Transgender Speaker | Ryan Sallans

If you are seeking a transgender corporate speaker to improve cultural inclusiveness within your workplace, academic, or healthcare setting, then you are in for an approach unlike other speakers. Ryan provides transgender and LGBTQ inclusion training through tailored presentations that will meet your unique needs.


“Ryan is an excellent ambassador of the Transgender community, and is a great resource for organizations looking to advance their LGBT inclusion agendas.”

~LGBT and Allies Network – Standard Chartered Bank

Clients include national and international companies where he works closely with Diversity and Inclusion Officers, Human Resources and Employee Resource Groups.

Some Past Clients Include:

  • KPMG
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Heartland Payment Systems
  • US Department of Energy
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Castle & Cooke
  • Nokia
  • Skokie Park District
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Union Pacific
  • Express Scripts
Transgender Diversity Speaker

“I had the pleasure to collaborate with Ryan on two occasions, as part of EQUAL!’s efforts to foster greater inclusiveness within Nokia. I personally received very positive feedback from colleagues in all parts of Nokia around the globe, sparking discussions and greater understanding. I definitely look forward to more of these sessions.”

Jerome Meyer – EQUAL! (Nokia)

Transgender Corporate Speaker

Many companies have questions surrounding how they can support transgender employees, customers and clients through structural changes which can include: policy implementation, training sessions, and branding. As a transgender speaker and consultant, Ryan combines his own personal experience with his professional background and knowledge to help companies navigate ways to create effective change. He has found that one of the best ways to provide support, is through programming that includes open and caring conversations.

Opening Plenary for Federal Dispute Resolution Training

Transgender Employees and the Workplace

Medical and Mental Healthcare Providers

Although there are parallels to treating heterosexual and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients, there is an increasing amount of data supporting the fact that LGBT clients face higher levels of health disparities and psychological distress. LGBT clients may also face significant challenges when accessing healthcare services, including prevention and screenings, due to the lack of cultural competence within healthcare settings. With over fifteen years of experience in healthcare and LGBT identities, Ryan is on the forefront of training programs and materials.

  • Serving Transgender Clients and Patients
  • LGBTQ Youth and Healthcare Disparities
  • LGBTQ Adults and Healthcare Disparities

All topics can be tailored to your organization’s needs and be made specific to medical or mental healthcare. 

Transgender Healthcare Article

“As BCBSM expands their health care coverage in 2017 to include gender-transitions services the information shared by Ryan was relevant and timely. Ryan’s openness, breadth of information, and presentation style made the 90 minutes go by too quickly. I highly recommend Ryan.” 

Kim Zaugg – Chair, Equally Blue (BCBSM)

Creating Affirming Healthcare Facilities

Educational Institutions

Ryan has national experience working with educational institutions from K-12 to post-secondary. Working with LGBTQ youth is a unique and rewarding experience. In order to increase resiliency among LGBTQ-identified youth, professionals and teachers need appropriate training. Ryan’s work is designed to help professional staff and teachers develop a deeper understanding of the current issues both in school and society that impact the learning environment and resilience of LGBTQ youth.

  • Gender Inclusive Elementary Classrooms
  • Gender Inclusive Middle School Classrooms
  • Gender Identity Development and Expression in Teenagers
  • Stepping Toward a Trans-Inclusive Campus

Along with providing training for professionals, Ryan also speaks about gender identity, expression and his own transition story at all-school assemblies.

Clips from Keynote Speech on Obstacles and Barriers in Higher Education for Transgender Students

E-learning Courses on LGBTQ Healthcare

Along with providing staff development and workplace transition training, Ryan is a consultant for Affiliate Risks Management Services, Inc where he serves as Lead Subject Matter Expert and script writer for their online e-learning courses and facilitator-instructor led manuals. These courses are used to train clinicians and front-line healthcare staff. For healthcare facilities that are members of the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), you can access many of these courses through the HEI.

If you are not part of the HEI, but you would like to purchase licenses for these courses, please contact Ryan.