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Richard J. Bryan

Richard J. Bryan

International CEO takes you beyond theory and shares his Road-Tested Leadership Lessons to help you accelerate your success.

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Price range

  • $15,000 - $25,000
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Expert

  • Business
  • Business Growth
  • Generational Issues
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Succession Planning
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Experience

  • Automotive
  • Real Estate
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Career

  • 13 Years
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  • About

    He was just 28 when Richard J. Bryan took the reins of the 100 year old, $120 million, family business – a car and truck dealership.  As he moved into the role of CEO he soon discovered the business was losing $3.5 million a year, was just months away from bankruptcy and there was no succession plan in place.

    Fortunately, Richard found Frank, a seasoned executive and business turnaround specialist who helped put Richard and the business on the road to success.  Richard formed a vision for the business, forged a team of A-Players and ultimately saved the family business.  Along the way, Richard learned a lifetime of lessons about succession planning and business leadership and today shares that knowledge with current and next gen business leaders.

    Richard lives in Evergreen, Colorado with his wife and teenage daughter (his son has already flown the nest and is at university in California!). He makes regular visits to his hometown of Bristol, England where he owns BBH Properties, a real estate development company. A former rugby player, Richard keeps fit skiing and golfing with family and friends.

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    Keynote | Educational | Motivational

    In this interactive and entertaining program based on his book, “Handing Over the Reigns: A Concise Guide to Succession Planning,” Richard shares how to create a seamless leadership transition from one generation to the next.  Richard will use his personal story as a case study and share entertaining stories that provide humor, encourage audience participation and teach the simple strategies that need to be in place for succession planning to be successful.  Audience members will walk away with a personal action plan they can implement the first day back at their organization. Richard will show the audience not only what to do, but what NOT to do to guarantee business continuity for years to come. 

    Key Takeaways: 

    •            Develop (or update) your succession plan now before you need it!

    •            Understand how to hire with next-generation leadership in mind

    •            Minimize conflict by planning ahead

    •            Learn the difference between a contingency plan and a succession plan for your business

    •            Know what to look for when building a team of trusted advisors

    •            Ensure a seamless leadership transition from one generation to the next and guarantee business success for years to come 

    This program is ideal for business owners, family businesses and anyone faced with a leadership transition.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational

    (Success)ion Planning Strategies for Current and Next Gen Business Leaders

    In this interactive and entertaining program based on his book, Handing Over the Reigns: A Concise Guide to Succession Planning, Richard shares how to create a seamless leadership transition from one generation to the next.  Richard will use his personal story as a case study and share entertaining stories that provide humor, encourage audience participation and teach the simple strategies that need to be in place for succession planning to be successful.  Audience members will walk away with a personal action plan they can implement the first day back at their organization. Richard will show the audience not only what to do, but what NOT to do to guarantee business continuity for years to come.

    Key takeaways

    • Define your Leadership Role– Leverage your unique talents to focus on what only you can accomplish for your enterprise
    • Cultivate a Team of “A-Players”– Hire people you trust who have future leadership potential
    • Create a Succession Plan– Insure a seamless leadership transition from one generation to the next and guarantee business success for years to come

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational

    Richard J. Bryan became the reluctant CEO of his family’s high-profile business at the ripe and “not-so-ready” age of 28.  He faced huge challenges and made some impressive mistakes along the way. Now, he’d like to share highlights from his journey to help you. 

    Richard goes beyond theory, to outline the 7 reality-tested leadership lessons he learned along the road to becoming a respected leader. Richard will share excerpts from his no-nonsense, leadership book, Being Frank, to help you smooth out some of the bumps along your road to greatness. 

    Key Takeaways:

    Leadership Lesson #1: Know Your Role
    Focus on what only you can and should be doing as a leader.

    Leadership Lesson #2: Hire People Smarter Than You
    Place the right people in the right role and then…get out of their way.

    Leadership Lesson #3: Stay Coachable
    True leaders know that asking for help is never a sign of weakness.

     

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    “His presentation style was unassuming and knowledgeable, which immediately built rapport with our audience. In short, Richard was highly effective and I would recommend him without hesitation.”

    John Deere Robert Z.
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    “Working with Richard has taken our Region's business performance to new heights! His direction and expertise have advanced our overall growth and bottom-line performance.”

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car Clint Y.
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    “As a Director and leader of a global business, I have found Richard's insight into leadership, people management and managing a business through change of great value. Richard's an outstanding speaker, who utilizes story-telling, practical "lessons learned" and humor, delivered with real authority and authenticity.”

    Arrows Group Global UK Mike J.
As a Director and leader of a global business, I have found Richard's insight into leadership, people management and managing a business through change of great value. Richard's an outstanding speaker, who utilizes story-telling, practical "lessons learned" and humor, delivered with real authority and authenticity.
Arrows Group Global UK Mike J.