Matt Ellison

Transgender Awareness Speaker & Diversity Specialist

How to hire Matt Ellison

Contact the Champions Speakers agency to book Matt Ellison for your event today. Simply call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at for a free quote.

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Matt Ellison can speak on a number of topics that include the following:

Change, Courage & Motivation – Matt overcame his fears to risk everything; his family, friends, business and the fear of being branded a "freak" by society to take on the scariest challenge of his life; transitioning from female to male. Uncovering strategies to increase positivity, motivation, embrace change and overcome fear, Matt compels audiences with a down-to-earth presentation of his life-changing journey. 

Diversity & Inclusion – Matt offers practical advice on how diversity and inclusion can make a business thrive. From the business benefits of productivity, engagement and retention to the individual benefits, Matt discusses best practice, as well as policies and procedures. 

Equality & Rights – Matt can ensure businesses are working in accordance with The UK Gender Recognition Act. The act states the right to be respected and accepted regardless of race, religion, sexuality and gender identity. 

Gender & Identity– Matt explores self-identity and self-realisation, with reference to his own inner conflicts. Outlining the differences between sex, gender and sexuality, as well as the internal and external factors behind how a person identifies, he offers an inspirational keynote presentation. 

Social Norms – Social norms can be exhausting and severely limiting; Matt has questioned convention to enjoy the liberation of change, promoting his own self-identity and confidence. 

Trans Awareness & Acceptance – In raising awareness of transgender issues, Matt has helped transgender people and the support network of transgender people to understand and aid their loved ones. 

“One of the best talks I’ve ever heard at a conference!”

Robbie Turner - Director of Pharmacy and member experience, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

“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!”

Gina Battye - Authenticity Coach, Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Speaker

“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”

Jonathan MacDonald - Sunday Times Best Seller and International Speaker