Matt Birk and Company is pleased to champion three additional speakers and trainers. Rob Lively, Dr. Greg Dale, and Laura Boyd are known for their unique messages. To learn more about any one of these guru’s expertise, please contact Paul Vitale at 501-626-2630.


Additional Speakers

Rob Lively

Rob Lively is unique. As an experienced, proven leader, Rob has operated and led teams and organizations in the most demanding, diverse, and challenging environments. Serving in the U.S. Military for over 28 years, he retired as Command Sergeant Major for an elite special missions unit at U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Rob rose to the top among a collection of extraordinary noncommissioned officers.

Rob upheld an accomplished decorated military career, where he performed and led in the most dangerous and active war zones. He is an organized leader with a proven record of motivating and empowering others, especially during periods of physical danger and personal stress. Rob constantly pursues excellence and creates cultural excellence everywhere he goes, both personally and professionally. As a geopolitical subject matter expert, he regularly briefed and provided recommendations to the U.S. Government’s most senior military and political leadership, while also cultivating critical relationships with foreign, civilian, and military leaders in support of U.S. national security objectives. Wherever Rob leads, people become better and perform better.

Throughout Rob’s career he’s accepted hardship, pursued challenges, demonstrated tenacity, and embraced self- sacrifice. From his time as a soldier in the 10th Mountain Division to his service in the 75th Ranger Regiment, Rob’s authenticity and commitment have guided him to excellence. The pinnacle of Rob’s career was leading an elite special missions unit at Ft. Bragg, NC where he served for over 21 years. Rob worked passionately to learn and excel at every duty position. He thoughtfully translated his tactical experiences to become an agile organizational leader. Rob learned and practiced the art of influencing from the tactical to the strategic levels in order to guide an evolving organization in an ever-changing geopolitical environment.

As a speaker, Rob’s message inspires and challenges various organizations and individuals from all walks of life. His clients include enVista, Teamworks, the United States Military Academy, CLG Wealth Management, the Oakland Raiders, Personify, and the New York Mets.

For information on Rob’s presentation, consulting services, and availability, contact our office today at 501.626.2630.



Gregory A. Dale, PhD

Gregory A. Dale, PhD is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics at Duke University as well as Director of the Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, Master of Arts from Columbia University, and doctorate from The University of Tennessee. In addition to his work with Duke athletic members, Greg consults with numerous college and professional athletes and teams and provides educational workshops for coaches, parents, and student- athletes at the middle and high school levels.

Utilizing the principles he has developed working with some of the world’s most successful coaches and athletes, Greg has provided teambuilding, performance, and leadership programming for organizations and corporations around the world. His clients include IBM, VF Corporation, The World Bank, COACH, Airports Council International, Habitat for Humanity International, Pfizer, Northwestern Mutual, Plaza Construction, and Skanska International.

As a consultant, his methods and proven strategies have been invaluable to his clients not only across the United States, but in countries such as England, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, and Indonesia. An expert author, Greg has written five books related to leadership, coaching, parenting, and performance. Greg was showcased in the feature length documentary, WINNING, and has served as the expert in a series of educational videos.

As a speaker, Greg’s message inspires and challenges individuals from all walks of life. Corporations, associations, universities, and professional athletes around the world all benefit from Greg’s empowering message.

For information on Greg’s topics, consulting services, and availability, contact our office today at 501.626.2630.

Laura Boyd

Laura Boyd has over 20 years of experience working with organizations to help them develop sustainable growth as both organizations and the people within. She has been a leader on executive teams for large companies, emerging companies and non-profits as well as a business owner.

Laura believes leadership is the ultimate Delta for change, strategy, and growth in an organization. She is now taking her years of experience to help businesses become high performance organizations.

With a master’s degree in organizational leadership and certification in change management along with degrees from the University of St. Thomas—Opus College of Business, St. Catherine University, and Cornell College, Laura brings a well-educated, enlightened mind to her approach in assisting organizations.  Her years of communications and sales success coupled with superb skills in public relations, strategic planning, policy, and team building demonstrate the many ways Laura is perfectly suited to help any organization assess, strategize, and develop both leaders and teams for growth.

Laura’s clients include the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Klein Bank Chanhassen, Food for Hungry Minds, and Froehling Anderson, to name just a few.

For information on Laura’s services, and availability, contact our office today at 501.626.2630.