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A remarkable woman, a remarkable life.

With change and adversity come incredible opportunities.

Matina Jewell is a transformative leader providing life-changing perspective from the front-line of leadership, resilience and change.

Matina earned military accolades in some of the toughest environments on earth and her courageous decision making, values-based leadership and vision for empowering teams continue to transform organisations globally.

More than just another incredible life story, Matina’s lessons on leadership, resilience and seeing change as opportunity have transformed some of our largest organisations. Her message of courage continues to empower leaders and transform mindsets from all walks of life.

With enthralling footage that she shot on-the-front-line, stories of hardship and invaluable learning from her life-threatening missions, Matina will take you on a journey that will affect long lasting positive impact in your leaders, teams and organisations for years to come.

Leave - and lead - with a renewed sense of purpose, passion and perspective to thrive through change.

Major Matina Jewell (Retired) CSP is leadership in action.

Talking Points

Leadership: Authentic, values-based leadership often takes great courage

Matina draws on her extraordinary experience of conquering one seemingly insurmountable leadership challenge after another, to help reframe our perspective on life. In her relatable, girl-next-door style, Matina reminds us that it takes leaders who are courageous and have the vision to take their organisation into a direction, where they may not be 100% certain how things will look on the other side.

Resilience: Even out of adversity can come incredible opportunities, so long as we have the courage to pursue them

Through courageous decision making, Matina shares how she overcame almost inconceivable life and death situations, often in some of the harshest environments on earth. Always drawing out the learning, Matina shares how resilient organisations can be better equipped for everyday challenges and major disruption, all while protecting our most valuable asset, our people.

Change: Create a purpose-driven culture that thrives through change

With the uncertainty that comes from the 'fog of war' comes the certainty of change. With so many of us 'change weary', Matina reminds us that it takes leaders who are able to shift our team mindset to one that embraces change, rather than fearing and resisting it, to help create a culture that thrives through change.


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  • Change Management


  • Challenge & Adventure
  • Inspiring Stories
  • Resilience
  • Grief & Loss

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You had our finance executives in a spell... a most fascinating and moving account of a very special life experience. You draw excellent parallels to relevant leadership competencies. Intercontinental Hotels
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