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Matthew Syed

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Matthew Syed is an author and highly acclaimed speaker in the field of high performance. He
has written six best-selling books on the subject of mindset and high performance – Bounce,
Black Box Thinking, Rebel Ideas, The Greatest, and his celebrated children’s books, You Are
Awesome and The You Are Awesome Journal –

He is also a multi-award-winning
journalist for The Times and a regular contributor to television and radio. In his previous
career, Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade.
In his most recent best seller – Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking – Matthew argues
that individual intelligence is no longer enough to solve today’s complex problems; to truly
succeed we must harness the power of ‘cognitive diversity’. Rebel Ideas uncovers the bestkept secrets of the world’s most successful teams, bringing insights from psychology,
anthropology and data science, whilst drawing on a dazzling range of intriguing case-studies.
Matthew’s work explores a thought-provoking approach to high performance in the context of
a complex and fast-changing world. By understanding the intimate connection between
mindset and high performance, organisations can unlock untapped potential in individuals and
teams, driving innovation and agility to secure a future-proofed environment. A TEDx video of
Matthew speaking about growth mindset can be viewed on YouTube.
Matthew is also co-founder of Matthew Syed Consulting (MSC); the company has worked with
an impressive portfolio of clients to build growth mindset cultures and drive higher
performance in individuals, teams and organisations. Matthew Syed Consulting’s cutting-edge
thought leadership programme and digital learning tools are becoming a catalyst for real and
lasting change within business and the public sector. Matthew also works very closely with the
education sector to help improve mindsets in schools and young people. He is an active
founding member of the charity Greenhouse Sports and an ambassador for the PiXL
Educational Foundation.
In early 2021, Matthew released the Sideways podcast, on BBC Radio 4. The series explores
the ideas that shape our lives with stories of seeing the world differently.

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In person prices:
£12,000 - £15,000
Price based on UK delivery
Virtual Event prices:
£8,000 - £12,500
Motivation, Olympic, Sport, Workshop
Goal Setting, High Performing Teams, Inspirational, Mindset, Performance, Personal Development, Psychology and Mindset, Resilience, Talent Development

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Mathew was fantastic for our recent 6 Months to Go event at Procter & Gamble. He was a brilliant public speaker, engaging the whole audience with his great stories but also amazing table tennis skills. We had a wonderful day with him and are still revelling in the skill and tactics behind his game as well as his engaging personality. We received a great service from Raise the Bar which helped deliver a fantastic event.


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