Ryan Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader.
As the former chief strategy officer for the McCann WorldGroup advertising agency NAS, he brings a fresh perspective to business events.
As a keynote speaker, Ryan is known for his innovative ideas on leading change, improving sales effectiveness and preparing for the future of work.
He 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.
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 leadership effectiveness, sales performance and customer experience.
Ryan helps participants prepare to thrive in today’s ultra-competitive, hyper-connected business environment.
Ryan supports the world’s leading brands, including Liberty Mutual, Darden Restaurants, Goodyear, the Dallas Cowboys, Medtronic, ECCO USA and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
He is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board and a certified Human Capital Strategist.
Ryan and his team publish 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 Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, FastCompany, SmartBrief, Business News
Network, Crain’s Business, and Yahoo Business.
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.
Ryan Estis. The most dynamic, energetic and relevant sales keynote we’ve ever had.The NBA
Fantastic job! The keynote was worth the standing ovation. Your takeaways will take us it to the next level.PrideStaff
Ryan was hands down one of the best speakers we have had.SVN
His knowledge of our industry and his ability to touch every attendee with either knowledge or emotion is a phenomenal skill for any speaker.
We have not had a speaker who took the extraordinary steps to prepare for a presentation that Ryan took. His questions of our industry, company and attendees were unprecedented in our event planning experience.
Thank you so much for a phenomenal session.UKG
Our IM was blowing up with rave reviews from the team. This was exactly the inspiration we needed to get fired up for the quarter and the year.
Your unique approach of combining actionable insights with powerful stories drove the message home for the team.
It’s often said that people remember how you make them feel more than what you say.CDW
On behalf of the entire team at CDW I want to thank you for making each and every person feel in control of their success, in charge of their emotions and responsible for the next action step in their journey to success.
You were memorable, relevant, energizing and authentic. Thank you for bringing your best self to CDW!
Sell Your Way Forward: Driving Sales Growth in the New Economy
You can grow a business in any economy, however, attacking this defining moment in the short term and capturing the opportunity will require a resilient mindset, shift in go to market strategy and a compelling value proposition.
The time is now! During this interactive, virtual experience Ryan Estis will leverage both his proprietary research and personal experience growing a business through crisis and uncertainty.
Ryan will review lessons learned and provide very specific and actionable insight producers can leverage right now to create more qualified opportunities and drive sales growth.
This customized, interactive, virtual experience will reveal the exact playbook Ryan used to grow his own business 10 consecutive years which has proven to provide a distinct competitive advantaged to thousands of sales professionals across categories, inside the world’s best brands.
Every producer participating will receive a complimentary copy of our eBook, Adapt & Thrive.
- Pivot back to a performance mindset
- Cultivate emotional resilience amid uncertainty
- Stay in the “learning lane” to achieve breakthroughs•Win with an emphasis on “total client experience”
- Solidify your value proposition and engagement to meet customers where they are
- Pre-call plan and conduct your own “growth audit”
- A game plan for capturing opportunity and accelerating growth right now.
For an entire generation of business leaders the actions they take now and in the months ahead will define them and their companies. Navigating this defining moment in the short term and preparing to capture opportunity in the long term will require a healthy mindset, critical decision making and strong relationships.
During this interactive, virtual experience Ryan Estis will leverage both his proprietary research and personal experience leading a business through crisis and uncertainty.
Ryan will review lessons learned and provide very specific and actionable insight participants can leverage to respond to the short-term challenges and create momentum to capitalize over time.
This customized, interactive, virtual experience will provide leaders the continuing education they need to thrive in this next normal, and every leader participating will receive a complimentary copy of our eBook, Adapt & Thrive.
- Downturn psychology and the window of opportunity
- The character traits of a “Futuremaker” & making the future happen
- Coaching mindset and emotional resilience amid uncertainty
- Drivers of engagement and emotional commitment
- Keys to effective leadership communication during a crisis•
True North leadership questions that create impact
Passion on Purpose: Turning Corporate Culture Into a Competitive Advantage
This keynote reviews how to cultivate a high-engagement, high-performance work culture. As we prepare for the next growth cycle in business, leaders need to understand the needs and expectations of the modern workforce.
Ryan pushes back on conventional thinking with new research and case studies from category-leading companies that succeed at maximizing human potential and elevating performance.
To win in today ’s market, you need a healthy organization: tuned-in employees, authentic leadership, open communication and trust. Leaders are called to cultivate the kind of workplace where people come first and performance and profit follow.
Most organizations leave too many opportunities on the table and waste a huge amount of their people’s potential.
This keynote offers practical advice to help you reverse that trend.
After this keynote, audiences and organizations will understands what it takes to elevate engagement, unleash human potential and compete to win in the new world of work.
- 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.