Testimonials

Cal Newport, best selling author of “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”
Cal Newport, best selling author of “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”
“I record a lot of interviews so I speak from experience when I say that Ryan's show is top tier. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”
Jesse Itzler,  ler / Author of “Living With A Seal”, Endurance Athlete and found of The 100 Mile Group /
Jesse Itzler, ler / Author of “Living With A Seal”, Endurance Athlete and found of The 100 Mile Group /
“I loved doing Ryan's show. He was incredibly prepared for our chat and I felt like I was just talking to a friend. The Learning Leader Show is marked as a "favorite" on my phone so I stay current on the guests and topics. I look forward to listening to the new episodes when I run! Roger That!”
Jay Baer
Jay Baer
“Of all the shows I’ve done, Ryan’s questions and style were among the VERY best I’ve ever experienced.”
Jim Tressel
Jim Tressel
“It was certainly a pleasure to spend time with Ryan on his podcast. There is no question that he has a passion to serve others and to continue his own personal growth through the Learning Leader Show. Anyone, any age, would benefit from the wide array of guests, and the thoughtful, insightful dialogue that occurs. Keep up the great service Ryan!”
Linda Kaplan Thaler
Linda Kaplan Thaler
“Rarely do interviews feel as natural and comfortable as the one I had with Ryan on The Learning Leader Show. I totally forgot there was an audience, and imagined us sitting on a couch, talking one on one. He really did his homework, and, as a result,  was able to ask the kind of thought provoking questions that were of genuine interest to his listeners. A real pro, through and through!”
Kevin Lavelle
Kevin Lavelle
“Recording The Learning Leader Show as a lot of fun. Interviews can be pretty dry, and this was anything but that. Ryan kept the “interview” to more of a conversation which is the best case for both the listeners and the person in the hot seat!”
Geoff Colvin
Geoff Colvin
“I enjoyed our conversation tremendously -- you had prepared thoroughly for the interview, yet you made it a true conversation, which I have always thought is the key to conducting an interview that listeners will really enjoy. Congratulations on the success of your podcast!”
David Coleman
David Coleman
“I’ve been very fortunate over my career to have been interviewed well over 1,000 times by a variety of media platforms.  My appearances have run from CNN and FOX News to major magazines, newspapers, television and radio stations worldwide. That being said, my podcast interview with Ryan Hawk was among the most enjoyable of my career.  Ryan is tremendously professional while simultaneously building rapport through his charisma and humor.  He puts his interviewees at ease and thoroughly does his homework on his guest.  He’s a pro’s pro who also happens to be a character-driven father and family man.  If someone is looking for a role model, he’s not a bad choice.”
Christopher L. Fussell
Christopher L. Fussell
“Ryan has a gift for meaningful conversations, and a clear passion for leadership.  In an age of soundbites and platitudes – an hour long interview with Ryan was a refreshing reminder of what many are longing for…thoughtful and unscripted discussions that take the time to unpack complex issues.  Thanks, Ryan, for having me as a guest!”
Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Grou, highly sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, www.ChrisBrogan.com
Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Grou, highly sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, www.ChrisBrogan.com
“You're a good egg Ryan Hawk, I really enjoyed recording with you.”
Dr. John R. Lowry
Dr. John R. Lowry
“The Learning Leader Show is a one-way ticket to your next level of success. It is practical, enjoyable, relevant, and worth every minute of your time. I don't miss an episode and you shouldn't either.”
Bob Burg
Bob Burg
“A rising star in the world of both leadership and podcasting, Ryan’s background and ability to listen well and and ask great questions creates the perfect combination of a fantastic host. Ryan Hawk is a name we’ll continue to hear more and more of…and for a very long time.”
Ben Greenfield
Ben Greenfield
“The Learning Leader Show with Ryan Hawk is a must listen podcast.  Ryan is thoughtful, curious, and entertaining as the host.  I see big things for him and the show in the future!”
Jeff Goins
Jeff Goins
“Ryan is such a thoughtful interviewer. It was one of my favorites I've ever done. Thanks, Ryan, for a great show that I'll be listening to for a long time to come!”
John LeFevre
John LeFevre
“Ryan has the unique ability to lead and direct the flow and direction of the conversation, while at the same time, making me feel like I have total freedom. It made for a comfortable, engaging discussion; I felt like I was talking to an old friend in a bar.”
Michael Michalowicz
Michael Michalowicz
“I had a blast recording with Ryan for The Learning Leader Show.  It's obvious that Ryan is a very curious learner who is determined to make a difference in the world and help a lot of people... I highly recommend his podcast!”
Kare Anderson
Kare Anderson
“Ryan, I thoroughly enjoyed your adept interviewing and your impressive background and generosity of spirit.”
Steve Scott
Steve Scott
“As a recent guest on Ryan's show, I thoroughly enjoyed his interview style and depth of his questions.  He doesn't ask just about the basic stuff.  Instead he dives deep into the entrepreneurial strategies that actually work.  I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of his show.”
Dorie Clark
Dorie Clark
“Ryan Hawk is a smart and thoughtful interviewer who creates meaningful conversations.  Listening to his podcast is an investment in your professional education.”
Noah Fleming
Noah Fleming
“Ryan's a fantastic interviewer.  I was lucky enough to be an early guest on the Learning Leader Show.  Ryan was inquisitive and engaging during our discussion.  I'm positive audiences everywhere will find the content both educational and entertaining.”
Hal Elrod, Author of the #1 best-selling book, “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am)” www.MiracleMorning.com
Hal Elrod, Author of the #1 best-selling book, “The Miracle Morning: The Not-So Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am)” www.MiracleMorning.com
“I had an awesome time recording with Ryan on the Learning Leader Show.  I found his questions to be well thought out.  He was incredibly prepared.  We had a lot of fun and I know that we provided a lot of great content for his listeners.  I highly recommend his show as I know he has fantastic guests on every week.”
Jason Zook, Author of “Creativity for Sale,” which he self-published by crowd-sourcing over $75,000 worth of sponsorships on the bottom of each page of the book, www.JasonDoesStuff.com
Jason Zook, Author of “Creativity for Sale,” which he self-published by crowd-sourcing over $75,000 worth of sponsorships on the bottom of each page of the book, www.JasonDoesStuff.com
“One of my favorite interviews to date.  Ryan wasn't just prepared, but his interview style was very agile and made for great conversation.  He has a knack for talking to people and finding unique insights.”
Jenny Vrentas, Award winning Journalist for the MMQB with Peter King, MMQB.com
Jenny Vrentas, Award winning Journalist for the MMQB with Peter King, MMQB.com
“In my job as a reporter, I always hope that interviews feel less like interviews and more like conversations.  That's what Ryan does so well.  He asked a lot of great, thoughtful questions, but more than anything else, it was a good conversation between two people.”
Shane Snow, Best Selling Author of “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success”, CCO of Contently, Forbes has tabbed him the next Malcolm Gladwell
Shane Snow, Best Selling Author of “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success”, CCO of Contently, Forbes has tabbed him the next Malcolm Gladwell
“Ryan is a terrific interviewer and excellent human.  He embodies two things I value in a leader: thoughtfulness and incisiveness.  There's a lot to learn from this guy!”