Ryan Gottfredson

  • Mindset

  • Leadership 

  • Success 

  • Team Performance 

  • Business


About Ryan Gottfredson

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D., is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best-Seller Success Mindsets: Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work & Leadership. He has developed the most comprehensive and research-backed mindset framework to date and uses it to help organizations, leaders and people unlock greater success, emotional intelligence, agility and future-readiness.

Ryan’s informative and engaging presentations are based upon decades of academic research, including his latest cutting-edge research featured in Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Organizational Behavior as well as experiences working with dozens of organizations, including the top 100 executives at CVS Health, the top 500 executives at Deutsche Telekom and leaders at other companies including Mondelez, American Airlines, Paylocity, Volcom and CertaPro Painters.

Ryan is one of the most recognized professors at California State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, the fourth largest business school in the country, where he teaches and conducts research with MBA’s and upper-division undergraduates on topics related to leadership and organizational behavior.

Featured topics

Leader Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Effective Leadership

Effective and dysfunctional leaders are both trying their best. The difference lies in the quality of their mindsets. In this presentation, Ryan will help leaders become more of the hero and less of the villain.

Innovative Leadership

The most innovative and effective principles of leadership are often underutilized and overlooked. This presentation teaches effective leadership skills that deliver big results with less effort.  Leading by example.

  • Adversity equals opportunity

  • Pragmatic Empathy – Cultivating an environment of adapting, freedom to fail and effort to improve

  • Leading by Example – If we are not leading by example we are leading we are just setting a bad example

The Gift of Adversity

After being paralyzed and dying on the operating table I now see my injury as the wake-up call I needed to live my life with purpose. I use the lessons learned from my Gift of Adversity now to teach others actionable steps to live their lives to the fullest.

  • Accomplish your dreams

  • Tips to overcome any adversity 

  • Be inspired to achieve your greatness

  • 360 Gratitude 

What People Are Saying…

Assistant Principal
Thank you for sharing your truth with the world. The way you connected every story to a life learned lesson was supremely valuable.
Dr. Bob Choat
Marcus is highly skilled as a speaker, coach and mentor. His dedication to his craft as well as coming back from overwhelming odds is truly inspirational.
Chris Cebollero
You find inspiration with Marcus Aurelius Anderson with his Gift of Adversity. If you're looking for a speaker, motivator and teacher, this is your guy.

"Push forward your mindset, your behavior and thinking will follow"

- Ryan Gottfredson

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