Guy Ryan


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


Guy is an Edmund Hillary Fellow, was awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015, was a finalist for Most Inspiring Person in the NZ Innovator Awards, 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, supporting more than 7,000 young New Zealanders to build their entrepreneurship and leadership capability, and their ideas to make a difference. The flagship programmes of Inspiring Stories include the prestigious national event Festival for the Future, and the Future Leaders – backing young people in rural and provincial New Zealand.

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