Matt Thornhill

Matt Thornhill


Operate a senior living facility and looking for a speaker who is an expert in the category and captivates the audience every time they take the stage?  Meet futurists John W. Martin and Matt Thornhill from SIR's Institute for Tomorrow.

Both are great presenters, first and foremost. They have flair, personality, energy, humor, and stage presence audiences today  demand from keynote speakers.

The keynotes are fantastic! For us, our 400 attendees learned something, got affirmation, and were inspired to think differently! You won’t find better speakers with content that resonates more with our members. Hire these guys!
— Melissa Andrews, President & CEO, LeadingAge Virginia

They know the senior living space cold. They have presented at national events for AHCA and NCAL, as well as at association events for senior living associations in two dozen states. Matt recently facilitated a board retreat for Christian Living Communities in Denver. Camille Burke, CLC's COO, said, "After many years in senior living, Matt taught me some new and profound things that I hadn’t known before."

Meet them in these two 90 second videos where they answer the question: Why am I a futurist?

John W. Martin:

Matt Thornhill:

Knowing What Keeps You Up at Night

Unlike generic motivational speakers, John and Matt really know and understand this category. We know that leaders in senior living are focused on finding and retaining qualify workers. That other big worries are whether or not Boomers will buy what they've built; whether they'll continue to grow or get acquired; and what happens when current senior leaders (CEOs) retire.

Matt and John are renown national thought-leaders on key trends impacting senior living (here's a recent blog post on the wellness trend and another one on the right terminology to embrace). They began as the Boomer Project and have 15+ years of studying today's Boomer Consumer, so they really know the next important segment for senior living (in fact, they literally wrote the book, Boomer Consumer).

Their presentations, workshops, and board retreats are based on research and insights from proprietary studies that enable them to equip leaders in senior living to navigate the choppy waters ahead, answering the “what if” questions.

Here's a 30 second testimonial after Matt gave a keynote at a leadership retreat.

Matt and John use high-impact visual, videos, and a fast-paced presentation style to inform and enlighten audiences, who leave with key action steps to ensure success tomorrow.

Watch them on stage here.

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You did a terrific job educating, facilitating, and creating a fun, purposeful, and productive day for Ingleside’s senior leadership and board. Thank you!
— Lynn O'Connor, President & CEO, Ingleside

It All Starts With a Conversation.

Just reach out to us and we'll tell you more about our content and program offerings for senior living operators and associations. Send an email to Ellen or call her directly at 804-690-6175.

 John W. Martin

John W. Martin