Regenerative Systems trailblazer
Global Speaker

Rewilding the business brain
Reviving the business heart

Bridging internal evolution and external systems change

The grim prognosis for life on this planet is the

consequence of a few centuries of fogetting what traditional societies knew."
-Noam Chomsky

Ryan (Ra) James

Ryan (Ra for short), is a traveler, regenerative systems trailblazer and, at his core, a human being. All of us as human share a responsibility to care for the things that bring us life. This is our kuleana.

Over the last 13 years, Ryan has traveled and worked in over fifty-five countries on six continents. While on this journey, he was (and still is) mentored by various elders and cultural guardians of Original Peoples who shared with him their wisdom of seeing and being in the world. His current work focuses on integrating thousands of years of practical & ancestral wisdom with the modern world to assist in building purposeful, kincentric and regenerative-pluriversal futures.

He speaks & works worldwide with individuals, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and governments to revitalize a worldview of inter-being while designing innovative & adaptive systems rooted in pragmatic solutions for applied action.

My core insight:

Cultural wisdom is the missing link in creating
highly innovative, regenerative & future-ready organizations.


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Ryan (Ra) has spoken with dozens of businesses, educational institutions and summits focusing on integrating transformational ancestral wisdom into our modern context to prepare businesses for the next paradigm of future-leadership. 

He illuminates the unseen parts of our individual and collective mindsets that continue to create compartmentalized systems of degeneration in the effort to rebalance human life with Earth. He does this through sharing about regenerative life-ways, bringing coherence into our relationships and revitalizing a future worth living in.

The Three-Tiered Approach

Restoring an Interconnected Worldview + Ethos
Reimagining a Culture of Purpose + Relationality
Regenerating Systems + Adaptive Operations

Nodes of Focus

Activating Purpose, Radical Curiosity + Effective Altruism

Circular Economics, Regenerative Business, ESG 2.0 & De-growth

Biomimicry & Applying Nature's Genius to Work & Planetary Inspiration

Intersectional DEI & Building Integrated Cultures of Coherence

Climate Impact Entrepreneurship & Sparking Changemakers

Gen-Z & Millenial Inspiration, Engagement & Retention

How to Move From Burning Out to Resilience

Applying Ancestral Wisdom into Modern Organizations

Four key pieces of advice from cultural elders to find purpose

In this PDF, I share 4 key pieces of advice (with a short backstory) that I’ve been taught by some of my elders from around the world. These pieces of guidance have continually helped me to refine my purpose, energy and orientation

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Individuals & 1:1 Guidance

Highly focused and transformational experiences for those who want to take their wisdom, worldview and creativity to a complete next level of comprehension.

Ryan has traveled and studied intensively globally for over 13 years and brings all that he has learned into creating curated, innovative, embodied and intersectional bespoke learning journeys for executives, educators and anyone on the path of leadership who realize that we, as a collective need to revolutionize the way that we are approaching our lives, relationships and organizations. 

He offers multiple tiers and orientations of his 1:1 guidance including hybrid models of in-person and online.


Ryan works directly with organizations pertaining to global speaking engagements (remote or in-person), purpose-led consulting on net-zero, transitional change management and nature-positive circular economies, learning & development program design and hosting executive leadership trainings and workshops.

He also works in unison with indigenous elders and ancestral cultural guardians as turnkey chief impact officers and wisdom councils that instill integrity, illumination and intention into the genetics of an organization’s values framework and aligned-operations.  

Educational Institutions

One of Ryan’s main focus is on proper, holistic education. From university & post-graduate executive education to K-12 schools, his message and methodologies are scalable and integrative for learners on all levels. 

He brings in a combination of experiential wisdom, ecocentric thought-leadership and eloquent creativity that sparks transformational change and ally-ship throughout the institution and student body.


Ryan guides three different online courses and hosts various in-person immersions. Additional information is below:

  1. (re)Biz: a business-as-usual un/school that consists of evolutionary online offerings & emergent-creation-labs designed to equip all people with the worldview and skills to create regenerative and pluriversal post-growth futures. It is for those who want to (re)define business-as-usual from its deepest roots. They offer their core 4-week course and PROJECT TIPPING POINT, a 6-week education-in-action social movement which has already educated over 200 people from 45 countries. 
  2. (re)purpose law: bespoke transformational courses for lawyers and legal teams to prepare them for the changes and challenges that the legal profession is to undergo in the global transition towards net zero, nature-positive, circular and resilient economy.
  3. Sixth Sun Immersions: An in-person offering that creates immersive experiences at the intersection point of cultural cosmovision, ancestral wisdom, integrated plant medicine ceremonies and regenerative systems change praxis. Our immersions are incredible opportunities to be in the presence of elders and cultural guardians to experience ancestral wisdom, transformational ceremonies and to learn how to embody the values required to live in harmony with Earth.

In our every deliberation we must consider

the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations."
-Haudenosaunee worldview

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