Ryan Estis Full Bio


Ryan Estis is a business performance expert helping companies, managers, leaders and sellers more effectively connect to their two most important audiences:  employees and customers.

Regarded as “one of the best keynote speakers ever” by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Bill Gates, Marcus Buckingham and Stephen Covey, Ryan focuses on the human element of business and delivers an experience that blends interaction, energy and actionable content designed to elevate business outcomes.  His message is a compelling crusade on corporate culture, communication, client acquisition, brand ambassadorship, change and preparing to thrive in the ultra-competitive, hyper-connected business environment we now know as the new normal.


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Helping Optimize People and Performance

The former Chief Strategy Officer for the $100-million People Marketing division of McCann-Erickson World Group Advertising, Ryan Estis is widely recognized as a leading expert in leadership & culture, sales effectiveness, branding & social media, and HR/workforce trends.  He now serves as the Chief Experience Officer in his growing speaking and consulting practice, as a USA Sr. Associate with Employer Brand International, an advisory member on the SmartBrief Workforce Council, is a certified Human Capital Strategist and professional member of the National Speakers Association.

Highly-Sought Expert and Author

Ryan approaches the platform prepared to impact the world of work and employee/ customer evangelism with powerful ideas, case study examples, in-session action planning and energy that makes the moment memorable enough to ensure meaningful outcomes.  His work has been featured in Electronic Recruiting Exchange, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Professional Magazine, HR Times, SHRM, Business News Network, Crain’s Business, Staffing Management Magazine, and the books Your Employer Brand and Employer of Choice.



Passion on Purpose: Building a Winning Work Culture

Passion. Not necessarily the personal kind. But an exploratory journey of the passion that intersects with where we make a living. Passion at work. How can culture be your sustainable competitive advantage? This high energy, high impact keynote will answer that question and offer leaders actionable content to impact your work culture today!

Generation NeXt: Leading through the Generational Divide

Today’s business leaders are now faced with balancing the needs, attitudes, opinions and work styles of four distinct generations. The identity issues and ideology conflicts are on the rise as the burgeoning millennial generation arrives in the workplace with an evolved set of expectations about employment and their opportunity to have an impact from day one.

The Social Shift: Trends, Technology & Transformation to Accelerate Business Performance

Social media has introduced new channels to effectively communicate and influence culture and engagement -- and these new trends will continue to transform our approach to workplace and customer relationships.  This high energy, multi-media and interactive keynote experience is designed to elevate the understanding and opportunity associated with social media and marketing strategy.

Employment Branding 2.0: Where Marketing Meets HR to Build a Talent Advantage

Through this challenging economic climate, employers have been forced to confront harsh realities around image, reputation management, cost containment, employee engagement, productivity, and in many instances, source new critical skills to evolve the business.  Meanwhile the pace of technology and innovation has dramatically altered the way we connect, communicate and collaborate in the workplace. Learn about the 8 key steps to elevating communication and branding for talent!

Rock Star Selling

Professional Selling has changed. A new era has emerged where more sophisticated and demanding buyers carefully guard their time and approach any purchasing decision with caution, scrutiny and rigor that simply didn’t exist a few years prior.  Earning attention, opportunity and partnership with today’s buyer requires advanced sales skill and a shift in strategy. Today’s seller has to be better than good. Or, Rock Star good!

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Engage! Leading an Inspired Workforce

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