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Matt Ellison


Matt Ellison is a highly sought-after, entertaining and thought-provoking transgender speaker.

His life experience as a trans man has fascinated and inspired audiences of all kinds in both private and public sectors in the U.K. and internationally. His insights on change, as someone who has made such a huge and fundamental change himself, apply to everyone in all areas of professional and personal life.

Organisations who have invited Matt Ellison to speak include eBay, Mars, Lacoste, KFC, NHS, Lloyds of London, City of London Corporation, Fidelity International, HM Courts and Tribunals, South Wales Police and many more

Matt Ellison has been consulted and interviewed on many occasions. He was recently seen on TV in the high-profile Channel 4 documentary ‘Me and My Penis’, which broke many taboos, covering sex, psychology and men’s mental health issues.

With an increasing number of trans folk having the courage to transition, yet with so many still facing discrimination and ignorance, transgender issues and diversity & inclusion are currently more relevant than ever.


Matt Ellison speaks on a number of topics including –

  • How diversity and inclusion can help your company thrive- from recruiting more highly skilled staff to increasing staff productivity and boosting staff retention
  • Practical advice on how to be more inclusive, develop good practices and put together company policies and procedures.
  • How to be more dynamic with your diversity and inclusion policies and procedures, creating a higher degree of engagement, including with your non-LGBT staff
  • How to start difficult conversations when you think you don’t know enough so are worried you will say the wrong thing and upset people.
  • The UK Gender Recognition Act and how to avoid inadvertently committing criminal offenses
  • Change & Resilience – Matt shares deep insights into his experience as a trans man, and the incredible resilience and courage that was required to make life-altering decisions and to undergo this most profound of changes.

Mental Health Talks

Matt’s lived experience as a trans man brings unique perspective to the conversation around mental health. Having faced profound mental health challenges himself, stemming from both society’s behaviour towards trans people, and as a result of this, his own internalised stigmas, there is much to be learnt by all walks of life from Matt’s courageous journey of transition to improved mental health.

As Co-Chair of support group FTM London, he gained deep insight into the extensive mental health challenges faced by this community, evident through the prevalence of self-harm scars, depression, anxiety and more. Through his work, he has successfully empowered individuals to overcome these struggles.

Matt was recently invited to speak to patients and staff at Rampton Hospital, one of just three high-security psychiatric hospitals in England (Broadmoor, Rampton and Ashworth).

The event was a great success and the client gave the following feedback:
“Just to let you know the afternoon went perfect. Staff and patients loved Matt’s honesty, sense of humour and passion. Patients really enjoyed Matt’s slides and had questions during the presentation which Matt was very relaxed to answer.  Thank you for all your help and please pass my thanks again to Matt. We are very proud of the event today at Rampton Hospital.”

Learning summary:

  • Understanding external influences and how much they can affect others’ mental health.
  • Why ‘being yourself’ or ‘bringing your whole self to work’ is fundamentally important to good mental health.
  • Inspirational story overcoming mental health challenges.
  • Matt’s lived experience gives insight into some of his own profound mental health struggles and how he overcame them, and can be related to all walks of life.
  • Key points on how to help others overcome mental health struggles or prevent them developing.
  • Matt brings experience of having worked/delivered content within a high-security psychiatric setting.


Diversity & Inclusion
Mental Health


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.