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Matt Ellison

Thought-Provoking Transgender Speaker on Identity, Courage & Acceptance
Country: UK

Speaker Matt Ellison is inspiring and thought-provoking. In today’s world we are becoming more and more accepting of transgender people yet there’s still widespread misunderstanding which makes it an important topic to discuss. Matt’s keynotes can benefit healthcare professionals, businesses, educational institutions and more.

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As a transgender man himself, speaker Matt Ellison has struggled with his own identity and his story is filled with highs and lows. Matt always knew he was transgender and he has now devoted his life to educating people on the topic. Whether speaking about medical interventions and legal implications of the Gender Recognition Act or Matt’s own personal story with a popular Q&A session, Matt’s keynotes are educating, inspiring and motivating. After nearly four decades being too fearful to go through the changes that he needed to be happy, he finally found the answers that made the scariest challenges of his life feel easy and effortless. What he learned can help others to also overcome fears that are often exaggerated and to increase their motivation to achieve their goals in life. 

Matt has spoken to a diverse variety of organizations and past clients include Fidelity International, NatWest Bank, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Westminster University and the College of Mental Health Pharmacy. Matt’s corporate clients have learned how improved diversity and inclusion allows them to recruit from a greater pool of talent, and helps their employees feel happier in the workplace. Happier staff are more motivated and perform better for the client’s business, and staff retention is boosted. Healthcare professionals have gained a deeper understanding of the needs of transgender patients, enabling them to deliver a higher standard of care and with greater empathy. In general, audiences are impressed by Matt and his journey has inspired and motivated them. While facing many challenges he developed the tools needed to minimize fear, allowing personal transformation. He communicates these skills so others can apply them to all areas of their own personal and professional life.

Matt Ellison speaks on a variety of topics and is able to customize any keynote to the particular event and audience.

 

    Speaker Matt Ellison Keynote Topics

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Diversity & Inclusion

    • In this highly relevant keynote, Matt will talk about:
    • How diversity and inclusion can help your company thrive, from recruiting more highly skilled staff to increasing staff productivity and boosting staff retention
    • Practical advice on how to be more inclusive, develop good practices and put together company policies and procedures.
    • How to be more dynamic with your diversity and inclusion policies and procedures, creating a higher degree of engagement, including with your non-LGBT staff
    • The UK Gender Recognition Act and how to avoid inadvertently committing criminal offenses

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Gender

    • What is gender?
    • Male, female and non-binary.
    • The difference between sex, gender and sexuality.

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Identity

    • Who do you identify as?
    • Internal and external factors – appearance and inner identity.
    • How aspects of identity may be in conflict or undergo change.
    • Identity, self-discovery and self-realization.

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Social Norms

    • Our minds and lives are conditioned by the norms we have grown up with.
    • They may seem natural, inevitable or just plain common sense, but they can be limiting or worse.
    • Creative questioning of norms can allow liberating change.

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Change & Motivation

    • Having made life changes more fundamental than most people are faced with, Matt Ellison brings his insights to the issues of blocks, facing the unfaceable and redefining your life for the positive.
    • After nearly four decades being too fearful to go through the changes that he needed to be happy, he finally found the answers that made the scariest challenges of his life feel easy and effortless. What he learned can help others to also overcome fears that are often exaggerated, and to increase their motivation to achieve their goals in life.
    • In this keynote, Matt will give you tools and strategies to increase motivation and overcome fear!

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Courage & Inspiration

    • Matt knows what it’s like to risk everything.
    • He feared he could have lost his family, friends and business & been branded a ‘freak’ by society, yet none of those things happened.

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Trans Awareness & Acceptance

    • Raising awareness of transgender issues.
    • How best to support staff, clients, students etc who are undergoing or are around those undergoing gender transition.

    Keynote by Speaker Matt Ellison

    Equality & Rights

    • The UK’s Gender Recognition Act: a British perspective on the right to be respected and to be accepted whatever one’s gender identity, sexuality, race etc.
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