Matthew Cossolotto served as a speechwriter for top officials at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. A former aide to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Jim Wright and Congressman Leon Panetta, his multifaceted communications career also includes senior-level speechwriting and executive communications positions at UCLA, GTE (now Verizon), Pepsi-Cola International, and MCI, where he served as speechwriter to MCI’s legendary founder and CEO  William G. McGowan.

Since 1996, Matthew (aka "The Podium Pro") has been providing clients with a range of executive communications and media relations services, including speechwriting, speech coaching, and PodiumPower! workshops.

In 2021, Matthew plans to release three personal empowerment books as part of his overall mission: To help millions of people around the world achieve their dreams, keep their promises and reach their peak potential -- on and off the podium. Former president of The Center for Voting and Democracy (now FairVote www.fairvote.org), Matthew is the current president and founder of Study Abroad Alumni International dedicated to supporting study abroad opportunities and building a community of global citizens.    

Matthew offers several Personal Empowerment Programs (PEPTalks) to corporations, associations, nonprofits, agencies, colleges and community groups.

Matthew’s Top Three PEPTalks
•     The Power of Making a Promise:  Make  A Promise.  Keep Your Word.  Change Your Life.  Transform The World.
•     The Joy of Speaking: Turn Stage Fright Into Stage Delight and Speak Your Way to the Peak.
•     Mastering the Habits of SUCCESS: Avoid FAILURE Traps, Get on the SUCCESS Track, and Reach Your Peak Potential.

On May 4th 2010, Matthew launched the first annual “Make A Promise Day.” Matthew's forthcoming book is The Power of a Promise, featuring a foreword by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Enlightening... Engaging… Empowering
Matthew Cossolotto is the perfect guest speaker for your next event.

New Triad Empowerment System: Reach Your Peak Potential
Matthew's mission is to help millions of people around the world achieve their dreams, keep their promises, and reach their peak potential -- on and off the podium.

Matthew's books and related coaching/speaking programs feature a unique combination of three power tools: Habits, Speaking and Promises. He calls this the Triad Empowerment System, based on his trilogy of books:    
o Mastering the Habits of SUCCESS    
o The Joy of Public Speaking    
o The Power of a Promise

Jack Canfield – co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® book series – wrote an extensive foreword for The Power of a Promise. Jack writes: “Contributing the foreword to this book and being associated with Matthew’s inspiring ‘Make a Promise’ project is totally aligned with my life’s purpose.”

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