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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 2 million readers. As featured on: CBS, BBC, NPR, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Private Mentoring Sessions with Ryan Nicodemus

Ryan Nicodemus Mentoring

What’s your problem?

Seriously, what’s your problem? I can help. And just as important, I won’t judge you.

I am not a life coach. In my experience, most life coaches have very little life experience. Rather, I am a mentor. I have mentored scores of people over the last decade, helping them make significant changes in their lives.

I have years of mentoring, coaching, and training experience, and I’d like to work with you, one-on-one, as your personal mentor to help you solve your problems. Ultimately, I want to add value to your life and help you make the changes you need to make to be a happier person.

I know how difficult it is to make lasting changes in your life. Many people feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Other people know where to start but are overwhelmed by the prospect of the journey ahead. And some people simply need to be told what to do, when to do it, and have someone to hold them accountable. In any of these cases, I can help.

It’s important to note that my mentoring services are not for everyone. I specialize in several areas (listed below), and my services are not for people who are already satisfied with these areas of their life. Instead, I mentor people who are serious about changing any of these areas but need someone to help them make sense of their personal journey.

Areas of Change

I specialize in helping people make changes in the following areas:

  • Career: Leave a job to pursue a passion
  • Finances: Evaluate monthly bills and spending habits
  • Personal Freedom: Make a major life shift and getting unstuck
  • Relationships: Get rid of bad relationships, establish empowering ones
  • Simplicity: Embrace simple living/minimalism/decluttering
  • Habits: Establish empowering habits that make you happy
  • Socializing: Become comfortable with meeting new people
  • Ballroom Dancing: Just kidding!

My Story of Personal Change & Mentoring Success

I know how to make these changes because I’ve personally made all of them in my own life: I left my corporate career at age 30 to pursue my passions. I made a shift in my life and got unstuck from some seriously unhappy circumstances to eventually become content. I lost a significant amount of weight and got into the best health of my life. I took my old addictions and habits (smoking, drugs, eating, television) and turned them into new, empowering habits that I enjoy while developing the necessary support systems to reinforce those habits. I embraced a minimalist lifestyle by simplifying and decluttering my material possessions. I got rid of disempowering relationships (friends and family) and replaced them with new, supportive relationships that I enjoy contributing to. And I transformed myself from that awkward guy lingering at the fringe of social events to the guy who can socialize in nearly an situation at any time. (I haven’t yet mastered ballroom dancing, but who knows what the future holds.)

More important, I’ve helped plenty of other people make these changes in their own lives, too. I spent seven years in the corporate world, managing hundreds of employees—coaching, developing, and mentoring many different types of people along the way: introverts, extroverts, sales people, technical people, younger people, older people, and everyone in-between.

My favorite part of my corporate leadership role, by far, was helping people grow. And growth comes only through change. I feel a huge surge of energy and satisfaction, followed by lasting contentment, whenever I am able to uncover something special in someone—helping them grow, helping them find passion, helping them change their lives and become a better version of themselves. At the end of the day, I simply love helping people become whom they want to be, unmasking their true potential, leading them to more satisfying lives.

But you needn’t take my word for it. Read my testimonials and decide for yourself.

Current Schedule

Because my time is limited, and I want to ensure your success, I’m only able to accept 5 new clients per month, which means I’m often booked a few months in advance. Thank you for understanding.

My availability for monthly mentoring sessions is listed below (daily mentoring is available anytime and is typically scheduled 2-4 weeks in advance)

  • January–December 2014 — Fully Booked
  • January 2015 — 1 Spot Available
  • February 2015 — 3 Spots Available

Pricing & Packages

I attempt to work with any budget and any schedule. In an effort to simplify my services, I developed two packages, both of which will add value to your life. You’ll obviously get the most value from the Month of Mentoring, but I’m committed to adding value to your life if you can afford only a Day of Mentoring.

Note: All sessions meet via your preferred method: phone or Skype (in person options also available). Ryan will email you within 1 week of making your payment to schedule your session(s) at your convenience.

Select Mentoring Option


Day of Mentoring: $75 (Regular Price $100)

This package covers any 1 Area of Change and includes:

  • 1 pre-session consultation via email
  • 1 private one-hour, one-on-one mentoring session
  • 1 post-session simplified action plan

Month of Mentoring: $300 (Regular Price $400)

This package covers any 2 Areas of Change and includes:

  • 1 pre-session consultation via email
  • 4 private one-hour, one-on-one mentoring sessions
  • Initial written action plan after first session
  • Once-a-week email correspondence for four weeks
  • Final comprehensive plan after final session



100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I’m certain I can help you improve your life. The only question is whether or not you’re willing to make a decision, take action, and become the man or woman you want to be. If so, I’m positive that together we can construct a plan that will turn your shoulds into musts, a plan that will encourage you to make significant changes in your life and allow you to hold yourself accountable as you grow. That’s what I did for myself and many others, and I’m certain I can do the same for you. So certain, in fact, that I offer a 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee to all of my monthly clients. If I can’t help you change, I’m willing to refund 100% of your money.

Disclaimer: persons considering changing their diet or exercise regimens should consult a physician before implementing any diet or exercise program.