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Ryan Gottfredson    

Mindset Author, Researcher & Consultant

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge leadership development author, researcher, and consultant. He helps organizations vertically develop their leaders primarily through a focus on mindsets. Gottfredson is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership and The Elevated Leader: Leveling Up Your Leadership Through Vertical Development.

He is the founder and owner of his consulting company, Ryan Gottfredson LLC, where he specializes in elevating leaders and executive teams in a manner that elevates the organization and its culture. He has worked with top leadership teams at CVS Health (top 130 leaders), Deutsche Telekom (500+ of their top 2,000 leaders), Experian, and others. He has also partnered with dozens of organizations (e.g., Federal Reserve Bank, Nationwide Insurance, Cook Medical) to develop thousands of mid-level managers and high-level leaders.

He is also a leadership professor at the College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Gottfredson has published over 20 articles across a variety of journals including: Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. His research has been cited over 4,000 times since 2018.

Speech Topics

Success Mindsets: The Key to Meeting Today’s and Tomorrow’s Challenges

Unleash the hidden potential within your organization as Ryan Gottfredson guides leaders and employees on a thrilling journey of mindset transformation. Discover the four "Success Mindsets" essential for agility, innovation, and boundary pushing, and assess your personal mindset strengths. Elevate your thinking to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, unlocking a culture of fearless exploration and groundbreaking achievements. It's time to ignite “Success Mindsets” and revolutionize how your organization thrives in a dynamic world.

Rise & Thrive: Building Resilience and Mental Wellness for Leaders and Employees

Discover the keys to unlocking a culture of thriving amidst rising demands on leaders and employees. Join Ryan Gottfredson in this empowering workshop where you'll delve into the root causes of mental wellness struggles plaguing organizations today. Gain invaluable insights and practical strategies to elevate resilience and overcome the challenges that hinder true success. It's time to break free from surviving and start thriving in the modern workplace.

BECOME BETTER: How to Transformationally Elevate How You Operate as a Leader, Teammate, and Person

Most personal development efforts focus on DOING BETTER. But, the key to transformational development is to BECOME BETTER. Join cutting-edge personal development coach and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., as he introduces the latest science in personal and leadership development. Specifically, he will explain how we have a DOING side (i.e., our knowledge, skills, and abilities) and a BEING side (i.e., our character, psyche, mindsets, and consciousness). And he will provide best-practice and research-backed guidance for how you can upgrade your BEING side to BECOME BETTER.

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