Ryan Estis, the former chief strategy officer for McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS, brings a fresh perspective to the meetings and events circuit. Delivering more than 75 live events annually, Ryan has become known for his innovative ideas on leading change, improving sales effectiveness and preparing for the future of work. Ryan was recently recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka.
He is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board and acertified Human Capital Strategist. His work has been featured in Yahoo Business, SmartBrief, Business News Network, CRN, Crain’s Business, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Professional Magazine, HR Times, SHRM and Staffing Management Magazine.
As chief experience officer of his own learning organization, Ryan delivers keynote speeches, courses and online learning with an emphasis on actionable content designed to elevate business performance. His curriculum emphasizes emerging trends influencing corporate culture, communication, collaboration, leadership, sales and brand experience. Ryan helps participants prepare to thrive in the ultracompetitive, hyper-connected business environment we know as the new normal. Ryan and his team publish original research featuring client case studies to expand the live event experience. He is the author of a popular blog on business performance and supports the world’s leading brands, including Liberty Mutual, Darden Restaurants, Goodyear, the Dallas Cowboys, Medtronic, ECCO USA and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Ryan is an Ohio University graduate who resides in downtown Minneapolis. When he’s not traveling to speaking engagements around the world, Ryan enjoys down time with family and friends, practicing yoga and cheering on his beloved Minnesota Timberwolves.