Mindfulness speaker and author Matt Tenney shares inspiring lessons on leadership and life from his journey from prisoner, to monk, to social entrepreneur.
Matt presents keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and corporate mindfulness training programs that are intriguing, inspiring, and loaded with highly-valuable, practical, actionable content.
Matt’s programs help leaders to:
- Immediately improve their impact on the bottom line by becoming free from cognitive bias
- Improve self-awareness and mental agility
- Improve leadership presence and emotional intelligence
- Improve clarity and focus
- Thrive in stressful situations
- Live a happier, healthier, & deeply meaningful life
Matt’s clients include:
The Four Seasons, RE/MAX, Salesforce, The American Dental Association, T. Rowe Price, Marriott, Wells Fargo, Keller Williams, United Airlines, and many other companies, associations, and universities.
Matt Is the Author of the Highly-Acclaimed Mindful Leadership Book,
Here’s an Inspiring, 27-Minute Mindfulness Speech
Here’s What People Are Saying About Mindfulness Speaker Matt Tenney
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“Overall, 99 percent of participant evaluations gave you a rating of excellent. Your presentation was a perfect fit for our organization as the information was relevant and needed while you managed to connect with the audience in an inspiring and entertaining manner.”
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“‘Fascinating’, ‘engaging’, and ‘inspiring’ were just a few of the reactions from our members. Matt’s closing keynote for our annual conference was this and so much more. His story and message made people think and inspired positive change. What a fascinating, engaging, and inspiring way to end a professional meeting.”
“Matt Tenney is a must see speaker. Attendees enjoyed his keynote so much, that his breakout session that followed was bursting at the seams.”
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“Matt Tenney was a great choice for presenting the opening keynote at the 2014 MPI Toronto Education Conference. We received great feedback from our members. In addition to providing valuable content, Matt was engaging, motivating, and even brought some tears of inspiration to a good number of people in the audience.”
“I thought your message was powerful and life-changing. I’m going to make some changes and I’m excited about the possibilities.”
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“Fantastic program. Heartfelt and encouraging.”
“Very uplifting and inspiring listening to him: and everyone did, as you could hear a pin drop on the carpet in the room.”
“Matthew, thank you so much… very inspiring and motivating…. I am still hearing members talk about it, three weeks later! We need more people like you in the world!”
About Mindfulness Speaker Matt Tenney
Matt Tenney has been practicing mindfulness since 2002 and teaching mindfulness in one capacity or another since 2006. He has many thousands of hours of formal practice including time spent training intensively as an un-ordained monk.
Matt Tenney shares lessons from his journey from prisoner, to monk, to social entrepreneur to develop highly effective, mindful leaders who achieve extraordinary, long-term business outcomes – and live more fulfilling lives – as a result of realizing high levels of self-mastery and more effectively serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them.
Matt is the chief people officer of The Generous Group, a company whose top priority is to create the conditions for world peace by sustaining a workplace culture that improves the well-being of team members and helps them make a positive impact on society.
He is also the author of the highly acclaimed books Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom and The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule.
Matt has been invited to provide keynotes and training programs all over the world. His clients include well-known brands like The Four Seasons, RE/MAX, Salesforce, The American Dental Association, Marriott, Keller Williams, United Airlines, T. Rowe Price, and many other companies, associations, and universities.
Matt’s life goal is to create world peace by:
1) Helping all people realize unconditional happiness
2) Helping all people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness