Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most-read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an acclaimed keynote speaker, author, and peak-performance strategist. Using a real-world approach, He specializes in maximizing the performance of organizations, teams, and individuals all over the world.
As an athlete and business professional, Matt has a real-world understanding that success is based on the key areas of peak performance, overcoming adversity, motivation, culture, and teamwork. From the football field to being the head of business development for a multi-million dollar healthcare company, to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Matt has the credibility to deliver a keynote speech with a strong focus on actionable ideas and strategies designed to maximize business and personal performance.
Matt is Indiana University’s current record holder for most sacks in a single game and was the team recipient of the prestigious Howard Brown Award, which exemplifies leadership, courage and work ethic. Because of his world-class speed, on-field success, and superb leadership background, Mayberry was signed by the Chicago Bears in 2010. However, after reaching the pinnacle of his sport, he suffered a life-changing injury against the San Diego Chargers, which cut his dream career short.
Matt created success after football, earning his way to becoming the head of business development at Infinity Healthcare, where he put the fundamentals he learned as an athlete and in life to practice. Soon after, Matt Mayberry embraced his true passion — taking his personal story, with a smart mix of football and business — and began his training and consulting company, Matt Mayberry Enterprises, to help others achieve massive success by learning how to lead through change and create transformational breakthroughs.
Matt has been featured on numerous media outlets including Forbes, NBC, Fox News, Business Insider, MSN Lifestyle, Fox Business, ABC, and ESPN to name a few. A partial list of his clients include the FBI, National Kitchen & Bath Association, Fifth Third Bank, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Cosentino, NAPA Auto Parts, USA Hockey, DuPont, Union Pacific Railroad, and Lowe’s.
As a keynote speaker, Matt provides strong take-home value, as well as an inspiring experience, for every attendee. With a combination of powerful and personal stories, along with current research, attendees leave with a detailed action plan for their own success. Matt has been rated one of the top speakers at every event he’s keynoted.
Matt’s first book, Winning Plays, is available in stores everywhere.
He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. His personal interests include sports, fitness, golf, reading, the arts, spirituality, and spending time with his family and friends.
In this paramount message, 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 about personal motivation, overcoming adversity, goal setting, and turning circumstantial hardship into opportunities for winning plays. He provides actionable strategies and thought-provoking dialogue that is sure to maximize the performance of individuals and teams.
We live in a complex world of constant distraction. It is our job to clearly prioritize the areas of importance, and minimize the obstacles preventing us from becoming the best version of ourselves. This motivational and action-packed presentation challenges attendees to step out of their comfort zone and expand their vision as to what’s possible for their life. Matt shares breakthrough insights on human potential, performance, and coaches attendees through personal and professional goal-setting exercises, personal branding, and peak performance strategy.
Matt explores the challenges that leaders face and how to break through the barriers, lead through change, and make a significant impact on your team and organization. Whether you run a team of five or 5,000, the outcome of this keynote will be leaders who are inspired and prepared to lead more effectively, increase employee morale and retention, and drive the performance of everyone within the organization to the next level.
Matt examines what top performing teams are doing differently to continually win, innovate, and maximize performance in an ever-changing world. Being an athlete for much of his life, and majoring in Sports Management, Matt uses his expertise to teach how success extends far beyond talent. Matt has been on teams that reached the top and teams that didn’t get anywhere. Since moving away from the playing field, he has drawn the parallels to the business arena. He outlines the importance of teamwork and culture, and how the two can carry your vision to the end zone, every single day.
Much like athletics, sales is a constant battle. They both require a relentless desire to work on your craft, know your competition, and elevate your game every single day. They both demand an enormous amount of preparation in order to perform at the highest level. This dynamic keynote is guaranteed to challenge, educate, and provide sales professionals with the tools and strategies that will revolutionize breakthrough sales performance. Matt teaches how to create a mindset shift that will serve as a catalyst for breakthrough growth. The outcome of this keynote will be sales professionals who will understand how to create value, increase sales, build relationships, stand out from the competition, and crush quotas.
*Each presentation is uniquely tailored to meet the goals, objectives and outcomes of every client.
“I would recommend Matt. He is a great Speaker for a dynamic audience.”
“Thank YOU! We received very positive feedback on your presentation! You were engaging, articulate and provided actionable steps for our attendees to take to become a transformational leader. Your message was spot on and exactly what we needed to finish our conference on a high note. I’ve worked with many speakers throughout my career and you and your team were delightful!”
“Matt was a great speaker and incredible contributor on our panel.”
“Matt delivers an emotionally charged, motivational and inspirational speech. I’ve been to many “motivational” speeches over the years but I’ve never left one so inspired to take immediate action, until now. Matt simplifies goal setting with a “do it now” call to action. He leaves you with the takeaways we all desire from attending any program. While he was given amazing athletic ability, I believe he was put on this earth not to entertain us as an NFL linebacker, but to teach life lessons that inspire and change lives.”
“First Heritage Credit is a financial services provider with 85 branches located in 5 states. The meeting that we asked Matt to speak at was our annual Branch Managers Meeting and awards ceremony. Every level of Management from Branch Manager up through CEO was in attendance. Matt’s presentation and his message was absolutely great. Several times I took a look around the room to gauge the impact that he was having on our audience. His audience, our entire Management Team, was hanging on his every word. At the end of his presentation he received a very warm standing ovation! It is as if Matt knew exactly what I would like for them to hear and he delivered it with passion!”
“Matt has a very special way of energizing and empowering audiences. His speaking style is humble enough to engage you into his personal story while giving you a sense of urgency to get up and get big things done. One of the best that I have seen!”
“Matt’s passion, sincerity and honesty of his journey connected with our team immediately. He inspired each individual with not only his personal story but also through his practical exercises to go to work on themselves daily and think about what that impact would have on the overall organization. With his strategic goal setting plan (which the whole room wrote down) and engagement with the audience, we all walked away inspired to become the best version of ourselves and grow as an organization.”
“Matt brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to his presentation. Our sales team was re-energized and able to take away key ideas and strategies from Matt’s presentation that will increase our performance. Matt took the time prior to his presentation to really understand our company and implement specialized content in his speech. To wrap up Matt’s presentation in a few words: Knocked it out of the park.”
“Right away, Matt connected with our group with his passion and sincerity. His personal story is gripping, powerful and inspirational in its own right. Looking for a great keynote speaker can be a daunting task, but Matt was an absolute home run in this regard! Our group left Matt’s presentation inspired, energized and armed with practical strategies that we could apply to our own lives immediately. Thank you Matt!”
“Matt was a great asset as the Keynote speaker during our “Customer Appreciation Event.” His presentation was beyond motivational and incredibly inspiring to our management and customers. He is by far one of the most inspiring speakers that we’ve had.”