I say YOUR blog, because this blog is for YOU. I want it to be a place where you visit to become YOUR VERY BEST!

We may or may not have met. Regardless, I know something about you. I know that somewhere within you, there is an element of you that hungers for greatness, and is waiting to be unleashed. You may have started freeing this element and have empowered it to positively impact the people and world around you. Or perhaps, this element is something you are keeping under wraps. Regardless, you likely (1) feel scared about fully unleashing this element, (2) don’t know how to fully unleash it, or (3) both. This blog is designed to help bring out your innate greatness, and it is an honor to be a part of your journey.

To introduce myself, I am Ryan Gottfredson. I am a husband, a father, a leadership professor, and someone who has a strong desire to positively and meaningfully contribute to the lives of others. Almost 10 years ago, I set off on a journey to become someone that could live out this desire. This journey started when I entered my Ph.D. program in a field of study catered to learning what makes people and leaders successful (organizational behavior and human resources, with a minor in social psychology).

During these 10 years, I have learned a lot, engaged in a lot of research, taught hundreds of people, and have consistently applied what I have learned to become the person I am today. While I am not yet where I want to be, or where I will be, I am bursting at the seams to share with you some things that will enable you to become YOUR VERY BEST.

Specifically, this blog is about improving your life, your work, and your leadership, and being successful in those areas. It will largely cover topics that will help you become more of a positive influence in the lives of others and someone that other people want to follow. Some primary topics will include leadership, mindsets, purpose, trust, and more.

Thank you again for letting me be a part of our journey.

If, at any time, I can be of greater help to you, please do not hesitate to reach out (ryan@ryangottfredson.com).

In the meantime, tell me what you are working on to improve your life, work, and leadership below. This will help me cater my posts to meet you where you are at.

Now, let’s unleash our greatness and create the brightest future that we can.