City of Swan

Matt’s candour about his lived experience ensures everyone who he shares this with understands how every interaction they have with a homeless person really matters.  His suggestions for how our libraries can support people experiencing homelessness are now non-negotiable for any library I manage.” – D. Summers, Manager – Customer & Library Services, City of Swan

West Perth Falcons

“Listening to Matt talk about his life, challenges and how he became the person he is today was eye opening! I left the chat feeling motivated to make a change. It’s pretty easy to look at someone and make a snap judgement about them without knowing what they’ve gone through. Listening to how Matt has overcome challenges and adversity is his life has changed the way I look at people struggling with mental health issues. I highly recommend listening to this story! ” – Todd M.

City of Cockburn

“I’ve never been to a course before when so many staff were talking about it later. My perception was that the workshop had an impact on everyone and we all learnt something that should improve our customer interactions with not just homeless people but those with mental illness and even all customers. ” – Clive C.

St Bartholomew’s House Inc

“Your talk really reminded me why I do what I do – to help people in tough times and realise their own personal strengths. It really inspires me.”

Danika Y.

Lords Recreation Centre

“Matt’s honest insight was inspiring and really beneficial for our team of trainers to hear the internal struggles a weight loss journey can present. Thanks Matt.” – Fleur K.

Green Zone Fitness Joondalup

“I have listened to Matt twice now and both times I have left feeling very motivated and inspired. His story has brought tears to my eyes and has completely changed my views on how I look at people, you have no idea why people are the way they are or what they are going through. Matt has showed great courage and dedication through out his life – despite what has been thrown his way, this is a story everyone needs to hear at least once.” – Melissa S.


“I still use Matt’s talk in my daily life for motivation.”

Lisa J.

SAOR Consultancy

“Matt has an amazing story and now has utilised that same story to launch his business. He does great work and helps two groups extremely well. Firstly, businesses that want to gain mental clarity on tough topics. He will ensure that the topic is covered in the right way, so that all those in attendance can understand the message and know how to implement the key points. For example, a gym that has trainers who want to help their clients through super obesity and be able to do so in the appropriate way whilst respecting their feelings and emotional needs. Secondly, individually, I have seen him directly help people get the most out of life through his one on one life coaching work If you want business support around, obesity, mental health, the struggles of life and much more speak to Matt today. To top it all off, he’s a great bloke!” – Shane M.

Beneath the Surface is also proud to have worked with the following organisations:

Department of Education (WA)

State Library of Western Australia

State Library of Western Australia

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA)

City of Subiaco

City of Wanneroo

City of Wanneroo

City of Fremantle

City of Swan

City of Swan

City of Bunbury

City of Bunbury

City of Gosnells

City of Belmont

Town of Victoria Park

Town of Victoria Park

Carine Senior High School

LifeLine WA

St Patrick's Community Support Centre

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre

Mission Australia

Act Belong Commit

The Base @ Belmont

Access Housing

F45 Belmont

F45 Belmont

UFC Gym Balcatta

MyLocalMind Inc.