Starting out as a rugby player himself, Ben seamlessly moved into the world of coaching and led the Fiji 7s Rugby Team to win a Gold medal at the Rio Olympics. This historic achievement taught Ben incredible lessons of leadership, communication and management that he can pass on to the corporate world in an engaging and empowering way.
Ben Ryan has a truly unique story, achieving legendary status in the world of rugby. In his keynotes, Ben highlights essential factors for establishing and sustaining the right environments that cultivate success and true engagement, including the critical need to collaboratively align values and vision with consistent communication. He discusses the importance of adaptive leadership, agile responsiveness and effective ways to build trust.
The longest-serving and most successful England Sevens coach, his last tournament with them took them to the World Cup final - a feat not accomplished for 20 years.
Starting out as a rugby player himself, Ben seamlessly moved into the world of coaching to lead the Fiji 7s Rugby Team to win a Gold medal at the Rio Olympics. This historic achievement taught Ben incredible lessons of leadership, communication and management which he can pass on to the corporate world in an engaging and empowering way.
Ben first played for Bedford Blues and West Hartlepool in the Premiership, following his move into coaching, he began this career in the 15-a-side game. Shortly after, he was appointed as Director of Rugby at Newbury RFC, and his talent was quickly noticed here.
Ben’s forward-thinking approach and radical strategies have seen him have a fruitful career coaching southwest schools and England U18s as well as guest coaching various Premiership Clubs.
His most historic and successful move was his coaching appointment of the Fiji 7s team, leading them to win an Olympic Gold medal in the 2016 Rio games. Ben was named Ratu Peni Raini Latianara in Fiji, became Chief in the province of Serua, and was awarded the Companion of the Order of Fiji, the highest order attainable on the Islands.
He is the Pacific Person of the Year and was short-listed for World Rugby Coach of the Year. These incredible achievements are a testament to Ben’s ground-breaking coaching strategies.
As author of the bestseller 'Sevens Heaven: The beautiful chaos of Fiji's Olympic dream', Ben shares this amazing journey and authentic insights for developing empowered teams. Ben’s methods help companies and audiences to
maximise performance both personally and in business, resulting in even more meaningful outcomes - and a great big dose of passion along the way.
An empowering leader, Ben’s unique story of class, culture and communication makes him the perfect speaker to impart lessons of management, strategy and trust to unlock peak performance.
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