Matt Ellison is a highly sought-after, entertaining and thought-provoking transgender speaker. His life experience as a trans man has fascinated and inspired audiences of all kinds in both private and public sectors in the U.K. and internationally. His insights on change, as someone who has made such a huge and fundamental change himself, apply to everyone in all areas of professional and personal life.
Organisations who have invited Matt to speak include Microsoft, eBay, Mars, Toyota, Lacoste, Disney, KFC, NHS, Lloyds of London, City of London Corporation, Fidelity International, HM Courts and Tribunals, and many more.
Matt has been consulted and interviewed on many occasions. He was recently seen on TV in the high-profile Channel 4 documentary ‘Me and My Penis’, which broke many taboos, covering sex, psychology and men’s mental health issues.
Tailored towards the audience, Matt has something to offer all audiences, including healthcare professionals, businesses, educational institutions, emergency services, political and religious groups, plus more. Depending upon requirements he can delve deep into the mind of what it feels like to be transgender with a story full of highs, lows and humour. He can educate the audience around such things as the medical interventions, social aspects, safe practices for service providers and employers, as well the legal implications of the Gender Recognition Act and the popular Q&A if requested gives the opportunity to answer all those burning questions.
With an increasing number of trans folk having the courage to transition, yet with so many still facing discrimination and ignorance, transgender issues and diversity & inclusion, are currently more relevant than ever.
Matt, as seen on Channel 4 (Documentary)
Matt’s Clients include:
“Matt was fantastic. He brought great energy and delivered a personal, honest, inspirational story. We were very happy.“
“One of the best talks I’ve ever heard at a conference!”
“The talk given by Matt Ellison as part of the 2021 Mars UK LGBTQ+ Pride Series was thought provoking and inspiring.
Matt’s honest and personal style of storytelling took the audience on an insightful journey into the experiences of transgender people.
Matt engaged the audience from start to finish and was open and supportive of questions.”
“A big thank you for a very authentic and thought provoking session today, as part of our harnessing the power of diversity week. In speaking to a number of our senior leaders after the session they all said it made them stop and think, and everyone I spoke to has taken something away from your story. It’s a really great way to get a discussion going and the little frog analogy was very powerful – simple yet effective.”
“Pandemic or no pandemic, nothing can stop our Kentucky Fried pride celebrations.
To get the party started Matt Ellison joined us virtually to share his personal journey and experiences.
Buckets of love and gratitude to Matt for such an inspiring, authentic session.”
“Matt captured the attention of our audience from start to finish. The GP’s really appreciated how open Matt was about his experience and were grateful for the insight he provided. His talk was excellent, I really wish we could have had him for longer.”
“We were very happy with and got great feedback from the audience.”
“You are a fantastic and extremely uplifting speaker Matt, thank you for helping me increase my understanding”
“Matt is an eloquent and engaging speaker whose candid style and refreshing quick humour won over our audience. He speaks from the heart in an entertaining yet insightful manner. Matt’s personal journey is so inspiring that we are already planning on bringing him back. If you get a chance to book Matt you will certainly not be disappointed.”
“I learnt so much and even as a cis male your story really resonated with me so thank you again for helping me in my personal growth. You are truly inspirational”
Thank you, one of the most inspirational speakers I have heard for some time.
“Matt was incredible today and was a joy to work with start to finish!”
Thank you so much Matt. You have such a knowledgable, relatable way of helping us (the listener) to understand all the issues around transgender. I think the ‘no pressure/little frogs’ message is so persuasive and will encourage more of us to be curious and get it right.
Matt was recently invited to speak at the Lloyd’s Dive In Festival in Chatham. Matt shared his life story and how the decisions he made throughout have affected him. Matt was very engaging and his talk opened my eyes to the difficulties faced by Matt and others in similar situations. Matt is obviously very passionate about helping others and telling his story, so others are confident in taking the first step to changing their lives. Matt was able to share useful resources to the group and was keen to speak to members of the audience on a personal level after the talk. A thought provoking talk.
Matt had the audience captivated with his own incredible and courageous personal story. I have to say it was one of the best sessions I have ever seen delivered at a Pharmacy Conference and I have been to many in my 24 years as a pharmacist professional.Matt has a natural ability to speak confidently and effortlessly to a large audience and has personality and speaker content to keep an audience hanging on his every word.I cannot recommend Matt more highly.
“Thank you so much. Such a touching and illuminating discussion. I feel very lucky to have been here to hear your story.Every workplace needs this presentation.”
What a brilliant, informative and inspiring talk.
“Excellent. Matt is very empathic and speaks of his experiences with truth and emotion.”
“It [the session] was so inspiring and so informative. Matt’s human approach prompted really good questions and discussions and he got a lot of love in the comments!”