Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD is Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character, a global nonprofit organization that educates people around the world about character strengths. He’s a licensed psychologist, health coach, and international presenter as well as an adjunct professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, University of Pennsylvania, and IE University in Madrid, Spain. Ryan has led hundreds of mindfulness groups and delivers keynotes, retreats, and workshops on character strengths and mindfulness. He created Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP), the first structured program for building character strengths, and is the author of Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practical Guide to Flourishing and co-author of Positive Psychology at the Movies and Movies and Mental Illness.

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