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Matt Paknis

Anti-Bullying Activist, Consultant, Former College Football Coach & Author

Anti-Bullying Activist, Consultant, Former College Football Coach & Author

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Marion, MA, USA
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Matt Paknis Biography

Matt Paknis is a senior management consultant with six years of college football coaching, ten years of playing football, and five championship seasons, whose focus is on lessening bullying in the workplace. He was a former assistant coach at Penn State under Joe Paterno and has spoken publicly about being abused as a child. Paknis transcended childhood bullying and the death of his young mom with teamwork and leadership. He has dedicated over twenty-five years of consulting to helping global clients embrace healthy management practices to thrive.

Paknis studied Organizational Behavior, Economics, and Architecture at Brown University where he also played football. He joined Brown’s football coaching staff after graduating in 1984. He also coached football at Penn State University and at the University of Rhode Island (URI) where he earned his MBA in 1992. Matt designed and facilitated corporate leadership and team-building programs for URI's corporate retreat center and he created and delivered a 50-hour long Practice of Management Certificate Program for Brown's Learning Communities. These programs ran for over twelve years and introduced Matt to thousands of organizations. His consulting and speaking practice grew and flourished by referral.

Paknis is a celebrated guest lecturer of management at Bryant University, RISD, URI, Brown University and at the University of Massachusetts. He has built and maintained a broad private consulting client base including long standing engagements with international high tech, automotive, manufacturing, nautical, beverage, healthcare, defense, higher education, private educational concerns, accounting firms, law firms, advanced manufacturing, engineering, health care, and scientific research firms.

Matt Paknis Speaking Topics

  • Personal

    • overcoming traumas like domestic violence, the illness and death of a young
    • parent and childhood sexual abuse with healthy support and choices
    • managing self, change, and stress with balanced metrics and life
    • how to laugh, love, and sing when the world around you is collapsing
    • keeping the faith, hope, and love alive and never giving up
    • choosing to stop the cycle of abuse and addiction
    • overcoming traumas to excel as an adult

  • Interpersonal

    • building trust by protecting and elevating the vulnerable
    • managing differences and difficult conversations with constructive dialogue
    • humor, compassion, and humility, the sparks of greatness
    • including values, character, and behaviors with performance results
    • influencing exceptional results • processes – relationships without authority
    • coaching and empowering others to peak performance

  • Organizational

    • stopping, preventing, and transcending bullying and abuse: at work, in sports, in the community, and at home
    • building thriving organizations with healthy leadership practices
    • building great teams with collaboration, shared gains, and respect
    • balancing results with relationships

Matt Paknis Videos

  • WorkplaceTV -101 - Analysis of Workplace Bullying with Matt Paknis
    Matt Paknis, and author, Ted Talk Speaker and entrepreneur discusses Workplace Bullying
  • How to Thrive Despite Significant Setbacks | Matt Paknis
    From the lowest depths there is a path to the loftiest heights." - unknown Matt Paknis '85 shares inspiring stories, pictures, and proven tools...

Matt Paknis Books

  • Successful Leaders Aren't Bullies: How to Stop Abuse at Work and Build Exceptional Organizations
    Successful Leaders Aren't Bullies: How to Stop Abuse at Work and Build Exceptional Organizations

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Matt Paknis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Personal, Interpersonal and Organizational. The estimated speaking fee range to book Matt Paknis for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Matt Paknis generally travels from Marion, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gina LaRoche, Matt Johnson, Brandon Farbstein, Heath Calhoun and Kristie Kennedy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matt Paknis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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