About Ryan Jenkins

Generations Keynote Speaker, Millennial
and Gen Z Author, and Team Connection Expert

  • Ryan Jenkins, CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional)™ is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, virtual trainer, and a Wall Street Journal bestselling author on the topics of leadership, generational differences, workplace loneliness, and the future of work.
  • For a decade Ryan has inspired and equipped audiences with the necessary insights and tools to succeed in the new era of work.
  • He is an active columnist for Inc Magazine, Psychology Today, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Satisfied Clients

What Ryan Is Known For

A Trusted Event Partner

Ryan knows how critical it is that your audience gain valuable insights and actionable strategies to improve themselves and the organization. Vague, canned, uninspired, and outdated content won’t cut it with your audience. Ryan knows how much is riding on this event and all the important details that go into making it a success. Working with Ryan is easy. No diva status when working with him, just extreme focus on your audience’s needs and ensuring a smooth event. Ryan looks forward to partnering to craft a unique, results-driven, and memorable learning experience that your audience won’t stop talking about.

10+ Years, 10+ Countries, 3 Continents

Ryan’s forward-thinking approach to generations, workplace loneliness, and the future of work has made him one of the most highly sought after keynote speakers and trainers around the world. Coca-Cola, Salesforce.com, John Deere, The Home Depot, Wells Fargo, Delta Air Lines and many more of the world’s most admired companies trust Ryan.

A Proven Thought Leader

Ryan’s latest book debuted at #7 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and it was named the #3 Top Leaderhip Book of 2022 as voted by tens of thousands of readers. As a keynote speaker, Ryan is a proud member of the National Speakers Association and a CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional)™, a premier designation that only 12% of speakers worldwide hold. You can feel confident in Ryan’s delivery and results. 

A Cutting Edge Researcher

Ryan has written over 300 articles for Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Psychology Today. He has written three books, The Millennial Manual, The Generation Z Guide, and Connectable. Ryan also hosts three podcasts, Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, The Future of Learning and Development Podcast, and The Case for Connection where he interviews Fortune 500 leaders, New York Times Bestselling Authors, and some of today’s top thought leaders about work trends and the future of work. Ryan is committed to bringing the most relevant and innovative ideas to his audiences.

Accomplished Leader & Entrepreneur

Ryan is the co-founder of Sync Leadership Experiences (LX). For over 8 years, SyncLX has delivered the leadership development that leaders deserve. Ryan is also Partner at Rivet, a tech platform that intelligently matches co-workers to cultivate better 1-on-1 connections. Ryan’s teams are committed to creating lasting impact long after Ryan has delivered his presentation.

A Proud Husband and Dad

Ryan is a dedicated family man currently living in Atlanta, GA with his wife Ashley and their children, Ella, Landon, Meyer, and yellow Labrador Bauer. When Ryan is not hanging with family, speaking, or writing you can find him sampling craft beers, reading, or attempting to play golf.

Connection is now the most important workplace currency of the future.