Ben Ryan is one of the most in-demand speakers of the year. Organisations and audiences around the world want to hear from the man who is fast achieving legendary status as one of the greatest coaches of his generation. From his early years as a club rugby player for seven years as the England Rugby 7s coach, he then took a job coaching the Fiji Rugby 7s team.
Three years later, he had led them to gold at the Rio Olympics; just one of the many historic accomplishments that Ben coached them through during his time with the team. He knows a lot about leadership, collaboration, teamwork, communication, culture and success from these extraordinary accomplishments. His moving stories inspire new thinking on topics such as effective ways to build trust, adapting your approach to the context, and how treating individuals as such can make the difference between first or last place.
Ben, who also has a teaching degree from Cambridge University, is an engaging, charming, mesmerising speaker who will leave an audience on the edge of their seat, and empowered with tools to make real change in the way they lead their lives and lead in their jobs.
Bens speakers showreel:
What the Clients say:
Ben spoke at our retail group conference in late June. I requested that Ben speak for an hour and then take questions. Ben, with no notes, spoke for exactly one hour! He had the audience captured for the whole time as we journeyed through his life, what brought him to Fiji, the challenges, the triumphs and everything that is Fiji and rugby sevens.
I have attended many sports functions and conferences over my 26 years in the sports industry, but Ben's speech is the most enthralling, insightful and passionate that I have ever heard.
James O'Rourke, Managing Director, Sports Network Ltd
Just a quick note to once again say ‘thank you’ for your participation in our session while here in Vancouver. Your willingness to work with us on the most appropriate format and language was very much appreciated, and we received a great amount of positive feedback regarding your talk.
As well, on a personal note, I also wanted to thank you for your understanding and calm demeanour in working with us on the travel challenges you experienced. We received a number of comments from people associated with our tournament about how well-mannered and polite the Fiji team was, and I can see this is a direct reflection of the leadership they are receiving.
Jamie Levchuk, Managing Director, HSBC Canada Sevens
His latest speaking engagement for the leadership group of a major multi-national company generated some superb feedback; here are just a few of the many comments that were made:
"Ben was the best part of the entire week. Excellent story, great presentation, great choice for speaker".
"He was simply awesome. What an incredible story! I am so grateful that our company invested the time and money on an external speaker. Ben was inspirational, engaging and had key messages that can be applied to any business undertaking".
"Amazingly inspirational and there are a lot of parallels we can draw from his messages to our work and the work of the company in general".
"In the past, I have expressed that we don’t need external speakers, but Ben Ryan brought something new and useful, thanks to his entrepreneurial creativity".
"That was incredible, inspirational, moving and relevant. I very much appreciated the external perspective and inspiring story of leading and culture. It was easy to see the connection between Ben’s journey and ours".
"Ben was the best inspirational guest speaker I've ever heard live".
See the full story of the Gold Winning Fiji Rugby 7's with Ben below...