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Matt Paknis

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

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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. Matt 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.

Matt 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.

Matt is a celebrated guest lecturer of management at Bryant University, RISD, URI, Brown University and at the University of Massachusetts. Matt 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.

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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

Speaking Topics
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    Booking fees for Matt Paknis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matt Paknis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matt Paknis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matt Paknis for your next private or corporate function.
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Matt Paknis

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

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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. Matt 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.

Matt 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.

Matt is a celebrated guest lecturer of management at Bryant University, RISD, URI, Brown University and at the University of Massachusetts. Matt 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 Videos

  • 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

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Matt Paknis Speaking Topics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

FAQs on booking Matt Paknis

  • How to book Matt Paknis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matt Paknis for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Matt Paknis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matt Paknis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matt Paknis?

    Booking fees for Matt Paknis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matt Paknis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matt Paknis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matt Paknis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matt Paknis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matt Paknis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matt Paknis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Matt Paknis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . 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 Kristie Kennedy, Carey Lohrenz, Heath Calhoun, Vince Papale and Becky Halstead. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matt Paknis for an upcoming event.

Matt Paknis Speaker Videos

  • 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 to ...

Matt Paknis Speaking Topics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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