Testimonials (longer list)
“The audience loved Matt. He is incredibly genuine and open and this really connects an audience to him.”
“One of the best talks I’ve ever heard at a conference!”
“I’d highly recommend Matt as a speaker, his ability to connect with the audience and share his story with such openness truly leads to change in people!”
“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.”
“Matt was fantastic. He brought great energy and delivered a personal, honest, inspirational story. We were very happy.“
“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!”
“This half an hour talk from Matt has changed the way I think about individual problems.
Thanks Matt for such an inspirational talk.”
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.
“Having never met someone transgender before, I was really looking forward to hearing Matt talk about his story. What I hadn’t been prepared for was how much I wanted to learn about the transgender community after his talk. Since hearing Matt speak, I can’t stop reading and learning about this topic. Matt has the most unique ability to pass wisdom – without being preachy – in such a way that left us all wanting to educate ourselves. Matt provides a sensitive yet influential argument about some hot topics relating to gender and diversity. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt.”
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.
“I have no hesitation in recommending Matt to speak at any event across any industry vertical. I think his stories around transformation and change, and the bravery and courage in personal journey, is something that is applicable to any type of person in any type of industry”
“He was brilliant. The students just loved him. For me it was like working with a good friend. So, an all-round excellent job.”
“Brave beyond words”
“Matt Ellison speaks with authenticity and truth. He shares his knowledge and life experiences with candour and emotionally connects everyone in the room in an instant. I learn something from Matt every time I hear him speak!”
“You know you’re seeing a *great* talk when you don’t think to tweet about it”
“Matt Ellison is an engaging performer and an inspiring teacher who has been changing lives for years. He has courage, integrity, passion and a unique story to tell. “
“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.”
“Such a powerful presentation”
“The way in which Matt shares his story not only allows you to feel included, but the pride with which he tells it, is genuinely inspiring.
Thank you Matt”
What a brilliant, informative and inspiring talk.
“Excellent. Matt is very empathic and speaks of his experiences with truth and emotion.”
“What an enriching way to spend my lunch hour”
“Thank-you Matt! I’ve learnt more in those 45 minutes than 24 years. Excellent session.”
“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!”
“We just wrapped up an amazing event with Matt. He did such a phenomenal job and we are so appreciative of his willingness to share his story with the Qualtrics team.”
“Matt was the perfect choice for the event, covering so much from his own inspirational story meaning the audience had so many take home points on change, resilience and most importantly, how small things make a big difference!“
“As a mum of a transgender daughter, you have given me so much hope for her future and her happiness – thank you so much.“
“A very moving and important presentation demonstrating how actually knowing and understanding the life of a real person helps us to grasp the reality of their situation”
“Your honesty and insight has been so refreshing and insightful.”
“We had the pleasure of hearing all about Matt’s transgender journey, in his inspiring and enlightening talk as part of a wider Diversity & Inclusion event at Adaptive. Matt’s story was deeply personal, touching, and a real eye opener for everyone who attended. Matt is a fantastically engaging speaker, and managed to combine real learning about transgender issues, with a delve into his own personal experience, which really brought to life the everyday struggles that the transgender community face. Thank you, Matt!”
Testimonial: Robbie Turner
Director of Pharmacy and Member Experience, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Testimonial: Jonathan MacDonald
Award-Winning Sunday Times Bestselling Author, thought leader & international speaker