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Why I Do What I Do

My primary goal is to create the conditions for a permanent end to poverty, violence, and suffering in our world within my lifetime.

How I Do It

I help leaders to achieve better business outcomes while simultaneously becoming happier, more kind, more generous, and more compassionate.

Through books, keynote speeches, training, and coaching, I work to inspire people to become servant leaders, and help leaders apply mindfulness training to:

  • Improve business acumen
  • Increase emotional intelligence
  • Improve creativity and innovation
  • Improve ability to manage change
  • Develop extraordinary leadership presence


Matt Tenney is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.  He is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies.  He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them.  Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness.  When he’s not traveling for speaking engagements, he can often be found in Nashville, TN.

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