Keynote Speaker

  • image

    Ryan Leak


    What Our Goals Require Most is the Bravery to Fail


    What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Chasing Failure is all about having a vision for a dream, a goal, a mission, and knowing that the road will be paved with failure, but still proceeding with conviction and passion. This is what sets those who succeed beyond measure, from those who simply exist. The fear of failure will keep you inside a box, stall innovation, and make sure you hesitate anytime you even think about taking a risk that could help you achieve goals beyond your wildest dreams. As leadership expert and our Keynote Speaker Ryan Leak shares, you don't actually have to get over the fear. Just do it scared and take really good notes. 


    When you're Chasing Failure, you're either going to win or you're going to learn. Hopefully, both will happen. Join us on Friday of AAPD 2024 at the Opening Ceremony as Ryan shares the blueprint for success by giving you an approach to see what the predictable failures might be, so you can circumvent those more easily, or deal with them more effectively when they arise.


    Ryan Leak is an author, executive coach, and motivational speaker who gets to inspire over 50,000 people every single month, and AAPD is excited to have him as our keynote speaker for AAPD 2024! He trains over 15,000 leaders every year from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams and his viral Surprise Wedding story has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and other various media outlets.


    He’s the author of the USA Today best-selling book, Chasing Failure: How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success. His most recent book, Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal And Professional Development is a Wall Street Journal Best Seller. He’s married to Amanda and is also the assistant coach for his son’s basketball team

AAPD 2023 Pictures

Did you attend AAPD 2023 in Orlando? Relive all of the fun with the photos from the week!