Ryan Matthews




What does a decorated veteran, inspirational speaker, author, and trainer of elite Army K-9s turned expert entrepreneur have to do with inspiring audiences to move past old fears and belief systems, connect on a higher level, and communicate more effectively?  Everything.  As a survivor of childhood trauma, a veteran who silently suffered with PTSD, and a resilient man having had multiple near-death experiences, he’s found a way to take all that he’s been through and use it for good.

Ryan has trained more than 3,000 civilian dogs using his proven formula (RCTR), which he’s modified to create a winning 7-step formula to help humans dive into their unlimited potential as well.  His World Of Dog Training Online eLearning platform and Peace of Mind CBD have helped dogs from around the world overcome pain, illnesses, and behavioral issues.

Author of "The Canine Connection" and "The Art of Dog Training", Ryan shares powerful messages about the reality of living with PTSD, the process of transformation, and cultivating a warrior mindset to thrive despite the odds stacked against him.

Ryan’s first TEDx Talk, "Overcoming PTSD Using Dog Training Techniques" was met with incredible reviews. His dog, Zeus, a Belgain Malinois, actually wowed the crowd being the first dog to perform learned behaviors on a TEDx stage. In his second TEDx Talk titled "Life Lessons Dogs Teach Humans" Ryan shares the tools, strategies, and life lessons that dogs have taught him. In his talk he highlights valuable life lessons dogs teach us on a daily basis. Best of all, Ryan’s dog, Zeus accompanied him for both of his TEDx Talks.

Ryan Matthews has dug in and done the work, a ‘lifelong student’, committed to mastering the skills, mindsets, and strategies to create transformational change and proven results for himself and his diverse audiences alike.  In a world full of chaos and confusion, Ryan Matthews uses his techniques to encourage people to think outside of the box.  We’re often told what to do, but Ryan is committed to teaching the how.

He guides his audiences through exercises to quiet their minds, make peace with their past, use forgiveness as an asset and channel any limiting beliefs to unlocking their unlimited potential.  Using his 7-step process, Ryan shows people how to lead healthier lives on a soul level.  He found that his work with his furry K-9 buddies could be translated into the human world too, which is where his transformational work really began.

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Mila Diamond

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Ryan's stories kept the audience on the edge of their seats.  As I listened to his fascinating and often heartbreaking stories, it was a rollercoaster ride from the depth of pain and despair to the heights of positivity, to overcoming unimaginable obstacles, to opening his heart and inspiring others.  He has a rare combination of expert knowledge with being a passionate, engaging, charismatic and funny speaker.  Perhaps the most brilliant facet of Ryan's speaking style is his ability to connect with the audience in a deep, authentic and heartfelt way.