Guy Ryan


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


Guy is an Edmund Hillary Fellow, was awarded Young New Zealander of the Year in 2015, 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 a passionate advocate of the power of young people to create solutions to the big issues of our time.

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 initiatives of Inspiring Stories include the prestigious national event Festival for the Future, and Future Leaders programme, and the speaker bureau representing top Kiwi talent Inspiring Speakers.

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