Ryan grew up in the small town of Aston in Birmingham, to West Indian parents who came over to the UK in the 70s. His parents separated during his early years and were raised by a single mother who worked tirelessly to bring him up. Ryan's start in life was very difficult living in a council flat for many of his teenage years before being accepted at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Life changed radically for this ambitious man.
He soon found his feet as a creative and went on to work at the BBC in Pebble Mill as a daytime TV Production Runner, where he learned fast the skill of television and research. Ryan's personality was soon recognised and encouraged to pursue TV Presenting, which he had a go out, but soon realised it requires more than just personality, so he kept this in mind and went on to study a teaching degree as his plan B, with a teaching career of over 15 years.
Today, Ryan's life has evolved into one that he calls, his life mission to see 10 Million men break free from anxiety as he did. Ryan's life today is a testament to his resilience to overcome great adversity and make it appear effortless but has been a life skill, he has mastered. Now, as a regular guest on Times Radio, Host of Hey Ryan Podcast, Creative Director of The Brand Thinker and CEO of a new motivational event designed for Men, called MATC, which is the acronym for Men, Anxiety and The Conversation, he has proven, you can do it.
Men care too much about society to share what's going on inside. That's why we do, what we do. We want them to care less about opinions and put their mind first. Life's about the mind and body, without both intact, you're not living.
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To help 10 million men in the UK break free from anxiety and live again with purpose and direction.
To be the trusted self-improvement brand for men, which positively impacts lives and suicide rates to decline across the UK and globally, through the content we create.
Purposeful - Living with intention
Fearless - Living progressively with confidence
Curiosity - Open to learning and discovering
Individuality - Finding your true DNA
Adapt - Willingness to change
Independent - Never requiring external validation
Instinct - Learning how to trust your gut