Matina Jewell

Travels from: New South Wales

A story of inspiration and leadership learnt over her military career

Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Change Management, Leadership, Military Speakers

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Focussing on providing audiences with a new perspective, Matina Jewell is a transformative leader. Drawing on her expansive military career, Matina offers an insight into some of the toughest environments on earth, with an emphasis on the skills of leadership, resilience, and courage. Having earned accolades for her courageous decision making, leadership-based values and vision of empowerment, Matina continues to transform companies and business worldwide. 

Beginning her military career at the age of 17, Matina has since witnessed and experienced situations like no other. In one of her postings to serve as part the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in the Middle East, a full-scale war erupted, with the majority of Matina’s colleagues tragically killed. Matina’s incredible story has been featured in a two-part ABC ‘Australian Story’ television special. 

As a motivational and leadership speaker, Matina delivers an enthralling presentation using first-hand vision and personal anecdotes that astounds audiences. Matina works to transform and engage with her audience, ensuring a positive impact that resounds with audiences long after the presentation’s conclusion. 

Speaker Topics

Adapting for Success
Actions on war game planning to equip for success
Create a purpose driven culture to help thrive through change
Crisis Management
Planning, practicing and executing with military precision before the crisis
Culture and Gender
Drawing on diversity that naturally exists within your team right now, to build stronger, dynamic teams
Empowering Teams
The 10 mission critical factors of the highest performing teams
High Performance Culture
Creating a high performance culture that thrives through change
Authentic, values based leadership often takes great courage
Mental Health
Really knowing your team, as your support may just save a life
Performing Under Pressure
Being pushed outside our comfort zones creates the best opportunities to learn
Ensure crystal clear mission alignment to deliver on the vision
Resilient people, teams and organisations have the courage to turn challenges into opportunities
Risk Management
Decision making frameworks that supports risk management at every level, tested in some of the most hostile environments on earth


Matina delivered a captivating presentation that was motivating and inspiring. Everyone in the room was silent, fascinated by her story. The standing ovation she received was thoroughly deserved


The most powerful speaker you will ever see


Matina is a powerful and engaging speaker with a story to match. Our audiences was captivated and able to take away some valuable business lessons on leadership and change management in particular


Thank you for your fantastic contribution to our national roadshow. You delivered the most amazing life and corporate lessons which everyone could takeaway

Asteron Life

Matina is a speaker that will truly inspire any audience and take most on a journey of self-reflection as a result. I would recommend her to any organisation considering her for future events.


The crowd loved your presentation and there were quite a few emotions flowing. Feedback on your section was superb, with participants rating it the most engaging presentation of the day


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