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

I delivers world-class executive off-sites, keynotes, resilience and leadership programmes to industry leading clients. 

I guest teach on the KPMG C-Suite Leadership Programme, and draw on a fascinating array of leadership experience, including my work as a Futurist to the British Foreign Office.

I was Highly Commended as Best Live Speaker and shortlisted as the top 5 best story tellers at the 2023 Speaker Awards. 

Major clients work with me because I bring an innovative new approach that boosts both productivity and well-being.

The result is a healthy, high performance culture, where people do the best work of their lives.   

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

I am captivating because I blend the cutting edge 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 executive off-sites and all hands webinars where burnout prevention and resilience is a top priority.

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​


All great 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 the corridors of power 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 keynote speaker, I teach the mindsets and behaviours that are key to role modelling a healthy, high performance culture.

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

View my Brochure here.

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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

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