Matt Cowell

Jefferson City, Missouri

I believe that in today's world of so much activity and communication that it is very difficult for people to understand and comprehend how is the best way to learn.

At the age of 17, I was told I wasn't smart enough to go to college by my High School Guidance Counselor, but because of my amazing parents, I was able to overcome a big obstacle in my life. I realized that nobody every taught me how to learn information. I am a very high visual learner and at the age of 20 I taught myself how to process information that was being presented to me and translate it to a visual image.

After getting my degree and working for 10 years, I decided to go back to college and get my MBA. It was such an amazing experience for me becuase I realized that school was so easy when I translated the information into visual images. The week after graduating with my MBA, the university I attended asked me to teach for them. I have been teaching for the past 12 years.

After about 8 years I started developing leadership tools that are visual in nature to help others in the learning process and ultimately result in behavioral change. Learning hasn't taken place until behaviors have changed!.

My mission in life is to teach Business Executives to live life above the average norm in business, family, financial, spiritual, relationships and fun/play. After developing my Business Coaching practice, I realized that I only want to work with people who are committed to excellence. Life is too short to work with people who are not committed to change.

I provide visual tools in addition to the normal coaching process that speed up the behavioral change that most people desire! These tools also allow for the sustained elevation in performance over time.

I have written three books on leadershipt:

The High Performance Business Model

Working Happy

Executing in Leadership

"Organization happiness can only be found in organizations that provide hope. It is every leaders job to provide every employee with HOPE." --- Matt Cowell

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  • Work
    • President - Ascend Business Strategies
  • Education
    • Mba