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Life is a Marathon! - Presented by Matt Jones

  • 9 Jan 2019
  • 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Rock Garden - 1951 Bond St, Green Bay


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Matt Jones went from being a three-time cancer conqueror, to relearning how to walk, to surviving a bone marrow transplant, to completing seven marathons on seven continents and yes, that includes Antarctica!

Matt was diagnosed with cancer on September 11, 2002. After spreading to the fluid in his brain, doctors did not think he would live. At one point, Matt would slip into an unconscious state. Against all odds, he recovered, but due to complications in his brain, he had to relearn how to walk.

From the first step he took,  Matt visualized completing a marathon. His first marathon was the San Diego Rock N’ Roll, followed by marathons in Rome, Tokyo, Perth, Cape Town, Antarctica, and Chile.

Hall of Fame baseball player and World Series Champion, George Brett said, “Matt is a true champion and his story inspires others to be a true champion.”  Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton said, “Matt Jones has done what anyone would consider impossible. Conqueror. Overcomer. Champion. Superhuman.”

Matt Jones is the founder of the R.E.A.L. Leadership Academy and was a PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership. He is also the author of more than ten books, including his newest one, “Happiness is a Marathon: 26.2 Ways to Stay Happy at Work and in Life”.

Matt uses his story of overcoming insurmountable odds to motivate audiences to achieve greater victory during these times of change and uncertainty.


How do you keep motivated when faced with adversity? This is an important question for leaders of successful organizations. What happens when change, burnout, or stress threatens continual growth? How do increase productivity through passion and perseverance?

In this talk, Matt provides solutions based on his experience of conquering cancer three times, surviving a bone marrow transplant, and completing seven marathons on seven continents.

·         Three ways to overcome adversity

·         The number one predictor of success

·         How to thrive in the midst of change

·         Psychology tools for immediate and lasting success

Meeting Schedule

11:15am – 11:30am                         Registration and Networking

11:30am – 11:45am                         Lunch Buffet

11:45am – 12:00pm                         SHRM Business & Sponsor Highlight

12:00pm – 1:00pm                           Matt Jones: Life is a Marathon!

1:00pm – 1:15pm                             Questions & Wrap-Up

Menu:  Soup and Salad Bar. Assorted Lettuce Blends, A Variety of Salad Toppings including Shredded Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Sweet Peppers, Hard Boiled Eggs, Ham, Chicken Breast, Imitation Crab Meat, Crumbled Bacon, Croutons and Sun-flower Seeds with a variety of Salad dressings, Fresh Baked Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Soup Du Jour, Coffee and Iced Tea.

Reservation Deadline for this meeting is Monday, January 7, 2019

$25 – GB SHRM Member*

$35 – Guest of GB SHRM Member*

$15 – SHRM Student Chapter Member

*Those who register after Friday the 4th will be charged a $5 late fee. 

*NOTE: The Green Bay Area SHRM Chapter is obligated to pay The Rock Garden for all reservations made.  If you register for this meeting and are unable to attend, you must cancel by the Friday prior to the meeting in order to receive a refund.  Any requests for cancellation after that date will still be charged the meeting fee.

Recertification Credits

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.  HR Certification Institute®pre-approved this program for 1.0 HR (General) credits towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

GREEN BAY AREA CHAPTER OF SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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