Keynote Speaker – Mitch Matthews – Proven. Powerful. Seriously Funny.

Through his popular podcast, DREAM THINK DO, Mitch Matthews has interviewed some of the top minds in the world.  Thanks to his journeys with the BIG DREAM GATHERING, he has spent time with some of the most inspiring people on the planet.  Plus, as a speaker and elite coach, he’s spent the last twenty years helping organizations focus, collaborate and perform at new levels.

These experiences have rubbed off on him and enabled him to inspire audiences to DREAM bigger for their organizations and themselves, THINK better at work and at home and DO more of what they need and want to do.

Mitch is a storyteller.  He combines powerful stories, practical science and insightful case studies with proven strategies so audiences can laugh and learn, be inspired and equipped and leave empowered and changed for the better.

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Mitch does a great job relating to teams from all over the world. His energy and stories help keep people engaged and involved. His approach allows the individuals opportunities to understand how to apply what he is teaching to their everyday life situations!
Jodi Neumann
Chief Accounting Officer, International Group / Fortune 100 Organization
Mitch helped our Annual Conference audience to think differently, understand that change is necessary and they left inspired. I heard countless times how this was the best keynote speaker we’d had in 25 years.
Paul Bishop
CEO / Association of Boards of Certification
The time Mitch spent with us was educational, interactive and meaningful. His genuine, positive and humorous style connected well. I heard multiple comments about the value of his keynote. A powerful and impactful experience!
Marci Chickering
Executive Vice President, People and Process / Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Some of Mitch’s Most Requested Sessions:


Proven 3-Step Success Formula

DREAM THINK DO is the name of Mitch’s #1 ranked podcast, but DREAM THINK DO is also a three step strategy for setting goals, building a plan and taking massive action.  In this fun and powerful keynote, Mitch shares stories and insights from interviewing some of the brightest minds on the planet. Plus he offers proven and science-based strategies individuals and organizations can use to get clear, work together and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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Inspire unlimited thinking and connecting!

The BIG Dream Gathering got its start in 2006 when Mitch was about to give up on one of his own big dreams.  Instead of throwing in the towel, he invited some friends to his house to dream together and see if they could help each other out.  He called it a “BIG Dream Gathering.” It was supposed to last for a few hours but it exploded and lasted for a full week! Mitch’s dream got back on track and others got the clarity and help they needed too!  That first BDG launched a revolution of people giving themselves permission to dream big and help each other out. Now, Mitch and his “Dream Team” host BDG’s around the country and interview real people walking out big dreams too.

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Inspire innovation, engagement and excellence!

Mitch offers a powerful question-based strategy that will increase your organization’s ability to innovate, engage and deliver. He utilizes powerful stories, relevant case studies and applicable tools that will unlock your ability to use “solution-based” thinking to be more creative, more committed and bring more excellence!


Break free of worry and stress

Mitch teaches groups real-world strategies for breaking free from the cycle of worry and stress… so they can be more creative, engaged and effective.  Plus, Mitch shares how a life-changing and laughter-inspiring experience on a Montana mountain top forced him to overcome worry and become passionate about helping others to do the same.

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I enthusiastically recommend Mitch, as a speaker, to any group. He will stimulate innovative thinking in a very entertaining way.
Paul Kopack
Society of Human Resource Management
Mitch Matthews was a smashing success at our Annual Conference. His talk about dreaming big and achieving more had the audience fired up. Mitch goes beyond motivating, he inspires.
Jimi Coplen
Vice President / Texas Midwest Community Network
Thank you Mitch for the awesome contribution you made to the event and to the many lives you touched (including mine) with your presentation.
Bob Burg
Best Selling Author / The Go-Giver


Applying the Science of Resiliency

Mitch dives into the science of perseverance and helps audiences to tap into their own inner strength as well as the collective strength of their organization.  He shares stories and strategies to help equip your organization to engage, connect and collaborate at new levels.


Inspire connection, communication and loyalty

There’s timeless wisdom that says, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  In this powerful and highly-interactive session, Mitch equips people to ask his “5 Curiosity Questions” to inspire new levels of connection, communication, engagement and loyalty.


Real World Strategies for Effective Mentorship

The number one reason a Millennial stays with an organization is their direct leader. At the same time, the number one reason a Millennial leaves is also their direct leader. Leadership has always been important, but now it’s crucial. The critical difference in recruitment, engagement and retention is not just in who you hire… but more in who you promote into leadership and how you train those individuals to lead this “Next Generation Workforce.”  The Mentor Manager Series teaches leaders implementable strategies to help them coach their teams at new levels, inspire innovation and excellence as well as increase engagement and loyalty.

NOTE: For maximum results, this program is delivered in an immersive, highly-interactive small group setting.  One-on-one leadership coaching can also be included with this series.

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Mitch Matthews is a phenomenal speaker and delivers a message that no one else out there is doing. I left the Big Dream Gathering with more connections, drive and excitement than I knew what to do with. It fueled my desire to follow my dreams.
Amanda Boleyn
University of Iowa
I would recommend Mitch to come to your campus! He will bring so much energy and empower everyone in the room to believe that achieving their own dreams is very possible!
Carlos Marquez
Florida Atlantic University
Mitch has an unbelievably uplifting way of laying out the specific strategies you need to accomplish your big dreams and goals!
Corinna Weller
Clemson University

Booking Mitch is a simple 3 step process:

Schedule a Date:

Schedule a Date:

Work with our experienced team to check Mitch’s availability. We book Mitch out years in advance so this important first step should be done as soon as possible!
Research and Customization:

Research and Customization:

Mitch and our team will work directly with you to learn about your organization’s vision, needs and goals. We use a series of scheduled calls to help gather key information for Mitch to use to customize the talk so it is uniquely tailored to your audience and event.
Mitch Rocks the House!

Mitch Rocks the House!

Mitch delivers a engaging, inspiring, and fun keynote to your audience. But more importantly, he will bring implemental strategies and memorable stories that will positively impact your culture and drive engagement, connection and profits for you for years to come!

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Previous Clients:

  • Augusta University
  • Kent State University
  • Purdue University
  • Kreg Tool Company
  • Workiva
  • CASE
  • NASA
  • MPI
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • University of Washington
  • Waynesburg University
  • Iowa Medical Group Management Association
  • Iowa Governor’s Safety Conference
  • YMCA of the USA
  • Iowa State University
  • Iowa Primary Care Association
  • City of Jefferson, IA
  • University of Arizona
  • Southern Illinois University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Seattle University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • United Cargo
  • Young Professionals of Iowa
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Lion’s Club International
  • Iowa Credit Union League
  • Iowa Public Health Association
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • GEAR UP Des Moines
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Theta Tau
  • Drake University
  • Lennox
  • Georgia State University
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • SHRM
  • GuideOne Insurance
  • Kansas State University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Wartburg College
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Texas Midwest Community Network
  • Troy University
  • Miami University
  • University of South Carolina
  • Arizona State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Grand View University
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Winona State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • University of Denver
  • Colorado State University
  • DreamBank Madison
  • University of Oregon
  • Valparaiso University
  • Loras College
  • Astellas
  • Association of Boards of Certification
  • Adelphi University
  • CSU Chico
  • Duquesne University
  • TEDx Iowa City
  • University of Connecticut