Matthew Kelly (speaker)

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Matthew Kelly
Born(1973-07-12) July 12, 1973 (age 40)
Sydney, Australia
OccupationMotivational speaker, author, business consultant
Website
www.matthewkelly.org
 
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Matthew Kelly
Born(1973-07-12) July 12, 1973 (age 40)
Sydney, Australia
OccupationMotivational speaker, author, business consultant
Website
www.matthewkelly.org

Matthew Kelly (born July 12, 1973 in Sydney, Australia) is a motivational speaker, author, business consultant, and founder of the Matthew Kelly Foundation. He is also a partner at Floyd Consulting, a Chicago based management consulting firm whose clients include 3M, Ernst & Young, HSBC, McDonalds, Pepsi, Procter and Gamble, US Bank, the Department of Defense, the U.S Navy, the U.S. Air Force, and more than 35 Fortune 500 companies.[1] His lecture topics include identifying negative routines and actions in daily life, and the value and positive inspiration of Catholicism for practical solutions.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Matthew Kelly began his speaking and writing career in 1993. Since that time, his books have been published in 25 languages, and 12 of them have appeared on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or USA Today bestseller lists.[4][5][6] His speaking engagements have included travel in more than 50 countries, where he has spoken to over 4 million people. In 1995, Kelly founded the Matthew Kelly Foundation, to organize efforts to bring his message to international communities. Through Kelly's success as a business consultant and as an author, the foundation has benefited from his financial contributions. However, Kelly states that the message remains his primary wealth and contribution.[7][8]

Current Work[edit]

Matthew Kelly's lectures aim to influence individuals to "become the best version of themselves". In what he describes as increasing division from differing opinions and multiple cultural issues, Kelly maintains his commitment is to embrace the idea that each man, woman, and child should have the resources and opportunities to explore, celebrate, and become the best version of themselves, and to provide resources that educate and inspire people to do so each day. Unlike other contemporary Catholic speakers, such as Scott Hahn, whose work is focused in theology and as a Catholic apologist, Matthew Kelly's is more of a motivational effort. In addition to his publications, Kelly's lectures have been featured in multiple audio titles distributed by Lighthouse Catholic Media.

The primary charitable work of the Matthew Kelly Foundation is the Schools Project. This effort was established to help young people discover their mission in life, or as Kelly states, "Give young people a life-directing message now so they don't need a life changing message later."[9] Other efforts include Courage for Cancer and Hope for Prisoners.[10][11]

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