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Matt Ellison

Matt Ellison is a highly sought-after speaker on transgender issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). His personal experience as a transgender man, which has been both painful and transformative, has made him one of the most experienced and in-demand speakers in the UK and beyond. He is proud to represent the LGBTQ+ community and his talks captivate, inspire, and educate audiences, making the subject of diversity and inclusion relevant and relatable to everyone.


About Matt Ellison

Matt’s speaking engagements have taken him all over the world, and he has honed his skills through a variety of platforms, including talks, panels, interviews, podcasts, and television appearances. His ability to connect with audiences and deliver powerful and informative messages is truly remarkable, and his insights on change, as someone who has undergone a significant and fundamental change himself, are particularly inspiring.

Matt’s speaking engagements are tailored to the specific needs and interests of his audiences. He has a wealth of experience speaking to a wide range of groups, from businesses and educational institutions to emergency services and political organisations. Whether speaking to a small group of employees or addressing a large international conference, Matt is able to engage and inspire his audiences, leaving them with a deeper understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion.

One of the most popular aspects of Matt’s speaking engagements is the Q&A session that often follows his talks. Matt gives audiences the opportunity to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the issues he has discussed. He is always happy to answer questions and engage in meaningful discussions with his audiences, making his speaking engagements truly interactive and thought-provoking.

Overall, Matt Ellison is a fantastic speaker on transgender issues and trans lived experience, LGBTQ+ issues, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. His personal experiences, combined with his passion and expertise, make him a truly inspiring and engaging speaker, and his ability to connect with audiences from all walks of life is remarkable. Whether you are looking to inspire your employees, educate your students, or engage your community, Matt Ellison is the perfect choice for your next speaking engagement.

Speech Topics
  • Trans lived experience
  • LGBTQ+
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Resilience
  • Bringing your whole self to work
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"Thank you, one of the most inspirational speakers I have heard for some time."

Government Agency

"You are a fantastic and extremely uplifting speaker Matt, thank you for helping me increase my understanding."

HM Courts and Tribunals Service

"Matt captured the attention of our audience from start to finish.  The GP’s really appreciated how open Matt was about his experience and were grateful for the insight he provided. His talk was excellent, I really wish we could have had him for longer."


"Buckets of love and gratitude to Matt for such an inspiring, authentic session."


"A big thank you for a very authentic and thought provoking session today, as part of our harnessing the power of diversity week. In speaking to a number of our senior leaders after the session they all said it made them stop and think, and everyone I spoke to has taken something away from your story. It’s a really great way to get a discussion going and the little frog analogy was very powerful – simple yet effective."

Rolls Royce

"The talk given by Matt Ellison as part of the 2021 Mars UK LGBTQ+ Pride Series was thought provoking and inspiring. Matt’s honest and personal style of storytelling took the audience on an insightful journey into the experiences of transgender people. Matt engaged the audience from start to finish and was open and supportive of questions"


"One of the best talks I’ve ever heard at a conference!"

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

"Matt was fantastic. He brought great energy and delivered a personal, honest, inspirational story. We were very happy."


"We were very happy and got great feedback from the audience."


Matt Ellison News

Oct 18, 2023

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