Dr Ryan C. Warner

Sought-after consulting psychologist

globally recognized speaker

Military veteran

Scholarly researcher


To some, Ryan’s personal uniqueness may have been seen as a significant disadvantage, but for him it is a sole contributor to his authentic spirit. As a Black male who experienced early discrimination and learning challenges while being raised in a single-parent home, Ryan was pushed to overcome many hurdles to succeed. Today, Ryan uses his past experiences as fuel to facilitate motivation, change, and impact for the clients he serves. As a globally recognized speaker, award-winning psychologist, published scholar, and military Veteran, Ryan is passionate about assisting teams with creating a culture of inclusion to maximize their potential. He takes an energetic and customized approach when speaking on topics related to microaggressions in the workplace, disability inclusion, mental health, and psychological resilience. With a PhD in Counseling Psychology, Ryan utilizes his expertise on human behavior to drive meaningful, lasting change for his clients. Ryan’s message has been heard by millions of people around the world and has reached organizations like the United States Embassy, United States Department of Agriculture, United Nations, AMD, Cheesecake Factory, Populous, and many more.

My Passion to promote meaningful change drives everything I do.

  • Unmasking Microaggressions in the Workplace

    Microaggressions, which are subtle, covert forms of discrimination, may impact your interactions with clients, co-workers, and contribute to detrimental impacts. Therefore, during this interactive experience participants will learn practical strategies to help identify microaggressions and build techniques to improve workplace culture.

  • Strategies for Engaging in Productive Conversations About Race in the Workplace

    To maximize an organization's success and competitiveness, it is essential that diversity be embraced and appreciated. This training experience focuses on helping participants built comfort and adaptive tools to facilitate productive conversations on race in the workplace.

  • Men Preserving MENtal Health

    Similar to our physical health, preserving our mental health is essential. This training will focus on helping men learn additional strategies to enhance their mental wellness to ultimately bolster perseverance.

  • Creating Healthy Habits: How to Sustain Positive Change

    One way to promote optimal functioning and increased well-being is to learn how to form healthy behavior habits. Using an evidenced-based behavioral change framework, we will help attendees learn how to effectively sustain their goals and create lasting habits.

  • Leadership winter - what effective leaders do when the context is tough
Consulting Services

Equity Enhancement Assessment

Our customized equity enhancement assessment will help you better understand the culture of your workforce to identify the specific factors that will assist with creating an inclusive organization. Utilizing an evidence-based approach, we collaborate with key stakeholders to collect and analyze meaningful data that will help to shift systemic, institutional, and individual actions, ultimately guiding strategic direction.


The Real Conversations With Impact (RCWI) Experience

Diversity and inclusion are top priorities for organization leaders. However, these topics can be hard to discuss, and sustainable change can be difficult to facilitate. Therefore, using an evidenced-based approach, the Real Conversations With Impact (RCWI) Experience™ was created to provide a safe space to host challenging conversations, explore intense emotions, and educate participants on how to strive towards being anti-racist. Being anti-racist means we are actively identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes. Through engaging in intentional action, participating in tough conversations, gaining knowledge, and interrupting biases we can all walk on this journey together.

Objectives and Outcomes

  1. Evaluate bias through self-assessment
  2. Understand how privilege is expressed in individual lives
  3. Describe how awareness of bias can motivate anti-racist action
  4. List the signs we are exercising bias that contribute to resistance
  5. Recognize systemic barriers within our organizations

"Dr. Warner facilitated a session for my organization on Unmasking Microaggressions in the workplace. The webinar was a huge success, and Dr. Warner was very accommodating with the needs of the organization. Most notably, he adjusted his presentation time to fit our needs. Dr. Warner was a pleasure to work with throughout the booking and prep process, and was always very responsive and organized. He also provided several materials upfront to make planning rather effortless. Staff were particularly impressed with the toolkit he provides after the session for participants to utilize on their own."

Ecosystems Management Consultant; United Nations

Microaggressions in the Workplace Training Experience

"I am thrilled to write a review of Dr. Warner's work as a public speaker for a Black History Month presentation he provided for us at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center on behalf of our Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. His talk on Resiliency in the Black Community garnered an audience of health care workforce providers and educators eager to learn about this topic and how it relates to the work that we do at our institution. Dr. Warner was engaging and collaborative in the talk and it was very well received. We very much look forward to having Dr. Warner back to talk on our campus and are so grateful for his work here in New Mexico."

Associate Vice Chancellor for Leadership and Faculty Equity & Inclusion, University of New Mexico

Resiliency in the Black Community Training Experience

"Dr. Ryan Warner was a great presenter. He used multiple avenues as a way to encourage everyone to participate in the discussion. I liked that he included relevant personal experiences. The discussion was very informative and he provided many resources at the end. Dr. Warner's lecture style was very engaging and compassionate which I appreciated, especially in regards to such a triggering and charged topic. This could have easily gone on to be a 2 or 3 hour workshop and I know I would have enjoyed it!"

Faculty Member; Marquette University

Microaggressions in the Workplace Training Experience

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