Matthew Syed

Leading Thinker in the Field of High Performance & Culture Change

Matthew Syed is one of the world's most influential thinkers in the field of high performance. He explores a thought-provoking approach to success and high performance in the context of a complex and fast-changing world, looking at the scientific correlation between mindset and performance.

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  • Building a Growth Mindset Culture
  • Unleashing Innovation
  • Learning from Failure
  • Developing Leaders & Managers
  • Empowering Youngsters Through Sports


He presents in English.

How he presents

Matthew is a dynamic speaker who commands his stage with a clear delivery style honed from many years as a leading global speaker.


  • Rebel Ideas
  • Black Box Thinking
  • Bounce

In Detail

Matthew is also co-founder of Matthew Syed Consulting (MSC); the company has worked with an impressive portfolio of clients to build growth mindset cultures and drive higher performance in individuals, teams and organisations. By understanding the intimate connection between mindset and high performance, organisations can unlock untapped potential in individuals and teams, driving innovation and agility to secure a future-proofed environment. A multiple award-winning journalist for The Times, he is a highly-acclaimed speaker and the author of five bestselling books.


An outstanding motivational speaker, Matthew has worked with some of the world's leading organisations to build a mindset of continuous improvement. Using compelling examples from healthcare, aviation, business, education, sport and the criminal justice system, Matthew's keynote will highlight how to implement a growth culture and the difference this can have on performance - both at an individual level and at an organisational level.


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