Professional Motivational Speaker, Author, Leadership Speaker

How to Stay Motivated as a Leader


Matt shares strategies for staying motivated as a Leader. This same strategies allowed him to overcome cancer three times, relearn how to walk, and complete two marathons.

Leadership, like a marathon, is an endurance event. In his talk, Matt uses running a marathon as a metaphor that provides winning strategies to stay motivated as a leader. By sharing his against all odds story of conquering cancer three times, relearning how to walk and completing a marathon he inspires, encourages, and motivates audiences. Leaders can use the strategies and lessons Matt shares to overcome challenges they face and achieve greater success. This talk is high energy, upbeat, and humorous.

Matt works with meeting planners to tailor the talk for the audience he is speaking to and ensures it is relevant to their challenges, needs, and objectives. This talk is ideal for opening and closing keynotes, encouraging and energizing leaders, and for leadership retreats.


  • How to Thrive in times of adversity and change
  • How to get yourself to take the necessary action for success to Operate at a Level of Excellence
  • Renewed passion for leadership




It was a great honor to have Matt as the opening keynote speaker. The feedback and response to his presentation was exceptional. His energy, amazing story, and dynamic delivery was the perfect fit for our opening ceremony. Matt Jones is a wonderful keynote speaker and I highly recommend him. His talk provides lasting value and will definitely impact your group in a positive way.

-JoAnn Ghelfi, Conference and Special Events Manager, League of Oregon Cities


We were very fortunate to have Matt Jones speaker at our 14th Annual Leadership Conference. His inspirational, motivational, and interactive message touched everyone who heard him. His time with our teams provided real life inspiration, along with everyday tools that can be used for greater success. Matt was instrumental in us delivering one of the best Leadership Conferences in 14 years to over 500+ associates. I would highly recommend Matt as a speaker for any upcoming event.

- Annie McClinton, VP Training and Development, Western National Group


Leadership is a Marathon is an inspiring presentation, and it can be tailored to fit your organization. Contact us for more information on bringing Leadership is a Marathon to your next meeting or event.

"Matt Jones is a true champion and his story inspires others to be a true champion."
-George Brett
Baseball Hall of Famer, World Series Champion, Member of the exclusive 3,000 hits club



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