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Ryan Estis

Keynote Speaker

Business Performance Expert and Agent of Change

Recently recognized in Meetings & Conventions Magazine as "one of the best keynote speakers seen or heard", Ryan Estis blends interaction, energy and actionable content designed to elevate business outcomes.

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Ryan Estis'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Ryan Estis'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

Ryan Estis’ message is a compelling crusade on corporate culture, communication, client acquisition, brand ambassadorship, change and preparing to thrive in the ultra-competitive, hyper connected business environment we now know as the new normal. Ryan approaches the platform prepared to impact the world of work and employee/customer evangelism with powerful ideas, case study examples, in session action planning and energy that makes the moment memorable enough to ensure meaningful outcomes. Ryan blends storytelling from his own personal experiences as a Fortune 500 Chief Strategy Officer with leading research to offer relevant content for today’s progressive Leadership Event, HR Conference, Corporate Retreat or Sales Training/Transformation initiative. Ryan publishes original research featuring client case studies to expand the live event experience. He is also the author of a popular blog on business performance. His writing has been featured in SmartBrief, Business News Network, CRN, Crain’s Business, Workforce Management magazine, HR Professional magazine, HR Times, Yahoo Business, SHRM publications and Staffing Management magazine.

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Ryan Estis’s Speech Topics

  • Human-Centered Leadership: Leading High-Performance Teams in a Forever-Changed World

    We have changed. Work has changed. Employee attitudes and expectations have changed creating the largest evolution in our relationship to work in the last century. This evolution and the accelerated pace of transformation we are navigating is an opportunity to understand and develop the new skills and competency required to lead high-performance teams today. 

    Leaders are beginning to focus on building agile, human-centered, and digitally enabled teams able to thrive in today’s unprecedented environment and meet the needs of all stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, investors, and communities). Knowledge workers now expect their managers to be part of their support system to help them improve their employee experience as well as their life experience.


    In a Gartner survey assessing the evolving role of management, only 47% of managers are prepared for this future role. 

    Human-Centered Leadership will be the catalyst to cultivate alignment, elevate engagement and optimize performance into the future. Ryan will guide leaders through a relevant, actionable, and interactive keynote experience where they emerge better prepared to unleash human potential and inspire emotional commitment toward a shared vision of the future.

    Ryan is a former Fortune 500 Chief Strategy Officer and leadership expert who believes leadership isn’t a job, it’s a responsibility and act of service. Ryan teaches leaders how to leverage this defining moment of transformation and change as a catalyst to improve performance and meet the needs of our people. He blends surprising truths with actionable insights and inspiring stories to help leadership teams embrace the opportunity to make the world of work a better place. His new book, Prepare for Impact will be available this fall. 


    Learning Objectives

    • Embrace the opportunity inside this challenge by adopting a ‘Futuremaker’ mindset. 
    • Elevate performance management to unleash human potential
    • Identify how to make the required leader shift to ‘Human Centered’ 
    • Influence culture and earn alignment and emotional commitment around a compelling vision of the future
    • Establish your own Personal Leadership Vision & Action Plan to own the moment 
    • Understand how to make the world of work a better place 

    This keynote has been approved for strategic, continuing education credit through the Human Resources Certification Institute (604599) and the Society of Human Resources Management (22-Z9JFU). Ryan can further customize the curriculum for a Human Resources specific audience to focus on elevating the HR value proposition and opportunity for impact.

  • Prepare for Impact: Selling Value in the New Economy

    Customer expectations and behavior are evolving faster than most sales organizations. This reality is requiring a fundamental shift in go to market strategy and radical evolution in seller skill and competency. 

    Today more sophisticated sales teams are required to earn customer access from a position of expertise. When B2B buyers are considering a purchase, they spend only 17% of that time meeting with potential suppliers and when comparing multiple suppliers, the amount of time spent with any one sales rep may be only 5%. 

    This mandates a new, value based and deeply customized approach to ensure competitive readiness and the ability to earn customer partnerships that can sustain growth into the future. 

    Ryan Estis is a former Fortune 500 CRO and sales transformation expert who teaches sales teams how to leverage this defining moment of transformation and change as a catalyst to create compelling differentiation in the customer decision journey to capture more market share. Ryan is deeply researched in the evolution of customer buying behavior and the seller skills and competency required to win in this forever changed world. He blends surprising truths with actionable insights and inspiring stories to help go to market teams prepare to deliver value to earn customer commitment in competitive selling situations. 

    Sales teams will emerge eager to embrace the change fundamentals required to win in this constantly changing, more complex world. Sellers will understand how to earn more customer access, position value over price, elevate customer confidence from a position of expertise and drive decisions to close. 

    Each participant will leave inspired and acutely aware of how to humanize the sales process to build high trust/high value relationships that create partnerships for life.

    Learning Objectives

    • Embrace the change fundamentals required to compete and win in a more complex world 
    • Understand the psychology of the customer and DNA of a Top Producer 
    • Determine how to deliver value through the decision cycle to elevate sense of urgency and avoid having decisions default to price 
    • Deliver “throw away” presentations that help customers see a compelling vision of the future in partnership with you. 
    • Master the art of effective storytelling that elevates customer intimacy through proof of concept 
    • Pre-call plan and conduct your own “growth audit” to evolve your “value stack” and meet customers where they are 
    • Understand the importance of action planning for effective time and territory management 

  • Unleash Your Inner Superhero

    Keys to Achieving Breakthrough Performance

    Learning opportunities:

    • Learn how to leverage change as a catalyst for growth and success.

    • Discover transformation techniques designed to unleash peak performance and become your very best.

    • Find out the keys to building high-trust, high-value relationships.

    • Explore the superhero ethos: “Be humble. Stay hungry. Always hustle.”

  • Passion on Purpose

    Turning Corporate Culture Into a Competitive Advantage

    Learning objectives:

    • Embrace change in the new economy.

    • Learn from global workforce trends and forecasting from our research portfolio.

    • Build high-trust, high-value relationships.

    • Connect employees to a shared vision and set of values.

    • Effectively use emerging technology to improve communication, culture and work life.

  • The Brand Experience

    Accelerating Business Growth Through Remarkable Experiences

    Learning objectives:

    • Learn global workforce trends from our research portfolio.

    • Understand how to capture your unique How Advantage.

    • Explore what it means to be a chief experience officer.

    • Examine the importance of brand evangelism.

    • Understand the impact of social connections and technology on the brand experience.

What other organizations say about Ryan Estis

Thank you for doing a fantastic job! The keynote was worth the standing ovation. Your key takeaways will help our organization take it to the next level.

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What other organizations say about Ryan Estis

We couldn’t have been more thrilled with both Ken Blanchard and Ryan Estis! They did their homework and it definitely showed. I had several people come up to me afterward and say how impressed they were that both speakers took the time to get to know the issues facing our profession and understand the challenges they are confronting both in their businesses and in their outreach to client families. Our surveys are not in yet, but I know both Ken and Ryan will receive rave reviews!


What other organizations say about Ryan Estis

I’ve worked in sales leadership in the sports industry for almost 15 years and Ryan Estis was the most dynamic, energetic and relevant keynote I have ever seen. His presentation resonated with sales managers at every level of our business, everyone took practical examples back to their teams to install immediately. The NBA is looking forward to working with Ryan again and again.



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