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Look for what’s RIGHT rather than what’s WRONG!

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Book Gunnel Ryner as your speaker!

Gunnel is a keynote speaker and author of two bestselling books, one of which – “The Lazy way to a wonderful life – at home and at work” – is available in English. She has a BA in behavioural sciences and is passionate about appreciative, strengths-based change methods, such as Appreciative Inquiry and Solution Focus.

Gunnel’s mission is to contribute to workplaces characterised by happiness and pride, and to help both individuals and organisations develop and perform at the top. With substantial competence, contagious enthusiasm and positive energy, she has inspired thousands of people to take themselves and their work to a whole new level.

Book Gunnel Ryner as your speaker for your kick-off, employee activity, conference or leadership event if you want a speaker who is entertaining, funny and teaches you practical methods and tools, based in research, that you can start using right away.

My guiding principle:
Look for what’s RIGHT rather than what’s WRONG

Most people working with development, regardless of context, use a problem-solving approach. They look for problems, errors and shortcomings and think that if we just fix what’s bad, things will automatically become great. But that’s not the case – if we simply remove a problem, we will only get to OK, neither bad nor good. And this isn’t development – it’s damage control.

Do you want real, positive and sustainable development? Do you want to create a workplace characterised by pride, happiness, engagement and creativity, where people perform at their best and reach exceptional results? Then you’ve come to the right place!

My most popular talks are about Strengths-based development. Using a strengths-based approach means focusing on what you want more of, rather than less of. It’s about looking for what’s right rather than what’s wrong, and to build on what works rather than just trying to fix what doesn’t work. I use the term Strengths-based as an umbrella term for change methods like Appreciative Inquiry, Solution Focus and Positive Deviance, and research within the field of Positive Psychology.

The strengths-based approach is reflected in everything I do – keynotes, trainings, strengths-based workshops and solution focused counselling.

Book me as your speaker, trainer or workshop facilitator if you want to shift your focus, learn to identify, utilise and build on your successes and strengths, and lift your team and the work you do to a whole new level.

Gunnel Ryner

Happy customers

” Thank you so much for the fantastic contribution you made at the CIDESCO International´s Schools & Examiners meeting. I was most impressed by the way you referred to scientific research, motivated the audience and mixed it all with a great sense of humor. I knew you would do an outstanding job and you lived up to and exceeded our expectations! “

Anna-Cari Gund

President, Cidesco

” I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU for your fantastic keynote for us at The Body Shop! YOU were very appreciated and we have started a true positive revolution in my entire district! We have come into a marvellous FLOW which can be noted both among the employees but also in our numbers! Many thanks!!!”

Carina Rosenblad

District Sales Manager, The Body Shop

” Thank you for a truly amazing keynote! We have already started to implement your ideas in the organization. For instance, we had our best staff meeting in a long time this morning, when everyone started by sharing the positive things that happened last week. Your speech couldn’t have had better timing – many thanks!”

Ted Wallin

Business Director, Gambit

” Gunnel’s inspirational keynote is one of the best I have heard. Gunnel is down-to-earth, tasteful and personal and with lots of humour she delivers spot-on truths that landed very well in our organisation. In addition to giving inspiration and joyful laughter she also gave us some simple tools to apply in our everyday work life. We have started our positive revolution! “

Katarina Törnros

Regional Manager, LRF Konsult

” Gunnel Ryner is one of the best speakers we have hired for Kvalitetsmagasinet Live. By mixing theory and vivid examples, delivered with a great sense of humour, she helps everyone see how a positive approach can take your organization to a whole new level.”

Anna Nyström

Chief Editor, Kvalitetsmagasinet

” A huge THANK YOU for your incredibly energizing and positive keynote! It completely blew me away! So professional, so sweet, such an amazing talk! Your wonderful charisma and your positive message really gave me a huge energy boost. THANK YOU!!!. “

Sanna Thörnholm

Owner, Soliv Hälsoföretaget

” Thank you for an amazing keynote and workshop, you lifted the entire team and helped us shift our focus, from getting stuck in the negative to start thinking about what works well. Already on the following Monday, some members of our staff started to share positive experiences.”

Valentina Trpezanovska

Manager Område Varberg, Närsjukvården Halland

” Many thanks for a great speech that gave lots of wisdom and insights to the audience! Serious parts mixed with humour, delivered in such a masterful, light-hearted way. Focusing on the positive has definitely stuck with our entire team. A+ from us all!”

Sofia Sestorp

Business Manager, Kinda Ydre Sparbank

” A nuclear power plant should of course put effort into preventing and fixing deviations, but our processes can become even better if we also include our successes in our development work. Thank you for that insight, Gunnel – you were a true source of inspiration! “

Cecilia Lindmark

Safety Engineer, Forsmark Kraftgrupp AB

” The inspirational speech about Appreciative Leadership for our group of administrative managers was followed by a strengths-based workshop, where we explored our own good examples. A fantastic day with lots of new knowledge and the opportunity to practise and reflect. A HUGE THANK YOU, Gunnel for a CONTENT-RICH TALK and a VERY INSPIRING WORKSHOP!!!!! “

Anne-Li Silberk

Administrative Manager, Linköping University


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