Governance Consulting and Public Speaker

Ryan Painter is a driven and inspiring person with a unique story and boundless energy. He excels at helping organizations reach their potential and motivating them to overcome self-imposed obstacles to achieve life-changing goals. 

As a public speaker on mental health, overcoming self-doubt, and learning from starting over, Ryan will engage and enthrall your audience to help them see that they already have the tools they need to build a thriving life.

Ryan believes that small things can have a huge impact on success and balance in life, business, relationships, and mental health. With his background in public service, community improvement, and Board Governance, Ryan brings a unique set of stories, skills, and experience to every talk he gives.

Portrait of Ryan Painter

My Services

Board Orientation and Development

Receive individualized or group support for your new or more experienced board members to ensure they are following best practices.

Strategic Plan Support

Discover how to develop a strategic plan that doesn’t collect dust, creates actionable results, and propels your organization forward.

Constitution and Bylaw Review

Dig deep into your organization with a focused review of your constitution and bylaws to ensure your organization is in compliance with all legal requirements.

Public Speaker

Invite Ryan to inspire with his story of overcoming immense odds, transforming his life, and his personal growth.

An expert in strategic planning for non-profits, boards, and small to large businesses.

Ryan has experience that is grounded in improving communities all across British Columbia. For 20+ years Ryan has gained experience that makes him uniquely qualified to help boards navigate challenging waters. Experience that includes:

  • Chair of the Greater Victoria School Board and School Trustee
  • Executive Director of the Capital Region Charitable Gaming Association
  • Vice-Chair of the BC Association of Charitable Gaming
  • Chair of the View Royal Parks, Recreation and Environment Advisory Committee
  • Treasurer of the View Royal Community Association
  • Federal Executive and Council of the New Democratic Party of Canada
  • Provincial Executive and Council of the BC New Democratic Party

Ryan has no shortage of experience, dedication, and passion for creating equitable, functional, and impactful board environments.

With Ryan’s 20+ years of experience, he can help if your organization is looking for guidance with:

  • Strategic plan implementation, review, and updates
  • Board orientation and development
  • Constitution and bylaw reviews and updates
  • Policy development
  • Unique projects.

"Small things can have a huge impact."

Impactful Public Speaker

If you need help with strategy, motivation, branding, or advice – you’re in the right place. Ryan is multi-passionate, and more than anything, he wants to ignite your drive, help you overcome your obstacles, and empower you to take the next step on your journey.

Ryan has overcome many of his own medical and mental health struggles from his early years into young adulthood, and went on to find success in relationships, public service, and organizational governance and leadership. 

Having sat as the Greater Victoria School Board Chair, and continued to consult on board governance, strategy, and leadership, Ryan brings his wealth of experience to every interaction.

The success of you and your audience matters to Ryan, so if you want an engaging speaker, get in touch and find out how Ryan can help your team launch to new heights.

Ryan is no ordinary speaker. His passion for storytelling exudes emotion and empathy. His concise style and ease of delivery make him highly accessible and relatable as he tells his story that weaves together a journey of trauma and triumph of the soul.

Andrew Weaver

Climate scientist, Former MLA and Leader of the BC Green Party

Ryan is an absolute go-getter. His energy and enthusiasm mean you’re getting someone who is focused on your goals and needs and on delivering the highest quality end product.

Heidi Foord

Administrative and Marketing Director, Invictus Commercial Investment Incorporation

Ryan connected with me and helped to materialize a dream of starting my society. His compassion and knowledge have been a real asset in launching a society which will benefit People with disabilities. As an autism and Mosaic Turner Syndrome mom, as well as a Special Education teacher, I am grateful for his invaluable assistance.

Michelle Dosanjh-Johal

Author, Special Education teacher

What People Say

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