Ryan utilizes his NHL playing and coaching experience, and more to illustrate the importance of creating a HUNRGY team culture. In his presentations Hungry Wins! & Leading Hungry Teams, Ryan highlights the intrinsic motivators and extrinsic team principles that help teams increase their Hungry spirit for success.
Why do NHL teams spend more time practicing than playing? Because we all know that practice increases performance. According to the NTL Institute, people retain 75% of what they learned when they practice. Ryan’s unique brand of experiential, interactive training increases fun and retention, putting a new spin on the term, Power Play.
You must be a champion before you can win a championship. Warren Buffet said, “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” If you don’t have a program in place to inspire, grow and encourage your inner game, Ryan invites you to try out his online video coaching system.
Ryan Walter was drafted #2 in the world and became the NHL’s youngest-ever captain for a time as a Washington Capital. He went on to be an NHL All-Star and Stanley Cup Champion with the Montreal Canadiens, and NHLPA Vice-President and NHL Man of the Year while playing for the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan’s colourful career has also included coaching, acting, broadcasting, writing, and being the President of a professional hockey team.
FINDING A WAY TO WIN
I am thankful for my 17 seasons as an NHL player and coach, which certainly accelerated the learning curve for me in the 3 critical areas of Leadership, Team, and Performance. You can see in our model that Team Synergy and Performance form the sides of the triangle, while Leadership remains the foundation of all success. Culture is shaped whether we focus on it or not. Intentional growth and development in the 3 areas of the Performance triangle will shape a positive, more engaging culture. I have chosen to center my topics on these 3 areas of passion, with the goal of inspiring a revitalized, hungry, and better future for all.
"I also wanted to thank you for your counsel and advice as we moved to change HR, build the culture and execute on core people projects here at eHealth. You kicked off our change and engagement meeting and set a great tone. Recently, we made the Globe and Mail Greater Toronto Top Companies List – a great indicator of progress and a brand boost for our transformation efforts."− Jamie Allison, Vice President, Human Resources, eHealth Ontario
"I first met Ryan in 1977, when he was 18 years old. I’d had the privilege of knowing some incredible leaders in my own young life, in sports, in the military and, by then, in the business world. But, then, I had the opportunity to see the best, young natural leader I had ever encountered. I’ve followed Ryan’s career ever since and I know you will come away from participating in his workshop with a greater understanding of what it takes to lead a winning team. I believe you will also be inspired to pursue new heights, as so many others have before you."− Brendan O’Farrell,Retired Chairman and CEO, HCM International
"Pass on a special thanks to Ryan. The stores are telling us he was one of the best speakers we've had."− Hank Funk, President, Cap-it International
"Today was an incredibly beautiful, rewarding and value-added learning experience for our Leadership Development Team and our students at Seton Hall University. The insights and perspectives into leadership that were shared, the wonderful stories that brought them to life and the passion that brought depth and meaning to the words was magnificent in its sincerity and caring. The beautiful, simple and heartfelt statement that a student made to me, “He is absolutely great!” captures the students’ feedback on their experience.”"− Michael Reuter Director, Center for Leadership Development Seton Hall University