Speaker Ryan James (RJ) Lancaster Author • Speaker • Educator • Golfer

RJ has taught at the University of Phoenix for the past 29 years as an adjunct instructor. He teaches primarily in the MBA program. He has served and chaired on numerous councils, committees and programs. He is currently area chair for undergraduate business. He also is an evaluator for newly hired instructors.


  • Achievement
  • Business
  • Change
  • Customer Service


$2500 - $2500

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Author • Speaker • Educator • Golfer

In addition to the University of Phoenix, R.J. instructs part time at the Golf Academy of America. His passion for golf and education is combined at the Academy. He teaches business courses and golf.

As an educator, his educational seminars focus on improving teaching skills for instructors of adults, and business and organizational strategies for newly appointed school administrators.

One of R.J.’s passions is golf. He is a certified golf instructor. He has been an adjunct instructor at the Golf Academy of America-Arizona Campus for the last 12 years. He also teaches the academy students attitude and motivation, verbal communications, marketing, career development and entrepreneurship.

For over nineteen years, R.J. has been captivating audiences across the country with his relaxed style of inspiration and motivation. He has addressed over 3,000 audiences. R.J. is highly experienced as a keynote speaker, moderator and seminar leader. As a business speaker who utilizes tasteful humor with challenging anecdotes of hope and success, R.J. weaves unforgettable stories which will have your audience laughing, reflecting, and remembering the keys for personal and professional success. His ability to relate his experiences along with others he has observed will leave your audience wanting more.

RJ is a former corporate executive with over 21 years both domestically and internationally. He will share his personal success and failure and how he found his purpose and passion in life. R.J.’s topics cover business strategies, customer service, education and golf. He is also on the Hospice of the Valley Speakers Bureau as well as a Hospice volunteer.

RJ’s Background

• A graduate of the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird)

• Over 21 years in corporate arena both domestically and internationally with IBM, Ramada Inns and the University of Phoenix

• President of The Education and Learning Institute LLC

• Adjunct faculty member for over 25 years in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix

• Volunteer for Hospice of the Valley

• Adjunct faculty member of the Golf Academy of America since 1997

• Founder and President of Coolbutt Golf Products LLC

• An energetic, passionate, and humorous “edu-tainer.”

Achieving in times of change–What it takes to become a Super-Achiever

One and a 1/2 hours to half day

Ordinary people say, “I can’t afford that.” Extraordinary people say, “How can I afford that?” The difference is the way extraordinary men and woman think and act. Over three years of interviewing and researching “Super-Achievers”, R.J. shares with his audience what it takes to become extraordinary in one’s professional and personal life.

What they didn’t teach you in business school could be holding you back

One hour to half day

It is amazing that so many men and women who have graduated from college are not well prepared for the real world’s expectations of them in the corporate arena. They are well prepared from a “book-learning” experience but lack the skills that are required and demanded by management. The audience will learn the top 10 attributes senior management expects of these college graduates.

If it weren’t for these customers my job would be a lot easier

One and a 1/2 hours to half day

Wouldn’t it be nice to only hire “nice people” for customer service positions? Well you can. Learn the secrets of those who have passion to serve and what it could do for your organization.

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