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, β€œMatthew 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