“Escape Mediocrity. Claim Your Greatness. Turn Your Failures Into Gifts.”
Highly-acclaimed motivational keynote speaker, Matt Mayberry, and former Chicago Bear—learned about success by triumphing over failure.
Matt Mayberry, former linebacker for the NFL Chicago Bears—now thriving as a professional speaker, author, and performance expert—was once a teen on a downward path to destruction. One day he had an epiphany. He could live his life addicted to drugs, or he could redirect his life, turn his failures into gifts, and become the man he was intended to be. Matt chose the latter.
Always striving for the next goal and taking each setback as an opportunity to learn, Matt surrounded himself with world-renowned mentors. Matt’s never-give-up attitude is infectious as he recounts his journey from drugs and athletics to being a nationally sought-after speaker and success coach. His life has become a tale of triumph, tenacity, and encouragement to others as he shares the stories behind his failures, and more importantly, reveals priceless lessons in turning failures into success.
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On behalf of USA Hockey Pacific District Player Development, I want to thank Matt for elevating the performance of our athletes. It was an incredibly inspiring message with a great sense of optimism and what it really takes to be great and dominate. Matt's ability to connect with the audience is terrific and we look forward to watching his "domination" in life.
A man who's found his purpose, with a presence that commands your attention, Mayberry's message resonates no matter your station in life.
Matt was very honest and down to earth. His message is full of practical ideas that can easily be implemented into your everyday routine to live a better life. He reminded our audience that they can be the change agents in their own lives and that the poor decisions of the past don't have to define you. He left a powerful "I can" impression. He's a must see!
Matt brings a very passionate and inspirational message. The message itself is simple, yet it's clear that ultimate success comes from discipline and execution; that's where Matt delivers with a clear and concise formula to change your mindset and get out of your comfort zone to be the absolute best that you can be.
Matt spoke at our recent conference and did an outstanding job. He was in fact the highest ranked presenter out of over 20 speakers. His use of real world lessons blended with practical tips on how to not only dream about your goals but how to build a detailed plan and process to actually achieve those goals was impressive and inspirational. In addition he has a rare ability to connect and relate his life lessons to attendees in a way that makes them very relevant and easy to relate to – this ability significantly enhances the attendees experience and sets Matt apart. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a motivational/inspirational speaker and we look forward to having him speak at future AA-ISP events.
Matt was engaging and sincere as a presenter. His life story is compelling and gives a sense of hope to anyone who struggled with defeat when victory seemed just within grasp. Beyond that he gives practical insights into how we can turn defeats into real life victories.
Matt was a wonderful addition to Indiana Tech's beginning of the year athletic orientation. The student-athletes were able to relate to his personal story and also life lessons that were intertwined throughout his speech. We were ecstatic to him!
I just want to thank you again for coming to speak to our corporation. You were a great asset as the Keynote speaker during our "Customer Appreciation Event." Your presentation was beyond motivational and incredibly inspiring too our management and customers. It was presented with both true life and the desire to be in control of your own destiny. You are one of the most inspiring speakers I have personally seen.
Matt's energy, enthusiasm, and passion really captivated the audience. A primary message that Matt delivered was don't settle for good when greatness is inside you. Since the night of the presentation, I am still hearing positive feedback about Matt and his speech.
Matt's passion and energy are unrivaled and can motivate anyone to reach their full potential. We are honored to have heard his message in person.
Matt has made a profound impact on my mental strength which is just important as physical attributes. He really knows how to help someone tap into their inner greatness
When listening to a speaker I want a few things to show prominently. First, I need passion. Second, I need knowledge. Finally, for the third basics I look for in a speaker, I need that person to be a motivator. After speaking alongside Matt Mayberry and Stedman Graham at Barrington High School, I’m sold on Matt’s ability to orally display all three disciplines. Matt’s ability to entertain, motivate, and educate is a unique quality that he possesses.
I can say with confidence, that Matt Mayberry can be an asset to any corporation that wants to take their business to the next level. During a recent lecture, you could hear a ‘pin drop on cotton’ when he spoke about his college days at Indiana University
We all have special gifts in this world. Matt’s ability to stand in front of thousands of people and make a connection with them is one of a kind. Whether he is talking about leading a healthier lifestyle or achieving more success, Matt will give you not only that extra boost needed to go further but show you the steps you need to take.
Matt’s ability to motivate, inspire, and lead people to live a healthier life, while becoming the best version of themselves, is unbelievable.
Every once in a while, if you are very lucky, you find an inspirational speaker who can not only rally the troops, but rewrite the rules of battle in your favor. When we invited Matt Mayberry to speak at our event, we thought we were getting a typical motivational presenter who’d give us a few words of wisdom wrapped up in a good bit of storytelling. What we got instead was a four-star general with a thousand-yard stare and more “motivation DNA” than those with twice his age and experience. Our guests swarmed Matt after his keynote, filled our inboxes with messages of gratitude for days after the lunch, and still continue to light up their social media networks with Matt’s highly quotable marching orders. What began as a dream to welcome a former Chicago Bear to our community has turned into a paradigm shift in goal-setting and commitment-keeping for our members. Matt Mayberry isn’t a minor celebrity. He’s a thought leader in the realm that matters most – growing through all obstacles to become the best version of yourself.
Matt Mayberry provides great inspiration and motivation for people of all ages. He connects on a personal level regardless of the size of the audience. Listeners are spellbound as Matt motivates them to reach their full potential.