Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell

From a world record-breaking pilot to a paraplegic plane crash survivor, Ryan Campbell uses real-life stories and actionable takeaways to help build resilient, unstoppable teams. At 15, Ryan took to the sky solo for the first time. At 17, he began planning an expedition and, at 19, made history as the youngest person and first teenager to fly solo around the world. Just a few short years later, Ryan was diagnosed a paraplegic following a horrific plane crash. From flying the world to learning to walk and fly again, Ryan uses his TurbulenceTough brand to share a lifetime of experience and the lessons learned with audiences worldwide.

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Building Resilient, Unstoppable Teams Much like unexpected turbulence, tomorrow’s challenges are entirely unknown. However, one thing we can be sure of is the certainty of future storms. Successful organizations are fueled by resilient teams, prepared to not only ride out the bumps but efficiently harness adversity to fly faster and higher than ever before. Through an inspiring, rollercoaster ride of real-life adventure and adversity, Ryan Campbell shares the tales and take-aways that inspire, equip and encourage the pursuit of your unique maximum potential. From a world record-breaking, 24,000-mile solo flight around the world to learning to walk and fly again as a paraplegic plane crash survivor, uncover the truths behind becoming TurbulenceTough from one of Australia’s 50 Greatest Explorers. In this session, attendees will learn how to -

  • Understand how adversity is an opportunity for growth
  • Adopt a system to track personal and team development
  • Efficiently extract, store and sharpen your most powerful resilience toolsIdentify and operate to your own maximum potential
  • Understand why Bruce Springsteen was right; everyone needs a Pink Cadillac...What's Your Pink Cadillac?

In todays fast paced, ever evolving corporate environment there has never been a more important time to focus on work-life balance. One of the most common forms of turbulence is burn out. Through an unnecessary and somewhat irresponsible purchase, a 2.5 tonne Pink Cadillac, Ryan discovered the power and fulfillment in the things that make you smile like a kid. Ryan now brings the ‘What’s Your Pink Cadillac?’ message to audiences around the world and the response has been incredible.Let’s step back from the desk to discover your Pink Cadillac and show up better in all areas of your professional life! In this session, attendees will learn how to - Understand the implications of work-life ‘imbalance’Find the one thing that makes them ‘smile like a kid’Find, drive, and share their own ‘Pink Cadillac’ Laugh! And learn things about their co-workers that they never knew


“The BEST event our CFO organization has seen” — Gilead

“From the minute I talked to Ryan and heard his story, I knew that he was perfect for the OH SHRM conference and he did not disappoint. Ryan was engaged with our attendees through the entire week, attending sessions and networking. His closing Keynote was amazing and taught us all how to build our mindset toolbox. What do we as individuals need to be resilient and TurbulenceTough? He made us laugh, he made us cry and he was real! I can't recommend him enough!” - Kim Robertson, Conference Chair, SHRM Ohio

"The impact Ryan had in helping us realize how often we deal with and navigate through change along with the insights and tools on how to navigate through change was so valuable. I left his talk better equipped and in search of my own Pink Cadillac" - Fortune 500 Financial Services Firm

"If you are looking for a guest speaker for your corporate function that will captivate an audience both young and old, I recommend that you consider asking Ryan to be your guest speaker, as his story is very unique for one so young and his goal setting and determination allowed him to achieve his dream of being the youngest person to fly solo around the world." - Martin Ongley, National President, SAAA