I’ve established a reputation as an inspiring motivational speaker, connecting with audiences through heartfelt stories, real life adventures and lots of laughter. My mission is to help people realize their potential, follow their dreams and empower them to take action.*I also emcee events and fundraisers.

To have me come rock your school or business, email me at ryanvanduzer@gmail.com

“Ryan Van Duzer had one of our largest audiences to date (187 people) fully engaged and laughing out loud as he entertained them with funny adventure stories and heart-warming tales of people he has met on his journeys. Attendees left smiling and inspired after hearing of his support of Community Cycles. Ryan’s authentic love of life and commitment to his passions makes him an incredible speaker. REI would be thrilled to have him back any time to speak again!”-Sara at REI Boulder  

“Ryan Van Duzer had one of our largest audiences to date (187 people) fully engaged and laughing out loud as he entertained them with funny adventure stories and heart-warming tales of people he has met on his journeys. Attendees left smiling and inspired after hearing of his support of Community Cycles. Ryan’s authentic love of life and commitment to his passions makes him an incredible speaker. REI would be thrilled to have him back any time to speak again!”-Sara at REI Boulder

 

Speaking about my travel experiences on behalf of Travel Channel at the Travel and Adventure show in Washington D.C.

Speaking about my travel experiences on behalf of Travel Channel at the Travel and Adventure show in Washington D.C.

"Ryan came in and seemed right at ease with our high school students.  We are a small, tight-knit community, and he settled right in. Instead of a speech, he had a conversation with the teens about adventure, overcoming challenges, and going after exactly the life you want.  He was engaging, inspiring, and rallying. Both the students and staff were drawn to his positive and upbeat energy. We felt super lucky to spend some time with Ryan and to hear his story.  His infectious personality, patience, and flexibility made it an incredible experience for us."-Molly from Teens Inc in Nederland Colorado

"Ryan came in and seemed right at ease with our high school students.  We are a small, tight-knit community, and he settled right in. Instead of a speech, he had a conversation with the teens about adventure, overcoming challenges, and going after exactly the life you want.  He was engaging, inspiring, and rallying. Both the students and staff were drawn to his positive and upbeat energy. We felt super lucky to spend some time with Ryan and to hear his story.  His infectious personality, patience, and flexibility made it an incredible experience for us."-Molly from Teens Inc in Nederland Colorado

"We invite Ryan to speak to our first year students, incoming freshmen to the University of Colorado Boulder and new to the President's Leadership Class.  Of course he captures them with his bigger than life presence but he also deeply resonates with them as someone who wasn’t the typical top scholar.  He thrives on living his life on his terms – conservation, the good of humanity, personal integrity – and inspires our students to believe that they do belong and that their dreams can be big, unique, and unexpected – just like Ryan. -Jessie at the President's Leadership Class at the University of Colorado

"We invite Ryan to speak to our first year students, incoming freshmen to the University of Colorado Boulder and new to the President's Leadership Class.  Of course he captures them with his bigger than life presence but he also deeply resonates with them as someone who wasn’t the typical top scholar.  He thrives on living his life on his terms – conservation, the good of humanity, personal integrity – and inspires our students to believe that they do belong and that their dreams can be big, unique, and unexpected – just like Ryan. -Jessie at the President's Leadership Class at the University of Colorado

Trying not to bore the students in Naples, Florida as part of the Wellfit Institute

Trying not to bore the students in Naples, Florida as part of the Wellfit Institute