Ryan Leak | Inspiring Workplace Cultures Rooted in Values, Passion and Risk-Taking

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Ryan Leak

Inspiring Workplace Cultures Rooted in Values, Passion and Risk-Taking

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Biography

Ryan Leak an best-selling author, esteemed executive coach, and a highly sought-after transformational speaker. With an incredible reach of over 50,000 people every month, Ryan's words have the power to transform lives. Each year, he dedicates his expertise to the growth of over 25,000 leaders, spanning the spectrum from Fortune 100 corporations to elite professional sports teams.

Ryan's remarkable journey was catapulted into the limelight when his viral Surprise Wedding story made headlines on prestigious shows like Good Morning America and the Today Show, along with numerous other media outlets. But that's just the beginning of his story.
Ryan is the creative mind behind the USA Today best-selling book, "Chasing Failure: How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success." This transformative work has guided countless individuals on a journey to turn setbacks into stepping stones toward success. His latest release, "Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal And Professional Development," has ascended to the ranks of Wall Street Journal Best Sellers list. 

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ryan is a loving husband to Amanda and involved father to Roman and Jaxson. Join the ranks of those who have already been inspired and transformed by Ryan Leak's empowering message.

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CHASING FAILURE
What Our Goals Require Most is the Bravery to Fail

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Chasing Failure is all about having a vision for a dream, a goal, a mission, and knowing that the road will be paved with failure, but still proceeding with conviction and passion. This is what sets those who succeed beyond measure, from those who simply exist. The fear of failure will keep you inside a box, stall innovation, and make sure you hesitate anytime you even think about taking a risk that could help you achieve goals beyond your wildest dreams. As leadership expert Ryan Leak shares, you don’t actually have to get over the fear. Just do it scared and take really good notes.

When you’re Chasing Failure, you’re either going to win or you’re going to learn. Hopefully, both will happen. Ryan shares the blueprint for success by giving you an approach to see what the predictable failures might be, so you can circumvent those more easily, or deal with them more effectively when they arise.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
• How chasing failure will take you further than chasing success.
• A roadmap to the discipline needed to succeed through failure.
• Understanding how to become today who you intend to be tomorrow.

SELF-LEADERSHIP
7 Tools to Help You Lead Yourself Better & Inspire Others

Have you ever wondered, “What’s it like for people to be led by me?” When someone is hired to be a leader in an organization, what often doesn’t come with the gig is a leader… for the leader. One of the biggest hurdles leaders face is not actually leading people but leading themselves. Most leaders are often given titles with very little vision. They’re often given expectations with very little direction. The old saying rings true. It’s lonely at the top. Leaders desperately need a go-to strategy and system they can rely on when they feel like they’ve got no one in their corner to guide them.

Through his consulting work, Ryan Leak has been guiding 15,000+ C-Suite leaders every year through 7 key steps toward better self-leadership that leads to better people and organizational leadership.

Key Takeaways
• What’s it like to follow me? (The Self-awareness Question)
• What credit can I give away? (The Team Player Question)
• What mistakes can I own? (The Humility Question)
• How can I get better? (The Self-improvement Question)
• Why am I doing it? (The Purpose Question)
• Who am I equipping for the future? (The Legacy/Succession Question)
• Who knows who I really am? (The Transparency Question)

DIVERSITY EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are more important now than ever before. And here’s why: Only 50% of the U.S. population under the age of 18 is caucasian. The data tells us by 2045, that will be the case for all ages. The future of your organization is a lot more diverse whether you prefer it that way or not. In light of your future customer base and your human resources, diversity, equity, and inclusion are conversations you desperately need to have a great understanding of. It can’t be something that’s simply on paper. It can’t be something of just hiring more people of color. It’s one thing to give a person of color a job. It’s another thing to give them a voice of influence at a decision-making table.

How to Be The CEO of Your Own Development

One of the greatest mistakes someone can make in the 21st-century workplace is expecting someone else to be responsible for their professional and personal development. It’d be ideal if everyone had the opportunity to work under incredible leadership, but how often do we get ideal? What do you do when you don’t have a mentor to show you the way? You have to get good at self-leadership. In Ryan Leak’s Keynote, How to Be The CEO of Your Own Development, he outlines eight questions that help every person lead themselves and own their growth. You may not be the CEO of the company, but you can be the CEO of your own development.

Ryan Leak
Featured Books

Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal and Professional Developmentby Ryan Leak

Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal and Professional Development

by Ryan Leak

Experience explosive growth and success in your career and personal life by taking ownership of your personal development and understanding you don't need to know all the answers—but you do need to ask the right questions.

Whether you're a leader of ten, a hundred, or many more, there's no one more important to lead than yourself. If you're not leading yourself, why would anyone else want to follow you? Ryan Leak speaks to thousands of leaders every year, and he has learned that the most successful people have taken ownership of their own development—and in order to realize your potential, you need to fully understand yourself.

Being a great leader is not about having all the answers but asking the right questions—and that starts with careful introspection and inviting others to tell you what they see in you. Leveling Up helps you focus on the person you're becoming and think about the goals you want to accomplish. Some of the twelve strategic questions in this book include:

  • What is it like to be around me? (The Self-Awareness Question)
  • What credit can I give away? (The Team Player Question)
  • Who knows who I really am? (The Transparency Question)
  • What's my definition of success? (The Vision Question)
  • Do I have to do it all? (The Rest Question)
  • Am I enjoying it? (The Fun Question)

Leadership theory and business practices are important to study, but nothing is better than discovering the answers that will reveal who you are at your core, where you want to go in your career and life in general, and how you can influence and impact those around you.

Chasing Failureby Ryan Leak

Chasing Failure

by Ryan Leak

Now available in trade paper! A USA TODAY Bestseller! Chasing Failure will help you remove every excuse for not pursuing the life you want to live, and that failure may just be the quickest way to success.

We all have something we'd love to do, but often our fear of failure outweighs the potential of our destiny. But what if we found out that failure could actually help us succeed?

In Chasing Failure, Ryan Leak shares the science behind why people are afraid to fail, mixing in real-life stories and adding practical steps to help us intentionally chase failure in order to embrace the opportunities that come with it. Everyone fails in life--but if you're willing to learn, improve, and grow because of your failures, you are already on the road to success.

As a motivational speaker, whether addressing people in corporations, churches, or youth events, Ryan has a message of hope: failure is right around the corner, so be brave enough to chase it! The good life is on the other side, and as he says, "God promises to be with you always, even through the failure."

Packed with wisdom, specific strategies, and a key takeaway included at the end of each chapter, Chasing Failure will help you:

  • Explore whether your dream idea is worth pursuing
  • Count the cost and create an action plan for your idea
  • Learn how to effectively deal with criticism
  • Understand how to embrace failure and learn how it can propel you

By blending personal stories, get-up-and-go encouragement, and practical step-by-step advice, Ryan Leak will show you how chasing failure could be the quickest way to success.

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