Very few people have the ability to combine the adventure world and the business world quite like Matt McFadyen. For over a decade Matt has worked with organizations all over the world to align leaders, energize culture and build winning teams.
Matt is a world-class speaker and facilitator who addresses, leadership, building high performing teams, motivation and inspiration.
From dragging heavy sleds to the North Pole to sailing small yachts through some of the world’s deadliest oceans, adventurer Matt McFadyen has pushed himself and others to the ends of the earth, testing the limits of human potential.
He has been a leader of teams in some of the toughest conditions on the planet. This includes three record-breaking expeditions to the North Pole & two long-haul sailing trips to Antarctica & in 2013 Matt rowed, sailed & dragged a small boat 2000 miles across the North West Passage.
Matt’s presentations not only inspire and motivate the audience but more importantly challenge them to think and act differently both personally and professionally.
Matt sure knows how to transport an audience. By the end of his presentation I could feel the waves and smell the ice. But the most impressive thing about Matt's story for me was not how professionally and confidently he spoke but the honesty and openness with which he expressed his emotional voyage. Matt holds nothing back in his recitation and this was more moving to me than the feat of sailing a 43 foot yacht to Antarctica. Matt doesn't try to preach a lesson, the motivational life lesson emerges from the fabric of his story and it is the more powerful because of that. Everyone in our group who heard him speak were inspired by his planning, dedication and ability to keep going even when his team mates would have carried him. This story embodies the principle that the most important thing in life is the journey, not the destination.
I recently had the opportunity to hear Matt McFadyen deliver his presentation on his personal Antarctic journey. I was thoroughly memorized by Matt's subject matter, style, and engagement with the audience. He is able to bring every one of the participants along with him as he experienced the triumphs and epic challenges of his journey. Adding interactive "what would you do" moments into the presentation adds to the immersiveness of the experience and mandates full attention. Matt was able to skillfully leverage his story of leadership, courage, and perseverance to underscore our core meeting objectives through an entertaining and gripping presentation. The collaborative nature of Matt makes him a pleasure to work with, and provides an unparalleled audience experience-seamlessly marrying our core content and goals with his high-energy, creative, and engaging style.
Thank you for your presentation to the Visa staff in Singapore, you totally encapsulated the room, inviting the audience to share in your journey, moving from highs to lows and giving the audience an insight into both the physical and mental strength that it takes to turn a dream into reality. Challenging the audience to accomplish their own goals whilst underpinning the importance of teamwork, the presentation was extremely well received, relevant both in the work place and at home and thought provoking. Your life experiences are testament to your determination in your life journey and we wish you all the best with your future endeavours.