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Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • By incorporating my strengths into all parts of my life I have found reserves I did not know I had, a compassion and kindness for myself, love for and from those closest to me, laughter in my darkest moments, thankfulness for each moment and a way to keep hopeful throughout my journey.

    • Lorna Freestone
    • Wife, Mother
  • The main sources of happiness are not about buying, but about connecting. Not about collecting, but about sharing. Not about being perfect, but about using your strengths.

    • Patrick