Become the Leader You Knew You Always Could Be

Gain clarity, awareness, and take measurable actions towards your success using a proven and effective process.

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About Matt

Matt successfully transitioned from a bench scientist to leading cross-functional, global product development teams during his 28+ year career in the pharmaceutical industry. He often observed that technical professionals required specialized coaching and training to excel as leaders within their organizations to address the “soft-skill” issues that often derailed product development objectives.

Matt formed Transition States Coaching and Training to address these business needs. He employs a unique combination of leadership skills, practical corporate experience and coaching expertise to effectively develop leaders to better meet their business needs and strategic goals.

In addition to being the President of Transition States Coaching & Training, Matt is also proud to be a member of Avvartes Partners, which allows him to serve his global clients with even more speed, agility and scale. Avvartes Partners is a carefully selected global team of Human Capital experts who believe that business breakthroughs start with leaders who deliver the bottom line AND who are people-focused at the same time. Visit Avvartes Partners to learn more about the global expertise that Evy can bring to your company.

Matt is a co-facilitator of the NC State University Business Coaching certificate program. He is credentialed through the International Coach Federation and has coached technical leaders as an internal coach across the United States, United Kingdom, China, and Latin America. He is a certified Team Coach from the Pyramid Resource Group and Certified Group Coach.

Matt received his B.A. in Chemistry from The College of the Holy Cross and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University.

As an ICF Credentialed coach I follow a business-oriented process that will enable you and your teams to achieve key goals.



Coaching is “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” ICF.


Do you have someone who you can discuss important leadership and business issues with in a confidential and trusted partnership that leads to clarity, focus, awareness and clear, measurable actions?

As a credentialed coach and experienced leader Matt partners with you to develop strategies and supports you in implementing plans to achieve your goals.


Are you a leader who is serious about developing your skills to become more confident, more effective, more connected and more influential?

Do you wish to share in the wisdom of your peers in a confidential, safe and trusted setting?

Matt facilitates group coaching sessions that supports your specific development goals and you learn from other accomplished leaders.


How many two day retreats have you been to that did not achieve the lasting results you expected?

Engage with Matt using the Team Advantage Team Coaching process so that you and your team create a clear plan and accountabilities that insures you win.

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In this 30 minute meeting we will:

  1. Explore how partnering would serve you
  2. Agree if coaching is right for you and/or your team
  3. Decide if we would work well together

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