Matt is an inspiring and thought provoking speaker on identity, change and courage as he describes his journey as a transgender man.
Matt Ellison speaks on the following topics:
After living through decades of fear, Matt chose to make one of the most fundamental and disruptive changes a person can make. Fear usually plays a big part in holding back change, but as fear and understanding are inversely proportionate, knowledge is key to facilitating change. At 39 years of age, Matt started the amazing and liberating journey of gender transition. With moments of humour combined with an insight into both his highs and difficulties, Matt shares the story of his inspiring and rewarding journey together with pointers into the many strategies he developed to achieve his goal.
The principles of facing something so profoundly difficult and making such a huge and fundamental change apply to everyone in all areas of their professional and personal life. Tailored towards the audience, Matt has something to offer everyone, including healthcare professionals, businesses & corporate clients, educational institutions and emergency services. As well as his inspiring story, Matt is able to educate the audience around social aspects and legal implications of the Gender Recognition Act.
Diversity & Equality
HR & People Management
“Matt was recently invited to speak at the Lloyd’s Dive In Festival in Chatham. Matt shared his life story and how the decisions he made throughout have affected him. Matt was very engaging and his talk opened my eyes to the difficulties faced by Matt and others in similar situations. Matt is obviously very passionate about helping others and telling his story, so others are confident in taking the first step to changing their lives. Matt was able to share useful resources to the group and was keen to speak to members of the audience on a personal level after the talk. A thought provoking talk.” Lloyds of London (Manager, Custody Services)
“Matt delivered a talk to our GP’s at a recent training session. He delivered his presentation in a professional manner with great charisma and captured the attention of our audience from start to finish. I know the GP’s really appreciated how open Matt was about his experience and were grateful for the insight he provided. He followed the brief and adhered to the timing for the day. All in all I thought his talk was excellent, I really wish we could have had him for longer. Thanks Matt.” Royal Surrey Hospital
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