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Since he was barely old enough to drive a car, Matthew Schmoker has been on stage inspiring students, educators, leaders and organizations throughout the world. With a passion for education and driving performance, Matt has dedicated a near 30-year career to being an award-winning enrollment management and student retention expert, executive coach, educator, school owner, and acclaimed keynote speaker.

Matt's ability to empower others for success comes from his own survival testimony overcoming abuse, neglect, health challenges and addictions, and the impact he's made in the education industry.

Matt understands the significant challenges and rewards of the education sector.  

From his humble beginnings as an elementary school janitor, to being an educator,

then a high school recruiter and traditional Admissions Representative, to holding campus leadership and executive level roles - including Executive VP of Admissions, as well as President of a franchise school system of 32 campuses, and a school owner himself, Matt infuses proprietary research, real-world experiences,  and immediate and actionable content in all his talks.

With an unmatched ability for transforming low-performing institutions into surpassing goals, and reigniting passion in the hearts of educators and leaders, Matt continued committing his expertise to supporting more schools and organizations in maximizing their potential and founded Legacy Admissions Solutions.  Since then, Matt, and the Legacy Team, have supported over 750 schools throughout North America and abroad, in surpassing enrollment and retention goals, while strengthening campuses in becoming a culture of service.  

Matt is driven by his personal commitment to “Support Dreams, Inspire Greatness” of today's education professionals and students.  As a master storyteller, Matt possesses an amazing ability to personally connect with his audiences as he teaches and inspires through his hilarious and heartwarming true stories every audience internalizes, learns from, and never forgets.  

As such, Matt is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator, who has inspired over 3.55 million people by delivering over 2,900 keynotes and seminars to corporations, associations, high schools, colleges and universities, and churches. 

With his unwavering dedication in sharing his unforgettable “YO! Be Amazing Today!”  message, Matt has been inducted into the Washington Education Association Speaker Hall of Fame, and has been recognized ten times by as the "10 Most Inspirational Speakers" of the year.  ​Most recently, Matt was honored to be selected by the Global Forum for Education and Learning as "Top 100 Visionaries in Education" for 2021. 

With his infectious enthusiasm, passion for education, and unrivaled blend of expertise, and ability to inspire excellence in his audiences, Matt will empower your school and organization to leave an incredible legacy.

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"Belief is our greatest power.  Despite the challenges we face in higher-education, we must never waiver from believing in our immeasurable capacity to leave the world a better place.  That, after all, is the true definition of a legacy."  

- Matthew Schmoker​​


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Our keynotes and workshops can be delivered in-person or in a live, interactive virtual event, and will be customized to make a lasting impact at your next corporate conference and convention, franchise event, association meeting, institution and organization.

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