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“Escape Mediocrity. Claim Your Greatness. Turn Your Failures Into Gifts.”



A former NFL linebacker with the Chicago Bears, Matt Mayberry has become a highly-acclaimed motivational speaker and maximum performance strategist.

His message is simple: Escape mediocrity, claim your greatness, and turn your failures into gifts. Speaking to groups and organizations that encompass all ages and demographics, Matt is creating a new paradigm shift in the 21st century by turning failures into gifts and streamlining what it takes to achieve success and happiness. And people are taking notice. His clients include major corporations, Fortune 500 companies, NFL and NBA teams, government, civic and nonprofit organizations, professional associations, hospitals, universities, and high schools.

Matt sees the potential for growth in others and devotes the energy to help others achieve it. Bringing great enthusiasm and intensity to everything he does, and with a drive to contribute to the good of humanity, Matt is an active social innovator and “Influencer” who already has more than 100,000 followers of his blog, Google, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
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  • 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!

    Indiana Tech Athletic Department
  • 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.

    Debbie Mossburg, Lowe’s District Accounts Manager
  • 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.

    Mike Bongino, Athletic Director, Cold Spring Harbor High School
  • 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.

    Northern Illinois Athletics
  • 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

    Clay Harbor, TE for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 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.

    Desmond Clark- NFL player for 13 years, former Chicago Bears
  • 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

    Art Norman, NBC5 Chicago News Anchor
  • 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.

    Corri Fetman, Attorney, bodybuilder competitor and former Playboy model
  • Matt’s ability to motivate, inspire, and lead people to live a healthier life, while becoming the best version of themselves, is unbelievable.

    Stedman Graham, New York Times bestselling author & founder of Athletes Against Drugs (AAD)
  • 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 Chamber’s luncheon, 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.

    Heather Ennis, President and CEO of NWI Forum
  • 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.

    Becky Skillman, President/CEO Radius Indiana Former LT. Governor of Indiana


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