Launch of the autobiography of Ben Ryan, coach of the Olympic gold Fijian rugby team

21st September 2018

The incredible story of how one man inspired a nation of underdogs to achieve sporting greatness.
As one of the most successful rugby coaches in the history of the game and the man who took Fiji to rugby sevens Olympic gold in Rio 2016, Ben Ryan’s insights into authentic leadership and high-performance cultures are in demand from corporate leaders and organisations wanting to unlock success through maximising human potential.


“Ben’s incredible story of his road to the Gold Medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is full of clear messages about leadership that will resonate with any audience!”

His newly released book shares some of his amazing stories and learnings that have huge relevance and meaning for individuals, businesses and organisations the world over.

The background story:

It is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first-ever Olympic medal. He has never been to Fiji.

There has been no discussion of contracts or salary. But he knows that no one plays rugby like the men from these isolated Pacific islands, just as no one plays football like the kids from the Brazilian favelas, or no one runs as fast as the boys and girls from Jamaica's boondocks.

He knows too that no other rugby nation has so little - no money and no resources, only basic equipment and a long, sad history of losing its most gifted players to richer, greedier nations.

Ryan says yes. And with that simple word he sets in motion an extraordinary journey that will encompass witchdoctors and rugby-obsessed prime ministers, sun-smeared dawns and devastating cyclones, intense friendships and bitter rows, phone taps and wild nationwide parties.

It will end in Rio with a performance that not only wins Olympic gold but reaches fresh heights for rugby union and makes Ben and his 12 players living legends back home.

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Ben’s proven approaches to success and achieving audacious goals through aligning vision to values are winning over executives and corporate audiences everywhere.

His frameworks for people empowerment, effective communication and unleashing peak performance are redefining how to develop champion teams and lasting, winning cultures.

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