Our speakers’ unique combination of experience and energy will rejuvenate your organization. Whether inspiring, coaching, facilitating, training, or advising others, both Paul and Matt bring knowledge and professionalism to your group along with their dedication to your success. Their expertise, enthusiasm, life experience, and ability to encourage people to exceed their potential have been described by audiences as extraordinary, reaffirming Matt and Paul’s tireless mission and ultimate goal of making your event successful. They are 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.
Working in tandem from the stage or individually from opposite ends of the country, Matt and Paul 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 and Paul as their own. Therefore, your investment not only secures their complete dedication, Paul and Matt also pledge 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.
If so desired, your speaker will supply and set up all computer equipment including an LCD projector at no additional cost to your organization.
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.
At the conclusion of your event, your speaker will make available a complimentary article relating to the information shared during the presentation, suitable for publication.
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 the services of Matt or Paul. Both men will do their 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.
Paul Vitale has become one of America’s most sought-out speakers and trainers by using his unique combination of excitement, energy, and experience to encourage and motivate others. The president of Matt Birk and Company, Paul served for 22 years as CEO and founder of Vital Communications, Inc., is a native of Arkansas, and acquired his degree in mass communications and journalism from the University of Central Arkansas. For over two decades, Paul has impacted individuals and organizations, imparting an understanding of the leadership and determination required to excel. Through his keynote presentations, seminars, and retreats, Paul helps his clients build strong teams and increase productivity. He speaks worldwide about the significance of optimism, a strong work ethic, and concepts vital to personal and professional growth, while reaching hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life. Paul’s energetic and enjoyable presentation style has made him a favorite at countless universities, meetings, conventions, seminars, and training conferences.
His diverse client list includes ESPN, Walmart, the United States Postal Service, Southwest Airlines, the National Football League, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Redskins, Landstar Global Logistics, the Georgia Department of Education, United Way, Tyson Foods, the Minnesota Vikings, the Antiques Roadshow, the University of Kentucky, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Los Angeles Rams, and Dole Hong Kong. Prior to speaking professionally, Paul was director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Preceding his role at the CVB, Paul launched his professional career with the largest marketing firm in the State of Arkansas—Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods. His team was responsible for all of the Natural State’s tourism promotion.
Paul has written the bestsellers Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life?; Sell With Confidence; Pass It On; and Discover the Now. He has also written several curriculums in use across the nation and recorded Live Life Like You Mean It. Paul has been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX, and the Minnesota Vikings Entertainment Network, and is a regular guest on talk shows sharing his insight and life strategies. In his spare time, Paul enjoys volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the March of Dimes, the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission, the HIKE Foundation, and the Arkansas Hospitality Association.
Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Game for Life National Advisory Board, a graduate of the Little Rock Citizen’s Police Academy as well as Leadership Greater Little Rock, a member of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Travel Council, served on the Los Angeles Rams Training Academy Leadership Board, and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. Paul was selected by the readers of Arkansas Business as Best Motivational Speaker and Trainer and resides with his daughter in Little Rock, Arkansas.