Matt Church is the founder of Thought Leaders Global. He is an instigator, motivator, disrupter, educator, researcher, innovator and leader.

With a background in Applied Science and over 20 years as a thought leader and keynote speaker, Matt was awarded Australian Speaker of the Year in 2014 and was recently named as one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers globally. He is without a doubt, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the topic of Thought Leadership. Being obsessed with helping clever people and organisations become more commercially smart, he founded Thought Leaders Global, an international education business that teaches Thought Leadership to consultants, business owners and executives in large organisations. His mission is to demonstrate and educate on the exceptional power of thought leadership as a driving solution to the key business issues facing 21st century organisations.

As a prolific author and serial entrepreneur, Matt draws upon in his own story, his in-depth research and his extensive thought leadership to inspire and challenge people to think. He speaks on a deeply diverse range of subject matters from Thought Leadership and thriving in times of rapid change and disruption to the more seriously entertaining topic, Chemistry of Success: the art of living and the science of performance.

Matt Church is no ordinary presenter. His special gift is his ability to reach into the audience, capture their attention, build their trust and kick start a process of change. People leave his sessions entertained, informed and inspired. Rarely does someone simply return to “business as usual” after experiencing a presentation with Matt.

Keynote Topics

The Thought Leadership Imperative

How clever people become commercially smart. The world has changed fundamentally in the last 10 years and dramatically in the past 6 months. A subtle shift in power and information accessibility has flipped the models for leadership in the organisational and entrepreneurial arenas. We are seeing crowded marketplaces, information overwhelmed clients and a massive loss of trust in the media.

These trend indicators all point to a new way to lead in business and life as a Thought Leader. In this keynote Matt explores what Thought Leadership looks like in your world and how you can rise above the blandness of a cluttered marketplace and build differentiation by what you know and leveraging commercially.

The Inspired Leader

A 21st century look at motivational leadership. Winning hearts and minds has always been the leadership imperative. Todays new leaders need new techniques to increase engagement. Your team demands inspiration and leading thinking from their organisations top people.

Organisations that succeed, have leaders and teams that are inspired by what they do and what their work stands for. We used to be about systems, process, structure and hierarchy. We now see an emerging requirement for inspirational, creative thinking, consultative styles and effective partnering.

Its this lit up quality of great leaders that sets them apart. Culture, employee engagement and delivering results are all built on the foundation of an inspired organisation. Motivation is intrinsic, no-one gives it to you. Inspiration is the invitation to join those who amp up, make a difference and do great things. The ability to be lit up and light up others is more science than art. You can learn it. It becomes a habit, a choice.

The Chemistry of Success

A lifestyle platform for success and fullfillment. Every feeling you have is driven by a chemical, if you can find the chemical, you can fix the feeling.

Anyone wanting to succeed in life or business knows that what happens in you can affect what happens around you. The Chemistry of Success is a highly entertaining session looking at the internal physical drivers of peak performance. This presentation is based on Matt's international best-sellers 'Highlife 24/7', 'Adrenalin Junkies' and 'Serotonin Seekers'. This is the perfect presentation to run in the tough time-slots. A hungover crowd, an exhausted crowd or a skeptical crowd all respond brilliantly to this presentation.

A highly engaging and entertaining keynote relevant for everyone!


As the founder of Thought Leaders Global and the author of Amplifiers, Matt has long been driven to understand the most important elements of influential leadership. He believes that leadership is in essence about bringing out greatness in others and this principle is at the centre of his keynote on amplifiers.

Organisations that succeed have leaders and teams that are inspired by what they do and what their work stands for. Matt unpacks the process by which transformational leaders can amplify their impact – amplify their productivity, amplify their creativity and amplify their results.

Having committed decades to research and development in this field, Matt has the skills and strategies to unlock and amplify transformational leadership in your organisation.

Your amplified leaders will become masters of maximising human potential and developing other great leaders among their colleagues.

In this high impact presentation matt will show your leadership teams how to:

  • Master the essential communication tools for making an impact
  • Bring out the best in people and maximise their impact
  • Employ positive tactics that inspire other to achieve the unimaginable
  • Create work through doing and cultures worth belonging to
  • Become leaders worth following


This keynote is based on Matt's latest book, Next Thriving in the Decade of Disruption. It's co-authored with Thought Leaders Global partner and internationally renowned simple-mentation expert Peter Cook. In this rapidly changing world, the only certainty is that what works today will not work tomorrow. Old business models wont work, old leadership styles wont be tolerated and slow moving industries and businesses will become extinct. The successful players will be the ones with the greatest agility, creativity and foresight. A session with Matt focused on disruption will help put in place a culture of willingness and a practical framework for being agile, creative and building foresight. If you want to discover how the four business revolutions (R1?R4), and the four personal evolutions (E1?E4) will affect your industry, this is where the journey begins. This is how you future proof your career and business in the decade of disruption


Matt responded well to the brief given to him by our client. His presentation received the highest of praise. People were expecting boredom and were met with entertaining and educational information. The audience loved him!
- The Marketing Department

A professional presentation. Matt related extremely well to the audience.
- Amcal Chemists

Fantastic. The whole group thoroughly enjoyed Matt's presentation. I would recommend Matt to anyone.
- Price Waterhouse Coopers

Matt was fantastic. Everyone has commented on how good the session was on 'Crisis Management'. Matt facilitated it well for us and we look forward to working with him again.

The reaction to Matt by the audience was absolutely wonderful. Matt's talk was informative, motivational and, above all, a great deal of fun and laughter.

We toured Matt twice around the country to our network. He went the extra mile in pre planning, delivering on the day and follow up. Problem is we are now spoiled, no one even comes close to the professionalism and true thought leadership he provided, if we could use Matt at every event we would. Matt’s approach is different to many working in this space he is able to challenge and inspire at the same time – brilliant. He really cuts through

Matt was an exceptional speaker at our annual sales conference. Not only did he challenge the audience, he engaged them, provided humour and left us asking ourselves some tough questions on how we need to change and evolve to continue as a successful and growing organisation. After the presentation many managers referred to Matt’s session during the conference and one GM even supplied a web key referencing Matt’s work to keep and build momentum of the key messages. A true inspiration!
- 3G

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