Matt and Rich share a common passion to bring out your best, engage your energy, and help you create your own success. Both have embodied the Seven Choices in their own lives while reaching the pinnacle of their respective industries; Matt in sports, winning the Super Bowl, and Rich in business, ringing the bell to open the trading at the New York Stock Exchange. Available as a team, or individually, Matt and Rich will bring their best and convey the powerful and inspirational message that greatness is for every person.
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Leadership’s Greatest Challenge
Rich articulates from his own experience how organizations can develop healthy, sustainable growth by engaging the energy of their people, the greatest resource of any company. With simple and consistent communication of practical fundamentals, leadership can be equipped to assist every associate of their enterprise in creating their own success.
Choices are the Hinges of Destiny
Mining the truths of his book, All-Pro Wisdom: The Seven Choices That Lead to Greatness, every person can establish a trajectory for personal greatness. Whether you are looking to take your game to a new level, aspiring to make your mark in the workplace, or searching for a mid-course correction, the seven choices will help you focus on the fundamentals that will help you gain confidence, live with passion, overcome self-limitations, and become the best version of yourself.
About The Speaker
RICH CHAPMAN is an influential business and community leader. Rich brings more than twenty years of success in mobilizing, equipping, mentoring and energizing organizational leaders. An NCAA All-American in his own right, Rich has grown companies, taken one public, and inspired many through his unique ability to engage others in creating their own success. Rich, his wife, Jayme, and their four children are from St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Team Leaders
- Sales Teams
- Universities and Schools
“Rich Chapman is one of the finest organizational leaders I have ever known. And he is a first class human being. Any leader would be well-served to pay attention to his counsel”
— L. William Siedman (1921-2009), former FDIC Chairman and economic adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W.Bush.
“Rich is a man of principle. He has been an inspiration to his associates, and to our organization. His insights, mentoring, and practical advice have made me a better leader and a better person. He practices what he preaches. I recommend him without reservation.”
— Alan Tubbs, CEO and Chairman of Ohnward Bancshares and former President of the American Bankers Association.
“I have been a student of leadership for many years, and my consulting work allows me to observe and assist many in their leadership roles. Rich Chapman is the best leader I have ever come into contact with. He has spoken to management teams, at my invitation, and he always hits the mark with inspiration, wisdom, and guidance. When people ask me what a good leader looks like, I simply point them to Rich.”
- Robert E. Miller, former Managing Partner, McGladrey and Pullen, and former CEO of Bank Compensation Consulting Group
“I have worked for many high powered leaders in my career and Rich is among the very best. Rich builds high-trust cultures where individuals are absolutely free to surface creative thinking which is affirmed , challenged or refined, and then guided in an environment that helps people and organizations find their true potential. My years working with him helped me to understand and realize my own potential. An hour with Rich is an hour well invested.”
— Mark Pletts, Managing Director, Meristem Associates
What Makes Teams Great
The NFL fixes many variables when it comes to how teams are constructed, and the system is geared towards parity and competitive balance. But why is it some teams are good, or even great, year after year? The understanding of key principles is the reason, and in this program, Matt shares his firsthand knowledge and experience to illustrate these concepts. The determinants of great teams are universal truths, and applicable to any industry.
This program details an intense and intentional method of leadership that focuses on engaging your entire workforce, top to bottom. Amazing things happen when there is ‘full participation’ in understanding and striving to accomplish the mission of your company. Learn about what people want from their leaders and how you can give it to them.
About the Speaker
MATT BIRK is a champion on and off the field. He is a Harvard graduate, and an unlikely football success story. Matt worked hard, made good choices and was guided by his conviction to become the best. As an All-Pro football center, Super Bowl Champion and NFL Man of the Year, Matt played more than 200 NFL games, inspiring players, coaches, and fans through his powerful example of making choices that lead to a great life. He and his wife, Adrianna, are the parents of six beautiful children under the age of eleven, and reside in Naples, Florida.
- Team Leaders, Sales Teams, Sports Teams
- Universities and Schools
- Speaker Testimonials
“We have been fortunate at Patterson to have had some great speakers over the years at our Leadership Summit, I would without reservation put Matt Birk at the top of this list. Matt’s talk was relevant, entertaining, and motivational. People continue to reference Matt’s analogies in context of what we are trying to accomplish for our employees, customers and shareholders. Matt not only made us laugh he helped us on our journey to become a better company.”
— Scott P. Anderson – Chairman, President and CEO – Patterson Companies, Inc.
“Matt, thank you for speaking at the recent 3M roofing industry event. You were a hit. The group made reference to your warrior comments throughout the rest of the trip. I believe your message resonates because you have built credibility resulting from your down to earth upbringing, as well as your proven dedication and multi-faceted success at the high school, college and professional levels. It’s no surprise that the NFL enlists your help on issues facing the league, the players and the retirees. I have no doubt that you will continue to find success with the professional speaking tour. You were very gracious in helping make my event a very memorable one indeed.”
— T. W., National Accounts and Marketing Manager, 3M
“Wow! Matt did an outstanding job at hosting our Encourage Breakfast this spring. This is our most important fundraiser of the year and this years was our most successful ever. Matt has a very engaging presence. He was able to use humor while maintaining a very sincere and deep emphasis on our mission and services. The planning committee enjoyed working with Matt. He is a very down to earth and insightful person.”
— Peter Polga, Director, Courage Center
“Having worked in the professional sports industry for 23 years, the best speaker I have been around is Matt Birk. I have had Matt speak to the media, business groups, banquets, civic organizations and community groups among others, and he is always right on message with each one of them. Matt brings a sense of humor along with a message that resonates with each of the crowds that he speaks to.”
— B. H., PR Director, Minnesota Vikings
“Matt Birk’s blend of Harvard smarts and NFL experience will score points with any audience. A dynamic speaker and expert storyteller, Matt has a winning style that informs and inspires. Put Matt at the ‘center’ of your next conference or presentation.”
— Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
“Matt is both a star and a beloved personality in our community, so having him as our MC really added to our event. More important than his fame though is how genuine he is, and how he connects with our clients and staff. It was fun to see, and added a very warm touch. One of our organization’s values is “the Generous Spirit”, and that certainly applies to Matt.”
— Jan Malcolm, President, Courage Kenny Foundation, Vice President of Public Affairs Allina Health