S4E12 – Matt Rawlins

Matt Rawlins spent 20 years working in missions in Asia and the Pacific, where he submerged himself in different cultures and worked with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds. In his work, Matt became fascinated by people’s reactions to tension and uncertainty. His questions around how leaders show up and be fully present in the midst of tension led Matt to more deeply study change. He finished his PhD in leadership and communication from the University of Wales in 2001.

Since then, Matt has made it a priority to help people understand who they are in God and how to express Him in whatever challenging situation their faith finds them in. He’s found that if people can prepare for those moments of greatest uncertainty, then they can offer the very best of who they are instead of reacting out of fear.

Matt, has written 16 books exploring inquiry-based leadership, how to lead in the midst of the unknown, and how to dismantle assumptions to create space for growth. Currently, he splits his time between working with churches and missions agencies and consulting with large corporations on how to lead their companies forward in the midst of a rapidly changing world.

He has been married to Celia for 36 years, and they have a son who lives in Hawaii with his wife.