Business Performance Expert for the New Economy
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 Simon Sinek, Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka. Read More >
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Wellness and personal growth have always been at the center of Ryan Estis’ approach to sales and leadership education, and our new Virtual Wellness Series is the next evolution of his holistic training model. This online series can serve as foundational support for your employee wellness initiative or as a powerful enhancement to your employee development. Employee wellness has taken on increased importance during this uniquely challenging time. Two-thirds of people report increased stress during the pandemic, and 54% report feeling emotionally exhausted. When organizations invest in employee wellness programs, they are rewarded with greater productivity, lower absenteeism, reduced health spending costs, and deep savings on workers’ compensation and disability management claims costs. The bottom line: Employee well being is mission-critical for organizations serious about growth, success and sustainability.
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! Read More >
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.
Get ready to thrive in this next normal.
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This high-impact keynote examines the dramatic evolution in professional sales. Estis, a former chief sales officer, dissects how the best sales organizations are meeting the expectations of more sophisticated and demanding customers. Read More >
This keynote can easily align with an existing sales methodology and demonstrates how an entirely new set of sales competencies are required to compete and win business in complex and competitive sales engagements. Estis explores proven habits of today’s top producers. He challenges conventional sales wisdom and offers the audience practical ideas they can immediately leverage to drive business growth.
Earning attention, opportunity and partnership with today’s customer requires a sophisticated sales strategy. Estis inspires sales organizations to work toward a new seller competency with a focus on category expertise and consultative skills.
The outcome of this keynote will be a sales organization more prepared to compete and win business in competitive and complex sales engagements.
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This keynote prepares leaders to thrive in today’s increasingly connected, competitive business environment. Estis challenges conventional leadership practices and explores progressive techniques and technology that pace with the evolving needs of today’s knowledge worker. Read More >
As our workforce and customers evolve, the approach to effective leadership also needs to transform. Traditional command and control leadership is giving way to a more connected, collaborative and flexible approach to managing people and performance.
This interactive keynote delivers new ideas, information and actionable insights that leaders can leverage immediately to drive productivity and performance.
The outcome of this keynote will be leaders who are prepared to capture employee commitment, elevate productivity and performance and drive business growth.
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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. Estis pushes back on conventional thinking with new research and case studies from category-leading companies that succeed at maximizing human potential and elevating performance. Read More >
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.
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This keynote focuses on how you can elevate the relationships you have with your most important stakeholders: your customers. Estis teaches organizations how to create remarkable experiences and earn customers for life. Read More >
Customer expectations have changed. For buyers, an alternative choice is usually just a click away. Today, customers want an experience, and the best brands step up and deliver, consistently. This keynote examines how category-leading companies start with their people, aligning employees around a common mission and empowering them to create memorable customer experiences.
Estis explores current trends and shares standout customer stories from his portfolio of case studies. He will demonstrate how technology and social connectedness are influencing consumers’ thinking and changing the way we engage with a brand. He helps participants shift their thinking and emerge with new ideas about both customer and employee relationships that will impact the business.
The outcome of this keynote will be an audience prepared to capture employee commitment and customer loyalty to drive business growth.
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This program is approved for HRCI Strategic recertification credits. This interactive training examines the new opportunity for human resources to make a high-impact contribution to the organization. Ryan explores data, trends and the latest thinking on how we work. He highlights what’s needed for HR to deliver talent strategy, workforce readiness and business performance. Read More >
As we prepare for new evolutions in the business landscape and workforce, our approach to human capital management must transform. In this training, Ryan focuses on the evolving role of HR and introduces new techniques and technology that pace with evolving work and management trends.
This training will help HR professionals rethink their role and their opportunity to impact business performance and growth. This program is approved for HRCI strategic management credit and available as a keynote or half-day workshop. Read Less ^
This keynote helps attendees tap into their deep reservoir of potential and unleash their unique capability into the world. Estis helps people see new opportunity through techniques that remove the barriers of fear, doubt and uncertainty that threaten to inhibit performance. Read More >
This important message introduces key insights about productivity and performance. Estis coaches the audience through embracing change to achieve more meaning, mastery and momentum in their work life. He introduces several real-life superheroes, examples of the incredible results you can expect when you embrace your own potential.
The keynote serves as a call to action for those who are looking for fulfillment from their work and are determined to achieve their full potential. Participants will emerge better prepared to become their very best and achieve their next big, breakthrough moment.
The outcome of this keynote will be an audience inspired to take action and become the very best version of themselves.
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"Thank you for bringing your best to our event yesterday for a powerful, dare I say Super Powerful, performance. Great verbal feedback from the team last night and this morning on your keynote. Thank you again for a great close."
"Your enthusiasm and the words that expressed were truly inspirational! I will continue to reflect on your words, as I wrote down many of the things that you mentioned, and remind folks of those words. Mindset and Process Development are extremely important as you mentioned, but the Continuous Re-Invention of one’s self is so important. The Learning Lane you spoke of is so important as well, as we all tend to become complacent with ourselves - knowledge, work ethic, life in general, etc. always thirst for knowledge and take ownership of your own education. The last two things that I will mention that I loved hearing you speak to were: 'EARN the right to ask for the business, and THEN ASK FOR IT!’, and finally, 'Seek first to understand then be understood.'"
"We have received so much positive feedback—many attendees commented that the Ryan Estis talk was one of the best they have ever heard."
"The most dynamic, energetic and relevant sales keynote we’ve ever had."
"He killed it. Everyone I've spoken to said total homerun!"
"I’ve been receiving RAVE reviews about our sales conference, especially your session. The comments have included ‘informative,’ ‘knowledgeable,’ ‘dynamic,’ ‘helpful,’ ‘interesting,’ ‘entertaining,’ etc. Thank you so much for doing an OUTSTANDING job for us."
"Ryan’s deep experience in sales leadership make him highly credible. His sessions are highly interactive and have high impact. The tools and techniques he has provided are invaluable."
"Ryan was a treasure! He was one of the most prepared and energetic speakers we have ever had the opportunity to present to our members."
"Ryan was the highest rated speaker at our four-day conference. No surprise."
"Fantastic job! The keynote was worth the standing ovation. Your takeaways will take us it to the next level."
"You were our top rated speaker from all the events I have planned (since 2006 and at least 4 events a year). Great job."
"Ryan delivered sales training that has provided immediate impact for our team. He brings high energy and sales expertise that is already showing ROI."
"I have been around the block and heard a bunch of speakers over the years. Really enjoyed yours today at CDW. One of the most compelling ever."
"20 years from now I will be telling the next generation how this presentation changed my life. Thanks isn't enough."
"He is one of the best sales educators I have listened to. He did a fantastic job!"
"Thanks so much for joining us at the CDW Future of Work SummIT! We've been getting fantastic feedback from your session - many customers mentioning how you helped them think about the strategy, leadership and culture needed."
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