Ryan Campbell

Holder of the Guinness World Record for Youngest solo pilot to circumnavigate the globe, Bestselling author & Plane crash survivor



Born To Fly

Born To Fly

How to hire Ryan Campbell

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to provisionally enquire about Ryan Campbell for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Ryan's official speaking topics include:

TurbulenceTough: Building Resilient, Unstoppable Teams

  • 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 tools
  • Identify and operate to your own maximum potential
  • Understand why Bruce Springsteen was right, everyone needs a Pink Cadillac

What's Your Pink Cadillac?

  • 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

Ryan Campbell is a tremendously talented, passionate and compelling speaker. He has an engaging personality that brings you into his story of accomplishments as a pilot and, while amazing in their own right, pale in comparison to overcoming a life-altering plane crash, the heartbreak of becoming a paraplegic, to once again being able to walk and fly his own plane. He is passionate about encouraging others to chase their dreams, about what it means to rise, fall, and rise again, and how to adapt when circumstances demand it. Ryan lives every day to share his story so that others can live victoriously, regardless of the road you find yourself on. - Mike - Westfall Gold

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 - SHRM 

We hired Ryan to motivate our team to close out the year strong - Ryan's story is a powerful one. What we got was so much more. In this day and age of back to back Zoom meetings and less time spent together as colleagues, Ryan's 'Pink Cadillac' message was something our team took to heart. We learned more about each other, and most importantly, what was most important in our lives. Thank you Ryan! - Peter - Sprout Social

Ryan’s story is an example of someone that has determination, resilience and purpose. He knew he was born with purpose and was not going to let adversity stop him from fulfilling that purpose. If anything, he took those challenges head-on which made his journey even more adventurous. Truly inspiring! - Ronda - Wawa

  • 2015 - Named Australia's 50 Greatest Explorers
  • 2014 - Author of award-winning Born to Fly
  • 2013 - CEO of Ryan Campbell Speaking
  • 2013 - Guinness World Record for the youngest person to fly solo around the world
  • 2011 - 2015 - Manager/Pilot of Teen World flight