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Motivational Speaker

I'm a motivational speaker with an inspiring story of how to lead under pressure and keep going in the face of adversity.  

I'm an expert on the neuroscience of resilience and behaviour change, delivering world class programmes to major institutions and organisations including Deloitte, the UK Government, and Oxford University.

I guest teach on the KPMG C-Suite Leadership Programme, and draw on a fascinating array of leadership experience, including working as a Futurist to the British Foreign Office, where I wrote a wrote a report on the world of 2030 and how the British Government should respond.

Despite millions being spent on wellness, the majority of workers are overwhelmed, burnt out, and in danger of quitting.

I bring the missing, deeper diagnosis.

The one that can create a healthy, high performance culture.  

Ronan is a world class resilience teacher. His ability to connect leaders with themselves and each other is rare.  

John Waterfield, Head of Strategic Relationships, KPMG

As a motivational speaker, I am captivating because I blend the science of resilience with memorable take aways to boost individual and team performance, all delivered with a good dose of humour. 

This makes me the ideal speaker for all hands leadership events where resilience is a top priority, and it needs to be delivered in a compelling way.

I left Ronan’s talk truly speechless and determined to take better care of myself. He tells his resilience story through sharing deeply moving lived experiences, anchoring it with compelling science, breathing it to life with humour and relatability – a rare, powerful alchemy that goes so far beyond a typical “keynote speaker” it seems a miss to even refer to it as that.

Essential. Inspirational. Human.

Julia Jahn - 
Director, Employee Experience, AKQA


All great motivational speakers have a breathtaking story. Mine is a cautionary tale about the lasting consequences of burnout and how we can transform through even the greatest adversity.  

Overnight, I went from leading a global movement to being diagnosed with a lifetime chronic illness. These life experiences shape us profoundly, and I've found a way of sharing my hard won wisdom in a way that speaks directly to people's hearts. 

It's through the stories of others that we come to a deeper understanding of ourselves. With genuine vulnerability, I inspire and motivate lasting change.   

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Alongside my work as a motivational speaker, I teach the mindsets and behaviours that are key to role modelling a healthy, high performance culture.

Companies can spend millions on wellness packages but if a person's immediate boss is firing off texts at 10pm on a Tuesday night, if people don't feel comfortable opening up about their mental health struggles, or if tension in a team remains unspoken, it's all for nothing. 

This leadership programme hones in on the Leverage Point Behaviours™ that when role modelled, can shift companies from burnout to resilience. 


Featured Blog 

Ronan gave the key-note speech to all 200 of our Senior FS Consulting Leaders on the topic of ‘resilience versus endurance’. His story was incredibly moving and the way he articulated the difference between general wellness matters and, more specifically, symptoms of burnout was hugely insightful and really resonated with the room. More importantly, his approach required us to hold a mirror up to our everyday lives and reflect on how we are all taking care of ourselves and our teams. Our Leadership Team are 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

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