Ryan Fallgren has a magnetic personality and a gift for humor. But he’d always assumed these qualities belonged in his personal life, not on his professional résumé. He began Seattle University’s Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) program uncertain of his future, but knowing he wanted to integrate all parts of his personal and professional world into his daily life. Seattle’s one-of-a-kind MATL program helps each student understand and develop their distinctive assets and personality traits in order to uncover the talented leader and professional within.
Here, Ryan learned something even more useful than leadership tools and techniques. He learned how his own resilience, humor and engaging personality could be key assets in the workplace. His personal discovery led him to apply at a company he truly believed in—KIND Healthy Snacks. This strategy paid off. Ryan’s authentic passion and belief in the company message made him an ideal fit at KIND and allowed him to rise quickly. Today he’s in charge of all KIND’s partnerships and brand events for the Seattle region. He couldn’t be happier. And we couldn’t be happier that Seattle University is where Ryan’s personal brilliance met the KIND of company where it could shine.