Ryan Leaf Speaking Engagement FAQs
Below, he shares his thoughts on some of his most commonly asked questions.
After living so much of your life in the public eye, what inspired you to begin sharing your story with audiences around the United States?
I do it because it helps me stay of service, and in the hope that someone out there in the audience is struggling or knows someone close to them who is struggling like I was and I can give them the strength to ask for help.
What motivates you each time you speak to a new group?
A sober, peaceful, and unchaotic life. Being of service to others, humbling myself by knowing that this has nothing to do with me and what other people may think of me, but rather about that one person out there in that audience that is looking for a way to save their life.
After attending one of your engagement, what are you hoping people walk away understanding?
That there is a solution and you don’t have to do this alone. That I’m just like all of you regardless of the facts of fame, fortune, and failure.
How is sharing with others a part of your own recovery?
It keeps me connected, it keeps me humble and having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, I try to carry this message to those who still suffer and practice these principles in all my affairs
What is one of your favorite things about speaking to audiences?
Being in the same room as someone and being able to get across the seriousness and emotional aspects of this disease and the ability to show them the evidentiary proof of my surrender and acceptance and how I get to do it every single day.
What portions of the speaking engagements stand out the most?
The Q & A portions of the speaking engagements tend to be the most memorable especially at schools with the youth and young adults. There tends to be some very upfront questions mostly in a way of saying “Okay, we just listened to you for 45 mins, now validate why we just did that!”