Emmy-award winner, polymath and former medical clown Matthew A. Wilson is a playful communicator helping companies improve employee and customer experiences.

As a supervising 'clown doctor' with the first professional medical clown program in the United States, Matthew brought joy and delight to critical care environments at top research hospitals in the country. He also swallows swords.

After completing his graduate degree in Performance Studies from NYU Matthew formed a tactical arts consultancy, implementing researched-based strategies from the arts to improve staff and patient experiences in a variety of care-settings.

Matthew toured the globe performing with the Grammy Award-winning Pop Icon Britney Spears. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning theatre maker James Lapine, with whom Matthew worked on the Broadway Musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, called him “sui generis,” or ‘one of a kind'.”  

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Making Friends with Stage Fright: Public Speaking for Those Who’d Rather Not

Breakdown barriers to telling your story and enhance your speaking and presentation skills with practical exercises and actionable strategies your team can implement immediately.

Succeed! (by Failing)

Matthew uses his comedic lens as an Emmy award-winning actor and medical clown to engage and energize your teams with this dynamic keynote, introducing them to the surprisingly productive 'Art of Failure'

Play or Die: Building Community in the Workplace

An eye-opening hands-on workshop utilizing emotional intelligence and design thinking to inspire creativity and playful, constructive communication,

The Circus and the Psychiatrist: Performances of Care

The healing arts and the performing arts overlap in this insightful and thought-provoking investigation into how the arts can put the care back in healthcare.

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