Matt Barney, Ph.D., CMCT is the Founder and CEO of LeaderAmp, an enterprise-ready mobile coaching, assessment and artificially intelligent technology platform. Previously, he has had held senior global roles in multinational technology, healthcare and startups, most recently as the VP & Director of the Infosys Leadership Institute; and as the founding Chief Learning Officer at Sutter Health.
For over a decade, he has been taught and mentored by Professor Emeritus Robert Cialdini in his six principles of persuasion, and is the only Ph.D.-level I/O Psychologist in the world to attain Cialdini’s certification as a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer. Since then he has taught Cialdini’s course globally throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and the USA. Dr. Barney holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.
What Dr. Cialdini says about Dr. Barney:
“With a presentational style that is both deft and compelling, Dr. Matt Barney brings a scientist’s precision and an experienced practitioner’s deeply informed perspective to the vital leadership training role. The resultant impact stands to be truly impressive, especially in terms of participants’ ability to incorporate newly acquired information into their everyday business environments.”
—Dr. Robert Cialdini,
New York Times Business Best Seller Author, CEO, and President of INFLUENCE AT WORK
What others are saying about Dr. Barney:
“Matt Barney participated in the workshop “What’s up with the human animal?” a Naspers Leadership Catalyst Program Module on evidence-based psychologies for managers. Barney masterfully gave a presentation on The Principles of Persuasion and participants were eagerly applying some of the insights to immediate business problems. Particularly the distinction between reward and gift proved to effect a perspectival shift.”
– Dr. Bertie du Plessis,
Strategic Advisor to Naspers responsible for the Naspers Leadership Catalyst Programme
“This workshop is designed by Dr. Cialdini with whom Matt has been trained and certified to conduct workshops. It was found very useful to my team. The ideas and tips were very simple and impactful”
-BG Srinivas, Member, Board of Directors, Infosys
“This is the single most useful training workshop I have taken and impacts nearly 100% of my daily activities.”
-Mike Weinmann, Managing Director, CRG