Matt Barney, Ph.D., CMCT

Cialdini Method Certified Trainer®

Matt Barney, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of LeaderAmp, an award-winning platform for expert and Artificially Intelligent coaching and assessment. In his 25+ year career in multinationals such as AT&T, Motorola, Merck and Infosys, Dr. Barney has innovated interdisciplinary science and technology resulting in four patents, ten books, and over 150 keynotes. In 2018, his team won the Bray-Howard award from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology; and the Judges Success Award from the Association of Test Publishers for his team’s “Instant Persuasion Coach” artificially intelligent app under development. Since 2014, he has served on the Business Affairs committee of the board of not-for-profit scientific publisher Annual Reviews.


  • 2020 Co-created ePOP training and coaching with INFLUENCE AT WORK
  • 2018 Doug Bray & Ann Howard Research Award, SIOP
  • 2018 Judges Success Award, Association of Test Publishers
  • 2014 Commencement Speaker, University of Tulsa
  • 2013 Founder, LeaderAmp
  • 2010 Infosys named Best Company for Leaders by Hay Group
  • 2010 Awarded Cialdini Method Certified Trainer (CMCT) designation
  • 2007 named “Future Leader” by Human Capital Magazine
  • 2003 Integrated Cialdini methods into Motorola’s Digital Six Sigma with IAW
  • 2002 Motorola Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • 1996 Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, U of Tulsa
  • 1996 Co-founded Lucent Microelectronics International University – Singapore
  • 1996 Co-founded Lucent Microelectronics International University – Bangkok
  • 1995 Co-founded AT&T Microelectronics International University – Orlando

Biggest influenceS

My parents have instilled in me a lifelong quest for learning, and making a difference in the world while cultivating relationships.

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 say about Dr. Barney:

— Dr. Bertie du Plessis, Strategic Advisor to Naspers, Responsible for the Naspers Leadership Catalyst Programmeertie du Plessis
— BG Srinivas, Member, Board of Directors, Infosys
— Mike Weinmann, Managing Director, CRG

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