Ryan Hopkins

Chief Impact Officer at JAAQ, Former Future of Wellbeing Lead at Deloitte & The UK's Wellbeing Leader of the Year

  • Author of ’52 Weeks of Wellbeing: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Fulfilling Work Life’
  • Host of the Audacious Goals Club
  • Creator of Toilet Break Wellbeing
  • LinkedIn’s Top Voice for Work Life Balance
  • Former Global Workplace of the Future Lead for Finastra
  • The UK’s Wellbeing Leader of the Year
  • The Inspiring HR Leader of the Year

Discover Ryan Hopkins’s biography of published work below.

52 Weeks of Wellbeing: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Fulfilling Work Life
52 Weeks of Wellbeing: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Fulfilling Work Life
  • 2024 – Ambassador for Save a Warrior UK CIC
  • 2023 – Chief Impact Officer at JAAQ
  • 2022 – Future of Wellbeing Lead for Deloitte
  • 2021 – Global Workplace of the Future Lead for Finastra
  • 2021 – Qualification in The Science of Wellbeing from Yale University
  • 2020 – Colleague Experience Manager, Wellbeing & Collaboration Lead for Sainsbury’s Digitial, Tech and Data
  • 2017 – Future of Work Consultant for Deloitte
  • 2017 – BA in International Business Management from Oxford Brookes University
  • 2015 – BA in International Business Management from London Metropolitan University
  • 2009 – Banking Advisor for Halifax

When Ryan Hopkins is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Future of Work
Employee Experience

Ryan Hopkins stands as a beacon of hope and transformation in the field of mental health and wellbeing. His journey, marked by a mission to engage one billion people in the pursuit of wellbeing, is nothing short of inspirational. Having already impacted over half a million lives directly and engaged with over ten million individuals across social media platforms, Ryan’s reach is extensive. His addresses to more than sixty thousand attendees at various conferences and events highlight his profound influence and commitment to fostering a culture of mental health awareness and self-improvement. Through his roles, including the Future of Wellbeing Leader at Deloitte and his vibrant presence as the host of the Audacious Goals Club, and creator of Toilet Break Wellbeing, Ryan leverages his expertise and experiences to drive conversations around work-life balance and the broader aspects of wellbeing.

Ryan’s contributions to the mental health dialogue extend beyond his speaking engagements. As the proud author of ‘52 Weeks of Wellbeing: A No-nonsense Guide to a Fulfilling Work Life’, he has touched lives globally, with his work reaching readers in over forty countries. His recognition within the industry, including nominations for various awards and his victory as the Global Emerging Wellbeing Leader of the Year, underscores his impactful work and the respect he commands in the field. His extensive collaborations with prominent organisations and governments worldwide, including the BBC, Microsoft, and The Economist, further illustrate his commitment to advancing wellbeing strategies and policies that prioritise mental health.

Despite his considerable achievements, Ryan’s journey is rooted in personal struggle and resilience. Having faced a life-altering accident at nineteen, which led to a deep depression, and years of battling mental health challenges, his story is one of overcoming adversity. These experiences have not only shaped his empathy and understanding but have also fuelled his passion for advocating for mental health awareness and support. Ryan’s ability to transform his struggles into a force for positive change is a testament to his strength and dedication to his mission.

Currently, as the Chief Impact Officer at JAAQ, Ryan continues to break new ground. His work at JAAQ, a pioneering mental health social platform, exemplifies his innovative approach to improving access to mental health resources and support. By offering a space where individuals can interact with experts and those with lived experiences, Hopkins is at the forefront of revolutionising mental health care. His unwavering commitment to making a tangible impact in the lives of individuals and fostering environments where people can thrive underscores his role as a leading figure in the mental health community. Through his efforts, Ryan Hopkins is not only achieving his ambitious goals but also inspiring a generation to prioritise wellbeing and embrace their best selves.

Official Testimonials

Ryan Hopkins is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Ryan brought great focus, practical advice and visibility to the digital balance and future of work at Finastra. His approach and actions turned what could have been a performative token gesture into an internal cultural shift which made a real difference… I found his advice enabled me to model, and expect, healthier work practices.”

Sarah, Customer Success Enablement and Operations Leader, Finastra

“Ryan is an incredible wellbeing and collaboration leader… he has achieved so much – often encouraging colleagues to prioritise physical health, mental health, great tips and techniques on how to sustain a lifelong commitment to personal wellbeing… a burst of energy and a ray of positivity who is very approachable, fun and knowledgeable.”

Rebecca, Agile Coach, William Hill

“Integral and driving force behind business change”

Mike, Head of Diversity (Intelligent Infrastructure), Network Rail

To enquire about Ryan Hopkins for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@mentalhealthspeakers.co.uk or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 296.