Matt Mayberry

  • Former Chicago Bear who learned about success by triumphing over failure

Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an acclaimed keynote speaker, consultant and peak performance strategist. As the CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises, a training and consulting company, he specializes in maximizing the performance of individuals and organizations all over the world.

Matt is Indiana University’s current record holder for most sacks in a single game and was the team recipient of the prestigious Howard Brown Award, which exemplifies leadership, courage and work ethic. With a 4.45 forty yard dash, Mayberry was signed by the NFL Chicago Bears in 2010. Reaching the pinnacle of his sport, he suffered a life-changing injury. It was this event that inspired Mayberry to embrace his true passion—his true gift—helping others achieve massive success by learning how to turn failures into gifts.

As an in-demand keynote speaker, Matt is known for his innovative ideas on how to dominate, turn failure into gifts, improving sales effectiveness, and elevating human potential. Matt delivers keynote speeches with a strong focus on delivering actionable ideas and strategies designed to maximize business and personal performance. He addresses tens of thousands of men and women each year – on the subjects of peak performance, overcoming adversity, motivation, culture, and teamwork.

Growing numbers of people are taking notice of Matt Mayberry. His clients include major corporations, Fortune 500 companies, NFL and NBA teams, government, civic and nonprofit organizations, professional associations, hospitals, and universities.

Matt is extremely passionate about creating an unforgettable experience for every audience that he speaks to. He inspires audiences with a combination of powerful stories, current research, and past experiences from his own life and athletic success that resonate long after each event comes to an end. Attendees leave every event with a detailed and specific action plan for applying their new ideas once they get back into their own routine. Matt has been rated one of the top speakers at every event he’s keynoted.

Matt is a contributing author for business and leadership articles with Entrepreneur.com, where his column receives approximately 125,000 views per month. He also writes for FastCompany.com. Throughout his career, he has been featured on numerous media outlets including NBC, Business Insider, MSN Lifestyle, Fox Business, ABC, and ESPN to name a few. A partial list of his clients include Fifth Third Bank, USA Hockey, DuPont, Union Pacific Railroad, and Lowe’s.

Matt is writing his first book, The Gift of Failure, planned for release in 2016.

He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. His personal interests include sports, fitness, golf, reading, the arts, spirituality, and spending time with his family and friends.

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    Attitude, Coaching / Mentoring, Inspiration, Motivation, Motivational Keynote, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Social, Sports, Youth

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    Illinois

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    $10,000 - $15,000

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Keynote Speaker Matt Mayberry

Matt Mayberry, a former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is currently one of the most read columnists for Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an acclaimed keynote speaker, consultant and peak performance strategist. As the CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises, a training and consulting company, he specializes in maximizing the performance of individuals and organizations all over the world.

Matt is Indiana University’s current record holder for most sacks in a single game and was the team recipient of the prestigious Howard Brown Award, which exemplifies leadership, courage and work ethic. With a 4.45 forty yard dash, Mayberry was signed by the NFL Chicago Bears in 2010. Reaching the pinnacle of his sport, he suffered a life-changing injury. It was this event that inspired Mayberry to embrace his true passion—his true gift—helping others achieve massive success by learning how to turn failures into gifts.

As an in-demand keynote speaker, Matt is known for his innovative ideas on how to dominate, turn failure into gifts, improving sales effectiveness, and elevating human potential. Matt delivers keynote speeches with a strong focus on delivering actionable ideas and strategies designed to maximize business and personal performance. He addresses tens of thousands of men and women each year – on the subjects of peak performance, overcoming adversity, motivation, culture, and teamwork.

Growing numbers of people are taking notice of Matt Mayberry. His clients include major corporations, Fortune 500 companies, NFL and NBA teams, government, civic and nonprofit organizations, professional associations, hospitals, and universities.

Matt is extremely passionate about creating an unforgettable experience for every audience that he speaks to. He inspires audiences with a combination of powerful stories, current research, and past experiences from his own life and athletic success that resonate long after each event comes to an end. Attendees leave every event with a detailed and specific action plan for applying their new ideas once they get back into their own routine. Matt has been rated one of the top speakers at every event he’s keynoted.

Matt is a contributing author for business and leadership articles with Entrepreneur.com, where his column receives approximately 125,000 views per month. He also writes for FastCompany.com. Throughout his career, he has been featured on numerous media outlets including NBC, Business Insider, MSN Lifestyle, Fox Business, ABC, and ESPN to name a few. A partial list of his clients include Fifth Third Bank, USA Hockey, DuPont, Union Pacific Railroad, and Lowe’s.

Matt is writing his first book, The Gift of Failure, planned for release in 2016.

He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. His personal interests include sports, fitness, golf, reading, the arts, spirituality, and spending time with his family and friends.

To book Matt Mayberry call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

The Gift of Failure
Turning Failure into Extraordinary Success

In this passionate, engaging, and extremely motivational keynote, Matt Mayberry helps attendees redefine what failure really means and how to turn any failure into a gift regardless of its size. Matt helps the audience to see an unlimited amount of potential and reach new heights of achievement through techniques that diminish the fear of failure and self-limiting thoughts that prevent so many from achieving success and reaching their full potential in life and in business.

This paramount message introduces key ideas and insights about personal motivation and what it takes to achieve greatness. Matt coaches the audience through embracing failure as a learning tool and stepping stone to greater success which ultimately will serve as a powerful momentum shift in their everyday work and life. He introduces his own story of failure, defeat, and misery and shares the exact process he used to turn those failures into gifts and create meaningful success.

This keynote serves as a massive call to action for those who are looking for a surefire way on how to overcome adversity and turn their misfortunes into incredible breakthroughs.

The outcome of this keynote will be an audience inspired and equipped with the tools and strategies to never let another failure determine their destiny. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to leverage failure and adversity as a catalyst for growth and massive success.
  • Discover techniques and strategies that high achievers use to overcome adversity and use failure to their advantage.
  • Find out the number one reason why majority of the population heads to their grave with their purpose, passion, and talent still inside of them and how to prevent that from happening to you.
  • Discover the one mental shift that will change your perspective on failure forever.

Dominate! 
Keys to Dominating in Both Your Personal and Professional Life

This keynote helps attendees dominate in both their personal and professional lives while unleashing every ounce of their talent and ability into the world. Matt helps the audience discover that they weren’t born to be average and why they must start dominating instead of just competing in everything that they do.

The organizations and individuals that rewrite the history books, shatter world records, and create a legacy that lives much longer than they do, execute out of a mindset and strategy of complete and total domination.

This motivational and action packed presentation is sure to challenge attendees to push past their comfort zone and expand their vision as to what’s possible for their life and organization. Matt coaches people to see beyond the conventional way of thinking and shares breakthrough insights on human potential and high-performance.

The audience will walk away with actionable ideas and insights that they can easily implement into their everyday life to help them become the best version of themselves and tap into their inner greatness.

After this keynote, audiences and organizations will fully understand what it takes to dominate and tap into their full potential.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to win the battle of your mind and discover an unlimited amount of potential once you do.
  • How to achieve massive goals and the exact goal setting process that has helped Matt and many others achieve unimaginable amounts of success.
  • Learn how to develop a personal growth plan to ensure you grow somehow, someway everyday.
  • Discover what separates the greatest companies and individuals from everyone else and what they all have in common.

Beyond Talent
Building a World-Class Team and Culture

This high-impact keynote examines what it really takes to build a world-class team and culture. Whether talking about athletics or business, talent is usually always a hot topic of discussion. Everyone wants to focus on the star players or leadership of an organization, but in order to truly build a thriving and world-class team it goes way beyond talent.

This keynote examines what top performing teams are doing differently to continually win, innovate, and perform at an extremely high level year after year. Being an athlete for most of his life, Matt has been on teams that reached the top and teams that didn’t get anywhere. Since moving away from the playing field, he has witnessed the same thing while speaking to organizations of all sizes. The correlation between top performing athletic organizations and the corporate world is identical.

The outcome of this keynote will be an audience that understands how to build a world-class team and the benefits of creating a healthy culture.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to have everyone in the organization buy in to what the vision is.
  • The success of a company starts and ends with the leadership of that company. Find out the one characteristic that all leaders must need.
  • Learn how to instantly and drastically increase employee engagement.
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CEO and President of Fifth Third Bank (Chicago)

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.

Ottawa High School Department Chair

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!

Dubuque Fighting Saints Assistant Coach

A man who's found his purpose, with a presence that commands your attention, Mayberry's message resonates no matter your station in life.

Director of USA Hockey Pacific District

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.
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