Ben Ryan – Keynote Speaker

Rugby Coach; led the Fiji 7s Rugby Team to win a Gold medal at the Rio Olympics (2016)

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Specialist Subjects

  • Unlocking peak performance
  • Channelling motivation
  • Cultivating success
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Team development
  • Agile responsiveness
  • High performance culture


  • English


Ben Ryan is one of the most successful rugby coaches in the history of the game and the man who led the Fiji Rugby 7s team to their gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

His insights into authentic leadership, mindful development of people, open communication and high-performance cultures are in demand from corporate leaders and organisations wanting to unlock success through maximising human potential.

Ben Ryan shares with companies worldwide the most effective ways to channel motivation and unleashing peak performance within teams. Ben’s extraordinary experience coaching the Fiji Rugby 7s team to their gold medal at the Rio Olympics provides valuable lessons with stories and messages that are applicable to any organisation or team.

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.

In order to thrive in today’s competitive world, leaders must be able to mobilise all their resources and utilise the techniques that bring out the very best from every team member. As author of the bestseller “Sevens Heaven: The beautiful chaos of Fiji’s Olympic dream”, Ben Ryan shares this amazing journey and authentic insights for developing empowered teams.

Through his conferences, Ben Ryan’s methods help companies and audiences to maximise performance both personally and in business, resulting in even more meaningful outcomes. His audiences have included leaders and product teams from some of the largest automotive, communications and technology companies in the world.

Ben Ryan was accorded the highest order, the prestigious “Companion of the Order of Fiji”, and is the first non-Fijian Chief with eternal land on the island.

Besides his role as a world-class speaker, Ben is an ambassador for HSBC and Fiji Airways, sharing his life lessons as consultant and role model for business, prestigious sporting and youth organisations.

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