Episode 080: Ryan Estis – From Rock Star Sales Professional To World Class Speaker & Entrepreneur

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Episode 080: Ryan Estis – From Rock Star Sales Professional To World Class Speaker & Entrepreneur

Ryan Estis has that “It” factor.  He’s a leader who you just feel compelled to listen to.  This conversation/interview was extremely enjoyable for me.  Ryan brought value the entire time and has a knack for sharing actionable content throughout all of his conversations.  We are fortunate to have him as our featured leader on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

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 Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka.

Ryan supports the world’s leading brands, including Liberty Mutual, Darden Restaurants, Goodyear, the Dallas Cowboys, Medtronic, ECCO USA and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board and a certified Human Capital Strategist.

Episode 080: Ryan Estis – From Rock Star Sales Professional To World Class Speaker & Entrepreneur

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“Be Careful About Getting Too Good At The Wrong Things.”

The Learning Leader Show

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of high achievers?
  • What is your origin story?
  • How were you able to leave your “rocket ship” type career to be an entrepreneur?
  • Discuss the importance of leaping outside your comfort zone…
  • What’s the process to become a paid speaker?
  • How do we implement and execute on our learnings?
  • What are 3 things I could do within 30 days to help build out my speaking business?
  • What are some of the key life lessons you’ve learned from your experiences?
  • How do you define a “Learning Leader?”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance of curiosity and focus on self-improvement
  • You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with
  • Great books: Think and Grow Rich & The Richest Man In Babylon
  • Hitting Reset and how that can help you grow
  • Implementation of coaching you receive
  • Specific tips to create a speaking business
  • Being willing and able to adapt on a daily basis

“Leaders are learners.  They are constantly looking to level shift and improve.”

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Ryan Estis is a unique leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From RyanEstis.com  

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 Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka.

Ryan supports the world’s leading brands, including Liberty Mutual, Darden Restaurants, Goodyear, the Dallas Cowboys, Medtronic, ECCO USA and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board and a certified Human Capital Strategist.

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