Matt Whitfield is a former Royal Navy fighter pilot. He has spent 26 years leading high performance teams in some of the most challenging and dangerous environments.
Towards the end of his career, he was selected to work with UK Special Forces and the Security Services on the UK’s enduring counter-terrorism and counter-espionage operations.
Matt believes that his greatest accomplishments in the Royal Navy were spent developing the people in his teams. When he left the Service, he retrained as a professional coach choosing to spend his ‘second career’ leveraging his experience to help leaders and managers build high performing teams.
In 2018, he was invited to deliver a TEDx talk on Trust, and what it can mean to people you meet and ultimately form teams with, which allowed him to share his unique perspective following his interesting and varied experiences in the Royal Navy.
Warm, empathetic and engaging, Matt is exceptional at building relationships based on trust and mutual respect. His approachable nature coupled with a razor sharp focus on performance help him get the very best out of people through a combination of challenge and support.