Name: Ryan Wishart
Leadership Charlotte Class: 36
Title: Psychotherapist, Ryan Wishart Psychotherapy
Hometown: Middletown, CT
Education: Undergraduate Degree from Stonehill College, Graduate Degree from the University of Connecticut
Current personal or leadership goals: As still a relatively new resident of Charlotte, I want to continue to put down roots both personally and professionally.
If you could describe your Leadership Charlotte experience in three words or phrases what would they be?
Intense. Connection. Challenge.
What advice would you give to current Leadership Charlotte participants?
Say “yes” to any opportunity that may come your way.
What is your greatest personal accomplishment?
Trying to raise a child who is affirming, accepting and aware.
Favorite way to spend a weekend in Charlotte:
There is nothing I would rather do on a weekend than spend time with my family and friends, get outdoors and walk my city. Charlotte (at least my neighborhood) is incredibly walkable and I have yet to find a better way to feel like I am putting down roots than to intentionally engage in my immediate surroundings.
How has your life after Leadership Charlotte surprised you and why?
The best part has been the continued connection with so many of my LC classmates. Once the year ends, the adventure really is just beginning.