Guy Ryan


Speaking topics: engaging millennials, creativity and entrepreneurship, leadership, purpose-driven business and social enterprise.


Guy was awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015, was a finalist for Most Inspiring Person in the NZ Innovator Awards, named an honorary Paul Harris Rotary fellow, and has served on boards and strategic groups for business and government. Guy has spoken internationally and at home to more than 25,000 people, including TEDx and World Forums.

Guy is a entrepreneur and a leader. He’s built numerous ventures, both for-profit and charitable, and is particularly passionate about social enterprise as a means to help solve the complex and urgent challenges our world faces.

As the Founder and CEO of Inspiring Stories, he’s built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships that have helped support more than 6,000 young New Zealanders to unleash their potential. Core programmes include the flagship national event Festival for the Future, the accelerator Live the Dream, and national film competition Making a Difference.

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