Matt Jones

3-Time Cancer Conqueror to Relearning How to Walk

Travels From: Austin, TX


  • Change
  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Development
  • Success
  • Wellness


Matt Jones, went from being a three-time cancer conqueror, to relearning how to walk, to surviving a bone marrow transplant, to completing seven marathons on seven continents and yes that includes Antarctica!

Matt was diagnosed with cancer on September 11, 2002. After spreading to the fluid in his brain doctors did not think he would live. At one point, Matt would slip into an unconscious state. Doctors at this time did not think he would live. Against all he recovered but due to complications in his brain he had to relearn how to walk.

From the first step, he took after relearning how to walk, Matt visualized completing a marathon. His first marathon was the San Diego Rock N’Roll. Followed by completing marathons in Rome, Tokyo, Perth, Cape Town, Antarctica, and Chile.

Hall of Fame baseball player and World Series Champion, George Brett said,”Matt is a true champion and his story inspires others to be a true champion.” Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton said,”Matt Jones has done what anyone would consider impossible. Conqueror. Overcomer. Champion. Superhuman”



  • Founder of the R.E.A.L. Leadership Academy
  • Author of over 10 books


Life is a Marathon

Discover the strategies used by Matt Jones to stay motivated while overcoming insurmountable odds and achieve greater success personally and professionals.

Sales is a Marathon

Develop real life strategies for staying motivated in sales in the face of adversity, changes and setbacks. Learn how to exercise perseverance through developing personal power.

Leadership is a Marathon

Learn to keep yourselves motivated to perform at a level of excellence, while leading others to do the same. Realizing that to be a great leader you must first be a great person.


Happiness is a Marathon

Matt's newest talk shares strategies to become happier at work and in life. You will learn psychological tools based off the field of Positive Psychology to become happier.


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