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Matt Church

Globally the International Federation of Professional Speakers recognised Matt Church as one the top 21 most influential people in the industry on the planet. E-Speakers, the largest industry marketplace puts him as one of the Top10 motivational speakers globally. Matt Church was awarded the 2014 Australian Speaker of the Year.

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Testimonials for Matt Church

I wish to thank you most profoundly for your wonderful and above all sensational presentation. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your session.

ANZ Funds Management


Matt was excellent - his humour as well as high energy was exactly what we needed first thing in the morning. His preparation on the topic met all our requirements and his ability to involve the audience was great. Overall I would recommend his topic - the chemistry of success - to anyone for any theme.

World Dairy Leaders


Matt was exceptional. He has a real presence and vitality. His presentation was informative, challenging and humorous. The difficult post lunch session became a highlight of the Conference. I would not hesitate to use him again. In fact I should have taken up his offer to present again on the second day. A really nice guy!

Construction Benefit Services


I started using Matt Church to help with strategic communications and presentational skills. Whilst he is excellent in both of these tasks his skills go much deeper. Matt has great insight and an ability to assist business leaders to cut through issues quickly, effectively package solutions and communicate them such that they have impact and acceptance with the relevant audience. It is a lonely position being the CEO, Matt is a great coach to have along side you.



Matt was high energy, inspirational, funny and very engaging. He delivered right on topic and the feedback from our team was outstanding. We have already brought some of his tools into our business and we are very excited for a successful 2015. Our Jump Start event is designed to get everyone focused ready for the new year and Matt definitely delivered on this. He’s a blue chip speaker and a master at his craft.

John Percudani, Managing Director, Realmark WA


I would like to thank you for your extraordinary presentation. You held a captive audience...Your humour and sense of timing worked extremely well. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you again for visiting Microsoft Canada.

Microsoft Canada Co.


Excellent. Fantastic – would have again and again. Worth every cent! Will recommend

Choice Home Loans


....Your presentation was excellent. You hit the spot and right through the weekend people were referring to ‘what Matt said’. I appreciated having someone whom I respect and trust to open our conference.

Macquarie Bank

Matt Church Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Matt Church's Biography

Matt Church is committed to helping people prepare for tomorrow by taking action today. His philosophy can be summed up in one word NEXT! What is the best next thing you can do to future proof your business or career? He is a strategic thinker obsessed with the idea of leverage. While many are painting a scary view of the future he sees one full of potential. Whether its what he writes, his direct advice to thought leaders or his conference presentations delivered to audiences around the world, Matt communicates with deep focus, commercial clarity and a razor sharp wit on three things: removing fear and replacing it with confidence, removing confusion and replacing with certainty and mobilising people in pursuit of a better future. 


Matt is one of the nations best keynote speakers. He blends inspiration, education and entertainment to create world class conference presentations. He will bring insight, challenge and hope to almost any conference agenda. His ability to take a brief, and craft a compelling message that serves a meeting agenda is second to none. Smart, funny and thought provoking.


A prolific author, his publishing history is a demonstration of his polymathic nature, and his ability to draw from this incredibly diverse sphere of knowledge means he can often shed new light on a topic which an industry has “done to death”. From this space, Matt inspires people to think, expertly delivering key messages and weaving them together with narratives from a diverse range of sources. Many say his presentations are watershed moments in industry and business culture. He is without a doubt one of the top strategic thinkers in the world.


30 years ago Matt studied sports science at NSW university, in 1993 was voted Australian Fitness Leader of the year and was the Asia pacific master trainer for Step Reebok™. His first book written 25 years ago focused on the business of fitness, he has been helping clever people be commercially smart ever since. Believing powerfully in the idea that your commercial success is best achieved by delivering value beyond expectations. It’s about understanding how you best make a difference to the human condition, however that looks.


His next chapter saw him working with leaders on team performance asking the question, how do the best get better? In 2000 ABC published his Chemistry of Success™ series and Adrenalin Junkies™ became a national best seller published in 5 countries. Moving from corporate wellness to conference speaking Matt quickly rose to the top of the profession and for 15 years received every award the industry could bestow.


In 2014 he was inducted into the professional speaker Hall of Fame having received the service, education and excellence awards from the professional speakers association. Globally the International Federation of Professional Speakers recognised him as one the top 21 most influential people in the industry on the planet. E-Speakers, the largest industry marketplace puts him as one of the Top10 motivational speakers globally. 


In 2001 Matt founded Thought Leaders™ once again giving back and building on the idea that great leaders create great leaders. Realising he could only make a difference to the people he met he started to focus on developing Thought Leaders who themselves would go on to capture, package and deliver what they know so that they could go on and make a difference. It’s this ripple effect that sits as the central metaphor behind Matt’s life and the thought leaders logo. Once again focusing on the commercial value exchange he helps consultants get their value proposition right and in 2012 he and his business partner Peter Cook created a business school that realised the ideal of being inspired by the company you keep. The Thought Leaders tribe is an exceptional group of people, last year alone 17 of the 19 non fiction business books published by Wiley in Australia were thought leaders. 


A dedicated family man Matt lives on Sydney's northern beaches, is restoring a 1962 trawler called Sweet Potato and is always planning what's next.


A brilliant speaker Matt presents in a number of areas and topics.

Speaking Topics Include

NEXT - Thoughts about tomorrow you can talk about today:

The simple fact is that the world is changing at an ever increasing rate. Technological advances are creating shifting paradigms in every industry across the globe, and it’s a trend which we need to stand up and take notice of.


This keynote is based on Matt’s latest book, Next – Thoughts about tomorrow you can talk about today. 


In this rapidly changing world, the only certainty is that what works today will not work tomorrow. Old business models won’t work, old leadership styles won’t be tolerated and slow moving industries and businesses will become extinct. The successful players will be the ones with the greatest agility, creativity and foresight.


A session with Matt focused on disruption will help put in place a culture of willingness and a practical framework for being agile, creative and building foresight. If you want to discover how the four business revolutions (R1–R4), and the four personal evolutions (E1–E4) will affect your industry, this is where the journey begins. This is how you future proof your career and business in the decade of disruption.


Amplifiers - The Power of Motivational Leadership to Inspire and Influence:

Organisations looking to develop their leaders so they amplify the best in themselves and their teams should look no further than the author of the most practical book on the subject.


As the founder of Thought Leaders Global and the author of Amplifiers, Matt has long been driven to understand the most important elements of influential leadership. He believes that leadership is in essence about bringing out greatness in others and this principle is at the centre of his keynote on amplifiers. 


Organisations that succeed have leaders and teams that are inspired by what they do and what their work stands for. Matt unpacks the process by which transformational leaders can amplify their impact – amplify their productivity, amplify their creativity and amplify their results. 


Having committed decades to research and development in this field, Matt has the skills and strategies to unlock and amplify transformational leadership in your organisation. 

Your amplified leaders will become masters of maximising human potential and developing other great leaders among their colleagues.


Thought Leaders - Helping Clever People be Commercially Smart:

Matt’s presentation on thought leadership is the ideal catalyst for change. If you want to harness the intelligence within your organisation, this keynote will help the best and brightest shine even brighter. It will help to identify and release potential and also activate greater activity and innovation.


A thought leader is a leading authority in their field of expertise. They have access to a wealth of specialised knowledge which makes them uniquely valuable. They have collected information from varied and comprehensive sources and – most importantly – have packaged it so it can be effectively taught to others.


Whether they know it or not, organisations are driven by the opportunities created and discovered by the thought leaders within, and it’s important to realise that these abilities can be nurtured and developed.


As the founder of Thought Leaders Global, Matt Church is arguably the world’s leading authority on the subject of thought leadership. He has spent more than twenty years working with thought leaders in almost every field of human endeavour, developing strategies and frameworks to unlock the potential of clever people all over the world.

This keynote session with Matt can have a dramatic impact on the effectiveness of your teams and leaders. It can be the catalyst that helps your people discover knowledge and innovative ideas they didn’t realise they had within them.


Chemistry Of Success - That Art of Living and the Science of Performance:

Having commenced his career studying the science of high performance, Matt Church presents a practical and entertaining keynote on how to create a healthy balanced life. This presentation is based on his successful book Highlife 24/7 and explores the chemistry of success.


Every feeling in the human body is the result of a chemical – the internal physical drivers of peak performance. Learn about balancing these chemicals and you can better manage your moods and master the key to lifting your performance and productivity. Where human excellence is concerned, Matt has years of experience. From demanding the most of himself to consulting with some of the biggest multi-national organisations, Matt has developed his own intellectual property around what makes high performance people tick.


Chemistry Of Success is the perfect presentation for a general audience or if you have a tricky timeslot that you’d like to fill with a light-hearted, entertaining presentation that holds lots of value for all that attend.


This is the perfect presentation to run in the tough time-slots. A hungover crowd, an exhausted crowd or a skeptical crowd all respond brilliantly to this presentation.

A highly engaging and entertaining keynote relevant for everyone!