"Jack Matens is a difference maker. I have followed his career closely over the past 40 years, and I have seen him excel as a counselor, business coach, HR consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator. I also have benefited both personally and professionally from participating in Jack’s  workshops on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Emotional Intelligence, and from his generous and constant sharing of cutting-edge information on a wide range of topics including business ethics, organizational change, conflict management, employee motivation and  effective team building. Jack has worked with over 100 organizations in the fields of education, government, law enforcement, manufacturing, medicine, and tourism. No matter the work setting, he brings to the endeavor his deep knowledge, wisdom borne of in-the-trenches experiences, and his energetic style and ability to engage anyone. Participants leave Jack’s workshops and presentations with tools they can apply immediately to their personal or professional life; and his Louisiana humor and passion for his work leave them smiling."

Wayne Sotile, Ph.D.

Founder, Sotile Center for Resilience

Author of: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back, and

The Thriving Doctor: A Guide to Combating Burnout Throughout Your Medical Career

"As Vice President of Education and Training, I have coordinated and facilitated hundreds of courses over the last 30 years.  Jack Matens Leadership Course is one of the most popular and most useful ones offered at AFS. Virtually every participant leaves with tools that can be applied to the workplace immediately!"

Ian Kay

Vice President of Education and Training 

The American Foundry Society 

 Strategic Planning Workshop –   U. S. Navy FISC – San Diego & Jacksonville


"Great summary! Thank YOU for a great job facilitating. You're a brave soul to tackle that much brass in one room. You succeeded! The feedback I heard was all positive.  

I appreciate what you did to assist us.  I hate to think how far we would have progressed without your engagement. Your points are well taken about the need to manage a select number of topics, do some homework beforehand, and perhaps make this a three-day event.  Most importantly, thank you for helping with the critical communications, facilitating, and team-building."

William A. Kowba 

Admiral & CO FISC,

United States Navy

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