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Brynn Harrington


Brynn leads the People Growth team at Facebook, which focuses on talent development, employment branding, employee engagement, communications, and culture. She also blogs regularly about wellness and life design at

Prior to joining Facebook, she consulted with a range of organizations on strategy, communications, and talent; managed programs at the Taproot Foundation; worked as a tour guide at Trek Travel; and ran around the world as a member of the Blue Planet Run team. She loves building environments and experiences that help people perform at their best while finding meaning in what they do.

Brynn received her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my M.S. in Learning & Organizational Change at Northwestern University. She spends her free time running, cycling, doing yoga, traveling, and enjoying her husband and two small children.
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Teach Your Kids That Perfection Is Out and Authenticity Is In

If we can reinforce it in schools and at home, our kids may be lucky enough to grow up wanting to be no one other than their beautiful selves. We can help them by encouraging them to fail, and hugging and kissing them after they do. We can teach them curiosity about the world and show them that difference is the one thing that makes us all the same.
11/08/2014 07:31 EST

Make Working Parenthood Work With These Tips

We're have a dual working parent life. Making it work is about the big things, like prioritization, and the small things, like how to get dinner on the table. Here are a few of the small things that help our family make working parenthood work.
01/24/2014 12:25 EST

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

My daughter's little brain is making sense of the world every single second, taking in verbal and non-verbal cues about how things work and what things mean. And when it comes to exercise, I want her to grow up seeing it as a joy, and not a utility. I want her to do it for the love of it, not to fit into a dress. I want her to grow up knowing that.
11/26/2013 05:35 EST