Matthew Abrams
Keynote Speaker

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MATTHEW DOESN’T “GIVE A TALK”, HE INVITES AN EXPERIENCE. THROUGH THIS EXPERIENCE, THE AUDIENCE WALKS AWAY WITH NEW PERSPECTIVES, INSIGHTS AND TOOLS THAT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY IN THEIR WORK AND IN THEIR LIFE.

 

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How to Create an Awesome Culture of Conflict

When elected president, Abraham Lincoln persuaded his former rivals to join his cabinet because he knew that without dissent at the highest levels, the country would not achieve its fullest potential. In this talk, Matthew shares actionable tools and illustrations designed to encourage entrepreneurs in creating a culture that welcomes honesty, transparency and healthy conflict which translates to buy-in, commitment & results.

 
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How Good Questions Drive Successful Companies

When companies are driven by questions rather than answers, they invite a culture of creativity and innovation. The only problem is many companies are asking the wrong questions. Questions lead to quests. When a company is asking the right questions, they understand why they’re going where they’re going while also encouraging the full resources of every member within the team in the pursuit of of their quest. In this highly evocative talk, Matthew will challenge the strategies of many companies while offering the tools for leadership teams to define the most powerful questions that can guide their company to great heights.

 

Thinking Like a Mushroom

There was a time when people would join a company, like GE or Ford, work there for 25 years, and retire. Those days are gone. Today, the companies that will shine are the companies that are agile, resilient and decentralized. For 9 years, Matthew led a learning institution called Mycelium (the root system of the mushroom) that designs and implements powerful learning programs inspired by the wisdom of nature. This talk translates that wisdom into the workplace by illustrating 4 core principles that must be present for a company to thrive in unpredictable times.  

 
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Building a 5% Company

Chances are, your employees are withholding valuable intelligence from you. This talk will support entrepreneurs in building their company to reach the top 5% within a given industry by creating the conditions that allow team members to share the 5% of what they think is most critical but are the most afraid to share.

Testimonials


 

It's clear that Matthew is of the small percentile of entrepreneurs that not only understands what future leaders need, but he also embodies it. In a world where companies are scrambling to be more "green" and "sustainable," Matthew's systemic approach enabled Sustainable Brand conference attendees to clearly see how they can shift their thinking from a 10% improvement to a 10x transformation.

KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Founder & Chief Executive, Sustainable Life Media & Sustainable Brands


 

Matthew is a passionate, visionary and energetic speaker who captivated our TEDx audience from the moment he stepped on stage. He made us dream, laugh, and by the end of his talk had not only inspired us to re-imagine what's possible, but also outlined a clear path of how how we can get there.

Sunnie Groeneveld, TEDx Yale, Organizer


 

The Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding at Queens College/CUNY invited Matthew Abrams to speak at our annual Innovation Exchange. Matthew captivated the audience with an enthusiastic, well informed, and visionary presentation of an innovative and practical learning process to help people and companies claim their passion and make it a reality.”

John Vogelsang, PhD, Associate Director, Michael Harrington Center at Queens College

John Vogelsang, PhD, Associate Director, Michael Harrington Center at Queens College