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Seth Mattison

Workforce Strategist | Generational Dynamics | Management Trendspotter

Seth Mattison advises many of the world’s leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent managementchange and innovationleadership, and the future of work. On stage, he’s energetic, passionate and uses humor brilliantly to inspire change in relationships and culture—in a multi-generational franchise organization, as well as with clients, both in and out of your generational sphere.

In today’s new world of work, Seth believes in the 3 C’s:

Courage to embrace continual change.

Curiosity to continue learning and stay ahead.

Commitment to show up with your whole-self every day.

“Every generation has its own story.” Seth’s research, intuition and personalized message inspire an understanding and respect that builds meaningful relationships—relationships that can transform the culture of a franchise system AND connect with customers authentically. Because, as Seth says, “deals get done in relationships”.

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Travels From:

Los Angeles, CA

Fee Range:

Keynote: $25,000

Virtual: $15,000

Favorite Food:

Tacos

Seth Mattison's Bio

Seth Mattison is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, and top-rated keynote speaker on talent management, change and innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and the future of work.

His research, case studies, and thought leadership focus on inspiring audiences while sharing actionable strategies to drive meaningful outcomes for individuals and their organizations. He also coaches high performing leaders with practical, life-tested ideas, concepts, and frameworks to elevate their impact and create lasting legacies.

Over the past decade, Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the globe for many of the world’s most recognizable brands including Mastercard, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, E&Y, Caterpillar, and The Walt Disney Company, to name a few.

In addition to speaking, Seth is the founder and CEO of FutureSight Labs, an org design, and transformation firm that supports many of the world’s most inspiring leaders by helping prepare themselves and their organizations for the future of work through research, training, advising, coaching, digital tools, and thought leadership.

Seth delivers presentations with specific takeaway value that will help organizations:

  • Harness the power and perspective of their top talent
  • Tap into the hidden brainpower throughout the entire organization
  • Establish an ongoing system to nurture and harvest the best ideas
  • Learn how to adapt more quickly and proactively to changes in the marketplace
  • Foster a culture of stewardship of careers, capabilities, resources, the environment, and values

Seth knows that sitting through a boring or off-topic speech is utterly painful. So he keeps things edgy and interactive. He uses stories and humor extensively to craft presentations that are educational, motivational, and entertaining. But whenever he’s in front of a group, of twenty-five people or twenty-five hundred, he provides valuable and actionable information about the new world of work and what future focused leaders can do to prepare for it.

Seth speaks to all kinds of organizations: Consumer goods companies, Business-to-Business, entrepreneurs, small business owners, franchises, nonprofits, and more. He’s been rated one of the top speakers at every event he’s keynoted. Most importantly, his presentations combine three essential qualities: entertainment, information, and motivation.

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Partial Client List:

  • AT&T
  • BrightStar
  • Caterpillar
  • Cisco
  • Dow
  • FastSigns
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Franchise Update Inc.
  • GE Energy
  • Great Clips
  • IBM
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Kraft Foods
  • MasterCard
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft
  • PepsiCo
  • PrideStaff
  • State Farm
  • The Dallas Cowboys
  • Walt Disney
  • You have probably heard speakers on the topic of generational differences in the workplace, but Seth Mattison is by far the best. His presentation 'Rocking the Workplace: Managing and Leading the Four Generations' skips over all the negative and annoying stereotypes ('millennials have no loyalty, no work ethic') and gets the audience fired up about the idea of getting along with four—soon to be five—generations at once. His presentation is fun and funny, energetic, and totally relatable. He manages to engage every member of the audience, which in most cases will span every generation, in an affectionate and endearing way.

    Betsy Blair, Director of Content and Media Integration MeetingsNet
  • Seth did a fantastic job keynoting for us at our FMI Supply Chain Conference. He was spot on with all aspects of his presentation and his “prep work” on the front end set it all up. He was one of the most prepared and engaged speakers I have ever worked with. I am not surprised this has translated into increased momentum. I hope you’re getting all the engagements you can handle.

    Rhett Asher Food Marketing Institute
  • Seth Mattison is a force to be reckoned with. Seth spoke at one of our Leadership events and focused his message around “Managing 4 generations in the workplace”. His content was spot on. His keynote was engaging, interactive and connected directly with our audience. Seth did his homework and reached out to several members as well as visiting a member company before the event to ensure he was able to tie in “real-life issues” to the program. His message was just the jump start our members needed to begin reshaping their views and planning within their companies. His presentation was so compelling, that several of our member companies have asked him to attend their conferences or company events to share the knowledge. I would definitively recommend him again.

    Crystal Mayfield Produce Marketing Association
  • Seth did a wonderful job here at 3M for us. Everyone who attended provided great feedback on the session. We conducted a survey with all of the Managing Directors to evaluate the presentations and sessions we covered during the week and Seth’s was rated one of the top performers! Thank you very much for your professionalism, enthusiasm and quality work, we really enjoyed working with you.

    Wanda Frias, Strategic Planning & Government Markets 3M Latin America Region
  • As CEO of Audigy Group, I've worked with Seth Mattison over the past six years to help our leadership team guide the organization through change, transformation, and the future of work. Seth has been instrumental to our growth and success as one of the fastest-growing brands in the country and he has consistently been one of our highest rated speakers at our events and one of our most trusted strategic advisors to the business.

    Brandon Dawson Cardone Ventures / Founder & CEO Audigy Group
  • As we navigated our own transformational journey, Seth’s research and insights provided a spot on and powerful framework to help our executive team challenge the assumptions they've made and the beliefs they carry about who they are and how they're showing up in the world as leaders.

    Susan Cisco MassMutual / Head of HR & Employee Experience
  • Seth did a wonderful job here at 3M for us. Everyone who attended provided great feedback on the session. Seth was rated one of the top performers! Thank you very much for your professionalism, enthusiasm and quality work, we really enjoyed working with you.

    Wanda Frias 3M Latin America Region / Strategic Planning & Government Markets
  • We've engaged Seth for multiple engagements over the years and look to him as a key strategic advisor as to how we will nurture, grow, and future-proof this important component of the trades talent pipeline.

    Steve Gunderson Career Education Colleges & Universities / President & CEO
  • Seth kicked off our sales and client management conference with a compelling call for change and tactical strategies for us to more effectively engage our clients of the future. He set the tone for the entire conference.

    Peter Cook Guardian Life Insurance / Head of Distribution

Seth Mattison's Keynotes

Navigating What’s Next: Insights for Shaping the Future of Business

Disruption has ensued since the dawn of the digital era — but it exploded in intensity
and breadth over the past 24 months. As the list of requirements for relevance continues to grow, so too do the harsh realities that challenge progress: the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, inflation, the “Great Resignation”, and a fundamental shift in power between labor, leadership, companies, and consumers.

As we meet 2022 with a renewed spirit of clarity and conviction, leaders are making big bets on what’s next for the industry and the world at large. What will work look like? Where will it take place? What experiences will matter most? How will we best serve and support employees and customers? Navigating this defining moment while preparing to capture the opportunity will require a bold vision, the courage to experiment, and a commitment to contribute to the evolution of work and leadership.

Attendees will gain:

  • Insights on the trends shaping the future of work and talent.
  • Hybrid workplace strategies that meet both talent and business needs.
  • A framework for experimentation in an era of digital transformation.
  • Leadership perspective on supporting teams through uncertain times.
The Emerging Future: Building Future-Ready Organizations & High-Performing Cultures to Compete & Win in The Decade Ahead

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, leaders prepare to face an unrelenting and continuously shifting landscape of change and transformation. Of course, change has always been a reality for the modern-day leader but today it knows no boundaries, no borders, and no breaks. The impact of this can be felt as individuals fatigue under the weight of extreme ambiguity.

From ever-evolving go-to-market strategies and expanding customer expectations to an emerging list of new future-ready competencies and new ways of working, today’s leaders are seeking certainty about the future and the confidence to trust themselves to rise to the occasion and meet the moment with influence and impact.

Rooted in the research and bolstered by time advising high performers in the field, Seth Mattison will help prepare leadership teams to meet the decade ahead with confidence, clarity, and conviction.

Attendees will gain insight into:

  • The formula for the activating the organizational operating system of the future.
  • The prime skill for navigating ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • The most critical leadership competencies of the decade ahead.
  • The new formula for high-performance teams.
  • The key to shaping the customer experience of the future.
The Heart of Business: The Secret & the Science to Influencing & Leading During Times of Transformation

Leadership has always been about one thing: influence. To effectively manage transformation today, leaders must have the understanding and the skill to not only connect with the rational and logical aspects of people’s brains but also have the capacity to reach their hearts in order to understand what ultimately drives human behavior at the deepest level.

As traditional hierarchies are re-examined and leadership becomes less about title, tenure, and time at the organization and more about influence, impact, and connection to their heart, our ability to develop, cultivate, and grow our personal presence and own our capacity to reveal our full selves every single day will become the new mandate for leadership in the modern era.

In this highly interactive deep-dive discussion, Seth will shed light on these questions and add a new perspective to the conversation of leadership today by dissecting the most critical skills and competencies leaders will need to acquire in order to elevate their impact on the teams they’re supporting, the organizations they’re leading, and the communities they live in.

Attendees gain:

  • Perspective on the neuroscience and neurocardiology of influence and change.
  • An unprecedented look at the global research of heart-based leadership and its impact on performance, culture, and organizational growth.
  • A new framework for architecting and articulating communication strategies and cultural competencies that reach people and influence behavior.
  • Access to case studies from category-leading brands activating heart-based cultures to drive growth.
The Human Connection: Harnessing the Power of Belonging to Activate High Performance & Organizational Resiliency

In a world of uncertainty, ambiguity, change, and transformation, leaders today face a stark reality to compete, grow, and scale the business. And while technology supports this evolution, people make it a reality. Specifically, individuals that feel a deep sense of connection and commitment to themselves, their work, and the eco-systems that support them.

What’s possible when environments are created where talent feels safe enough to be free and supported enough to truly belong? When these elements begin to align and experiences unfold, an expansive and abundant future takes shape.

Backed by a decade of research on high-performance cultures, the neuroscience of change, and real-world applications from category-leading brands navigating transformation, this program will unpack one of the most important talent trends of the next decade to help leaders motivate, inspire and drive synergy across teams and organizational structures.

Attendees gain:

  • A holistic view of the impact belonging has on human performance.
  • Deep insights into the data behind the number one human value that drives behavior.
  • A new framework for architecting richer employee experiences.
  • Practical and actionable techniques to improve diversity and inclusion outcomes.
Leading High-Performance Virtual Teams: Strategies for Succeeding with a Remote Workforce

As we enter a new era of digital work, leaders are faced with the challenge of reengineering their organizations for a mobile-first culture in order to drive business performance and maintain cultural cohesiveness from afar. Shepherding a virtual future will be the mandate for the modern leader.

When teams are dispersed and isolated from each other, new systems, processes, skills, and competencies will be required to effectively adapt and evolve to these new environments. The challenges of isolation, social distancing and working from home will give leaders a unique opportunity to create compelling new digital remote work environments that are engaging, participatory, and full of the human connection we deeply value.

In this program, Seth Mattison will unpack the opportunities our new virtual environment presents along with research, case studies, and best practices for what leaders and managers can do today to effectively support and lead a remote workforce and mobile-first future.

Attendees will gain:

  • Insight on the data of what drives real engagement with remote workers.
  • Perspective on the challenges of remote work isolation.
  • Strategies for helping people maintain productivity away from the office.
  • Techniques for maintaining human connection digitally.
  • Tips for developing resilient mindsets, routines, and rituals to support high performance.
The Future-Ready Seller: Elevating Influence & Impacting the Client Experience of the Future to Scale & Grow the Business

Seller sophistication today is accelerating at a rapid pace. No longer are strong interpersonal skills and quality relationships enough to meet quotas and grow the business. Today a new set of seller skills and competencies are required to pace with the changing needs and expectations of customers and clients as a power shift has occurred in the world of customers and clients. No longer do institutions and authority figures hold the keys. Today power, information, and influence are shared between customers and sales professionals creating new challenges and opportunities for entire industries. How will you respond to this dramatic evolution?

In The Future-Ready Seller, Seth Mattison will dissect how world-class firms, leaders, and sales producers are meeting the elevated expectations of more sophisticated and demanding customers by demonstrating an entirely new set of relationship competencies and intelligence gathering skills required to compete and win business in this new complex and competitive environment.

Attendees gain:

  • Deep insights into the data behind the evolution of client behavior.
  • Unique perspectives on the shift in seller skills and competencies required to compete and win in today’s digital charged marketplace.
  • A new framework for architecting and articulating high impact value propositions.
  • Practical and actionable process disciplines to scale client experience.
The Future-Ready Advisor: Elevating Influence & Impacting the Client Experience of the Future to Scale & Grow the Business

The financial services industry is rapidly changing. New digital technologies—social, mobile, analytics and cloud—are creating fundamental shifts in both client and advisor attitudes, behaviors, expectations, and relationships. And as younger investors mature, and wealth passes from one generation to the next, digitally empowered clients will seek out frictionless, financially relevant information and advice through multiple channels while simultaneously expecting meaningful human connection.

In The Future-Ready Advisor, Seth Mattison will dissect how world-class firms, leaders, and advisors are meeting the elevated expectations of more sophisticated and demanding clients by demonstrating an entirely new set of relationship competencies, intelligence gathering skills, and digital savviness required to compete, win, and grow the business in this new complex and competitive environment.

Attendees gain:

  • Deep insights into the data behind the evolution of client behavior and its impact on new asset growth.
  • Unique perspectives on the shift in advisor skills and competencies required to compete and win in today’s digital charged marketplace.
  • A new framework for architecting and articulating high impact value propositions.
  • Practical and actionable process disciplines to scale client experience.

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