Seth Mattison

  • Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter
  • Author of The War at Work
  • Editors' Pick for Favorite Speakers by MeetingsNet


Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch by MeetingsNet.

For the past decade Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the worlds best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.

His message of how to extend and amplify our connections across the virtual space is one he's been talking about since well before Covid-19.

 

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Rave Reviews About Seth Mattison
You have probably heard speakers on the topic of generational differences in the workplace, but Seth Mattison is by far the best. His presentation 'Rocking the Workplace: Managing and Leading the Four Generations' skips over all the negative and annoying stereotypes ('millennials have no loyalty, no work ethic') and gets the audience fired up about the idea of getting along with four—soon to be five—generations at once. His presentation is fun and funny, energetic, and totally relatable. He manages to engage every member of the audience, which in most cases will span every generation, in an affectionate and endearing way.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Seth Mattison
  • Tyler Technologies
  • International Sign Association
  • Career Education Colleges and Universites
  • Annual Administrative Professionals Conference (APC)
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • 3M Latin America Region
  • PMA
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • National Confectioners Association
Virtual Keynote clips - Evolving Workplace, The Human Element, Connection | CDW Future of Work SummIT [3:55] - Get Sharable Link
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Guiding the Way: The Secret and the Science to Influencing and Leading During Times of Crisis

To effectively lead through unprecedented uncertainty today, leaders must have a framework for understanding external forces of change and the competence to confidently make decisions with limited and incomplete information. It requires leaders to have mindsets rooted in certainty and resilience and ...

To effectively lead through unprecedented uncertainty today, leaders must have a framework for understanding external forces of change and the competence to confidently make decisions with limited and incomplete information.

It requires leaders to have mindsets rooted in certainty and resilience and the capacity to align and assure their cultures around a clear vision and decisive action.

As our ambiguous and uncertain future unfolds, some organizations will meet the moment with resilience, for others the future will be catastrophic. The actions of executives and their teams now, in the midst of crisis, will significantly determine their fate.

In this interactive deep-dive discussion, Seth will unpack the most critical skills and competencies and decision-making frameworks leaders need to effectively shepherd their organizations through crises.

Attendees gain:

  • Perspective on the neuroscience and neurocardiology of influence and change during times of uncertainty
  • Insights on the most critical leadership mindsets and skills for navigating ambiguity
  • A new framework for architecting and articulating communication strategies and cultural competencies that reach people and influence behavior
  • Access to case studies from category-leading brands leading the way forward.

Leading High-Performance Remote Teams: Strategies for Succeeding with a Distributed Workforce

The world of work has forever been altered and the office as we once knew it is unlikely to return. COVID-19 has served as catalyst for change and thrust upon organizations an accelerated cycle of disruption. A defining moment when everything about how we’ve historically collaborated and lead teams, ...

The world of work has forever been altered and the office as we once knew it is unlikely to return.

COVID-19 has served as catalyst for change and thrust upon organizations an accelerated cycle of disruption. A defining moment when everything about how we’ve historically collaborated and lead teams, organized and deployed resources, has been forced to be redesigned in an instant.

When teams are dispersed and isolated from each other, new systems, processes, skills and competencies will be required to effectively adapt and evolve to these new environments. A new normal is beginning to take shape and leaders must answer the call.

In this program, Seth Mattison will unpack the opportunities our new virtual environment presents along with research, case studies, and best practices for what leaders and managers can do today to effectively support and lead a high-performance remote workforce and mobile-first future.

 

Attendees will gain:

  • Insight on the data of what drives real engagement with remote workers.
  • Perspective on the challenges of remote work isolation.
  • Strategies for helping people maintain productivity away from the office.
  • Techniques for maintaining human connection digitally.
  • Tips for developing resilient mindsets, routines, and rituals to support high performance.

The Human Connection: Harnessing the Power of Belonging to Activate High Performance and Organizational Resiliency

In a world of uncertainty, ambiguity, change, and transformation, leaders today face a stark reality to compete, grow, and scale the business. And while technology supports this evolution, people make it a reality. Specifically, individuals that feel a deep sense of connection and commitment to them ...

In a world of uncertainty, ambiguity, change, and transformation, leaders today face a stark reality to compete, grow, and scale the business. And while technology supports this evolution, people make it a reality. Specifically, individuals that feel a deep sense of connection and commitment to themselves, their work, and the eco-systems that support them.

What’s possible when environments are created where talent feels safe enough to be free and supported enough to truly belong? When these elements begin to align and experiences unfold, an expansive and abundant future takes shape.

Backed by a decade of research on high-performance cultures, the neuroscience of change, and real-world applications from category-leading brands navigating transformation, this program will unpack one of the most important talent trends of the next decade to help leaders motivate, inspire and drive synergy across teams and organizational structures.

Attendees gain:

  • A holistic view of the impact belonging has on human performance
  • Deep insights into the data behind the number one human value that drives behavior
  • A new framework for architecting richer employee experiences
  • Practical and actionable techniques to improve diversity and inclusion outcomes

The Emerging Future: Building Future-Ready Organizations and High-Performing Cultures to Compete and Win in The Decade Ahead

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, leaders prepare to face an unrelenting and continuously shifting landscape of change and transformation. Of course, change has always been a reality for the modern-day leader but today it knows no boundaries, no borders, and no breaks. The impact of ...

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, leaders prepare to face an unrelenting and continuously shifting landscape of change and transformation. Of course, change has always been a reality for the modern-day leader but today it knows no boundaries, no borders, and no breaks. The impact of this can be felt as individuals fatigue under the weight of extreme ambiguity.

From unpredictable external forces of change and expanding customer expectations to an emerging list of new future-ready competencies and new ways of working, today’s leaders are seeking certainty about the future and the confidence to rise to the occasion and meet the moment with influence and impact.

Rooted in the research and bolstered by time advising high performers in the field, Seth Mattison will help prepare leadership teams to meet the decade ahead with confidence, clarity, and conviction.

Attendees will gain insight into:

  • The formula for the activating the organizational operating system of the future
  • The prime skill for navigating ambiguity and uncertainty
  • The most critical leadership competencies of the decade ahead
  • The new formula for high-performance teams
  • The key to shaping the customer experience of the future

The Future-Ready Seller: Elevating Influence and Impacting the Client Experience of the Future to Scale and Grow the Business

Seller sophistication today is accelerating at a rapid pace. No longer are strong interpersonal skills and quality relationships enough to meet quotas and grow the business. Today a new set of seller skills and competencies are required to pace with the changing needs and expectations of customers a ...

Seller sophistication today is accelerating at a rapid pace. No longer are strong interpersonal skills and quality relationships enough to meet quotas and grow the business. Today a new set of seller skills and competencies are required to pace with the changing needs and expectations of customers and clients as a power shift has occurred in the world of customers and clients.

No longer do institutions and authority figures hold the keys. Today power, information, and influence are shared between customers and sales professionals creating new challenges and opportunities for entire industries. How will you respond to this dramatic evolution?

In The Future-Ready Seller, Seth Mattison will dissect how world-class firms, leaders, and sales producers are meeting the elevated expectations of more sophisticated and demanding customers by demonstrating an entirely new set of relationship competencies and intelligence gathering skills required to compete and win business in this new complex and competitive environment.

Attendees gain:

  • Deep insights into the data behind the evolution of client behavior
  • Unique perspectives on the shift in seller skills and competencies required to compete and win in today’s digital charged marketplace.
  • A new framework for architecting and articulating high impact value propositions.
  • Practical and actionable process disciplines to scale client experience.

The Future-Ready Advisor: Elevating Influence and Impacting the Client Experience of the Future to Scale and Grow the Business

The financial services industry is rapidly changing. New digital technologies—social, mobile, analytics and cloud—are creating fundamental shifts in both client and advisor attitudes, behaviors, expectations, and relationships. And as younger investors mature, and wealth passes from one generation t ...

The financial services industry is rapidly changing. New digital technologies—social, mobile, analytics and cloud—are creating fundamental shifts in both client and advisor attitudes, behaviors, expectations, and relationships. And as younger investors mature, and wealth passes from one generation to the next, digitally empowered clients will seek out frictionless, financially relevant information and advice through multiple channels while simultaneously expecting meaningful human connection.

In The Future-Ready Advisor, Seth Mattison will dissect how world-class firms, leaders, and advisors are meeting the elevated expectations of more sophisticated and demanding clients by demonstrating an entirely new set of relationship competencies, intelligence gathering skills, and digital savviness required to compete, win, and grow the business in this new complex and competitive environment

Attendees gain:

  • Deep insights into the data behind the evolution of client behavior and its impact on new asset growth
  • Unique perspectives on the shift in advisor skills and competencies required to compete and win in today’s digital charged marketplace
  • A new framework for architecting and articulating high impact value propositions
  • Practical and actionable process disciplines to scale client experience

All of Seth's sessions are CUSTOMIZED after a detailed research call prior to the event.

Seth delivers presentations with specific take-away value that will help organizations: • Harness the power and perspective of their top talent • Tap into the hidden brainpower throughout the entire organization • Establish an ongoing system to nurture and harvest the best ideas & ...

Seth delivers presentations with specific take-away value that will help organizations:
• Harness the power and perspective of their top talent
• Tap into the hidden brainpower throughout the entire organization
• Establish an ongoing system to nurture and harvest the best ideas
• Learn how to adapt more quickly and proactively to changes in the marketplace
• Foster a culture of stewardship of careers, capabilities, resources, the environment, and values

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<p><span>VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: In this virtual series, Seth Mattison takes business leaders through a highly customized program focused on leadership, generational differences, and revamping workplace dynamics, remotely, in these new realities</span></p>

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: In this virtual series, Seth Mattison takes business leaders through a highly customized program focused on leadership, generational differences, and revamping workplace dynamics, remotely, in these new realities

Described as a “force to be reckoned with” (PMA), highly lauded workforce and leadership strategist SETH MATTISON stands out for his “knowledge, expertise, energy, creativity, and brilliant speaking skills” (National Confectioners Association). In this virtual series, Mattison takes business leaders through a highly customized program focused on leadership, generational differences, and revamping workplace dynamics, even remotely, in these new realities. Mattison’s keynotes are consistently listed as the highlight of every conference he speaks at. Seth talks about virtual solutions and has a home studio, offers high production quality, and has already been sought-out to deliver a virtual keynote during CDW's Future of Work Virtual SummIT.   
 
At a recent event, he received 
this heartfelt review and introduction. We couldn't write something like this if we tried!  It’s 90 seconds long and worth a quick watch. Here’s a transcript, but you HAVE to watch the video: "Last Fall, in Nashville at our CEO Summit, we had Seth Mattison speak to our CEO leaders. I have done conventions for over 40 years. I have never met a plenary speaker who spends more time, more energy and more focus on an upcoming event than Seth. He absolutely hit a grand slam at our CEO Summit. He was so good, people said you have to have him back and you have to bring him to the National Convention. You should know that we have talked to Seth multiple times before this event because he wanted to know about you, about this event, about this sector. You’re never going to meet anybody who has more energy, more vision, more enthusiasm, more personality than this gentleman from Minnesota, Mr. Seth Mattison."

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<p>Virtual Programming: Seth Mattison transforms the way we connect</p>

Virtual Programming: Seth Mattison transforms the way we connect

After almost twenty years of studying business performance, transformation, and leadership inside some of the world’s most recognizable brands, SETH MATTISON is helping usher in a new era of work, one that is more human-centric, purpose-driven, and guided by leaders rooted in love for their people, their clients, and the communities they serve. Seth is here to help organizations transform the way they connect to their people virtually so that they can transform and grow the business. He has a home studio, offers high production quality, and has already been sought-out to deliver a virtual keynote during CDW's Future of Work Virtual SummIT. In his virtual engagements he offers:

-Virtual Leadership Meetings
-Virtual Conferences
-Webinars
-Leadership Consulting & Strategic Guidance
-Executive Coaching for Small Groups or One-on-One Support
-Ask the Expert Sessions

Watch Seth talk about virtual solutions here >>

 

<p>Seth Mattison's rave video testimonial </p>

Seth Mattison's rave video testimonial 

An internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy SETH MATTISON hits it out of the park at each of his engagements. At a recent event, he received this heartfelt review and introduction. We couldn't write something like this if we tried!  It’s 90 seconds long and worth a quick watch. Here’s a transcript, but you HAVE to watch the video: "Last Fall, in Nashville at our CEO Summit, we had Seth Mattison speak to our CEO leaders. I have done conventions for over 40 years. I have never met a plenary speaker who spends more time, more energy and more focus on an upcoming event than Seth. He absolutely hit a grand slam at our CEO Summit. He was so good, people said you have to have him back and you have to bring him to the National Convention. You should know that we have talked to Seth multiple times before this event because he wanted to know about you, about this event, about this sector. You’re never going to meet anybody who has more energy, more vision, more enthusiasm, more personality than this gentleman from Minnesota, Mr. Seth Mattison." 

As Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch by MeetingsNet. For the past decade Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the worlds best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.

 

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<p>Rave Reviews for Seth Mattison</p>

Rave Reviews for Seth Mattison

Described as a “force to be reckoned with” (PMA), highly-lauded workforce strategist SETH MATTISON stands out for his “knowledge, expertise, energy, creativity, and brilliant speaking skills” (National Confectioners Association). With a focus on generational differences and revamping workplace dynamics, Mattison’s keynotes are consistently listed as the highlight of every conference he speaks at. Recently, when Mattison keynoted the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s Coffee, Tea, and Water Conference, he demonstrated his seamless ability to tailor his fundamental savvy regarding workplace trends to any industry, providing invaluable, tangible and actionable takeaways. Read more praise for Mattison:

  • "Your Keynote was fabulous and provided key takeaways for the attendees to use right away…It was even more obvious during the photo opp & meet and greets (with that HUGE line) that our attendees really related to you and just absolutely loved you overall!" (Annual Administrative Professionals Conference)
  • Seth  was spot on with all aspects of his presentation and his 'prep work' on the front end set it all up. He was one of the most prepared and engaged speakers I have ever worked with. (Food Marketing Institute)
  • "Seth was fantastic … He spent time with us prior to the conference to get to know the audience and my Execs, modifying his presentation as requested and managing the delicate balance of some of our requests and his presentation. " (Wolters Kluwer)

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Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch by MeetingsNet.

For the past decade Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the worlds best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.