Thought-provoking transgender diversity speaker
Drawing on his sometimes painful but ultimately life-changing personal experience, Matt is one of the most experienced and in-demand transgender, LGBTQ and diversity speakers in the UK.
Proud as heck to represent the LGBTQ community as a transgender man, Matt’s story captivates, inspires and educates, making the subject of diversity and inclusion relatable and relevant to every individual. Matt’s talks aren’t just focused on the transgender community: the issues he covers have parallels that relate to almost all other areas of life too, so everyone takes away something that will personally apply to them.
From addressing international organisations to help them benefit from broadening their hiring horizons, speaking at LGBT(Q) and Pride events in order to make this pressing topic accessible, entertaining and accepted, Matt will deliver beyond your expectations.
An established diversity and inclusion speaker and advocate, Matt has honed his skills through a wealth of experience across talks, panels, interviews, podcasts and television.
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!”