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The AMTC23 Keynotes

Meet your Keynote Speakers!

Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod is on a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity, one person at a time.

As the author of one of the highest rated books in the world, The Miracle Morning—which has been translated into 37 languages, sold over 2 million copies, has over 4,000 five-star reviews and is practiced daily by over 1 million people in more than 70 countries—he is doing exactly that.

What’s incredible is that Hal actually died at age 20. His car was hit head-on by a drunk driver at 70 miles per hour, his heart stopped beating for 6 minutes, he broke 11 bones, and woke up after being in a coma for 6 days to be told by his doctors that he would never walk again…

Not only did he walk again, he bounced back to run a 52-mile ultra-marathon!

Then, in November of 2016, Hal nearly died again. His kidneys, lungs, and heart were failing, and he was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer and given a 20-30% chance of surviving.

Survive and thrive he did, and Hal is coming to AMTC to both share his unbelievable true story of coming back from the dead, but more importantly — he’s coming to Columbus to show you the fastest way to take your levels of personal & professional success beyond where they’ve ever been before.

Matias Ferreira

Matias Ferreira, an immigrant from Montevideo, Uruguay moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his Mom, Dad, and two brothers in 1996 in pursuit of the American Dream.

On 09/11/2001, Matias was sitting in 7th grade Science class as he watched the twin towers collapse on TV, not realizing that his goal to become a United States Marine was going to become a reality a lot sooner than he thought. Upon graduating from Morrow Sr. High School in 2007, Matias Ferreira joined the United States Marine Corps as a Machine Gunner assigned to 1st Battalion 8th Marines 2nd Marine Division, stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

During a combat tour (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan in 2010, Matias stepped on an IED causing him to lose both legs below the knees, amongst other injuries. Matias was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon and Navy Unit Citation amongst other military awards. 

During a year and a half of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Matias competed in numerous races to include The Navy 5 Miler, Army 10 Miler, Marine Corps Marathon, Detroit Marathon, New York City Marathon, Disney Marathon and several others. Matias is also part of an all Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team that competes all year around against Military, First Responders and Celebrity teams spreading the message that “Life Without Limbs Is Limitless.”

Matias Ferreira is currently an active Police Officer with the Suffolk County Police Department in Suffolk County, New York, making him the first Double Amputee Patrolman in the country.