Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison

Trend Spotter | Workforce Strategist | Management Renegade

Anticipating workforce trends is a key determinant of success. Seth Mattison — an internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy — advises many of the world’s leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening in talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. In his engaging and highly customized keynotes, Mattison helps leaders and human resources professionals understand today’s changing workforce.

Named to the “Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch” by MeetingsNet, Mattison blends storytelling from his own professional experience working with many Fortune 100 companies with cutting-edge research. His past clients have included MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.

Mattison is the co-founder and chief movement officer at Luminate Labs, and author of The War at Work. Many of his ideas have also been featured in top publications such as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and the Globe and Mail.


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 this can be felt as individuals fatigue under the weight of extreme ambiguity.

From ever-evolving go-to-market strategies 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 trust themselves 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 Heart of Business: The Secret and the Science to Influencing and Leading During Times of Transformation

Leadership has always been about one thing: influence. To effectively manage transformation today, leaders must have the understanding and the skill to not only connect with the rational and logical aspects of people’s brains but also have the capacity to reach their hearts in order to understand what ultimately drives human behavior at the deepest level.

As traditional hierarchies are re-examined and leadership becomes less about title, tenure, and time at the organization and more about influence, impact, and connection to their heart, our ability to develop, cultivate, and grow our personal presence and own our capacity to reveal our full selves every single day will become the new mandate for leadership in the modern era.

In this highly interactive deep-dive discussion, Seth will shed light on these questions and add a new perspective to the conversation of leadership today by dissecting the most critical skills and competencies leaders will need to acquire in order to elevate their impact on the teams they’re supporting, the organizations they’re leading, and the communities they live in.

Attendees gain:

  • Perspective on the neuroscience and neurocardiology of influence and change
  • An unprecedented look at the global research of heart-based leadership and its impact on performance, culture, and organizational growth
  • 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 activating heart-based cultures to drive growth

Relationship Revolution: Building Better Connections and Amplifying Influence in the Digital Age

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

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

As we enter a new era of digital work, leaders are faced with the challenge of reengineering their organizations for a mobile-first culture in order to drive business performance and maintain cultural cohesiveness from afar. Shepherding a virtual future will be the mandate for the modern leader.

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. The challenges of isolation, social distancing and working from home will give leaders a unique opportunity to create compelling new digital remote work environments that are engaging, participatory, and full of the human connection we deeply value.

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 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 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 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 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