I’M A PODCAST HOST, AUTHOR, & ADVISOR

I created The Learning Leader Show in 2015 as a way for me to follow my curiosity about leadership and excellence with great rigor. It has since been listened to by millions of people in more than 150 countries. Forbes called it, “the most dynamic leadership podcast around.” Inc Magazine said, “it’s one of the 5 podcasts to make you a smarter leader.” Apple named it an “all time best seller” in 2020.

I’m the author of Welcome to Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader. Book Authority recently named it to its 100 Best Management Audiobooks of all time (#25). Forbes called it, “the best leadership book of 2020.”

Prior to launching the Leadership Advisory practice at Brixey & Meyer, I worked in corporate America for 12 years. I started as an entry level telephonic sales rep and worked my way to manager, director, and ultimately VP of sales for a multi-billion dollar company.

When I’m not recording podcasts or writing books, I try to help leaders be more effective. Some of the ways I do that: fascinating Leadership Circles, 1:1 advising, and teaching in The Learning Leader Academy. Finally, I regularly deliver keynote speeches on leadership and performance excellence. I’ve spoken all over America and abroad in front of thousands of people.

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Ryan has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches all over the world. He’s worked with Fortune 500 companies, conference organizers, and leaders in the academic world. He has a passion for speaking on stage and immediately impacting the actions of each attendee.

“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.”

Liz Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts

“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.”

Adam Grant, Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

“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.”

Todd Henry, author of Herding Tigers

“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.”

Daniel Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human

“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.”

General Stanley McChrystal, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Teams

“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.”

Joseph Neikirk, Site Manager

“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.”

Matt Kaminsky, Major Accounts District Manager, ADP

“I’ve been coming to this conference for 25 years.
That was easily the best keynote I’ve seen in all of these years.”

Mike Erdmann, CEO at Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties

“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!”

Marietta Sanders, Lt Col, United States Air Force

“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.”

Robert Kurson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Shadow Divers

“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.”

Lee Kerfoot, Hotel Real Estate Broker

RYAN HAWK IS PROUD TO SPEAK FOR AND CONSULT WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING BRANDS