EXPERIENCE ... INSPIRING YOUR BEST
Ryan utilizes his NHL playing and coaching experience to teach companies how to create HUNGRY 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.
FINDING A WAY TO WIN
I am thankful for my 17 seasons as an NHL player and coach, which certainly accelerated my learning curve 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. Intelligent 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.
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.
"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