own. Your guidance and advice will always stay with me. Remember: sustainability!”

— Vi Pham, Technical Writer

“I have a sincere appreciation for Ryan as a mentor and as a friend.  It’s easy to see he has a genuine interest in helping others.  He continues to be instrumental in my life as I explore the path to my ideal future.  No matter where you are in the mystery of life, I’m certain he’ll be an invaluable guide in your repertoire.”

—E. Burden, Federal Employee

“Ryan came along at the right time in my life. I was stuck and Ryan helped me get my life back on track. I was at a point in my life where I was unsure what to do and I needed direction. My girlfriend was pregnant, I had a kid on the way, I didn’t think my career was going anywhere, and I didn’t know what I wanted from my life. Ryan helped me put a plan together, and he showed me how to take action to accomplish my goals. He held me accountable, and he showed me how to hold myself accountable. I changed careers to something better suited for me, got married, went back to college and earned my bachelor’s degree, and I am currently pursuing my second bachelor’s degree. Ryan showed me how to make the right choices to discover what I want to do with my life.”

—Shaun Reynolds, Project Manager

“Ryan’s intuitive and genuine nature is apparent right from the get-go. His unique approach to living a more meaningful life is truly inspirational, and one cannot help but be inspired to live meaningfully themselves. He has offered me myriad ways to change my perspective on life, he has helped me turn my negative emotions into positive ones, and he has helped me recognize a sense of gratitude for all of life’s daily gifts. Through this introspection I have gained more insight into my life, and I have emerged with more self-confidence and happiness than ever before.”

—Julia Shewan, Wildlife Biologist

“After my session with Ryan, I am now laser-focused on what I must do. I was struggling to take decisive action because I was uncertain what that action should be. After helping me zero in on my big goal, he helped me develop a massive action plan. I now feel more confident than ever I’m going to make this happen.”

Dana Palumbo, Health Coach

“Ryan is an effective mentor. He is kind, thoughtful, and provides useful advice without being pushy. He has intelligent insights, speaks from his personal experiences, and is a pleasure to work with. It is obvious he genuinely cares. I had an enjoyable, productive mentorship experience with Ryan, and I believe anyone who works with him will benefit if they are willing to listen and to make an effort; Ryan will provide you with the motivation to do so. Thank you, Ryan!”

— R. Powles, Entrepreneur

“Ryan’s mentoring played a huge role in the success of my professional career. Specifically, he helped me develop my ability to perform under pressure. Ryan got me out of my comfort zone, guided me, and helped me stay focused. Thanks to Ryan’s mentoring, I’ve reached many personal goals, found creative solutions for clients, and achieved great results.”

—Scott Wagers, Technical Support Analyst

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