“He gets it. Every time. His enthusiasm is infectious, his content and case studies are both credible and authentic. He cares as much about what happens afterwards as he does during the assignment. A partner, not just a keynote speaker for hire.”
Steve Allen, Global Head of Operations, Barclays Bank Plc
Matt Crabtree is the founder and principal partner of Positive Momentum.
Matt’s an unusual combination of farmer turned corporate guy. After spending the first 20 years of his life in the world of agriculture he significantly changed direction and started a corporate career that accelerated quickly, achieving his first executive board position running the sales function of a $500m telecoms company at just 28 and then went on to become one of the youngest senior executives at Barclays Bank at only 31.
Matt’s a down to earth, common sense bloke and the extent to which he enjoyed any corporate success at all he puts down entirely to his no nonsense approach – and maybe the odd bit of luck! In 2003 Matt decided it was time to test out this no nonsense way of thinking with more than one company at a time and so he set out as an independent consultant. Believing deeply that running a business is a straight forward endeavour made complicated by idiots, he’s since taken his practical ideas to hundreds of organisations who have seen their top, bottom and many other mysterious ‘lines’ improve as a consequence.
Today he travels the world, often collaborating with other Positive Momentum Partners delivering services to a very wide range of progressive companies that really want to shake up the way they do things. He’s renowned for speaking at conferences on leadership, change and transformative growth, providing one-to-one coaching, running selective training workshops and an increasing portfolio of advisory work.
As well as working with clients, Matt also leads the Positive Momentum partner programme helping other No Nonsense believers around the world to develop their own consulting businesses using the Positive Momentum Operating System – what he calls “being independent but not on your own”.
A committed family man, Matt walks the work/life balance talk by taking all school holidays off with his wife and two young daughters who by the end of each holiday look forward to him going back to work!