Lindsy Matthews

Lindsy Matthews

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Breast Cancer Survivor & Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Lindsy Matthews, a remarkable woman who has faced and overcome tremendous health obstacles, shares her inspiring journey of resilience and finding hope in the face of adversity. Lindsy takes the audience on a deeply personal and transformative exploration of her experiences, highlighting the profound lessons she has learned along the way.

With humor, authenticity and vulnerability, Lindsy reflects on the pivotal moments in her life that have made her an expert through experience in resilience, adaptation and positive mindset. She dives into the many life lessons from her childhood diagnosis of autoimmune disease, and how it prepared her for an early-stage Breast Cancer diagnosis soon after becoming a wife and mother to 2 children.

Then she receives the earth-shattering news that her disease had progressed to incurable Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, a famously relentless disease. She delves into the emotions she encounters, the fears that threaten to overwhelm her, and the strength she continues to discover within herself.

Lindsy is an award-winning speaker, and blog author. Opening her first fitness studio in her early 20’s, she has over 16 years of experience as a fitness entrepreneur and health coach. Having pivoted countless times during her fitness career, including becoming a large group virtual fitness coach to corporations during the pandemic, her career continues to adapt with the changing times and her changing circumstances. Lindsy’s current focus is on keynote speaking, writing articles for online magazines and working on her own memoir.

Lindsy shares her unique framework for transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and inspires others to live their lives more intentionally. Her positivity is infectious, and her messages of hope are universal.

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Speaking topics

This is Your Only Life: Embracing the Beauty of Impermanence

Buckle up for a keynote that tackles life’s big questions with a healthy dose of humor and wisdom! After Lindsy was diagnosed with an incurable cancer with a ‘Do-Not-Google’ prognosis, she quickly realized all of the things that needed to change quickly because time is too precious to waste! Join Lindsy as she dives headfirst into the undeniable truth we all eventually share: we’re on a one-way trip to the great unknown. But fear not, because amidst the existential rollercoaster, Lindsy has uncovered some seriously incredible tools to help everyone enjoy that rollercoaster a lot more! Through discussions of Glimmers, ANTS (automatic negative thoughts) moments of AWE and Gratitude, together we’ll laugh and reflect as we navigate the profound realities of existence.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Embrace Impermanence: Recognize the transient nature of life and learn to embrace impermanence as a catalyst for living more authentically and purposefully.
  • Prioritize Meaningful Connections: Cultivate deep, meaningful relationships with others, for they provide sustenance, support, and joy throughout life’s journey.
  • Live with Intention: Make conscious choices aligned with your values and aspirations, ensuring that each day is lived with purpose and integrity.
  • Leave a Lasting Legacy: Reflect on the legacy you wish to leave behind and take deliberate actions to contribute positively to the world, leaving a meaningful impact that extends beyond your lifetime.

The Art of Adaptation: Finding Your New 100%

In this Keynote, Lindsy imparts valuable lessons on adaptation, resilience, optimism, gratitude and the power of a positive mindset. She demonstrates how reframing challenges as opportunities for growth and transformation can help individuals overcome even the most daunting circumstances. Lindsy encourages the audience to nurture their own resilience and discover their unique abilities to adapt and thrive in the face of adversity.  This keynote speech resonates with anyone who has faced or is currently facing difficult times, inspiring them to believe in their inner strength and reminding them that life is worth fighting for. Lindsy’s story reminds individuals that hope can always be found.

Attendees will leave the keynote speech feeling empowered, motivated, and inspired to embrace their own resilience, live authentically, and approach life’s challenges with a renewed sense of hope and determination. Lindsy’s remarkable journey serves as a reminder that practicing the right mindset can help anyone transform their worst year into their best year, even in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover practical strategies for reframing challenges as opportunities
  • Explore the transformative impact of embracing change and finding new pathways
  • Empower individuals to tap into their own resilience, gratitude and self-belief
  • Gain insights into the process of adaptation and its potential for personal growth

Suggested Length: 45-60 minutes (including 15 minutes Q&A)

Embracing Hope and Empowering Change: Raising Awareness and Advocacy for Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer

In this keynote, Lindsy looks deeper into the lesser known implications and impact of stage 4, incurable and terminal metastatic breast cancer has on individuals, families and society as a whole. With an emphasis on raising awareness and inspiring advocacy, Lindsy aims to ignite a transformative dialogue that brings forth meaningful change in how we approach this devastating disease.

Lindsy explores the multifaceted dimensions of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, examining its physical, emotional, and societal implications through compelling stories with humor and vulnerability She sheds light on the challenges faced by those living with this advanced stage of breast cancer, the barriers to access quality care, and the urgent need for comprehensive support systems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Heightened Awareness: Gain a deep understanding of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, including its progression, unique characteristics, and its impact on individuals and their loved ones.
  • Empowered Advocacy: Discover the power of advocacy in creating positive change for individuals with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Learn effective strategies to raise awareness, influence public opinion, and advocate for improved policies, increased research funding, and equitable access to treatment and support services.
  • Comprehensive Support Systems: Explore the importance of holistic support systems for individuals with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Discover practical ways to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families, including strategies for self-care, and emotional support.
  • Shifting Narratives: Challenge preconceived notions and stigmas surrounding metastatic breast cancer, promoting a shift in public perceptions from one of hopelessness to one of resilience and empowerment.

Suggested Length: 45-60 minutes (including 15 minutes Q&A)

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Lindsy Matthews is one of the most impactful speakers I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. Her stage presence is both approachable and commanding and she delivers a message of hope and resilience with powerful stories and humour. Lindsy knows how to captivate an audience and her takeaways are universally relevant.

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