Matt Mayberry

NFL Motivational Sports keynote speaker

Matt Mayberry

NFL Motivational Sports keynote speaker

Speaker: Matt Mayberry

Performance Strategist, Columnist for Entrepreneur, Former NFL Linebacker

Speech Topics Include:

  • Winning Plays – Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life
  • Dominate Today! -The Playbook for Dominating Both Your Personal and Professional Life
  • Transformational Leadership- The Building Blocks to Becoming a Game-Changing Leader
  • Building a World-Class Team and Culture – A Strong Team Can Carry Your Vision to the End Zone
  • Breakthrough Sales Performance

Keynote speaker Matt Mayberry is an internationally acclaimed speaker and performance strategist. A former Indiana University and Chicago Bears linebacker, Matt is one of the most widely read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, where he writes on peak performance, leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, and motivation.

Speaker Matt Mayberry 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. With a 4.45 forty yard dash, Mayberry was signed by the NFL Chicago Bears in 2010. Reaching the pinnacle of his sport, he suffered a life-changing injury. It was this event that inspired Mayberry to embrace his true passion—his true gift—helping others achieve massive success by learning how to turn failures into gifts.

As a speaker Matt Mayberry delivers keynote speeches with a strong focus on delivering actionable ideas and strategies designed to maximize business and personal performance. He addresses hundreds of thousands of men and women each year. Matt customizes every presentation based on each organization’s needs and desired outcomes, collaborating directly with the client to ensure measurable takeaways for their organization.

Matt is extremely passionate about creating an unforgettable experience for every audience that he speaks to. Speaker Matt Mayberry inspires audiences with a combination of powerful stories, current research, and past experiences from his own life and athletic success that resonate long after each event comes to an end. Attendees leave every event with a detailed and specific action plan for applying their new ideas once they get back into their own routine. Matt has been rated one of the top speakers at every event he’s keynoted.

Matt’s work has been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, NBC, Fox News, Business Insider, MSN Lifestyle, Fox Business, ABC, and ESPN to name a few. Matt’s first book, Winning Plays, released on September 6, 2016 and is available in stores everywhere.

Winning Plays – Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life

Based off of Matt’s highly acclaimed book, Winning Plays, this passionate and incredibly inspiring keynote captivates audiences with a message that resonates long after he exits the stage.

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.

This keynote, both entertaining and engaging, serves as a massive call to action for those looking for a surefire way to elevate their potential and reach new heights of achievement. Attendees will be equipped with the tools and strategies to go out and create a game plan of winning plays, for themselves, and their team.


Dominate Today! -The Playbook for Dominating Both Your Personal and Professional Life

This keynote helps attendees dominate in both their personal and professional lives by unleashing every ounce of their talent and ability into the world. Matt helps the audience discover that they were not born to be average and how to escape the over-crowded space of mediocrity.

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.

The audience will walk away with actionable ideas and tools that they can immediately implement into their everyday lives to help increase productivity, and streamline their development personally and professionally.


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

This keynote equips individuals, future leaders, executives, and management teams with innovative ideas and strategies to thrive in today’s ever-changing business world and become a game-changing leader. 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.

This presentation dives deep into what true leadership really is. True leadership is much more than titles, authority, and recognition. Leadership is about developing people, helping others reach their full potential, and creating other leaders. It’s about equipping those you are leading with the right tools and strategies to not only maximize the success of the organization, but as individuals.

This thought-provoking keynote teaches leaders how to create momentum and mindset shifts that effectively transform their leadership styles and their organization as a whole. 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.


Building a World-Class Team and Culture – A Strong Team Can Carry Your Vision to the End Zone

Matt often talks about how the team and culture within an organization are everything. This high-impact keynote examines how to attract and retain a world-class team, by implementing a clear and attainable culture for all members to buy into.

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.


The correlation between top performing athletic teams and top performing corporate teams is nearly identical. Matt teaches invaluable lessons on the competitive advantage of developing the individuals and culture within, and how they can outshine external talent and competition every time. Matt teaches how to create a plan of action that can begin implementation immediately.


Breakthrough Sales Performance

This dynamic keynote is guaranteed to challenge, educate, and provide sales professionals with the tools and strategies that will revolutionize breakthrough sales performance.


Much like athletics, sales professionals must be competitive if they want to survive. Soliciting business, generating leads, closing sales, and reaching quotas is the name of the game. Much like athletics, breakthrough sales are a constant battle. They both require a relentless desire to work on their craft, know their competition, and elevate their game every single day. They both demand an enormous amount of preparation in order to perform at the highest level.


Being a great salesman or woman is not about closing a lot of sales. It’s about listening to the customer, the market, and knowing how to create value where it’s needed. It’s about creating relationships and nurturing them. Breakthrough sales do not allow any room for ego. You will be told “No” more than you will be told “Yes.” You must learn how to face daily adversity and setbacks, head-on. Matt teaches how to create a mindset shift that instead channels these obstacles as the 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 surpass quotas.



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