Sports Coach & Performance Speaker
Ben Ryan was the coach of the Fiji Rugby & team that won Gold at the 2016 Olympics and is a keynote speaker on peak performance and teamwork
Ben Ryan brings the kind of A-game and stage presence event organisers crave. His insights into the mindful development of people, open communication, and how to create positive cultures are truly legendary. He shares with companies worldwide the most effective ways to channel motivation and unlock peak performance within teams.
Ben’s extraordinary experience coaching the Fiji Rugby 7s team to their gold medal at the Rio Olympics provides rich learnings, and the kind of insights and messages apply to any organisation or group.
In his keynotes, Ben highlights essential factors for establishing and sustaining the right environments that cultivate success and genuine engagement, including the critical need to collaboratively align values and vision with courageous conversations.
He discusses the importance of adaptive leadership, agile responsiveness to tap into the deepest areas of personal potential, as well as practical ways to build trust. To thrive in today’s competitive world, leaders must be able to mobilise all their resources and utilise the techniques that bring out the very best from every team member.
As the author of the best- selling book Sevens Heaven: The beautiful chaos of Fiji’s Olympic dream, Ben shares the incredible journey from Pacific island sand dunes to gold medal history, revealing the authentic lessons required for developing empowered teams and champions.
Ben’s methods help companies and audiences to maximise performance both personally and in business, resulting in even more meaningful outcomes – and a great big dose of passion along the way.
Ben’s face and historic gold medal (the first medal of any kind for Fiji) moment are depicted on both the Fijian .50 cent piece and the seven-dollar bill.
Our audience was tired of hearing about tech, and Ben’s messages about leadership through telling his story were really meaningful to the audience.
— David Sjolander, COO - Hospitality Technology Next Generation
Ben gave a brilliant speech! He got complete audience buy-in, absolutely delivering on what we were trying to convey to our business.
— Executive sponsor, Nissan