Matt’s humor, quick wit, and ability to connect with people creates meaningful attitude changes. Matt has enjoyed getting to share his message throughout the United States and with international audiences around the world.

Matt grew up on a farm in Southwest Wisconsin in the heartland of America. He lives in Dubuque, Iowa on the banks of a small creek that feeds into the mighty Mississippi with his lovely wife Joie and their sons Carter and Graham. Matt enjoys hiking with his family, fishing with his boys and taking his wife out for dinner.

Matt received his undergrad at University of Wisconsin and then graduated with his Master’s Degree in Communication from University of Dubuque. Most recently Matt was awarded the highly esteemed CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name identify that speaker as a speaking professional with a proven track record for understanding and delivering value from the platform.



Chase Your Dreams
Get more out of life with this internationally known goal setting and action seminar. Accomplish more, learn more, and earn more. Live life more fully. Learn how to not only set goals but how to achieve them. Goal setting is an area with which most everyone is somewhat familiar. Many people feel well-versed in this area while others are quite uncomfortable with both the thought and the process. Ask anyone today where they’re going and how they plan to get there, and chances are they don’t know. Today, we live in a microwave, throw-away, live-for-the-moment society. If personal or business goals are achieved, it is often accomplished by accident. The future promises more uncertainty. As a result, many people will feel overwhelmed and out of control. They’ll wander aimlessly because they don’t know how to set goals or make progress toward them. When you know how to set and achieve your goals, you’re in charge of your life … you determine the direction in which you’ll sail. This goal setting seminar can help you take control of your personal and professional life—attitude, relationships, time management, health and fitness, communication, and finances—so that you determine where you’re going.

inspirational / life-changing educational / informative audience activity humorous / funny


Remote Control Attitude
Too often, we act like we have a remote for life. Heck, it is easy to sit on the sofa and talk about and wish about changing. The point remains that you are the only one who can make those changes. There are no short cuts. There is only effort, failure, and repetition. Your life will only change when you get up off your butt and start changing it.

inspirational / life-changing humorous / funny


Communicate with Attitude
From the day you were born, you’ve depended on the ability to communicate. Somewhere between that first cry for breath and yesterday’s babbling, the process has changed. You now live in a world full of clutter, confusion, and information overload. With each step forward in technology, you seem to take a step back from others. More often than not, the inability to communicate effectively leaves you sitting on the sidelines watching others put points on the board and ultimately money in the bank. Success comes to people not because they are smarter or more talented than you, but because they can communicate their ideas clearly. Virtually every facet of your personal and professional life hangs more on the ability to communicate than on any other learnable skill. It has never been more important than now to present a clear message.

educational / informative


What’s The Value of Your Attitude? There is an old saying that says “attitude is everything”. Is that true? I think Attitude is the start of everything! Attitude determines your thoughts and ultimately your actions. In this program you will find that being positive as often as possible helps you be more successful at what you do. You’ll leave this program with practical take-a-ways and the motivation to implement them. What’s the value of your attitude?

inspirational / life-changing