Matt Formston is a world champion tandem cyclist, speaker, coach and global adventure seeker. Since being diagnosed with Macular Dystrophy at age 5, Matt’s life has taken countless twists and turns but, always, he remained steadfastly focused on pushing ahead, breaking boundaries and smashing through hurdles every step of the way—often with a cold beer and a big smile!
With each new experience Matt pushes his own limits as well as others perceptions even further. His own techniques and technologies have helped him tackle what others—sighted or otherwise—wouldn’t dare to take on. An avid big wave surfer, rec SCUBA diver and motorcyclist, Matt’s done everything from deep-water solo dives to cross-country rides to record-setting treks across the world’s toughest terrains. His goal is simple: savor every experience.
In 2010 after cycling on a single bike from Sydney to Melbourne Matt caught the eye of the Australian tandem coach Tom Skulander. Within weeks Matt was riding with renowned cyclist Phil Thuaux on a tandem, placing in the top 3 in two Australian Title races within a year also Racing the 2011 Road World Championships in Denmark.
The following year Matt paired with cyclist Mick Curran and, 6 weeks later, the duo won their first two National Titles. That same year Matt was named the 2012 Central Coast Cyclist of the Year. In 2013 Mick and Matt won the World Cup in Canada, then in 2014 the duo won Gold at the Track World Championships in Mexico.
In the years that followed Matt and Mick—OzTandem—would go on to win dozens of national and international events, even smashing the long-held 4 km tandem track world record in March 2014. With that massive achievement under his belt Matt set his next and most exciting goal yet: to represent Australian the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
It’s that same passion, commanding perspective and powerful insight that Matt brings to his professional engagements. When in the gym, the boardroom or the track, Matt delivers his unique no holds barred approach to push you, your team and your organization even further, faster. You, like Matt, will be elevated, inspired and enriched and, more importantly, you’ll learn how to harness this incredible power to excel in anything and everything that comes your way.
Work with Matt
As a motivational speaker and corporate coach Matt has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies, startups and small businesses, inspiring insiders and executives to achieve their greatest ambitions. Contact Matt to learn more.
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Matt works with countless clients to help them set and smash through goal after goal in the office, on the field, in the gym and beyond. Get in touch and see how his signature approach can get you where you want to be right now.
- Private sports coaching for athletes of all levels
- Speaking engagements for 10+ attendees
- One-on-one personal and professional coaching
- "Extreme Matt Formston Challenge" events that push you to the limits
It really makes you stop and think about what I do in my roll and the adversities that I’m faced with in my every day life. and how they are so small and insignificant in the comparison to what Matt has had to go through…Hewlett Packard, Data Storage Team
Communication was the big take out for me, just because when you put your body and mind under such degrees of stress as Matt does as an athlete, you have to rely on other means to achieve your goal. You can tell that Matt has…Chip McKibben National Sales Manger. Lend Lease Retirement Living