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RYAN BASHAM (he/him)

Award-Winning, Emmy-voting Entertainment Pro, DEI Practitioner, and LGBTQ+ Grassroots Activist.

 

Empowering the diversity of tomorrow's world changers.

ABOUT RYAN

Making Change

My mission in life is to advance our society’s structural and systemic inclusion and equity by working to cultivate the health, wellbeing, agency, and genuine acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and other minority/disadvantaged groups, and I can't wait to partner and be part of the change with you. 

 

I'm a multifaceted professional with 15+ years experience in diversity & inclusion, content development, communications, leadership, people development and coaching. I am a high energy, charismatic, confident professional with stellar presentation skills, top shelf program development/management skills, and a gift for reading people quickly that helps me change hearts and minds with unusual efficacy.  

 

I am an inspirational leader with a track record of making organizations, communities and the world better places through empathetic listening, engaging story-tellng, advocacy, education, training, and proactively lifting up and empowering the diverse voices and stories of others. 

 

Drawing on my experiences as a queer man, a seasoned policy leader who advocates for and obtains tangible results for LGBTQ+ folks and other minority/disadvantaged communities, an award-winning film, television and marketing stroryteller, and an experienced coach, I excel at identifying and empathetically communicating root causes and unacknowledged internal and external dynamics which enables me to design, co-create and get buy-in for new systems and narratives that produce tangible, transformative change rather than cosmetic fixes.

 

My place is at the leading edge of making the world a better place for those who need it most. I look forward to building that world together. 
 

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COACH/TRAINER
AND SPEAKER

 

COACHING/TRAINING & SPEAKING

A multitude of offerings for creatives, businesspeople, and seekers across the board.

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SPEAKING

Dynamic, engaging, and informative talks and presentations on a multitude of topics, adaptable to the needs of the audience. 

Key topics include: leadership development & team building, diversity & inclusion, building a career in entertainment, and more.

EXECUTIVES, BUSINESSES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Executive/leadership coaching, team building trainings, and custom-built coaching and training programs for a multitude of organizational challenges and opportunities.

ACTORS & CREATIVES

Brand, business, and career coaching for actors and other creative professionals.

As an award-winning, Emmy-voting producer and former talent manager, Ryan has been working with creative professionals for more than 15 years.

 
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POLITICAL ANALYST
AND ACTIVIST

 

POLITICAL ANALYST

Not your mama's political pundit.

Ryan has been a sought after expert on the political process, progressive policy, and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community for years.

Recent appearances include CNN, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), and numerous cable channel and podcast episodes.

 
 

RECENT HITS

CNN Equality Town Hall
CNN Equality Town Hall
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KPCC's Take Two
KPCC's Take Two
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'18 Election Night Coverage - Westside Democratic HQ
'18 Election Night Coverage - Westside Democratic HQ
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Bonobos' #evolvethedefinition Campaign
Bonobos' #evolvethedefinition Campaign
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Discussing Gender Identity - Nothing. By Gary.
Discussing Gender Identity - Nothing. By Gary.
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Understanding Politics with Ryan Basham - Advanced Beginner Podcast
Understanding Politics with Ryan Basham - Advanced Beginner Podcast
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LGBTQ+ AND PROGRESSIVE LEADER

Ryan's first campaign was his mother's run for city council when he was in high school. He eventually became a senior leader of political campaigns and heavyweight organizations. Most recently, Ryan was:

 

  • Vice President of Communications at Stonewall Democratic Club, the nation's oldest LGBTQ+, feminist and progressive political group. He also founded Stonewall's leadership development program.

  • Advisor to the Biden for President campaign, focusing on the cross-organizational OUT for Biden effort and intersectionality with campaign groups that focused on minority/disadvantaged groups.

 

INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH RYAN BASHAM?

ryan [at] ryanbasham [dot] com