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Ryan M. Dunlap, M.S.

Founder | CEO

Conflict Strategist and Executive Coach

Ryan is a decorated law enforcement veteran with a diverse background ranging from SWAT Hostage Negotiation, Crisis Intervention, Gang Intelligence, and Criminal Investigations. Throughout his law enforcement career, he conducted thousands of interviews, high-stakes interrogations, complex negotiations, deescalations, and interventions. 


Following a career in law enforcement, Ryan served as the Director of Life Safety for Victory Church. He was promoted to Executive Director of Operations where he was charged with overseeing a multi-million dollar operations program and leading the realignment of enterprise-wide operations, IT, security, fire, and facilities management initiatives during an organizational restructure.

Following his season at Victory, Ryan went on to become the Executive Director of Street Grace Tennessee, a faith-based anti-human trafficking non-profit organization. There, he oversees the market expansion of the organization while leading the overall strategy and execution of all statewide programs and initiatives.

Ryan is the founding CEO of Conflictish and the creator of the Real Tact Model™, a conflict communication framework that helps leaders identify their own unique conflict triggers. Ryan has deployed the tool with leaders from various industries which has helped them to grow their leadership presence, build healthier, high-performing teams, and to improve their organizational culture.

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  • Conflict Management

  • Strategic Communication

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Interviews & Interrogations

  • Sexual Assault / Misconduct

  • Workplace Violence

  • Harrassment

  • Negotiations

Areas of Expertise

  • Master of Science, Communication and Leadership

  • Graduate Certificate, Strategic Communication Management

  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice

  • 3,600+ Hours of Specialized Law Enforcement Training:

  • FBI Interviews & Interrogations​

  • Threat Assessments

  • Critical Incident Stress Management

  • ICISF Individual and Group Crisis Intervention

  • Certified DCJS Law Enforcement Instructor

Education & Training

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Street Grace

  • Executive Director of Operations, Victory

  • Adjunct Instructor, Oglethorpe University