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ABOUT RYAN HAWK
Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).
A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey & Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, Ryan speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offers structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders.
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“Ryan Hawk is a master of dualities: He’s a great leader, but also a ferocious learner. He’s an accomplished athlete, but he’s also excelled in the business world. He’s eminently interesting, but he’s also genuinely interested. Ryan has uncovered the secrets of what the best leaders do and how they think. If you are a new manager transitioning from player to coach, do yourself and your team a favor and read this book. Welcome to Management will teach you to lead like the pros and build a team that wins together.”
“Every new manager makes mistakes. But you might make fewer of them if you follow the practical advice that Ryan Hawk has spent years collecting.”
“A thorough, well-researched, and highly practical manual for new managers. When you promote someone, first congratulate them, and then immediately hand them a copy of this book.”
“Welcome to Management is the ultimate all-in-one guide to becoming a great leader—from developing the right skills, to building and managing teams, to coaching your employees. Whether you’re a novice in a brand-new leadership role or a veteran looking to get better, this wise book is for you.”
“Ryan Hawk’s work provides nuanced and articulate insights into the best way to begin developing a plan for bringing to light how we should lead—and it starts with reexamining ourselves.”
“Being a member of the Learning Leader Circle (LLC) has enhanced and accelerated my leadership growth both professionally and in my personal life. Ryan and the rest of the LLC members support my curiosity, challenge me to expand my knowledge base, and push me toward continued growth and excellence in all my endeavors. Those whom I lead as well as those who have placed me in leadership have taken notice and have expressed their recognition of this growth. Personally, the results are showing with increased speaking and teaching opportunities, encouragement to take on higher levels of leadership, and have been instrumental in preparing me for a promotion. I often refer to my Learning Learner Circle as my Mastery Group.
“Ryan was the first person I reached out to when my company needed a speaker for an event. We were lucky enough to book him for an event that brought the sales teams from several of the companies under our umbrella together and he killed it.”
“I still have people quoting Ryan about “saying yes to the uncomfortable” over a year after he spoke.”
“The knowledge and guidance I have gained from and contributed to our Circle far surpasses that which I would have gained from an individual mentor. Further, the relationships formed in just under a year within our Circle would have easily taken me 7-10 years to form on my own. This time-savings alone—that I am currently surrounded by 11 like-minded mentors and friends, as opposed to 7-10 years from now—has been well worth the investment for me.”
“Elevating my network and learning from other high achievers has helped me build better relationships in and outside of the workplace. In the last year, I can attribute lessons from the group to helping me achieve greater than 50% growth in my business. Further the group dynamic helped me facilitate better discussions and focus at home, enabling me to be more present and making me (I hope) a better Husband, Father, Sibling and Friend.”
“As a transitioning military leader, the Learning Leader Circle has been tremendously valuable by connecting me to an incredible group of like-minded civilian professionals from a range of industries and points in their career…. It allowed me to absorb lessons about corporate culture, leading outside of the military, and solutions to challenges I’m likely to face in my next career. I feel significantly better prepared, not only for networking and interviewing, but to hit the ground running and add value quickly in my next career opportunity.”
“I’ve been coming to this conference for 25 years.
That was easily the best keynote I’ve seen in all of these years.”
“Ryan Hawk’s Leadership Academy was a valuable experience from which I continue to use lessons in improving my everyday leadership. I have significant leadership experience leading large groups of individuals through complex and at times dangerous operations for the last 16 years. This is one of my most memorable and useful leadership development experiences which continues to positively impact my everyday leadership. His exercises are designed to get you to think more deeply about your leadership than ever before!”
“Ryan Hawk is that rarest kind of people – a truly curious soul who asks questions that drill down into the heart of the matter, leave space for contemplation, and gently urge his subjects to look inside for answers they might not yet have discovered themselves.”
“Working with Ryan Hawk has been a game changer! Before working with Ryan, I had the desire to improve but I just didn’t know where to focus my efforts. His outside perspective, previous experience, and probing helped me define what was important. Then we focused on the top priorities to increase my productivity and efficiency. After one year with Ryan my sales went from average to the highest in the history of the firm by a very wide margin. When you work with Ryan be prepared to radically shift your mindset to what is possible.”