Ronan Harrington Speaker

KeyNote Speaker 

Disruption and resilience

I help organisations understand the coming decade of disruption, and how they can move from burnout to resilience.

My talks are rare in that they combine big picture trends with the science of resilience, and are packed with lots of psychological tools to manage stress, anxiety and burnout. Audiences leave with a surprising dose of optimism about the future and confidence in their ability to cope with increasing complexity. 

My expertise comes from having worked as a scenario planner to the British Foreign Office and strategic lead at RethinkX, the Think Tank  analysing technological disruption and its impacts on society. I am also a Client Director at Tough Cookie, which help major companies to improve their mental resilience.

In the past year, I have delivered inspiring keynotes to KPMG, McKinsey-Aberkyn, and INSEAD, giving senior leaders the insights they need to respond to this moment of chaos and uncertainty.

 

My talks are inspiring because they come from my own lived experience of being in senior leadership positions. I speak openly about the stress of being a decision maker in chaotic environments. This includes the severe burnout I faced after leading the political strategy for the global climate movement. Now more than ever, audiences need to understand how to cope with crisis and adversity, and having experienced my own dark night of the soul, I can speak honesty about how to use it as an invitation to grow as a leader. 

 

My speaking topics include:

 

Resilience in the Decade of Disruption
​​Challenges and Opportunities in a post-Covid World
Technology and Emerging Trends

Employee Engagement 
Mental Resilience
Health and Well-Being 
Motivational Keynotes

Use the contact form below to request a 30 min call to discuss me speaking to, or working with your organisation. 

Ronan has spoken to global organisations including  McKinsey-Aberkyn, KPMG, and INSEAD. 

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     RONAN IS ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING AND TOUCHING SPEAKERS I KNOW. HE TRULY

HOLDS THE AUDIENCE

IN HIS HANDS 

- Josef Lentsch, Managing Partner, Innovation in Politics Institute, Germany.

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 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.

Joe Mullis -Programme Design Manager, KPMG

 

Ronan regularly provides media analysis on today's business, cultural and political figures 

TALKS

In his inspiring talks, Ronan applies futuristic thinking to help audiences make sense of the deep shifts that are unfolding in the world, sharing the secret practices that pioneering leaders and organisations are using to move from burnout to resilience.

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OPTIMISM AFTER COVID

The world is awash with doom and gloom, but it's missing an understanding of how disruptive technology will drive civilisational change, all in the next decade. Have you assumptions about the future upended, and feel optimistic once more. 

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LEADERSHIP FOR TIMES OF CRISIS

In times of crisis, we become protective and self serving when we need to step into the unknown together. Learn how today's pioneering leaders are inspiring a this shift by embodying a compelling story of where we are going and who we must become. An inspiring talk for organisations seeking to break out of inertia. 

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A GUIDE TO THE ROARING 20s

Disruptive technology is challenging every major incumbent industry. Learn how your organisation can seize the moment and become the early success story of our new future.  

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Igniting Purpose

All major organisations will need to reimagine their products and business models to adapt to technological disruption. To foster this level of adaptation requires a galvanising purpose that can realign the whole organisation. Learn how the most successful leaders and companies inspire this change.  

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From Burnout to Resilience

Most organisations are on their knees after Covid, with plummeting engagement scores. This talk will walk you through the steps your organisation can take to become resilient again.

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HOW COVID IS SHIFTING OUR COLLECTIVE MINDSET

The Coronavirus is the first universal experience since World War Two, bringing many deep experiences that are rupturing the cultural psyche. Among the most notable are an awareness of systemic fragility, an experience of both active citizenship and every man for himself, a confrontation with mortality, a normalisation of isolation, and an even more heightened sense of disorientation. To survive this crisis, companies must attune to this cultural moment and forge a new relationship with an altered society. Learn how to do this, at every level of the organisation. 

   RONAN CERTAINLY KNOWS HOW TO GRAB THE ATTENTION OF AN AUDIENCE AND TAKE THEM WITH HIM ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY AND DISCUSSION

- Clint Evans, Director of Brand and Talent, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain