What They Say

Matt Dery has a great story to tell. He shares his personal experiences from the beginning with what made his grandfather, father, and uncle’s family-owed business successful; to analyzing the nuances of present day top level athletes and coaches. Sharing the wisdom he has gained from these diverse perspectives on effective leadership will surely make an impression on you and your business. John Maxwell states that leaders must see the BIG picture. Matt sees the BIG picture, and helps you see it too!

Turner S. Thompson
Financial Architects

Matt Dery not only knows sports but Matt knows people and he knows life. Matt’s motivational speeches are humorous, fun and often poignant. if you are part of a business looking to motivate your people to get to the next level Matt is sure to inspire. On the other hand if you’re looking for an entertaining speaker for an evening of thought provoking insight that delivers big time and your guests will leave wanting more.

Mort Meisner
CEO Mort Meisner Associates

I have known Matt Dery for over a decade now, and in the sports media world he has become one of the top voices in the Detroit market. The pride and preparation he displays in his show daily is just one example of his professionalism.

Matt possesses a wide and deep knowledge of what makes people successful. His ability to articulate that knowledge is one of his strengths. The guests Matt is able to secure for his show has set him apart in the industry.

Matt has dealt professionally with the top athletes in the sports world and his experience and expertise are displayed daily.

Mario Impemba
Fox Sports Detroit

Leadership equates to influence. It’s easy to think of this as a “role” but it is way more than that. In fact everyone has the ability to be a leader and influencer of at least themselves. Matt Dery shared with our team principles of leadership that we can use in our day to day interactions with everyone we encounter. His experience and exposure to top level college and professional sports teams in Detroit gives Matt a special perspective on leadership and being effective or ineffective. His style is engaging and the message is spot on.

Ken Grace
Financial Architects, Inc.

Any chance that I get to work with “The Diesel” I jump at it. Matt really understands how life and athletics go together and players were always comfortable talking to him on and off the radio. I really enjoy his radio show and his speeches are a must-attend for the audience. I am proud to call Matt a friend.

Rick Mahorn
Former NBA “Bad Boy”

Matt Dery is a passionate, down-to-earth and engaging speaker. He infuses his presentations with an easy-going, relatable personality, and the kind of stories that make you think, feel and laugh out loud. Matt’s inside view of the world of sports lends a unique perspective to simple, practical theories on effective leadership and teamwork.

Eleni Kelakos,CPC
Presence and Presentation Expert
Coach. Trainer. Motivational Speaker. Author

Matt’s a motivator. You can hear it every day on his radio show. He doesn’t just talk to you, he makes you think. He brings out the best in his listeners and everyone with whom he works. When we were classmates at Syracuse, he made me a better basketball broadcaster. Matt’s always a colorful and entertaining speaker. He’s a winner in everything that he does, other than rooting for his hometown teams from Cleveland.

Andrew Siciliano
NFL Network

I am a Business and psychology teacher at Sterling Heights High School. My Business Tech Management class had the profound honor to have Matt as a guest speaker as a part of our career awareness curriculum. Mr. Dery talked about his education and experience that led to his decision to become a broadcaster and eventually attaining his own show on Detroit Sports 105.1 during the 3-7p time slot. The students were comfortable and engaged as Mr. Dery spoke with them and gave them advice on how to advance in a career and the importance of networking. To have a local celebrity, such as Mr. Dery, spend time with our students was quite an experience that I know students will utilize and apply in terms of their career decisions.

Mr. Anthony Pavicic
Business & Psychology Teacher
Head Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Coach
Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach
Sterling Heights High School