Keynote and consultant for Fortune 1000 clients looking to unlock courage in their stories, business and cultures.

Global keynote speaker. Bestselling author. Courage Sherpa.

In 2019, Ryan Berman sparked the courage movement that set out to reinvent businesses by galvanizing people, inspiring leaders, and celebrating courageous action in life and business.

Since then, this movement has continued to gain momentum around the country as Ryan has shared his methods with the leaders at Google, Snapchat, charity: water, Logitech, Pledge 1% and many others.

On a larger level beyond marketing, we are witnessing a clarity epidemic before our very eyes, causing catastrophic levels of paralysis that is stymieing growth and splintering cultures. That lack of corporate action is creating internal politics, negativity and, quite often, mass turn over.

But Ryan believes being courageous is our ultimate competitive advantage. If 95% of our competition is stuck in freeze or flight and we can train our teams to be in that 5% that learns how to fight, then this is a liberating differentiator from the rest of the competitive pack.

He envisions a world where courageous leaders are creating courageous cultures. Those courageous cultures are accepting of courageous ideas and innovation. In essence, any willing being, business or brand can return on courage. And when you do, you’ll feel it permeating in your people, products and corporate purpose. The only way to properly goal set is to have the skill set working in tandem with the right mind set; that’s the power of courage.

Speaking at Virtual Meetings

Ryan Berman, resilience expert and author of Best-selling book Return On Courage, offers speaking engagements via virtual conferences and interactive webinars when your organization is dispersed geographically or working under stay-at-home conditions. Virtual conferences provide an opportunity to reach a greater number of participants, allow two-way sharing of information in real-time and can expand the potential for on-demand participation. Whether you’re looking to create-a-change in yourself or team, Ryan is one of the most sought after presenters who can offer a media-rich experience to create courageous change.

Audiences consider Ryan a top-rated speaker who is confident, entertaining and motivational. He is usually the top speaker at any event and earns standing ovations from attendees at his live appearances. Ryan is a must-see speaker, both in person and online, who will transform your teams and employees with his courageous outlook on their personal and professional lives.

Work With Ryan

To learn more about Ryan Berman keynoting or leading one of his Courage workshops at your organization, please provide the following with your message below. We look forward to connecting with you!


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Eric Ryan

“Ryan is right! The difference between mediocrity and greatness or failure and success is one simple ingredient: courage. Ryan provides a playbook to realize our true potential.”

– Eric Ryan, Method Soap, Founder

Jennifer Zudonyi

“Ryan’s passion for courage and for brands is infectious. He, as he believes brand should, lives and breathes the mission and values he has defined for himself.”

– Jennifer Zudonyi, Major League Baseball, Sr. Brand Marketing

Mike Jaquet

“Working with Ryan and his team was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my 25 year career.”

– Mike Jaquet, US Ski & Snowboard, CMO

Nicole Ayers

“Ryan’s book, Return On Courage, is not only the rally cry that businesses need to stay relevant into today’s rapidly changing environment, but it also provides a road map that leads to action.”

– Nicole Ayers, General Mills, head of innovation cereal team

Ryan Thompson

“Ryan challenges conventional thinking. He is also fun and engaging. I find that when we collaborate there are great outcomes as he listens yet provides insightful feedback. His sense of humor translates into all areas of his life, and that is a quality more of us need.”

– Ryan Thompson, Caesars Entertainment, SVP Global Hospitality Marketing

Bill Warren

“Over my 17 year career with P&G, I’ve had personal experience working with numerous creative agencies, but there was something clearly different with Ryan’s team. He is an inspirational leader who truly knows how to think outside the box.”

– Bill Warren, P&G, Pampers

Evan Jones

“Ryan is an exceptionally talented creative strategist. He has a unique ability to connect with consumers, clients and business partners on a personal level.”

– Evan Jones, Fender, CMO


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