Matt Garman, The Corporate Adventurer, is our 2023 Diamond Alumni VIP Lunch Keynote Speaker.
Matt is an entertaining speaker combining a love of adventure with comprehensive business experience and success. Matt links business and adventure to demonstrate how the value of good leadership, preparation, training, communication and consistency, achieve business growth easily.
His keynotes and workshops are delivered in his relaxed and friendly style, removing the ego and allowing for an honest and real demonstration of how he makes the most daunting challenges seem easy, and how the audience can too.
Matt promotes an inclusive, collaborative style and shares the lessons learned through over 30 years of being at the top of his game. His solid gold nuggets of practical wisdom, are coloured with the excitement and thrills of his seriously, life changing adventures.
Matt’s journey from the lowliest crew member on a fishing boat in the cold English Channel at 16 to skippering a successful row across the Atlantic Ocean this year as well as being a mentor, coach and leader of two successful businesses, is only part of his story.
His comprehensive knowledge is always informed by personal challenges, and he shares these openly, setting them in context, which is illuminating, inspiring and motivating for business and beyond.
With a background in sales and business growth, he grew and sold 2 technology companies, before founding SalesEnabla, a sales enablement consultancy.
Outside work, he’s equally driven. Matt has finished multiple endurance events including Ironman; he played competitive rugby for 20 years and now mentors and coaches youngsters, starting their rugby journey.
In 2019, he swam the English Channel, leading a relay team of 4, and in January this year, skippered a crew of three to row across the Atlantic, raising over £100,000 for charity. His talk will give you a heartfelt view of the decisions that led to the Toughest Row in the World and the incredible highs and lows on what was to be more than two years in the planning and 49 days of adventure.