Dr. Matthew R. Kutz (Ph.D., ATC, CSCS, BCC) is married to his best friend and love of his life, Angie. Together they have two grown sons and live in Ohio. In addition to his favorite roles as husband, dad, and grandpa, he is currently, a Clinical Professor in the Doctor of Athletic Training Program at Florida International University where he focuses on teaching courses related to entrepreneurial and global leadership. Matt’s teaching and scholarship focuses on leadership development and contextual intelligence. Matt was a Fulbright Scholar in the Medical Sciences to Rwanda and a Visiting Research Fellow at Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia.

Matt developed and designed the Contextual Intelligence Profile™ to assess the contextual intelligence behaviors of individuals and organizations. To date, Matt’s training programs and Contextual Intelligence Profile™ have been used by executives, managers, members, and staff at multinational and Fortune 500 companies, universities, professional associations, churches, governmental agencies, and NGO’s in several countries.

Matt earned his athletic training degree (BA, Anderson University) in 1995. He earned exercise physiology and education graduate degrees (M.S. & ME.d., University of Toledo) in 1997; and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership (Lynn University) in 2006. Matt has written dozens of scholarly and professional journal articles and five books. Matt is an award-winning educator, award-winning author, and award-winning researcher. His textbooks on leadership and management are used in allied health care education programs around the country. His book on Contextual Intelligence was honored for Innovation and Cutting-Edge Perspective by the University of San Diego’s prestigious Leadership Book Awards and has been translated into Korean. Matt has been the recipient of several other awards including, outstanding research and scholarship, outstanding educator, service‐learning awards, and outstanding alumni awards.

In addition to providing corporate training and leadership development, Matt stays active as a Certified Athletic Trainer (Licensed in Ohio and Florida), a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a life coach as a Board Certified Coach (BCC). He has served as an Athletic Trainer for USA Track & Field and as a consultant for the Honduran and Rwandan National Olympic & Sports Committees. Matt leverages his experience with elite athletes to bring practical and real insight into his leadership development programs. Matt is also an ordained minister (he actually has a second doctorate in Religious Studies) and serves on the pastoral teaching team at Foundation Stone Church in Northwood, Ohio.

For fun Matt enjoys “competing” recreationally in triathlons, 5K’s and 10K’s. He loves to travel and has trekked an active volcano to find endangered Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, cage dove with Great White Sharks in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa, walked the Great Wall of China, hiked the Georgia leg of the Appalachian Trail, visited Bag End (fictional Hobbit Hole of Bilbo Baggins) in New Zealand, visited the ancient Library of Celsius in Ephesus, Turkey, took a gondola ride with the most beautiful woman in the world on the Grand Canal in Venice, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, has eaten at about 20 (and counting) Diner, Drive-ins, & Dives, and appeared on an episode of House Hunters International on HGTV.

The Fun Facts

I am passionate about…

My family, finding good pizza, international travel, fine cigars, and leadership development.


The things I love most are…

My wife, my granddaughter (my sons are okay too), an ice cold coca-cola and tacos.

My favorite travel locations have been…

Zanzibar, Australia, New Zealand, The Mediterranean, and Peru (I have a few other favorites, but I don’t want to brag)

My motto is…

If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously (Romans 12:2, NLT)