Business Turnaround Consultant & Speaker


Go beyond theory with business turnaround speaker Richard J. Bryan and re-live the business turn-around tactics he learned over coffee (lots of coffee) with his brilliant, common-sense, business mentor Frank. Richard became the reluctant CEO of his family’s high-profile business at the age of 28, after his father became ill. He was facing $5 million of company debt, tough competition, unhappy manufacturer partners and, to top it off, the business was losing $3.5 million a year! He looked around and decided he needed help. Enter Frank.

Fill your cup, pull up a chair and learn the top 10 road-tested, turn-around tactics that saved the business. With the help of the right mentor, Richard took his family business from near bankruptcy to profitable sale over the course of 10 years. He has gathered his key learnings (the good, the bad and the ugly) in his no-nonsense, leadership book Being Frank. He will share select excerpts from his book with you, in this value-packed, reality-tested, freshly brewed program.


Key Takeaways From business turnaround speaker Richard J. Bryan

  • The Perils of Indecision: Trust your gut and stop second-guessing yourself
  • Find Your Focus: Remain laser-focused on your end goal, amid organizational chaos
  • The Power of a Plan: Strengthen your resolve to make the tough decisions

“Richard is a rock star! A Brit but still a rock star!”

— J. T., President, Sill-Terhar Motors Inc.

“Richard has an uncanny ability to cut through organizational problems and uncomplicate the complicated! Richard delivers in a way that cuts straight to the heart of the topic of discussion!”

— Brady George, Operations Director, Almeda

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Joe Stewart, EO

“We recently a fabulous event with Richard Bryan.  I was quite impressed and highly recommend him if you are looking to fill your calendars with a quality event.”

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Robert Zipse, John Deere

“During his presentation, Richard facilitated round-table discussions to assure that our attending dealer-CEOs were more likely to go home and implement the concepts he presented. He used well researched examples and his call to action was right on the mark.  In short, Richard was highly effective and I would highly recommend him to anyone.”

– Robert Zipse
Division Manager, Dealer Development John Deere

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