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Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

Keynote Speaker: World Record-Breaking Pilot, Author, Plane Crash Survivor, Incomplete Paraplegic, Commercial Helicopter Pilot & Renowned Speaker on Mindset

Ryan Campbell Biography

Ryan Campbell is one of the world’s leading mental health and resilience keynote speakers. His gripping story of adventure and adversity leaves audiences in laughter, tears, and inspired into action. As a teenager, Campbell became the youngest solo pilot to fly around the world and was named one of Australia's 50 great explorers. But everything changed after a tragic plane crash that left him with a paraplegic diagnosis, told he would never walk again.

Over the next several years, Campbell’s incredible recovery back to walking and flying again defied the odds. While he ticked the boxes that defined success, his mental health had never been worse. Like many in today’s world, Campbell was struggling with burnout, anxiety, and depression.

His missing puzzle piece wasn’t found in a massive global expedition or miraculous recovery. Campbell’s greatest lesson was parked right in his driveway.

Today, Campbell speaks to organizations around the world about the life-changing power of prioritizing joy. Through the story of his Elvis-inspired 1960 pink Cadillac, he shares accessible and attainable frameworks that will immediately improve mental health, fuel performance, and transform culture.

Through harnessing the power of joy, Campbell helps audiences shift their thinking so that they can step back in order to show up better. All by asking one simple question...

What’s Your Pink Cadillac?

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Ryan Campbell Speaking Topics

What's Your Pink Cadillac? The Transformational Power of Prioritizing Joy

Dive into the joy-fueled resilience hidden in our hobbies, interests, and simple pleasures. In a fast-paced world where our challenges are relentless and the solutions seem out of reach, Ryan delivers a message of accessible, attainable change.

From the highs of a world record-breaking expedition to the most unimaginable low of a plane crash and paraplegic diagnosis, Ryan uses his story to highlight the realities of adversity and the role of resilience.

What’s Your Pink Cadillac? uncovers the most unexpected, transformational tool discovered in the most unexpected place, the purchase of a 1960 Pink Cadillac. Get ready to smile like a kid, step back, and show up better.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

  • Develop a new understanding of adversity and the role of resilience
  • Discover the hidden power of our hobbies, interests, and simple pleasures
  • Identify and share their own personal Pink Cadillacs
  • Unlock tools to improve mental health, fuel performance, and improve culture
  • Uncover the five steps to driving our Pink Cadillacs

As a keynote add-on, have a life-sized What’s Your Pink Cadillac? post-it board, where attendees share their ‘Pink Cadillacs’ – the hobbies, interests, and simple pleasures that bring them joy. The responses are placed on a wall at the end of the keynote and it will elevate the audience engagement and connection for the rest of the event.

Your Healthy and Positive Mindset Allows You to Change the World, One Patient at a Time - Sincerely, A Patient

World record-breaking pilot and plane crash survivor Ryan Campbell understands the power of the healthcare industry from a unique perspective - that of the spinal cord injury recovery ward.

Five breaks in his back, a fractured orbital, a shattered ankle, and a complete spinal cord injury at L1 left Ryan in hospital for six months as he began his journey back to walking and flying again. One of the largest contributors to Ryan’s recovery was the empowering healthcare environment, and he is now on a new mission to help those healthcare industry members who are struggling through their own change and adversity journeys.

The global healthcare system is experiencing immense challenges as a direct result of the pandemic. Always a high pressure and ever-changing world, COVID-19 is placing new and unexpected demands on day to day operations, leading to constantly evolving operational processes, high-stress workplace environments, paralyzing workloads, and healthcare workers who are now in need of their own care.

Immense fatigue, both mental and physical, is a threat to the core workforce of the healthcare industry. The negative effects from poor mental health in the workplace are extensive, and a threat in and of themselves.

The remedy? A strong yet simple foundational approach to ensure all healthcare industry personnel have the tools they need to succeed both personally and professionally.

Through virtual or in-person, Ryan’s dedicated healthcare industry sessions will not only provide a much-needed morale boost but will ensure the front-line workers and industry professionals are being provided with the tools, tactics, and mindsets to combat the change, challenge, crisis, and adversity that they are currently facing.

Ryan Campbell Videos

2024 Ryan Campbell Keynote Speaker Reel
Inspirational Virtual Keynote Speaker - Ryan Campbell

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How much does it cost to book Ryan Campbell for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Ryan Campbell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ryan Campbell are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ryan Campbell, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Ryan Campbell speak about?

Ryan Campbell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Adventure, Authors, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Growth, Mindfulness, Diversity & Inclusion, Disability, Inspirational, Motivational, Mental Health, Teamwork & Teambuilding and Corporate Culture.

Where does Ryan Campbell travel from?

Ryan Campbell generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Ryan Campbell?

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Ryan Campbell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Adventure Speakers, Authors and Overcoming Adversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ryan Campbell for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Ryan Campbell generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amelia Rose Earhart, John "GUCCI" Foley and Eric LeMarque. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ryan Campbell for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 14/03/2024.

Ryan Campbell Speaking Topics

  • What's Your Pink Cadillac? The Transformational Power of Prioritizing Joy

    Dive into the joy-fueled resilience hidden in our hobbies, interests, and simple pleasures. In a fast-paced world where our challenges are relentless and the solutions seem out of reach, Ryan delivers a message of accessible, attainable change.

    From the highs of a world record-breaking expedition to the most unimaginable low of a plane crash and paraplegic diagnosis, Ryan uses his story to highlight the realities of adversity and the role of resilience.

    What’s Your Pink Cadillac? uncovers the most unexpected, transformational tool discovered in the most unexpected place, the purchase of a 1960 Pink Cadillac. Get ready to smile like a kid, step back, and show up better.

    As a result of this program, attendees will:

    • Develop a new understanding of adversity and the role of resilience
    • Discover the hidden power of our hobbies, interests, and simple pleasures
    • Identify and share their own personal Pink Cadillacs
    • Unlock tools to improve mental health, fuel performance, and improve culture
    • Uncover the five steps to driving our Pink Cadillacs

    As a keynote add-on, have a life-sized What’s Your Pink Cadillac? post-it board, where attendees share their ‘Pink Cadillacs’ – the hobbies, interests, and simple pleasures that bring them joy. The responses are placed on a wall at the end of the keynote and it will elevate the audience engagement and connection for the rest of the event.

  • Your Healthy and Positive Mindset Allows You to Change the World, One Patient at a Time - Sincerely, A Patient

    World record-breaking pilot and plane crash survivor Ryan Campbell understands the power of the healthcare industry from a unique perspective - that of the spinal cord injury recovery ward.

    Five breaks in his back, a fractured orbital, a shattered ankle, and a complete spinal cord injury at L1 left Ryan in hospital for six months as he began his journey back to walking and flying again. One of the largest contributors to Ryan’s recovery was the empowering healthcare environment, and he is now on a new mission to help those healthcare industry members who are struggling through their own change and adversity journeys.

    The global healthcare system is experiencing immense challenges as a direct result of the pandemic. Always a high pressure and ever-changing world, COVID-19 is placing new and unexpected demands on day to day operations, leading to constantly evolving operational processes, high-stress workplace environments, paralyzing workloads, and healthcare workers who are now in need of their own care.

    Immense fatigue, both mental and physical, is a threat to the core workforce of the healthcare industry. The negative effects from poor mental health in the workplace are extensive, and a threat in and of themselves.

    The remedy? A strong yet simple foundational approach to ensure all healthcare industry personnel have the tools they need to succeed both personally and professionally.

    Through virtual or in-person, Ryan’s dedicated healthcare industry sessions will not only provide a much-needed morale boost but will ensure the front-line workers and industry professionals are being provided with the tools, tactics, and mindsets to combat the change, challenge, crisis, and adversity that they are currently facing.

Ryan Campbell Videos

2024 Ryan Campbell Keynote Speaker Reel
Inspirational Virtual Keynote Speaker - Ryan Campbell
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