MEET RYAN C. GREENE
"Celebrate being unapologetically great at being YOU"
Hi, I am Ryan C. Greene. Founder of GreeneHouse Media. Before I became an international sex symbol, award winning winner of awards, and overall dopeness aficionado, I was just a kid from Baltimore with a dream. Raised by my mom, my sister and I grew up in the Woodlawn and Randallstown areas when kids still rode their bikes across town to see their friends, when little league baseball was the best thing going, and when playing outside all day was the norm, not the exception. Even back then, I always knew there was only one thing I wanted to be when I grew up. An entrepreneur!
I set out on my journey to conquer the business world by studying marketing at Hampton University. What I quickly learned in college, was that while all my professors had “PhD” behind their names, none of them had “CEO” in front of them. They taught me all about how to work for someone else’s business, but never how to build my own. Never wanting to be that employee who pledged his life to a company only to end up laid off in a downsize, I did the only thing that made sense to me after graduation. I went back home without a job.
Even though I didn’t have a job, I did have a plan! My plan was to pursue my passion of songwriting and become the next Babyface. I started my first business by registering my publishing company with ASCAP and prepared for the money and Grammy’s to start flowing. There was just one major problem. While I was a superbly talented songwriter, I could neither sing nor play instruments to record my songs. All these years later and still no Grammy’s and even worse, no royalties.
Still searching for direction in how to become a successful entrepreneur, in April 2000, I got started in a direct marketing company. I had early success and eventually hit the top position within the company. So, I did what all the top leaders preached and quit my good job with the phone company to go full-time. While things looked good from the outside, the truth is I was broke and losing everything I had. I quit my job too soon without enough financial cushion and paid a terrible price. But the silver lining? It was in that industry where I first discovered personal development.
In 2005, I founded GreeneHouse Media and published my first book, Success Is In Your Hand. In the midst of me losing everything I had, there I was writing a book about success. How? There were two reasons. Reason #1, I knew the principles I had learned worked regardless of where I was in life. Reason #2, I knew there were other dreamers who were going through the same struggles I was going through but were too ashamed to admit it or seek help. I started my company with the mission to provide “Media With A Purpose”. I made it my purpose to teach others what I wish someone had taught me all my life about leadership, success, and personal development.
I began sharing my personal story and coaching others through books, speaking, radio, and television. Now twelve published books, five radio/web shows, multiple media projects, and thousands of client coaching hours later, I have shared stages with legends like Les Brown, Dr. Willie Jolley, Delatorro McNeal II, Dr. Cheryl Wood, and George Fraser while helping my author clients top over 100 Amazon Bestseller Lists. In 2019, after 15 years in the indie publishing industry, I made the decision to focus on providing media and digital content creation services to authors, speakers, and leaders that shares their brands and message in a way that sets them apart from the competition while maximizing their impact in the market. In 2022, I created and launched Born To Be Dope, and produced the first ever personal development meets Hip Hop visual mixtape and conference.
I know the journey. I know what it feels like to have written a wonderful book but have no idea how to market it to the world. I have been there when you reach the top of a best seller list, but that money doesn’t add up to what you feel a bestselling author should earn. GreeneHouse Media now specializes in filming top tier online course content and brand documentaries for clients while also building a media footprint through our broadcasting partners to increase exposure and revenue for our clients.
That’s me in a nutshell. If you are interested in creating your own brand film, please contact me today at www.greenehousemedia.com. I am also available for speaking engagements and interviews.
Some Bonus Facts:
Books I've Written: I've written 12 books. You can see them HERE
Wife & Kids: Married to Tyneka. Father of Jordan and Jayden.
Education: B.S Marketing, Hampton University, M.B.A., University of Maryland Global Campus
Causes I Care About: Sickle Cell Anemia Research and Civil Rights/Justice
Random Factoid: I started using my middle initial in 2004 when I searched for domain names and there was already a ryangreene.com. Coincidentally, that Ryan Greene is a music producer and living MY wildest dreams.