Navigating the workforce shouldn't feel like an endless abyss

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About Ryan Giffen, Ph.D.

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With over 20 years' experience in human resources, hospitality, and academic roles, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. Providing advanced leadership, employee engagement, and human resource consulting, he understands the complexities of today's dynamic workforce.

Ryan's career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies, including Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Marriott Hotels Worldwide, and serving as the head of human resources for over 700 employees at Market Broiler Restaurants. He then found his passion for teaching and consulting, which led him to earn a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Hospitality Management with a research emphasis on human resources. This pursuit led Ryan to the role of culture and human resource speaker. He was asked to speak at organizations including the Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, Collins College of Hospitality Management, the International Education Corporation, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, MarketScale, No Vacancy Podcast, and several others.

Currently, he supports organizations in both culture and human resource strategy while serving as the founder of Inospire.  Ryan is the host of The Corporate Shadow podcast; a redistricting commissioner for the City of Long Beach; an assistant professor of hospitality management at California State University, Long Beach; and serves on the Board of Directors as the Director of Membership Services for West Federation International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.

Ryan Giffen, Ph.D.