Welcome to our international guest list of professionals from the NFL, Strength trainers to authors and so much more.
The current list is our first selection of podcast guests with episode 1 to be released at the end of July and further episodes thereafter. We will continue to update this list every week or month, and listen out for who will be with Ryan for the first of many Hey Ryan Podcasts.
Sean L James (USA)
Sal Kassam (UK)
Colby Sharma (Toronto)
Vincent Andriano (Sydney)
Hannah Young FCCT FRSA (UK)
Mark Beynon (UK)
Dr Rakish Rana (UK)
Gary Lewis (UK)
Bruno Alcantara (USA)
Gavin McCormack (Sydney)
Ryan Sterling (USA)
Ally Salama (UAE/Toronto)
NFL Former Pro Football Player, Businessman & Philanthropist
Seam James is a former two-sport college athlete and a professional football player for Minnesota Vikings who has developed a successful career in business and finance – managing accounts totalling over 150 million dollars, and in philanthropy.
After ending his athletic career over 25 years ago, he has made a point of exploring multiple professional arenas. Sean has coupled the lessons he has taken as an athlete along with those he has gained as a businessman, with an MBA from George Washington University in order to solidify a successful career in wealth management and an important role in the world of philanthropy.
Pictured with Andy Cohen, Bravo's Late Night Talk Show Host
Strength Coach & Founder of Red Pill Fit
After university, Sal's dream was to be an Officer in the Royal Marine Commandos. He passed through numerous stages of their rigorous interview process, he narrowly missed the cut at the very last hurdle. He decided it was time to change his approach and went to work in The City.
But for Sal, working as a Consultant didn't fill him with enthusiasm! So while working his job, he redirects the disappointment from the Marines training to be a Paratrooper. He went on to be awarded the coveted maroon beret and the prize for the top recruit on the program.
The physicality of a paratrooper appealed far more than long hours over his desk, so he combined his skills and qualified as a fitness coach, quit his job and co-founded SALECCA in 2009, which became Red Pill Fitness (RPF) in 2020.
Author of Curve Ball
Colby Sharma is a law graduate and self-help author from Toronto. His first book is called The Curveball - A Story of Grit, Adversity, and Winning the Game of Life. His passion for writing and being a creator comes from his love of books and ideas. Colby's main message is helping people - especially kids thrive in uncertain times.
Part of Colby's story is that he overcame a learning disability to graduate with honours from Law School. Colby self-published The Curveball which is getting some great reviews. The book has also been picked up by a major international publisher.
Colby's mission is to focus on spreading the important lessons from the book as far as possible.
Founder of Future You Wealth
Ryan Sterling founded Future You Wealth in 2019 with the goal of ensuring all of our members and families achieve their own version of financial peace and independence by bringing mindfulness and intention to the wealth management process.
He has been featured in media outlets such as Business Insider, CNN Money, Huff Post, and is a TEDx Speaker. he is also the author of the bestselling wealth management book, 'You're Making Other People Rich.' Before starting Future You Wealth, he worked at some of the world's leading financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, AllianceBernstein and Capital Group.
Founder of Hexis21
Hannah is a teacher of History and Politics for almost 20 years and a Fellow of the College of Chartered Teachers (FCCT). She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). The RSA is a global community of active problem-solvers motivated by a shared set of values (open, optimistic, pioneering, rigorous and enabling).
Hannah aims to help teachers find ways to develop curiosity, creativity and courage to inspire innovative ways of thinking and doing among young people. She creates free teaching and learning resources to help develop 21st-century skills and is the founder of Hexis21 that takes a deeper dive into these skills with helpful free resource material.
Central to Hannah's outlook on life within education is well-being for schools and pupils alike which are the foundations of her entire work.
TV, Film & Theatre Actor
Vincent Andriano has trained as an actor at Howard Fine Acting Studio, Australia, and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Vincent graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Media in Screen Production and English Literature and Post-Grad Directing at Australian Film, Television, and Radio School (AFTRS).
His Feature Film credits include Manny Lewis (2015), Terminus (2016) Rough Stuff (2016) SFv1 (2016).
Vincent's career is climbing high and believes in managing one's mental health and having a therapist, for which he is an advocate and sees the importance as a man and entertainer.
Founder of The Clear Coach
Dr Rakish Rana - The Clear Coach - is an experienced life coach and an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Having attained a PhD in toxicology from the University of Leicester, Rakish has gone onto have a 20+ year background in IT operations & service delivery (ITIL Expert), project management and team management. The pivot to coaching was formalised after obtaining his Practitioners Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching.
Rakish is a member of the International Coaching Federation. He focuses on challenging, encouraging and supporting high-achieving individuals to help them overcome their fears and gain confidence to have huge success in life. Rakish coaches, them to build their emotional intelligence and take more joy out of life.
Founder of Gary Does Copy &
Senior Copywriter at Publicis Sapient, UK
Gary Lewis is a seasoned copywriter with a wealth of experience writing and crafting word copy for a range of media from web copy, UX copy to B2B/Tech sales guides and scripts for explainer videos.
Gary is the founder of Gary Does Copy. He is also a mental health advocate who currently plans to start new initiatives to create a space for employees to open up and feel comfortable talking about anxiety in the work place.
Financial Advisor & Mortgage Broker
Mark Beynon is a financial broker with over 15 years in the financial industry providing a holistic approach for his private clients where he advises them in various portfolios from pensions, investments, to mortgages and protection.
Mark is a mental health advocate and local councillor for Kingston upon Thames. He is part of a local mental health movement - Time To Change Kingston aiming to change the way people think and act about mental health with a focus to help remove stigma and discrimination.
Founder of EMPOWER Magazine &
Middle East's Mental Health Ambassador
Ally Salama is a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster, Ex-Pro Athlete, and The Middle East’s Mental Health Ambassador. He founded empower-mag.com, the first Mental Health Magazine in the Middle East, winning Harvard's Top 7 Most Impactful Social Initiatives in 2019 & earning recognition from the World Health Organization.
He hosts Apple’s #1 Charting Youth Leadership Podcast “Empathy Always Wins” - the world's exclusive leadership and mental health podcast focusing on empathy. Currently living in between Toronto & Dubai, Ally is building his startup: the Arabic & English digital peer support network tackling marginalized youth mental health crisis, EMPWR.
Life Coach and Pit Crew TV Star
on RuPaul's Drag Race
Bruno Alcantara is a member of the hit TV Show RuPaul's Drag Race Pit Crew team. He is also a model and advocate for men's mental health for the LGBTQ+ community as a certified Life Coach.
Bruno was born in BraziI in a small town called Ilheus, Bahia. He got the lucrative and high-profile casting with RuPaul's Drag Race following a casting on Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour and the rest is history.
He works as a committed Life Coach for the LGBTQ+ community and who shares his life experiences of anxiety through his Instagram posts to motivate and empower vulnerable people.
The Principal at Farmhouse Montessori School, Australia, TEDx Speaker and Author
Gavin McCormack has written a series of books for both children and adults on education. He also leads one of the most successful and prestigious schools in Australia as Principal of Montessori School.
Gavin McCormack has run hundreds of miles to raise money to build new schools, teacher training centres and libraries in the Himalayan region of Nepal, which he regularly travels to each year.
He was nominated for Australian Principal Of the year 2020 and recognised as the 10th most influential Educator in the world by LinkedIn. During his engaging talks, he expresses the importance of changing mindsets and by doing so, we can impact the world but it all starts from within.