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Matt  Mayberry

Matt Mayberry

Former NFL Linebacker, Healthcare Business-Development Professional, Entrepreneur Magazine Columnist & Peak-Performance Strategist

Biography

Matt Mayberry is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker and leading global expert in leadership development, culture change, and organizational performance. His insights on leadership and business performance have been featured in Forbes, Fox News, Business Insider, Fortune, NBC, ESPN, and several other major media outlets. Read More >

His clients include a diverse list of who’s who in business with organizations like JP Morgan Chase, Allstate Insurance, Phillips 66, Ambit Energy, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Optum, Mack Trucks, Fifth Third Bank, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and WESCO.

Prior to becoming an in-demand keynote speaker, author and management consultant, Matt was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Matt took the lessons he learned on the field and in the locker room straight to the boardroom. His playing days give him a unique perspective and platform to apply those lessons directly to business with a laser focus centered around leadership, culture, peak performance and teamwork. These invaluable lessons as an athlete have been instrumental in helping him build stronger leadership teams and execute high-impact cultural transformations enhancing the performance of organizations in every sector for over a decade.

Matt’s unique experience as a professional athlete along with his extensive real-world examples of working in the trenches with leading organizations, Matt delivers actionable strategies that drive impact where it matters most.

Matt is the author of the book, Winning Plays.

Matt practices what he preaches and is an avid lifelong learner. He frequently publishes client case studies and insights on leadership, culture, and organizational performance. Matt passionately believes that every organization has a deep responsibility to build a workplace where people love coming to work each day and become the best version of themselves inside and outside of the workplace. His life’s work is dedicated to helping organizations do just that. Read Less ^

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Winning Plays: Tackling Adversity & Achieving Success in Business & in Life

Based off Matt’s highly acclaimed book, Winning Plays, this passionate and incredibly inspiring keynote captivates audiences with a high-energy presentation that impacts long after he exits the stage. Read More >

In this riveting presentation, Matt shares his personal story of being on a downward path to destruction, struggling through drug addiction and a career-ending injury in which he eventually transformed into meaningful and lasting success.

Matt introduces key insights and techniques on personal motivation, overcoming adversity, achieving audacious goals, and turning circumstantial hardships into opportunities for growth.

This keynote, both entertaining and engaging, serves as a massive call to action for those looking for a surefire way to thrive in adversity and create a bigger future for themselves and their teams.

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  • Explore the major difference between setting goals and achieving goals. Learn Matt’s simple but powerful goal achieving system that will change the trajectory of your life – one moment, one day at a time.
  • Discover specific techniques on how to unleash your full potential and become the very best version of yourself.
  • Learn key strategies to thrive in the face of challenges and setbacks.
  • Find out how to defeat procrastination and remove the obstacles paralyzing your growth.

Transformational Leadership: The Building Blocks to Becoming a Game-Changing Leader

Leadership determines everything. If you have two equally talented teams and organizations competing in the same industry, the team and organization with the most effective leaders will win. Superior leadership performance produces superior organizational performance. Read More >

This keynote provides innovative ideas and strategies to thrive in today’s rapidly changing business world to help leaders transform themselves and those they lead. The need for bold and courageous leadership has never been greater.

This energizing presentation dives deep into the DNA of transformational leadership and how leaders can immediately implement specific behaviors to drive leadership effectiveness. Matt uses real-world examples of standing in the trenches with leadership teams and provides an action plan to help attendees create alignment, build inclusive teams, and influence others to action.

The outcome of this keynote will be leaders who are inspired and fully prepared to lead their teams and organizations confidently into the future. Lead inspired!

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  • Explore key competencies and mindset shifts of transformational leaders.
  • Learn how to lead confidently and effectively through uncertainty.
  • Discover how to increase leadership communication to enhance engagement and alignment.
  • Learn key steps to build an inclusive team and drive trust.
  • Learn how to become a coaching leader to enhance business performance and improve performance management.
  • Identify the leadership gaps that paralyze growth and scaling desired behaviors.

Culture Optimization: Build a High-Performing & Winning Culture

The war for top talent has never been greater. Many of today’s workers no longer view a great workplace culture as an added benefit. It is a requirement. The organizations and leaders that don’t have a relentless focus to enhance their culture will not only struggle to attract top talent, but also retain and develop current talent. Read More >

High-performing and winning cultures don’t happen overnight and there is not a one size fits all approach. They are created intentionally, with vigorous discipline and persistence. The biggest competitive advantage in the world is culture. It’s the one thing that the competition can’t mimic or copy. Culture is the heart and soul of an organization.

Matt shares the exact framework that he uses to consistently optimize and lead cultural transformations for some of the most respected organizations in the world. Attendees will leave this presentation with an actionable playbook on how to transform their culture, where to start, and a proven process on how to cascade the desired change.

In this keynote, Matt Mayberry delivers an inspiring and dynamic presentation on how to immediately start the process of optimizing your culture that will serve as a lasting source of competitive advantage.

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  • Explore the assumptions of what culture is and what it is not.
  • Fully understand why culture is your biggest competitive advantage.
  • Discover the non-negotiable actions that all leaders must start doing to build a high-performing and winning culture.
  • Learn creative and effective strategies to engage the hearts and minds of your people for complete buy-in.
  • Find out the main barriers and challenges that all leaders experience in the pursuit of cultural change.

The Change Advantage: Leading & Growing Through Rapidly Changing Times

We are all experiencing and living in a world full of constant change. The relentless competition has never been greater with technological advancements rapidly evolving and entire industries constantly being disrupted. Read More >

This keynote presentation provides practical solutions on how to not only lead through change more effectively, but most importantly, grow through change. The days of just reacting to changing environments are a thing of the past. You must lead it. You must initiate it. You must grow through it. Relying on past success or the way things have always been done won’t cut it in the pace of business today. The competitive advantage will favor those who are the most adaptable and can enhance business performance amidst constant change.

This relevant and inspirational keynote will deliver actionable strategies to help attendees lead and build a future-ready organization that is fully prepared to embrace change.

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  • Discover why most change initiatives fall short.
  • Learn how to embrace change and use it as a competitive advantage.
  • Understand the limiting mindsets that hinder individual and organizational growth when change occurs.
  • Find out best practices on how to increase team engagement and bring out the best in others even in a changing environment.

Championship Teams: Maximizing Team Performance

A connected and strong team can carry your vision to the end zone. In this keynote, Matt examines what the top performing teams are doing differently to consistently win, innovate, and elevate performance year after year. Most teams underperform, lack in communication, and have dysfunctional tendencies that limit performance without even knowing it. Read More >

Being a former professional athlete and now as an in-demand management consultant working intimately with world-class teams across many different industries, Matt knows what it takes to build a successful team. He outlines the importance of driving trust, cultivating psychological safety, and building a coaching environment that brings out the best in all team members.

The correlation between championship caliber athletic teams and high-performing business teams is nearly identical. This keynote is filled with practical strategies to unleash your team’s full potential and power.

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  • Learn how to attract, develop, and retain top talent.
  • Learn key steps drastically increase team engagement and morale.
  • Discover effective ways to build trust and instill a sense of belonging in a team setting.
  • Find out how to expand the adaptive capacity of your team.
  • Understand how to create and then implement a system on how to consistently enhance individual and team performance.

Breakthrough Sales Performance: Igniting Sales Growth

This dynamic keynote is guaranteed to challenge, inspire, and provide sales professionals with actionable strategies that will ignite sales performance. Read More >

The professional world of selling is constantly changing and becoming more competitive than ever. Those who can’t differentiate themselves and provide a clear value proposition will be the first ones to go. Before Matt started speaking and consulting full-time after he got injured in the NFL, he was the top earning salesperson for a top pharmaceutical company. With no prior experience in selling, he immediately incorporated everything he learned in the game of football and started to outsell others who had decades of experience.

The same skills, disciplines, and preparation it takes to win in the game of football are also required to thrive and win in the game of sales. The outcome of this keynote will be sales professionals who completely understand how to build meaningful connections, use personalization to drive impact, prepare like a champion and overcome obstacles.

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  • Explore the similarities between world-class athletes and top producing salespeople.
  • Find out how to defeat complacency and create a sense of urgency.
  • Learn the power of routines and how to create your own for optimal daily performance.
  • Discover the key behaviors that will drastically increase sales productivity.
  • Learn a powerful goal setting system to help dominate your sales objectives.