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“Matt Patterson has taken his courageous story and will teach you how to rewrite your own.”

Jonathan Sprinkles
America's Connection Coach

“Matt has done a great job of taking a devastating life experience and transforming it into a book whereby he shares how to handle and transcend overwhelming situations. If you ever have the opportunity to read Matt's book, and/or book Matt to speak or present at an event, take it. You'll be glad you did. Class act. A+++”

Kevin Knebl
Knebl Communications

About Matt Patterson


Matt Patterson is a highly sought-after speaker, as well as an award-winning and two-time Amazon #1 international best-selling author.

His debut book – My Emily – went viral and amassed hundreds of thousands of Kindle downloads from all over the world. He is a leading authority on leadership, change, communication and team building.

In addition to the remarkable response from readers, My Emily has been a top-rated #1 Amazon international best-seller, receiving recognition as an award winner and finalist in the Readers Favorite Book Reviews & Award Contest, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. He is also a member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.

His second and most recent release - We've Got This!: How Great Organizations Conquer Challenges, Manage Change & Win As A Team - quickly topped the Amazon sales charts as a #1 international bestseller during its initial launch in the organizational behavior, management and leadership categories.

Humorous and sincere – Matt captivates audiences with a message of hope and inspiration that helps corporations and organizations, as well as individuals thrive and excel in the midst of adversity.

In We’ve Got This! – he breaks down "The Great Collide" - when a personal crisis affect professional lives and how great organizations rally together to overcome adversity, manage change, come together and win as a team.

Open. Honest. Authentic. Matt speaks from experience.

He is a reminder that pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. We don’t always choose what happens to us, but we do choose how we respond to it.

More than 25 years ago, he became a father for the first time. The birth of any couple’s first child is one of those moments that stay with us for the rest of our lives. One of celebration – or so one might think.

The next morning, Matt received what many would perceive as horrific news. His daughter, Emily, was born with Down syndrome. Many would immediately jump to the conclusion that this little girl would have very little hope for a life with any significance. Then, just two years later came a devastating diagnosis of leukemia.

Matt’s life mission and passion is to share the remarkable story of how the life of his little girl, with all its so-called limitations had great significance.

In addition to speaking and writing, Matt first and foremost considers himself an advocate. He volunteers his time to helping organizations and charities dedicated to assisting families with children who have special needs or those battling pediatric cancers, as well as families who grieve over the loss of a loved one.

Matt’s broad professional background includes 20-plus years in corporate/non-profit communications, public and media relations, as well as print and broadcast journalism. He is also a member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.

A proud Air Force veteran, Matt is the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Achievement Award.

After meeting and taking a few minutes to listen to Matt, his sincerity will win you over and make you feel like you’ve known him your entire life.

Extremely approachable and easy to work with - Matt directly responds to any and all inquiries.

So, let's chat and get to know each other!



"It was my pleasure to have Matt Patterson speak at my Just Roll With It Bootcamp. To say this man's message is genuine and authentic would be an understatement. Matt's presentation will not only reach out and touch your group, but it will also teach a lasting lesson of hope and perseverance. He was an absolute joy to work with - cheerful, flexible and appreciative. I look forward to having him on my stage again. Do yourself, your event and organization a favor - book Matt today!"

Sarah Plummer Taylor
Just Roll With It Bootcamp

"Matt Patterson has captured the essence of a father's love accompanied by his incredibly poignant description of losing his sweet Emily at a very young age. You will cry tears as Matt skillfully weaves the emotions of joy anger, frustration and pain with lessons of life that anyone can appreciate. You will be inspired by his ability to grow through his loss and through his faith with a spirit renewed by holding high the legacy of Emily through his writing. This is a story that you will not be able to put down. It is a must read for anyone who has or is going through adversity."

David Phelps
Freedom Founders