Matt is a Holistic High Performance Coach, hailing from Sydney, Australia. A former professional surfer himself, Matt, now 45, has since coached World champions, Australasian champions, published 2 best-sellers, coached and lectured on performance to many leading executives and professional sporting groups world-wide. He had learned how to do things very well, but like most people, was starting to realise it was the being (state of mind) side of things that needed more attention. So he began to explore the inside world of the mind and the simple art of living, not just performing.
Driven by his personal fascination with spirituality and philosophy, Matt quit his job on the World Surfing Tour In 2008 and spent 4-5 years in quiet contemplation in the Royal National Park, just south of his home Sydney. For half a day every day, Matt explored the nature of life, success, the detachment of suffering and how to live a life of high performance, without compromising yourself in the process. This, coupled with his experience in the world of elite performance, would become the inspiration for his programs around The Nature of Success.
Matt is also the director of the Kelee® Foundation Australia, a unique understanding and training of the mind via meditation that helps people detach from disharmonious thoughts and emotions and open their natural ability to its purist point.
Matt has a 360-degree view of performance, programs and methodologies that begin with self-awareness and enable his clients to go after what it is they feel most drawn to in life, with more awareness and less fear. Matt works with everyone from professional athletes to businessman. He lives in Cronulla with his wife Kate and two sons. When he is not teaching about the nature of the mind and performance, he can still be found in the Royal National park, or on his balcony at home, in deep contemplation, studying it himself.
Kate started her career in television and broadcasting in Australia, America and Asia. In a career spanning more than a decade, she has overseen various live productions in association with The Channel Nine Network, including two years working as the Entertainment Producer on the ‘Mornings with Kerri-Anne’ show.
Kate left broadcasting to become the ‘Head of Experiential and Events’ for a leading PR Corporate Agency. Over the eight years Kate managed large teams of contractors, designers, videographers, producers to deliver high-end productions for clients such as AMEX, Telstra, Optus, Woolworths, LEGO, SONY, COKE, PricewaterHouse Coopers, Nestle, Sydney Olympic Park and STAR City Casino.
Kate’s parents introduced her to meditation and yoga at a young age which lead her to completing her Yoga Teacher Training course in India at the age of 19. Kate’s passion for learning about the ‘Mind’ and ‘Body’ connection took her all over the world exploring different ashrams and training centres. When returning back to Sydney Kate juggled a demanding corporate career whilst continuing her yoga teaching in Bondi at night. For many years Kate struggled to understand how to bring these two lives together. After years of searching Kelee® Meditation presented Kate with many light bulb realisations on how to live a more harmonious life. This took her on a path to study with Matt, her husband, since 2012. Kate continues to be mentored today by the founder of Kelee® Meditation, Ron W. Rathbun. Using all her experience Kate, alongside Matt, delivers and facilitates The Nature of Success programs, retreats and overseas tours. Kate also teaches The ‘Free Your Mind’ 10-step Kelee® Meditation beginners course and has done since 2018.
Taylor Knox is an iconic professional surfer from the USA. Taylor spent decades on the World Tour, winning multiple events and inspiring surfers all over the World in competition and video appearances. He is also an experienced Kelee® Meditation practitioner, (over 20 years) founder of Arc Method (an online physical training program) and a mentor on our international tours. TK’s bright and adventurous spirit, fun-loving sense of humour and depth of knowledge and experience at the most elite level of professional sport, brings colour, depth and star quality to our programs.
STATE OF MIND