How might we inspire purpose, deepen engagement and deliver impact?
Engage Change is dedicated to exploring questions like this with changemakers like you – in enterprises, communities and networks across Australia.
Hearts, Minds and Guts
How might we bring our passion, intellect and grit to the work of changing our world?
Hearts, Minds and Guts is a fascinating and fun leadership development and team-building experience. This highly adaptable workshop is designed for purposeful humans in almost any business, community or government organisation or network.
Available in person, online and in hybrid mode. Enquire to learn more.
Our long-standing community network of services had a reputation for brave advocacy, but lacked consistency of strategy and structure to be as effective as we needed to be to influence change.
Matthew’s highly skilled creative and consultative approach slowly and respectfully brought the diverse members of the existing state-wide network along with the Executive to an exciting new brand design, website development, storytelling tools, strong governance structure and membership model.
We continue to rely on Engage Change’s keen understanding and expertise to assist us to guide an ever changing and growing peak body.
Susie Smith, Co-chair, Embolden
Matthew skillfully brought together a diverse group with a shared commitment to realising the regenerative potential of the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu region.
His adept facilitation unearthed common purposes, resulting in transformative alliances and expanded local and global projects. Matthew’s ability to cultivate enthusiasm not only among participants but also regional partners is a testament to his facilitation prowess.
This collaborative effort not only aligned with the highest ambitions of our Local Learning Lab but also opened up avenues for continued partnerships to realise these ambitions.
Carli Liembach, Innovation Manager, WWF-Australia
A2040 was an ambitious project to build an engagement-driven strategic plan that struck the right balance between community voice and local government planning needs.
Matthew took on the huge task of creating a strategic narrative that was authentically reflective of the proud Alexandrina community. He wove old threads of engagement and research with new strategy and stories, bringing community, leadership, and staff together to workshop priorities and themes.
As a program for change, A2040 was a highly collaborative and iterative, producing a suite of bold publications, video and other media products. The following village conversations Matthew facilitated across our region gained our council and my team national awards for leadership in placemaking and planning.
Kathryn Gallina, General Manager Wellbeing, Alexandrina Council
Engage Change is a collaborative consultancy connecting people with impact.
If you are ready to deepen engagement and embrace change for your community, your cause or your customers, let’s talk.
Matthew Wright-Simon (he/him). Founder of
Matthew is the energetic human behind Engage Change. Along with a range of collaborators across Australia, Matthew supports businesses, institutions, governments, communities and networks to deeply explore problems, co-create strategy, articulate engaging stories and take pragmatic action.
Prior to launching Engage Change, Matthew led Ecocreative, a pioneering design and communications consultancy (founded in 1998).
Matthew holds qualifications from the Regenesis Institute of Regenerative Practice, the International Association for Public Participation, Common Cause and the Leaders Institute of South Australia.
Matthew is also co-director of Newday Leadership, a unique social enterprise devoted to ‘inspired leadership for the greater good’. He is also a board member of SASEC, South Australia’s peak body for social entrepreneurs.
As local Dean of microphilanthropy group, the Awesome Foundation, Matthew has helped give away more than $90,000 to people ‘doing something awesome’. To grow the influence of South Australian philanthropy, Matthew recently joined the state’s Impact 100 network.
In 2020, Matthew was honoured with an Impact 25 Award as a ‘changemaker champion’.
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