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Matthew Spence, Executive Coach


A strategic, creative and supportive executive coach and consultant who has dedicated his life and career to helping leaders drive high performance organizations while becoming the best versions of themselves, Matthew has over 23 years of experience in internal leadership roles in some of the world’s most iconic and successful global organizations: Meta (Facebook), Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, and Gap Inc.

He’s led teams both large and small in highly unique cultures and complex high-growth global businesses, and was most recently an executive at Collibra, a late-stage SaaS startup navigating significant economic headwinds in a rapidly changing software industry. 

Matthew focuses on helping:

  • senior leaders find the right balance of managing themselves, driving the business, leading their teams and effectively partnering across their organizations.

  • leaders find their voice to build their confidence and presence.

  • leaders build a strong team and organizational culture. 

  • leadership teams embrace a first-team mindset and practices. 

  • executive teams work through unhealthy dynamics to become a highly functioning team who can trust and count on each other. 


Matthew’s qualifications include:

  • B.A.A. in Theatre & Communications, Central Michigan University

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute

  • MBTI Certified

  • StandOut Team Leader & StandOut Advantage Certified

  • Prosci Change Management Practitioner & Certified Facilitator

  • Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) 


Matthew lives with his wife and two teenage sons in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s a former marathon runner and triathlete who now finds his challenges on the mountain. He’s an avid hiker and is currently training for the 29029 Everesting challenge, seeking to hike the equivalent of Mt. Everest over 36 hours in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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