I really enjoyed listening to Ryan share his experience. He is truly amazing! His keynote taught me to stay out of my mind and live more in my heart…Transformative Resilience™ to overcome obstacles and realize my dreams!

Heather Davis-Menken, Oklahoma, Conference Attendee

As an experienced and passionate speaker, I love connecting intimately with an audience, because I believe in speaking with people, not at them. My goal as a speaker doesn’t stop at inspiring people and motivating them towards action, but I strive to provide tangible tools that anyone can walk away with, ready to implement.

I speak to leaders all across the country on developing a culture where their people can thrive.

When I speak with leaders, I focus on three conditions that must be present in an organizational culture for people to be at their best:

  • Empowerment so that individuals are able to bring forward their authentic selves
  • Resilience to tackle short-term challenges and reach long-term goals
  • Courage to explore setbacks with the openness to learn and grow

In other words, to get unstuck, leaders must help people develop the mindset of authenticity, the resilience to navigate a changing landscape, and the courage to explore and learn.

By focusing on authenticity, resilience, and courage, leaders develop the skills to focus on the people side of change. When you lead with authenticity, people are inspired to listen. When you develop a culture of resilience, challenges become opportunities, and when you look at adversity from a lens of learning, genuine innovation occurs.

Why me? Again, I strive to not speak at your audience, but rather to speak with them. I take the time to learn about your event and audience to customize content so that it meets your objectives and will connect with your group in a meaningful way.

Take a look at my most requested topics below.

FEATURED TOPICS:

 

Radical Authenticity: Leading with Courage and Truth

Greatness doesn’t come from power, position, or technique – true greatness comes from integrity, presence, and genuine authenticity. People who live and lead with authenticity build trusting relationships, inspire action, and transform vision into reality. In this talk you’ll learn how to filter through the noise and uncover your authentic voice. You’ll discover key benefits of authentic leadership and you’ll learn how to leverage your uniqueness to motivate and inspire people toward outstanding results.

 

Your Next Chapter: Rewriting Your Leadership Story  

Storytelling is a natural form of human existence. Every leader has their own unique stories about their leadership, team, and organization. These stories help us better understand motivation and intentions. But what happens when our stories get in the way? It is not uncommon for stories to prevent us from moving forward. We get stuck believing a story as fact and rarely examine our perceptions. The great news is, by learning to challenge and rewrite our stories we can begin to shift from being stuck to truly unlocking potential. In this talk you’ll learn to not only challenge and rewrite your story, but how to help others challenge their stories as well. Leaders who learn to rewrite their story begin to see problems as opportunities and foster an environment that empowers learning, innovation, and engagement.

 

Leading Change: Resilience is the Secret to Improvement

70% of change initiatives fail, resulting in a decrease in trust and morale from the workforce. Though these statistics are dismal, companies often return to the drawing board only to repeat the same frustrating results. They don’t understand the simple truth that building a resilient workforce is what reduces resistance to change. The key is understanding that initiatives fail due to misguided focus. The focus needs to be on building a resilient organization, not on teaching people navigate a change model. This talk will bring the key steps in building a resilient workforce directly to you! By developing your organization’s readiness for change, you can improve productivity, innovation, and creativity. I’ll help your team break from the chains of failed change management and provide the tools to meet and embrace change head on!

 

Adversity as Opportunity: Lead with Courage to Fail and Learn

It’s no secret that organizations are risk averse. Let’s face it — as leaders we are rarely awarded when we make a mistake. The problem is that when things are too easy we get stagnant. We need adversity and failure to learn, grow, and innovate. In this talk you’ll learn to encourage adversity and failure, and create the optimal environment for creativity and growth. You’ll begin to see adversity as a stepping stone for positive momentum and you’ll learn specific and concrete actions to move your team from resistance to a place of optimism, excitement, and success.