Matt Harrington

GML Speaker, Trainer, Keynote

Founder and Chief Strategist at Harrington Brands, Matt created the "Growing Millennial Leadership" program out of what he saw was a necessity to have a holistic and pragmatic conversation about the different generations in the workplace.

Having studying generations and interpersonal theories and skills for over a decade, Matt is seen as a subject matter expert on social media, social learning, and the Millennial generation.

His book, Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive looks at the macro- and micro-responsibilities of a queen bee and her relationship to a hive. Each chapter explores how the beehive functions through the characters of Zync, a queen-in-waiting, and her fellow bees. Using the bee colony as an allegory to illustrate leadership in an organized community, SOTH provides a working illustration of cultural complexity, leadership clarity, and the importance of trust as a foundation for excellence.

Wearing many hats (author, speaker, executive director of a 350 member Chamber of Commerce), Matt is keenly aware of the ever-changing field of leadership and employee development.  Matt works with organizations to discuss the changing paradigm of learning, engagement and leadership.  Said one recent client, “Matthew Harrington is one of my top favorite professional business consultants. Matt has a strong work ethic and is very passionate about the work he does, plus his in-depth knowledge about everything from small business to social media is right on target every time.” 

Organizations Who Have BenefiTed: 

  • New England Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives

  • Vermont Housing Management Association

  • Western Carolina University

  • CAPCOM Federal Credit Union

  • Vermont Federal Credit Union

  • USDA - Department of Agriculture

  • Killington Mountain Resort

  • Keurig Green Mountain

  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

  • Association for Talent Development (ATD)

  • The New England Center for Financial Training

  • Business Council of Cohoes

  • Entrepreneurial Boot Camp of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber

  • Northshire Bookstore