Author, Filmmaker & Speaker

Ryan Leak is a Filmmaker, Author & Motivational Speaker. He’s mostly known for pulling off The Surprise Wedding, which went viral on Youtube in 2013 with 1.4 million views. He’s been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Queen Latifah Show and many other various media outlets.

He and his wife are published authors with Random House and released, The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts With Youback in May 2015. His latest project is a documentary about what life could look like if we all stop living with the fear of failure. Chasing Failure, encourages its viewers to embrace challenges and chase their dreams. In this documentary Ryan tried out for the NBA team, the Phoenix Suns. Along with the documentary Ryan has released his most recent book, Chasing Failure: What if losing was the quickest way to win?


We all have something we’d love to do, but often, our fear of failure outweighs the potential of our destiny. But what if you found out that failure could actually help you succeed? Regardless of how big or crazy your dream is, Chasing Failure will help you remove every excuse you’ve ever had for not pursuing the life you want to have.


On June 7, 2013, Ryan Leak proposed to his girlfriend. Her dream was to get engaged and married on the same day, and so later on that night… He had planned her surprise dream wedding.

We have always talked about what we want our special day to be about. And for us, we want it to be about something bigger than ourselves. Recently, we were moved by an organization called A21 who fights sex trafficking all over the world. And so the idea for this day was: There’s 27 million girls caught in sex slavery, and every single one of them deserves their own dream wedding. And so we asked all of our guest at the wedding to give to A21 instead of getting us traditional wedding presents. If you’d like to learn more about A21 and join our guest in giving, go to: http://bit.ly/1g7zrye



What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Would you write a book? Would you produce music? Would you start your own business? Would you go back to school? Would you get married? Through Ryan Leak’s journey to chasing his NBA dream and his encounter with 5-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant, Chasing Failure will help you remove every excuse you’ve ever had for not pursuing the life you want to live.



If you’re looking for an average relationship, this isn’t the book for you. No hard feelings.

But if you’re looking for something better than average – an amazing love story and a Godly marriage – then you’ve come to the right place. Not that Ryan and Amanda are perfect – far from it. But in this book they share more than just he story of “The Surprise Wedding,” but also the triumphs and mistakes before and after that day. You’ll learn healthy habits you can start practicing today to help give you an incredible marriage later. God has something amazing in mind for you, but He can’t get you there without your help.

We absolutely believe in “The One” – and we believe that you’re it. An amazing love story starts with you.