ME

I work with clients like you. Those who know they have wisdom from a lifetime of work but feel frustrated by day to day challenges. When we work together, I become your thinking partner and coach.

Together, we uncover your internal wisdom, revealing your blind spots, and challenging your way of leading so you can lead your mission-driven team to have the impact you’ve always dreamed about. I help you work on your life AND your business, and not just live in it. For many of my clients, I become a trusted advisor.

“Matt has a great ability to cut through to the heart of what it is you want to say and what you need to do next in your career or business” – Minnie M., Coach & Speaker

The Heart of Leadership

I believe that for entrepreneurs and leaders like you to truly use business as a force for good in the world while creating profit, it starts with taking a look in the mirror.

I spent nearly a decade chasing achievement for achievement sake, respect, and wealth as a means to a bottomless end. As a result, I experienced burnout, tattered relationships, and periods of isolation that challenged my will to go on.

Deep down, I’ve always had a quiet knowing that stewarding others, be it my team, strangers, or a community was the work that spoke to me most. This fueled my enthusiasm for life. Despite this, I often found myself lost in a seemingly never ending cycle of the ‘next thing’.

The next exciting goal. 

The next milestone. 

I rarely stopped to appreciate what I’d created and who I was. I just kept pushing.

Sound familiar?

Turning Points

When my fiancé left me in early 2017, I knew something had to change. 

I couldn’t keep living a life where I was in constant conflict between expressing and being while negating my community (or vice versa).

There had to be a way to create balance — a harmony — between being uniquely individual while creating a life of contribution through business and each life area.

To get there, I needed to challenge strongly held beliefs and perceptions about who I believed I was, and the world within which I reside. 

By this point in my life, I had spent most of a decade supporting a top-five global brand where I built and led a national team, with leadership spanning across the U.S. 

But even with a longstanding love for my career, I knew my time had expired.

I knew there was more to this world and humanity that I wanted to experience. That’s when I made the most difficult decision of my life…

I left my corporate job in 2018. 

I became a certified professional coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and I turned my attention to work that goes beyond one company. 

It was one of the scariest moments of my life, and yet, I couldn’t imagine not taking the leap. 

I followed my intuition and departed prior to my newly formed business being sustainable. For me, something had to change and I was willing to risk everything to create it.

The eighty-hour weeks and endless team meetings grinded to a halt. This quiet, simple life revealed my state of my mind, and my addictions to busyness, distraction, and always on the go.

Being busy and productive is not inherently bad. However, it was my reasons for staying busy that were the problem. I was ….

Chasing success. 

Chasing respect. 

Chasing approval. 

I had kept grinding away, because the truth was that I did not feel worthy of my own compassion and care. I was required to have the trappings of success so others could tell me how great I was.

In those fresh moments after my departure, there was only me and everything I had ever convinced myself to be the ‘truth.’ It was a mix of excitement and terror as my world crashed down on me at the same time.

Since this time, I’ve lived nomadically for two years, spending almost the entirety of 2019 traveling across Europe, Northern Africa, and Puerto Rico, before returning to the US. Traveling for me has been about discovering a broader truth of how our world works.

It’s been my focus since my departure to support developing entrepreneurs and leaders like you to create the greatest results through your work, by starting with you.

What lights me up is seeing the power and impact that one insight realized can have on an entire business, and the people to which it stewards.

“At some point in a manager’s career, there may be an opportunity to consider hiring an executive coach. For me, that time came when I met Matt.” – Sunny R., General Manager

My Experience

Some of my Professional Experience Includes:

  • Hiring and training over 100 team members inclusive of frontline staff, supervisors, managers, and trainers to execute a program spanning across the US 
  • Developing and leading a large national sales and service team that delivered higher customer satisfaction ratings than any other team for a top five global brand 
  • Managing and growing a portfolio from less than a quarter million in revenue to six million year over year 
  • Coaching clients comprising executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and coaches from nine different countries 
  • Leading as a volunteer based Project Manager to support bringing digital education to communities across Kansas City
  • Developing and leading a field advisory board purposed with creating stronger connection and relationships between field and corporate teams  

Bringing my experiences to date into my work with clients, I am skillful in helping you create new ways of thinking and turning our conversations into actionable insights for your business.

My clients hire me for one reason: my ability to cut to the heart of any challenge.

I have a high level executive position in a high-tech company and Matt helped me with quite a few of the barriers I had in relation to failure in certain areas of the business, that I felt might not go well. He helped to boost my confidence measurably.” – Seth M., Vice President

If you are looking for support to improve your leadership and business, then you and I should have a conversation. Get in touch.

matt@matthoganworldwide.com