Matt Doherty

  • Executive Coach, Author, and Media Personality
  • 2022 Vistage Worldwide Rookie of the Year
  • National Coach of the Year at UNC (2001)
  • National Champion at UNC with Michael Jordan (1982)

Matt Doherty is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, bestselling author, media personality, and executive coach. In 2022 he was named the Vistage Rookie of the Year and won the Chair Excellence Award.

He guides corporations, C-suite managers, sales executives, and business and sports coaches to develop their leadership skills and team dynamics.

Since being a part of the 1982 National Championship team with Michael Jordan at UNC. His journey has included Head Coach at Notre Dame and the UNC Tar Heels, 2001 ACC Regular Season Championship. AP National Coach of the Year in 2001, Head Coach at FAU and SMU, in addition to working with ESPN, the Indiana Pacers, and the Atlantic 10 Conference.

In 2003, he embarked on a mission to "Learn & Grow" by beginning a leadership journey that took him to the UVA Darden School of Business and The Wharton School.

Coach Doherty is committed to sharing universal teachings and actionable ideas that will work for anyone.

 


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Past Hosts Include:
  • Bank of America
  • Lowe's
  • Ford
  • Essilor of America
  • Insight Partners
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Toppers Pizza
  • Love Lake Norman Church
  • Barrett Industries
  • Queens University
Rave Reviews About Matt Doherty as a Speaker
At a time when our Merchandising team needed a reminder on the core responsibilities of being a leader, Matt delivered an impactful refresher. Not only did the content resonate but his delivery, utilizing his own career ups and downs, made it real. His transparent, humble approach mixing in his real life examples struck a chord with the team and reminded them of the keys to inspiring, developing and leading your team to successful results. Well played Matt.

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Overcoming Adversity: How to Rebound

Coach Doherty shares his experiences in overcoming adversity throughout his life. He has discovered most successful people have experienced failure along the way. So much so that it seems that adversity is one of the main ingredients for success. ...

Coach Doherty shares his experiences in overcoming adversity throughout his life. He has discovered most successful people have experienced failure along the way. So much so that it seems that adversity is one of the main ingredients for success.

Leadership Strategies: Leadership is a Learned Behavior

Can leadership skills be learned? Coach Doherty answers with a resounding “Yes” and this series on leadership strategies. In it, he teaches the fundamentals of leadership and time-tested lessons for today’s up-and-coming leaders. ...

Can leadership skills be learned? Coach Doherty answers with a resounding “Yes” and this series on leadership strategies. In it, he teaches the fundamentals of leadership and time-tested lessons for today’s up-and-coming leaders.

Building Your Team: Creating a Championship Culture

Coach Doherty brings leaders to understand why team culture does not happen on its own. He outlines how leaders drive team culture through servant leadership, strategic recruiting, training, and inspiring core values in their followers. ...

Coach Doherty brings leaders to understand why team culture does not happen on its own. He outlines how leaders drive team culture through servant leadership, strategic recruiting, training, and inspiring core values in their followers.

Selling in a Competitive Environment: Obsessed with Closing

Coach Doherty was considered one of the best recruiters in the competitive landscape of college basketball. He consistently had Top 10 recruiting classes as an assistant at the University of Kansas and as the head coach at the University of North Carolina. Coach Doherty shares his insights on what i ...

Coach Doherty was considered one of the best recruiters in the competitive landscape of college basketball. He consistently had Top 10 recruiting classes as an assistant at the University of Kansas and as the head coach at the University of North Carolina. Coach Doherty shares his insights on what it takes to close in competitive markets. 

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Biography

Matt Doherty is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, best-selling author, media personality, and executive coach. In 2022 he was named the Vistage Rookie of the Year and won the Chair Excellence Award.

He guides corporations, C-suite managers, sales executives, and business and sports coaches to develop their leadership skills and team dynamics.

Since being a part of the 1982 National Championship team with Michael Jordan at UNC. His journey has included Head Coach at Notre Dame and the UNC Tar Heels, 2001 ACC Regular Season Championship. AP National Coach of the Year in 2001, Head Coach at FAU and SMU, in addition to working with ESPN, the Indiana Pacers, and the Atlantic 10 Conference.

In 2003, he embarked on a mission to "Learn & Grow" by beginning a leadership journey that took him to the UVA Darden School of Business and The Wharton School.

Coach Doherty is committed to sharing universal teachings and actionable ideas that will work for anyone.