Resilience expert with an inspiring story of how to cope with adversity
Overnight, Ronan went from senior leadership positions at the British Foreign Office and Extinction Rebellion to being diagnosed with a debilitating lifetime chronic illness. He’s learned the hard way how to lead under pressure and stay strong in the face of adversity.
Ronan now teaches on the KPMG Executive Leadership Programme and is a resilience specialist at Tough Cookie, advising leading organisations including Sky, Meta and Accenture on how to create healthy, high performing cultures.
What Ronan Harrington's clients say
"Ronan’s keynote was one of the stand out moments at our conference. A 500 person standing ovation and by all accounts, not a dry eye in the house. The right blend of intellect and emotional storytelling, he’s the ideal speaker to create a buzz on social media and intrigue about your event"
"Ronan speaks with a refreshing honesty about his struggles and failures, a powerful invitation to all of us to step up and be seen"
"I’ve told so many people about Ronan’s talk as it was one of the most thought provoking and poignant presentations I’ve ever had"
"As with all of our events we take feedback from our attendees, Ronan received a 100% feedback score which is a first across our networks since I joined the company."
"Insightful, authentic and engaging. Ronan is a great presenter, taking a topic most are familiar with, but don’t really understand, unpacking the myths, laying out the systemic triggers and teaching some great scientifically backed techniques. His personal story is highly compelling and I would recommend anyone working in a high performance culture or role to spend time with Ronan."
Ronan Harrington's 2022 biography
About Ronan Harrington
Ronan’s expertise comes from senior leadership positions at the British Foreign Office and Extinction Rebellion, and now as a Resilience Specialist at Tough Cookie, where he counsels leading organisations including Sky, Accenture, Meta and Sage.
In his talks, Ronan shares the hidden drivers of burnout and what neuroscience based tools and cutting edge team practices are best to manage stress, overwhelm and drama.
The result is a healthy, high performing culture where people are at the top of their game.
Part of the magic of his talks is that he speaks from direct experience. As a direct consequence of burnout, he went from being a political leader for a global movement to being diagnosed with a debilitating lifetime chronic illness. He’s had to learn, the hard way, how to be resilient when adversity doesn’t let up.
His story is an inspiring journey of hope, one that has taken me west to confront the tragic loss of my brother and east for a private audience with the Dalai Lama. Through his dramatic highs and lows, audiences reframe their understanding of adversity as an invitation to grow as leaders.
Now more than ever, people need guidance on how to perform under pressure and stress. This means real insights, the kind that can only come from deep expertise and genuine experience. Ronan brings both.
Ronan Harrington's 2022 speaking fees
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