Matt’s unique combination of experience, wit, and energy will rejuvenate your organization. Whether inspiring, coaching, facilitating, training, or advising others, Matt brings knowledge and professionalism to your group along with his dedication to your success. Matt’s expertise, enthusiasm, life experience, and ability to encourage people to exceed their potential have been described by audiences as extraordinary, reaffirming Matt’s tireless mission and ultimate goal of making your event successful. Matt is fully aware of your commitment to excellence within your organization, and would be honored to be an asset in that process.
About Matt and Paul
Super Bowl Champion Matt Birk and Professional Speaker Paul Vitale met on the Winter Park practice field of the Minnesota Vikings in 2008 during a Vikings Community Service event. Though their backgrounds were very different, each man had the same desire burning deep inside: to help people use their talents to positively change the world.
Since Paul’s passing, Matt carries on their collective mission to assist people and organizations in becoming more successful by equipping, empowering, and challenging them to be the very best that they can be.
Matt Birk and Company is dedicated to providing a lasting message to individuals from all walks of life, while assisting your organization in the pursuit toward achieving maximum potential.
Choosing the appropriate speaker is a great responsibility. Your organization’s reputation is as important to Matt as his own. Therefore, your investment not only secures his complete dedication, Matt also pledges the following as added assets to ensure your satisfaction:
Your speaker will consult with you prior to your event to make sure the message found in the presentation includes the information and objectives you deem necessary.
Your speaker will immediately contact you upon arrival at the selected venue to answer any last minute questions prior to your event.
Your speaker pledges to act in an ethical and professional manner at all times and operate with integrity so as to be deserving of your trust.
After the engagement, Matt Birk and Company will conduct a post-event consultation to ensure that all goals and objectives were met.
If you are looking for a dynamic speaker to help motivate and inspire, Matt Birk and Company hopes you will consider Matt’s services. He will do his very best to bring an added element of excellence to your next event.
Super Bowl champion Matt Birk is a 15-year veteran of the National Football League. Since retiring from football in 2013, Matt has held a number of roles inside the NFL League Office. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Matt was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998 and was a key off-season acquisition of the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. A six-time NFL Pro Bowl Selection and two-time All Pro, Matt proved to be an undisputed leader on the field and was named the sixth smartest athlete by Sporting News. More importantly, he has established a legacy of community service that will last far beyond his years of football.
A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in economics, Matt is the founder and CEO of Matt Birk and Company. He was the recipient of the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for his excellence on and off the field, including his commitment to emphasizing the importance of education through his H.I.K.E. Foundation. Established in 2002, H.I.K.E. stands for hope, inspiration, knowledge, and education, and impacts the lives of at-risk children by providing interactive programs and resources needed to guide a child though key educational transitions.
Matt also launched the “Ready, Set, Read!” program in Baltimore-area public schools to motivate and encourage more than 100,000 students to read at home through a system of incentives. He partnered with Scholastic to form “Read and Rise,” an initiative to join schools, families, and communities together in supporting the development of children’s literacy.
Matt parlays his diverse experiences culled from winning championships, creating partnerships, and educating others into a memorable message that connects with attendees and transforms audiences. He speaks to organizations across the country about the value of true inspiration, lasting leadership principles, the dynamics of teamwork, and fulfilling potential. Clients such as 3M, Coca Cola, Northwestern Mutual Life, and Walmart have benefited from the programs Matt has presented to their teams.
Matt is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Game for Life National Advisory Board, the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund Board of Directors, and sits on the Board of Directors for the After the Impact Fund. He is the author of All Pro Wisdom: The Seven Choices that Lead to Greatness, and resides in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Matt and his wife, Adrianna, are the proud parents of eight children.