Leadership & Legacy
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Leadership & Legacy Founder
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Meet the Founder
Matt started developing the framework for Leadership & Legacy LLC in 2014 in response to several growing concerns he saw in society during his time working in public education and as a research psychologist, particularly with the family component and with youth all throughout the world and at home here in the United States. Matt has had a very diverse and broad background that has helped him see the very big picture of what is going on at many levels of society and the effect it is having on youth. The diversity of his background includes: an elite athletic background in both traditional sports as well as extreme sports; professional experience at the local, state, national, and international levels in K-12 education, science research, and public speaking; teaching at the graduate level; experience in Search and Rescue (SAR) as a diver; and he was a finalist for the NASA Astronaut Program three times. His research background was in the area of Space Psychology (team building and group dynamic development in isolation and confinement), as he started his research as a NASA funded graduate student and continued beyond graduate school working collaboratively with research psychologists from the United States, as well as the Canadian and Russian Space Agencies, specifically working in the human spaceflight arena to help with NASA's mission of human space exploration to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. In recent years, Matt has spent numerous hours at his state capitol in Colorado trying to work with politicians on both sides of the aisle in an effort to promote the safety of children in all Colorado and US schools, as he and his elite team have worked extensively to develop a plan that would put an end to the ongoing school shooting crisis. This four year political effort from 2015-2019 allowed him to see first hand just how corrupted the political system was in Colorado and in 2020 every American was able to see just how bad it had become.
Since officially establishing Leadership & Legacy in 2015 Matt has seen it grow steadily having provided leadership training for the Boys & Girls Club, for numerous high schools in the Colorado Springs area, and the Salesian Sisters Young Adult Ministry group. He has had consulting contracts with the YMCA to develop and grow their youth sports program, has been the leader of a Men's Ministry Program at his Church by the name of That Man Is You, has been an national level keynote speaker, has worked with various ministry programs within the Colorado Springs Catholic Diocese, and continues to work extensively with teenagers to help them improve both in the classroom and on the athletic field. Matt was also invited to attend a leadership summit at the Vatican in Rome, Italy in November of 2017 and has been a host on the Fiat Ministry Network and on various other radio shows where he has talked about youth issues such as the teen suicide crisis in Colorado Springs and his experience on the topic while working as a public educator.
All of the work he has done for the majority of these organizations has been voluntary and free of charge, as he has seen that the most vulnerable and neglected of our nation's youth are involved with youth organizations with very limited budgets but who so desperately need the services he and his team can provide. Shortly after starting Leadership & Legacy, and seeing the need for services but the lack of financial resources to compensate him, he decided to humble himself and stepped out of a 17 year career in education and went back to a trade he learned from his father and starting a small family owned painting business in the Colorado Springs area called Allner & Son Painting LLC. From the proceeds of this business effort, he tithes more than 10% of his total profit annually and builds a savings account by which he can volunteer his time, resources, and expertise free of charge to those who need and want it most.
Today Matt finds himself networking with more and more individuals and organizations who are working at similar efforts to his. Through a continued effort to network with others in the communities he has traveled to, Matt and his support network have found their efforts slowly and steadily building in states such as California, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, Minnesota, and Iowa. While he and his team have traveled annually throughout the United States and Internationally to speak to church groups, schools, and youth sports organizations to carry out their ministry work, this all changed with the situation that evolved both globally and in the United States in 2020 with the Coronavirus lockdowns, mask mandates, and economic downturns that saw both schools and churches close and small businesses being labeled as "non-essential" and being harassed and threatened by various state governments. This had both a direct and indirect impact on the mental and physical health of the youth Matt and his team have been serving over the years. In response to these changing circumstances, Leadership & Legacy LLC has evolved and changed and is now networking with and supporting other conservative groups in an effort to both support and bring back positive change to schools, youth sports, small businesses, and the present political environment in the United States. Such efforts have included both working alongside of and helping a variety of conservative groups further recruit, organize, transform, and network their efforts to restore rights back to the citizens of the United States. Furthermore, Matt and his team are working specifically in their respective states to help small businesses get the support they need, both financially for survival as well as the legal support necessary for business owners to be able to push back against bureaucratic overreach of power and infringements on the Constitution and basic rights of all legal US citizens. To learn and hear more about our team, click on the button below.
With regards to Matt's passion and talents, he is an enthusiastic and powerful speaker, organizer, and consultant with a diverse background of both professional, leadership, and life experiences that will have you reflecting on not only about what matters in life, but will help you discover discernment and to hear God’s call for your discipleship. With the world at such a critical turning point—national and personal debt at an all time high, social pressures and competition in school and in sports higher than they have ever been before for our youth, the multitude of external factors chiseling away at children, marriages, and family dynamics, and with the very real spiritual battle for our souls that is waging --- Matt will help you see why there is no better time than now to address these issues with positive and realistic solutions as he sheds a very simple light on how we all can protect our relationships and our children by staying the course on what matters most---loving and serving God. From athletics to public education, marriage to fatherhood, science researcher to entrepreneur, Matt connects quickly with audiences of all ages in ways that will leave you wanting to hear more and desiring to build a stronger relationship with and serve God more than you ever have before. To schedule Matt to come talk to your organization or to book him for an upcoming speaking event, click on the contact tab below and send an email with your request.
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Recorded during mass at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Rome, Italy (November 2017)
Founder Matt Allner Speaks of How to Achieve Excellence
The Vision of Leadership & Legacy
Our goal at Leadership & Legacy is to provide effective solutions to help people work together better in a healthy, positive, and productive manner.
Our motivational speaking and consulting style uses strong Christian principles and values to develop motivational platforms, individual and team coaching, and training structures tailored specifically to the needs of your group or organization in order to ensure you achieve the success you are striving for.
Let us put our skills to work for you today!
Founder Matt Allner at a Leadership Summit at the Vatican in Rome, Italy (November 2017)
"If one is to do good, he must have a little courage, be ready for sacrifice, deal affably with all and never slight anybody. By following this method I have always had significant success, in fact, marvelous success."
St. Bosco (Patron Saint, Protector of Youth)