“I attend many, many conferences. Your keynote was the BEST I have ever heard.”
~Kim De Leon, CEO, Cherokee County Federal Credit Union

"Matt Tenney is the BEST speaker I’ve ever heard at any event I have ever been to!”
~Polly Kondrat, Sales Manager, Marriott Hotels

“Matt is one of the best speakers I have heard. He shared ideas and tools that will certainly help our partners to more effectively lead their teams and achieve better business outcomes. He also presented in a way that was very inspiring, and helped make our retreat a truly transformational experience.”
~Bot Hottman - CEO, EKS&H

“Inspirational! A perfect example to the organization of how effectively serving others is the key to true greatness.”
~Chris Theon, Sr. V.P. / Global Head Science + Technology, Givaudan Flavors Corp.

“Matt’s keynote, like his book, commands your full attention from the beginning to the end. His story drew the audience in and the inspiring examples he gave of servant leadership kept people engaged. The feedback from our leadership team was excellent. Matt inspired our team and provided tools to help them become even better leaders.”
~Bill Rogers, Regional President with Wells Fargo Advisors

“Matt is among the best speakers I have ever heard. He captures his audience’s attention with his fascinating, inspirational story, and the examples of extraordinary organizations and leaders. He offers valuable content for improving sales and building effective teams, and inspires people to serve at a higher level.”
~Kristen Butcher, Director of Professional Development, Illinois Association of Realtors

“Overall, 99 percent of participant evaluations gave you a rating of excellent. Your presentation was a perfect fit for our organization as the information was relevant and needed while you managed to connect with the audience in an inspiring and entertaining manner.”
~Shane N. Yates, CAE, CMP, Executive Director, Ohio Society of Association Executives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


MATT TENNEY
Developing Highly Effective Leaders

BIO:

Matt Tenney is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom. He is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness. When he’s not traveling for speaking engagements, he can often be found in Nashville, Tennessee.

Matt will show you how to improve your capacity for servant leadership, and how that shift results in greater success as a leader as well as greater happiness. Drawing on insights from his experiences as a prisoner, monk, and social entrepreneur, as well as from some of the best workplace cultures in the world, you’ll walk away with powerful ideas and tools for developing the leadership skills that result in highly engaged, highly innovative, highly successful teams.

 

 
TRAVELING FROM:  

Nashville, TN

 

 
BOOKS:  
 

Serve To Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom
Matt Tenney has survived – and thrived – in situations where most people would have been quickly broken. In Serve to Be Great, he offers his life experiences and unique insights to help leaders apply the powerful principles of servant leadership.

 

 

The Mindfulness Edge (2016)
There is a simple practice that can improve nearly every component of leadership excellence and it doesn't require adding anything to your busy schedule. Discover how a subtle inner shift, called mindfulness, can transform things that you already do every day into opportunities to become a better leader.

 

 

SPEECH TOPICS:

 

Leadership - Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom
In this inspiring yet content-rich program, Matt Tenney introduces the power of "servant leadership" through his story of spending 5.5 years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over 3 years, discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others, and co-founding and leading two non-profits.

Sales - Serve to Be Great: How Being Selfless Will Help You Sell the Roof Off
In this inspiring yet content-rich program, Matt Tenney introduces the power of being selfless through his story of spending 5.5 years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over 3 years, discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others, and co-founding and leading two non-profits.

Mindfulness - Beginner’s Mind: The Ultimate Habit for Success
In this inspiring yet content-rich program, Matt Tenney introduces the power of mindfulness through his story of spending 5.5 years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over 3 years, discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others, and co-founding and leading two non-profits.
Matt combines case studies and research in neuroscience to show you how a simple shift, called Beginner’s Mind, can literally rewire your brain in ways that will help you achieve greater success professionally, as a leader, and in life.

Ethics - Enlightenment: Insights on Ethics from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom
In the age of social media, one instance of unethical behavior can tarnish a brand overnight and have devastating effects on an organization. Is there a practical, realistic approach to prevent that from happening? Participants will walk away inspired to do the right thing even when it’s very difficult to do so. They’ll also be empowered with evidenced-based tools for consistently making the most ethical decisions and building a highly ethical culture.



 

 

 

 
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