Speaking

Matt’s 20 year career has taken him across the globe, spearheading multimillion-dollar initiatives and gathering a wealth of experience in leadership, business change, transformation, operational excellence, and developing high performance teams. Despite his growing list of accomplishments, Matt remains humble, openly acknowledging the mistakes he’s made and the challenges he’s encountered along the way. It’s this authenticity that makes Matt incredibly relatable – Matt is literally a tale of mailroom to boardroom!

His journey has not only equipped him with invaluable experience but has also honed his leadership wisdom. Matt is a true leader, evident in the captivating positive aura he exudes when speaking. Audiences find themselves drawn in by his charm, energy and relatability, hanging onto his every word as he shares insightful perspectives and thought provoking anecdotes.

Matt Sims - Founder

Rarely do people enter the workplace with the intent to underperform. It's a misconception that often arises when things don't go according to plan. The reality is, the effectiveness of our people is intricately tied to the quality of our processes. Rather than pointing fingers at individuals, we should first scrutinise our processes. Only after we've thoroughly examined and fortified our processes should we consider assessing individual performance. Consider this: Imagine taking the fastest, most consistent racing driver out of a high-performance car with efficient pit stops and faultless reliability and placing them into the slowest car, with lengthy pit stops and parts that frequently fail. Would they suddenly become an underperforming driver? A lazy employee? Or, could the root causes of poor performance lie in the processes and equipment, and not the individual? Now imagine the impact on that driver if they were consistently told that they were underperforming. If no matter how much they spoke up about the issues they'd identified, they were not listened to. Week after week, race performance meetings take place in an office with multiple managers and senior leaders, but not the driver. Solutions to perceived problems are decided upon and the driver instructed to follow them. They fail. The driver thinks they know some of the root causes and how to fix them, but no one will listen. The driver sits in the car for tens of hours a week, in fact, they are the only one who drives the car! Who's really underperforming here?

Matt Sims December 2023

A Personal Touch

Matt meticulously crafts each of his talks personally, tailoring them to precisely meet the unique requirements of his clients. He excels in adapting his message to resonate with audiences at every level, whether they’re in the C-suite, on the frontline, mixed, or within educational institutions. Renowned for his ability to connect authentically, Matt’s delivery consistently captivates listeners, infusing each interaction with genuine passion, energy, and a sense of lasting empowerment. 

Moreover, Matt seamlessly transitions into panel discussions, where he shares invaluable insights with ease and finesse. In this environment, he is able to confidently take unplanned questions, further supporting his authenticity. 

Common Occasions

Conferences • Corporate Events • Panels • Awards Ceremonies • Celebrations • Fundraisers & Charity Functions • Away-days • Community Events • Galas • Live Performance & Show Hosting • TV, Radio & Podcast

Popular Topics

Mailroom to Boardroom

This keynote shares a true success story, illustrating how passion and perseverance shape leadership. Despite academic challenges, Matt rose from a Postal Worker at Royal Mail to pivotal, global senior roles at Amazon, showcasing resilience and dedication. Audiences leave inspired to chart their own paths to success.

Transformation Excellence

Discover the essence of organisational transformation through Matt's words, as he draws from his extensive experience in driving change. Matt unveils his critical components that are the foundations of successful transformations. Emphasising people engagement, effective communication and continuous improvement, this inspiring keynote offers actionable strategies to ignite innovation and cultivate change.

Leadership Excellence

Discover true exceptional leadership as Matt unveils his core elements for driving high-performing teams. Through real-life stories, he emphasises respect for people, engagement, agility, and cultural sensitivity. Gain practical takeaways that help to cultivate an environment fostering individual growth, team synergy and organisational success. Leadership is an art, not a role or title.

Continuous Improvement Culture

Leadership is an art, not a role or title. Discover true exceptional leadership as Matt unveils his core elements for inspiring high-performing teams. Through real-life stories, he emphasises respect for people, engagement, agility, and cultural sensitivity. Gain practical takeaways that help to cultivate an environment fostering individual growth, team synergy and organisational success.

Effective Communication

Matt is without doubt a master communicator. With experience leading large, diverse global teams, Matt shares strategies to engage, inspire and align multigenerational teams toward a shared vision. Benefit from his first-hand learning experiences, enabling your organisation to transcend generational and cultural boundaries and achieve goals through collaboration.

Leading Through Disruption

In this captivating keynote, Matt shares invaluable insights on change management, adaptation and innovation. Gain practical strategies to navigate resistance to change, foster resilience and bridge cultural differences. Discover how Matt overcame departmental friction and conflicting roadmaps, to leverage change as a catalyst for growth and collaboration. Be inspired to lead effectively amidst adversity and uncertainty.

Remember, these are just popular examples, Matt would be delighted to build a fully customised talk that meets all your requirements.

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