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Matt Mueller

Global Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Columnist, Coach & Best-Selling Author of The Mindful Innovator

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Matt has a deep-rooted passion for helping leaders make effective decisions using mindfulness.

It all started in the retail industry—from a part-time deli associate to starting a retail innovation team for a national brand—Matt recognized that decision-making was clouded by constantly changing market conditions: new technology, the competition, competing priorities, and more. 

Matt was able to break through the noise and get clear on his company’s needs. His concepts increased sales, reduced costs, created higher customer satisfaction, and reduced employee turnover. But it wasn’t easy. It took many hard lessons, and nothing came to fruition until his serendipitous meeting with a monk in the middle of Manhattan. 

Since meeting that monk, Matt Mueller has become a global keynote speaker, best-selling author of The Mindful Innovator, columnist for Innovation Leader, mindfulness instructor for Insight Timer, and a RETHINK Retail Top Retail Expert working with some of the world’s biggest retail and CPG brands. 

Though he wears many hats, they all serve one purpose—to help retail leaders get clear on where to focus so they can make more effective decisions and innovate with purposeful growth.  

With over a decade of experience in product and service innovation, he has uncovered deep insights, executed strategy, and facilitated change for industries that have not changed in centuries. Matt questioned the culture of innovation and researched what innovation was like before there was a book or process. He learned that every innovation has three key variables—and it is not about “disrupting before being disrupted.” Rather, Matt teaches that if we just slow down to be mindful, we can innovate faster with purpose.

A New Yorker at heart, and big NY Ranger fan, has left for warm weather and sandy beaches of the Florida gulf where he loves to spend time with his family. His innovative nature seeps through in his personal life, exploring the world always looking for new experiences, cultures and the most scenic locations to sit to be mindful.

Matt's Vision

Teaching others that we all can be mindful innovators—to create great change in our world—if we slow down to be present.