One of the things I treasure most about our next guest on The Grateful Showcase is his ability to build relationships. Relationships and connection that run well below the surface. I have had some of the most warming and fulfilled lunch and coffee conversations with this gentleman. Although, it seems like our path to initial connection took an army. It took a series of a friend of a friend, a colleague of a colleague, insisting that we connect for it to finally happen.
Over the last year, Ryan has shown up and supported me and Leadership Arts Associates in so many ways, he was one of the founding architects that helped bring the inaugural men’s conference event to life. A dream that has been in the making for me for nearly three years. Not only did Ryan show up and support, he showed up authentically and with a willingness to be vulnerable. Through podcast interviews, live streams and at the event itself, Ryan’s vulnerability and authenticity reached and inspired so many.
We rarely take the time to fully appreciate the power of connection. We don’t fully consider the potential connection possesses. But when you find it, have it, experience it with someone – trust me when I say, you wouldn’t trade it for the world. It is the opportunity to be you, authentically, with someone. Sadly, a rare occurrence for many. Thank you Ryan for being that opportunity for me.
“Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued – when they can give and receive without judgment.” -Dr. Brené Brown
About Ryan McShane
Ryan McShane, has been serving the Human Resources Profession for over 20 years and currently operates a consulting firm specializing in Human Resources, Leadership Development and Career Transitions Consulting. Prior, to that Ryan worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, learning the various cultural norms, principles and practices of each sector and applying that learning to create High Performance Leaders and Organizations today throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania. Ryan is also the immediate past president for the largest Local SHRM Chapter in the state of Maryland, Chesapeake Human Resource Association, (CHRA). Ryan’s professional affiliations include serving on the Board of Chesapeake Human Resource Association (CHRA), Board member and Membership Director of Hunt Valley Business Forum, a founding member of Conscious Capitalism- Central Maryland, a Member of York, PA’s local SHRM chapter, a Member of UMBC’s Instructional Systems Development (ISD) Advisory Board, and a former Member of the Boomer Council, an advisory council focusing on civic engagement and mature workforce strategies. Ryan is passionate about creating and leveraging existing tools and systems to enable both, individuals and organizations to achieve their highest potential through greater awareness and a conscious approach to workforce management, honoring all stakeholders, wherein equal consideration is given to People, Planet and Profit.