Ryan Lisk

Ryan started his first business in ninth grade and today he is the 2nd generation owner of Lisk Associates based in Lexington, Kentucky. Lisk Associates is in the business of making people, teams, and organizations more valuable. Ryan’s work focuses primarily on two areas: predicting performance (“selecting the best”) and enhancing performance (“we hired workers, but human beings showed up”). Lisk Associates’ clients range from family-owned businesses to Fortune 1000 organizations. They all share one common characteristic – people.  

Ryan was the first associate, out of 7,000 worldwide, to win Target Training International’s Blue Diamond Award twice recognizing him as a trusted partner to his clients for his cooperation, dedication, and value-added contributions. He also won back-to-back Research Partner of the Year awards for his work on several research projects including measuring soft skills, and predicting performance based on “personality” traits. 

Ryan enjoys working with emerging leaders, helping them to become rock-star leaders with teams who don’t want them to leave the room because they are so inspirational and energizing!

This year, he celebrated 11 years of happy marriage to his lovely wife Angie.  They have two wonderful children, Keensley (9) and Griffin (5). In his free time, he enjoys being outside, watching Kentucky basketball, horse racing, and playing poker.  

In the 2-minute video below, Ryan discusses the importance of decision-making for a high-performing leader.