Author of Chasing Failure; Inspiring Workplace Cultures Rooted in Values, Passion and Risk-Taking
Ryan Leak Bio
What has fear ultimately cost you, your team, your organization? In times of challenge and great uncertainty it's easy to feel paralyzed by fear, but what if you could stand in the face of fear and know that these are the exact moments in life where you can rise to be your best self? These are the real and deeply human conversations that leadership expert Ryan Leak is addressing with global C-Suite audiences in Fortune 500s, All-Stars in the NBA and over 50,000 people that he reaches monthly through his keynotes.
Over the past decade, Ryan has become a sought-after speaker, coach and consultant with deep domain expertise in empowering leaders to reclaim a new self-awareness that enables them to connect with their people more effectively. Rooted in the idea of Chasing Failure, and not being afraid of stretching further, Ryan has been hired by Fortune 500 companies and professional sports franchises to work internally with specialized teams, add value for leaders and their customers, and create new initiatives for the business to better connect with the broader world. Ryan trains 15,000+ entrepreneurial leaders and speaks to over 200,000 people each year as a curator of relevant leadership content and transformational storytelling.
In his new book, Chasing Failure: How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success, Ryan blends personal stories, motivating anecdotes, relevant psychology, and practical step-by-step guidance, to show how chasing failure just may be the quickest way to success.
Seen as a deeply aware coach and connector who can seamlessly operate across the spectrum of a business, Ryan helps leaders better understand where their teams are capable of going by addressing the friction of where teams stand today. Using humorous wisdom and poignant narrative, he inspires audiences to recognize the value in chasing failure to become even more than they are - to become the best version of themselves.
Ryan uses his unique principle-based perspective as a keynote speaker to create significant value to organizations of all shapes and sizes that recognize the tremendous impact in responding to changes in employee mindset and expectations. Ryan's presentations have gone from an employee engagement perk to a massive competitive advantage for the organization.
Ryan is CEO of the Ryan Leak Group, a leadership development firm, and he is also on the teaching team of a few well-known U.S. based churches. Ryan lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Amanda and two sons, Jaxson and Roman.