Tom Matson

Presentation: Gallop Report: Thriving Strengths-based Leaders

Abstract: Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 75 years. Gallup’s reputation for delivering relevant, timely, and visionary research on what people around the world think and feel is the cornerstone of the organization. Through studying the best in leaders and followers, this session will deepen leaders’ knowledge of themselves, followers, partners and teams.  You will also learn how to develop your own strengths, well-being and engagement as well as how to develop the people around you. Finally, you will be challenged to engage and build a team so deeply transformational the entire organization and community will feel the impact of your leadership.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Biography: Tom Matson, Senior Executive Leadership Strategist, guides executives and leaders to implement organizational performance strategies that increase engagement and well-being through a strengths-based approach. Tom is a TEDx speaker and presents to thousands of people each year about Gallup’s research on leadership, well-being, behavioral economics and educational outcomes. He is the author of Unfrozen and Journey in the Present and is the strategist, architect and senior writer for CliftonStrengths for Students.

Tom is a transformative education thought leader, executive coach, author and leadership expert. He challenges leaders to be authentic and present, and he encourages them to be leaders who are committed to living their strengths each day. Tom has worked with clients in the healthcare, financial services, retail, biotechnology and government sectors, as well as with universities, colleges and nonprofit organizations.

Tom is an NCAA letter winner in tennis and has coached high school tennis for more than 20 years. He has served the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Northern Foundation Board, the Tennis and Life Camp National Advisory Board, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. In 2007, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Tom to the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation. In 2017, the Sigma Chi Fraternity inducted Tom into its Order of Constantine, the highest honor that the fraternity bestows upon one of its members. ?

Tom has a bachelor’s degree in communications, a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a graduate certificate in positive psychology. He is based in Minneapolis.