Matteo travels from high schools to colleges to deliver a message of optimism, following your passion, and choosing a life worth living.  If you are interested in more information please email: matteolundgren (at) gmail

Matteo is extremely skilled at connecting with students in a high school assembly and/or classroom setting.  He engages with students in a way that grabs their attention and encourages them to think critically. He believes that students can change the trajectory of their lives by learning the power of focus, and by recognizing their own resiliency.  These days, students are feeling more and more pressure to succeed; with endless options and decisions that “need to be made," many are feeling overwhelmed. Everything around them is trying to steal their focus--cell phones, dealing with anxiety and depression, planning the course of their lives after high school.  Students have so much on their plates, they readily welcome a voice from outside that is full of encouragement and inspiration, and Matteo's enthusiasm is contagious!


"Last week’s presentation with the Environmental Science students at Ernie Davis Academy was a master class in knowing your audience.  The students are typically pretty hard  for an outsider reach but your willingness to be both relaxed and full of energy as well as being “real” with them  encouraged a level of engagement that isn’t often seen.  As a result they believed in your story as well as your expertise and learned new things about nature but even more about human nature and the human condition.  No doubt they would have listened to you all day and if you are able to stop in to see them again, you’ll be welcomed in like you are one of them. Thanks again for your energy and time!"

Matteo has been trained with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, and practices engaging students professionally in a one-on-one setting throughout the school year.  He loves to work with all ages, but specializes in college/life readiness for the transition from high school-aged kids to help  dream and plan whatever is to come next in their lives.

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Give students permission to try!