ronan harrington

Ronan Harrington Keynote Speaker

  • Inspiring Resilience Expert to High Performance Teams
  • Teacher on the KPMG Executive Leadership Programme
  • His clients include Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Kellogg's, L’Oreal, Sky, IHG, Sage, the UK Treasury and Oxford University

Ronan Harrington's Biography

Ronan Harrington teaches on the KPMG Executive Leadership Programme and advises industry leaders on how to create resilient, high performance teams.

His clients include Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Kellogg’s, L’Oreal, Sky, IHG, Sage, the UK Treasury and Oxford University.

Ronan reveals the secrets to being a high performer with a low risk of burnout, an ideal speaker if your focus is on driving productivity and wellbeing.

In his hugely entertaining keynotes, audiences are introduced to a new way of working grounded in the cutting edge science of resilience, with practical tools to shift to a model of sustainable high performance.

He has gained industry recognition: A LinkedIn Top Voice on Public Speaking, Highly Commended as Best Live Speaker and voted the top 5 Best Story Tellers at the 2023 Speaker Awards.

Industry leaders work with him because he has a true gift for inspiring audiences. Ronan’s jaw dropping story is a cautionary tale about the pressures of senior leadership and the lasting consequences when we get it wrong.

A former futurist to the British Foreign Office, Ronan shares how he went from the corridors of power to being diagnosed with a lifetime chronic pain condition.

It’s quite rare that a keynote speaker vulnerably shares what it’s like to be in the midst of an ongoing adversity. With depth and wisdom, Ronan shows us what it truly means to be resilient.

 

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Ronan Harrington's Speaking Topics

  • From Burnout to Resilience

Ronan reveals the secrets to being a high performer with a low risk of burnout. Audiences are introduced to a new way of working, grounded in the science of resilience, with practical tools that teams can use to achieve sustainable high performance. Ronan’s jaw dropping story is a cautionary tale about the pressures of senior leadership and the lasting consequences when we get it wrong. With remarkable vulnerability, he shares how he went from the corridors of power to being diagnosed with a lifetime chronic pain condition. His story of burnout inspires a deeper commitment to change the way we work.

  • How to Lead Resilient, High Performance Teams

Ronan shows executives and people managers how to shift from overwhelmed task coordinators to composed performance conductors and caring people leaders. His keynote is packed with tools to build surplus time to give your team the emotional support and autonomy they need to operate at their best. Leaders are shown the mindsets required to transition their team from basic psychological safety to psychological freedom. Equipped with the best collaborative tools, they learn how to make difficult conversations a daily habit, shift from blame to responsibility, and create a culture of masterful appreciation. The result is a high performance team where people feel energised to do the best work of their lives.

  • Rock Solid Confidence Under Pressure

When your business is going through a tough period, you need to understand how the best corporate teams turn things around. Ronan shares case studies from legendary corporate teams: how they skillfully acknowledge what needs to change and craft a bold game plan that rebuilds confidence. Tough market conditions take it out of us physically and mentally. Audiences learn how to restore energy after a gruelling period and rebuild momentum by focusing on optimising their process. Teams under pressure can lose their composure. Ronan shares the latest insider case studies from sporting giants to show how they reframe pressure and develop an all weather confidence mindset. When morale is low, this is the pep talk your team needs.

  • How to Embed a Culture of Sustainable Performance

A new model of sustainable performance is emerging that is a win-win for productivity and wellbeing. It creates space through workplace design and cultural norms for deep focus and renewal. But there is a major obstacle: How do you get leaders to role model new ways of working so they become the new norm for the whole organisation? They have to let go of old ways of working that have led to their career success. Ronan shares a new method used by leading companies to overcome old, engrained ways of working. Audiences are introduced to the 3M’s framework: Mindsets, Mechanisms, Modelling. This method allows them to define, embed and scale any desired leadership behaviour, from sustainable working practices to psychological safety. This is a must see keynote for leaders who want to create a company wide culture of sustainable high performance.

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Videos of Ronan Harrington

Introducing: Ronan Harrington
Introducing: Ronan Harrington
Is your organisation boundaryless?
Is your organisation boundaryless?
The hidden gift of Adversity
The hidden gift of Adversity
You need to know about the f*** it window
You need to know about the f*** it window
How me mistake Endurance for Resilience
How me mistake Endurance for Resilience
From Burnout to Resilience - Ronan Harrington's Keynote at HRTechX 2022
From Burnout to Resilience - Ronan Harrington's Keynote at HRTechX 2022
Ronan Harrington - keynotes
Ronan Harrington - keynotes

Comments & Testimonials

Ronan is a world class resilience teacher. His ability to connect leaders to themselves and each other is rare.
John Waterfield Head of Strategic Relationships, KPMG
Our Leadership Team is still talking about it and it has prompted a very healthy and open discussion about how we build resilience for ourselves and our people. Thank you Ronan – you were brilliant.
Scott Wheatley Head of Financial Consulting, Deloitte
Insightful, authentic and engaging. His personal story is highly compelling and I would recommend anyone working in a high performance culture or role to spend time with Ronan.
Chris McBrayne VP Technology, IBM
I left Ronan’s talk truly speechless and determined to take better care of myself. A rare, powerful alchemy that goes so far beyond a typical “keynote speaker” it seems a miss to even refer to it as that.
Julia Jahn Director, Employee Experience AKQA

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