Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a mental success coach and cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets and mindfulness. Ryan holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University and is a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He is a well-published leadership, management, and organizational behavior researcher in several industry leading journals: Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies.

Ryan has consulted for dozens of organizations across a variety of industries including banking, healthcare, education, and energy; including being a Research Lead with Gallup, Inc. Ryan also has extensive training experience, having conducted trainings for companies including: Mondelez, Experian, Volcom, Virginia Realtors, Spireon, Association of California Cities-Orange County, and CSUF. He is available as an expert source on various topics such as leadership, management, agility, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, employee engagement, and performance management.

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Great seminar that truly helps change the perspective on leadership behavior. The simplicity of the material makes it easy to understand how improvement is possible for everyone.


The training and content was fantastic and applicable. Ryan was great with his delivery that resulted in meaningful personal and professional reflection and discussions. I look forward to future sessions.


This was an eye-opener for me and I’m glad I got to learn these 4 mindsets. I will definitely revisit these mindsets and begin to apply them in my everyday life, not only in my leadership positions. 

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