As part of the NOW movement with Derek Sivers, I have decided to join and create the following page for I believe that it will enable more focus and clarity.

Now I am:

  • adding value to students in middle school and high school by shining light on the importance of self-awareness, on their ability to serve, on their leadership abilities as well as how they can innovate through conversations, workshops and coaching services.
  • adding value to parents of teenagers by assisting them in helping their children find their passion, make education related decisions and cultivate an innovative leader mindset (see Manifesto) through conversations and social media.
  • developing digital and virtual services that enable students to grow as leaders and that parents can appreciate.

My name is Ryan Makhani. My mission is to help people discover their gifts and find ways they can serve with their gifts. As an engineer, educator and entrepreneur, I serve to make a difference. At, we inspire young people to be innovative leaders. We want young people to recognize that they can live their dreams and serve the world at the same time. We use a framework called BASE: Beliefs, Alignments, Skills, Experiences. More about my background on Linkedin


My life philosophies are rooted in the ideas below.

“The goal is not simply to ‘work hard, play hard.’ It is to make our work and our play indistinguishable.” Simon Sinek

“Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but life itself.” John Dewey

“You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

“Life’s most urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” Martin Luther King Jr.

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Mother Teresa

“Plans and visions are poor things if they engender no action.” Aga Khan IV

“Make everyday your master piece.” John Wooden