Meet Our Instructors
Ryan Ward, School Director
Ryan Ward is the School Director of Thrive Real Estate Academy and the Managing Broker and owner of Premier Atlanta Real Estate. Ryan has been a licensed Realtor® in the state of Georgia since 2004. He has also operated a successful team of agents since 2007 and brings the knowledge and leadership skills he’s learned to his role as School Director here at Thrive.
Ryan takes a hands on approach to teaching and has a true desire to help agents reach their goals. He is involved directly with training and education, teaches a weekly Grow Your Business series to agents at Premier Atlanta Real Estate and is also an instructor for Thrive Real Estate Academy.
Ryan is a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors® Technology Forum, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, Georgia Association of Realtors® and Atlanta Realtors® Association.
Lisa Ward, Instructor
Lisa Ward is the owner and design specialist for Premier Design & Remodel. She is an Accredited Staging Professional® and Realtor® and has a passion for real estate and specifically, transforming interior and exterior residential real estate spaces. Lisa’s mission is to help her client’s design inspirations come to life!
Born and raised in Atlanta, Lisa began her career as the operations manager of a real estate company but quickly moved into staging homes for real estate professionals. It wasn’t long before her staging services transformed into small design projects and then more involved projects requiring more extensive design and remodel work allowing her true passion to come to life. Lisa works with homeowners, home sellers and real estate agents in Metro Atlanta to design, update and remodel homes to achieve the goals of each individual client’s need.
Lisa is a an IAHSP Accredited Stager, member of the National Association of Realtors®, Georgia Association of Realtors® and Atlanta Realtors® Association.