Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin

looking for a speaker for your next event?

looking for a speaker for your next event?

matt Griffin, a former Navy search and rescue swimmer turned undercover cop will leave you speechless.

matt Griffin, a former Navy search and rescue swimmer turned undercover cop will leave you speechless.

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Matt is an outstanding speaker and relatable. Matt uses his personal story to make a positive impact on law enforcement in an attempt to successfully save lives. I highly recommend Matt.

Steve COle

Public Safety coordinator @ Florida Sheriffs Associations

Matt is a phenomenal public and motivational speaker. His life experiences place us in the heart of his journey. 100% recommend

Michael Slupe

Sheriff of Butler County

As a law enforcement officer, PhD in CJ and lifetime learner of our profession, I can not recommend Matt’s presentation any more than to say it’s a must. As you listen, you know who you are..Matt just has the guts to say it. #IWillListen. I’ll be your midnight call. Matt needs to be at your conference, agency in service or speaking to your team. Call me, DM me and I’ll explain more.

Kevin ANgell, PHD


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Featured on PBS: Hiding IN Plain Sight Season 2

Chosen To anchor season 2 of the pbs hit series

“Hiding in plain sight”

set to air in 2024/25

2024 Keynote Topics

  • Why are we here? Who am I? What’s my purpose?
  • Using Post Traumatic Growth and strategies
  • How to turn pain into PROGRESS.
  • How to look at obstacles and see OPPORTUNITY

The Journey to Midnight

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“The souls that have seen the darkest days can shine the brightest lights”

On March 17th, 2017, I wrote my suicide note. In the depths of despair, I was ready to surrender to the shadows. Yet, a timely call from a friend, became the catalyst for a profound transformation. This is not just a story of survival but a celebration of resilience, empathy, and the daily commitment to make a positive impact in someone’s life every day. This presentation will change how you view suicide, mental health and most importantly how you address trauma. I will address and talk about the years of research leading to the 4X #1 bestseller “The Journey to Midnight” and what I’ve come to learn about how to survive and thrive in a career as a first responder/veteran or any other profession. Trauma doesn’t discriminate. It can leave us lost, broken, and alone. What if we shifted our perspective and saw trauma through a Post Traumatic Growthmindset? What if we could turn pain into progress, obstacles into opportunity, mess into a message? What could we accomplish? Walk with me during this presentation because we all have our own personal midnight and my hope is that even in the midst of our most difficult experiences, we find the hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.