Ronan Harrington

Ronan Harrington

Ronan Harrington is a futurist and advisor known for his expertise in creating sustainable, high-performance teams and organisations. He is also a highly sought-after speaker in the fields of leadership, productivity, and wellbeing.

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Ronan Harrington's Biography

Ronan Harrington was a man who once worked at the British Foreign Office as a futurist, shaping policies, advising on global matters and navigating the corridors of power. Yet, in a twist of fate, he found himself grappling with a chronic pain condition. This life-altering experience tested his limits and redefined his understanding of true resilience.

Harrington's personal struggle became a powerful catalyst for change. Today, he advises industry leaders on how to create sustainable, high-performing teams and organisations. He critiques the broken system of knowledge work, highlighting how excessive workloads and the relentless demands of social mobile technology have eroded our capacity to innovate and thrive. Instead of merely ‘mowing the lawn’ — grinding through an endless volume of tasks — Ronan Harrington advocates for carving out space and time to cultivate game-changing value that wows both customers and employees, fostering lifelong loyalty.

His impressive clientele including Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Siemens Energy, Kellogg's, L’Oreal, Sky, IHG, Sage, the UK Treasury, and Oxford University, attests to the impact of his insights. Ronan Harrington teaches the secrets of high performance with minimal burnout risk, making him a highly sought-after speaker for those aiming to enhance productivity and wellbeing.

Recognised as a LinkedIn Top Voice on Public Speaking and one of the top five Best Storytellers at the 2023 Speaker Awards, Harrington presents innovative approaches to managing stressful and pseudo-productive work environments. His practical tools and strategies pave the way for a shift towards sustainable high performance. His own personal tale is a poignant reminder of the immense pressures of senior leadership and the profound consequences of mismanagement.

Ronan Harrington shares a compelling narrative of resilience and transformation and offers his audiences a vivid illustration of what it means to endure, adapt, and ultimately thrive.

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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

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

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

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