FOUNDER & HOST
Ryan was born in Birmingham to West Indian parents and the only sibling to a single-parent mother who tirelessly worked hard to raise her son in a council flat. Despite the great challenges, Ryan was creative with a natural curiosity for learning which was discovered at an early age during his attendance at Prince Albert Primary, which was also Ozzie Osbourne's school.
Ryan's teachers recognised his innate creativity and nurtured his artistic abilities which led to gaining a place at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) to study a degree in Visual Communication and Moving Image. Ryan's world moved very quickly and he soon landed his first job at the BBC after graduating from University to start working on daytime TV shows, including BBC Real Rooms and House Call as a TV Production Runner.
Fast forward, Ryan lives in Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, South West London and has been a school teacher for over a decade. Throughout Ryan's life, he found the courage to open up about his early childhood, which included racial abuse and bullying at school for over 5 years, which led to trauma that he was able to mask for years until he decided, it was time to open up.
Despite the negative past, Ryan has been able to carve a career and purpose for his life. Ryan was never born into privilege but was raised with a sense of dignity, self-respect and belief in a better world. Ryan is the founder and Creative Director of The Brand Thinker boutique agency, Wellness Advocate and Host of the Hey Ryan Podcast. The Hey Ryan Podcast is committed to helping men realise they are not alone and they never need to put on the brave face and hide what's going on inside.
Ryan plans to look at this with his podcast guests to give men a fresher perspective, and help them to understand wherever they are, admission of feelings has nothing to do with femininity or being less masculine, it is simply a science of energy. Emotion is directly translated as energy in motion.