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Matt Tenney Speaker

Matt Tenney

    • "Developing highly effective leaders who serve and inspire greatness in others."
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Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

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Tennessee

Inspirational Servant Leadership Keynote Speaker at Convening Leaders Conference - Inspiring!

Inspirational Servant Leadership Keynote Speaker at Convening Leaders Conference - Inspiring!

Matt Tenney Speaker - Employee Engagement

Matt Tenney Speaker - Employee Engagement

Matt Tenney is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.  He is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies.  He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them.  Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness.  When he’s not traveling for speaking engagements, he can often be found in Nashville, TN.

Why He Does It: 

Matt's primary goal is to create the conditions for a permanent end to poverty, violence, and suffering in our world within my lifetime.

How He Does It:

He helps leaders to achieve better business outcomes while simultaneously becoming happier, more kind, more generous, and more compassionate.

Through books, keynote speeches, training, and coaching, Matt works to inspire people to become servant leaders, and help leaders apply mindfulness training to:

  • Improve business acumen
  • Increase emotional intelligence
  • Improve creativity and innovation
  • Improve ability to manage change
  • Develop extraordinary leadership presence

 

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Ethical Enlightenment: Insights on Ethics from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom (60-Minute Keynote)

In the age of social media, one instance of unethical behavior can tarnish a brand overnight and have devastating effects on an organization. Is there a practical, realistic approach to prevent that from happening?

In this inspiring yet content-rich program, Matt Tenney introduces powerful, evidence-based tools for achieving higher levels of ethics through his story of spending 5.5 years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over 3 years, and discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others.
Participants will walk away inspired to do the right thing even when it’s very difficult to do so. They’ll also be empowered with evidenced-based tools for consistently making the most ethical decisions and building a highly ethical culture.
Participants will learn how to:

Create a highly ethical team cultureApply evidence-based tools for doing the right thing in challenging situationsApply evidence-based tools for removing the root cause of unethical behavior

Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom (60-Minute Keynote)

Increasing student engagement doesn’t have to be a tedious task. By applying the principles of servant leadership, a leadership style used by many of the most successful companies, increasing student engagement becomes an inspiring, enjoyable endeavor, and obstacles are more easily overcome.

In this program, Matt Tenney introduces student leaders to the power of servant leadership through his story of discovering the joy of a life devoted to serving others: the result of living and training as a monk for over 3 years while he was confined to military prison for arranging the unauthorized delivery of US Government funds.

The objective of this program is to empower student leaders with:

  • An understanding of why servant leadership is so powerful and how it helps increase studentengagement
  • Tools for becoming a better, more service-oriented leader
  • Tools, used by top companies like Google and Intel, for developing emotional intelligence/character

Serve to Be Great: How Being Selfless Will Help You Sell the Roof Off (60-Minute Keynote)

In this inspiring yet content-rich program, Matt Tenney introduces the power of being selfless through his story of spending 5.5 years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over 3 years, and discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others.

Drawing on insights from his experiences as a prisoner, monk, sales team leader, and social entrepreneur you’ll walk away with powerful ideas and tools for developing the sales skills that result in closing more sales, generating more referrals, and enjoying coming to work every day.

After attending this program, participants will have proven tools to help them:

  • Build greater trust with clients
  • Close more sales
  • Stop selling on price
  • Generate more referrals

Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom (60-Minute Keynote)

In this inspiring yet content-rich program, Matt Tenney introduces the power of servant leadership through his story of spending 5.5 years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over 3 years, and discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others.

Matt will show you how to improve your capacity for servant leadership, and how that shift results in greater success as a leader as well as greater happiness. Drawing on insights from his experiences as a prisoner, monk, and social entrepreneur, as well as from some of the best workplace cultures in the world, you’ll walk away with powerful ideas and tools for developing the leadership skills that result in highly engaged, highly innovative, highly successful teams.

After attending this program, participants will have proven tools to help them:

  • Attract and retain highly talented people
  • Increase the engagement levels of team members
  • Create a team culture that delivers world-class customer service
  • Create a team culture that is highly conducive to innovation

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