APB is a Global Speaker, Celebrity & Entertainment Agency

Speaking to the World

Boston | Chicago | San Diego | London
Paris | Istanbul | Rotterdam | Moscow

Menu
Ben  Ryan

Ben Ryan

Fiji Rugby Sevens Olympic Gold Winning Coach, Author of Sevens Heaven & Performance Authority

Biography

Ben Ryan brings the kind of A-game and stage presence event organizers crave. His insights into the mindful development of people, open communication, and how to create positive cultures are truly legendary. He shares with companies world-wide the most effective ways to channel motivation and unlock peak performance within teams. Read More >

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 that are applicable to any organization or team. In his keynotes, Ben highlights essential factors for establishing and sustaining the right environments that cultivate success and true 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 effective ways to build trust. In order to thrive in today’s competitive world, leaders must be able to mobilize all their resources and utilize the techniques that bring out the very best from every team member.

As author of the best-selling book Sevens Heaven: The beautiful chaos of Fiji's Olympic Dream, Ben shares the amazing 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 maximize performance both personally and in business, resulting in even more meaningful outcomes - and a great big dose of passion along the way. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Speaking Reel

Book Press Promo

Speech Topics

The A-Game: Adaptive Leadership, Engagement & Cultivating Sustained Success

Ben's motivational speeches are packed full of valuable messages and inspiration for any business audience or leadership team. He highlights some of the essential factors for establishing and sustaining the right environments that cultivate success and true engagement; including the critical need to collaboratively align values and vision with consistent communication. Drawing on his personal experiences, Ben tells powerful stories that contain practical tools to develop adaptive leadership, agile responsiveness and effective ways to build trust across diverse teams.

Sevens Heaven

It is late 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first-ever Olympic medal. He has never been to Fiji. There has been no discussion of contracts or salary. He says yes - and plays his part in writing history.  As one of the most successful rugby coaches in the history of the game and the man who took Fiji to rugby sevens Olympic gold in Rio 2016, Ben's insights into authentic leadership and high performance cultures are in demand from corporate leaders and organizations wanting to unlock success through maximizing human potential.