The Rest is up to You!

Matt Schroeder: Inspirational and Motivational Speaker and Author

Matt's drive & dedication the last 8+ years has led to the publication of his self-help motivational and inspirational book. Dreams do become reality with hard work: 


To purchase “The Rest is Up to You” in paperback copy go here:

It is available on Kindle (eBook version,)


It’s also on Amazon (search complete title.) Otherwise hand signed copies can be obtained directly from Matt.


Email Matt to schedule a visit and talk at your school or if you want to schedule a book signing:

Matt was 18 when his car slid off the road and hit a telephone/utility pole, and the transformer crashed down hitting him and the car. Doctors did not think he would even live due to the plethora of injuries he sustained, capped off with massive head trauma. After spending more than 10 weeks in a comatose state he woke up, and the so called "experts" told Matt that he would likely never walk but be a paraplegic for the rest of his life. He beat the odds but had to relearn everything. With determination and hard work Matt returned to walking, speaking, and driving, and he graduated with his bachelor and master degrees from The Ohio State University! He now travels and speaks to high schools, athletic teams, colleges, churches, and youth groups telling the audience his story and encouraging them not to give up no matter how bad the situation looks. Failure is nothing more than the first step to success in the next trial. Matt shows his listeners that others can help but only so much, "The Rest is up to you."

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The first video, just above this text, shows actual clips of me speaking during one my presentations. A powerful slide show, 49 slides long created by me, can be seen in the middle of the second video after the listing of several previous locations spoken at. Immediately following that list, however, is a short video from the opportunity had to throw the first pitch at a Cincinnati Reds game in 2012.  If you are unable to view any of the YouTube videos, I strongly suggest watching them on a computer you can.  The video at the very bottom was put together with still photos taken at my Wayne Trace speaking engagement. Just turn your speakers on, press play, and enjoy! I look forward to speaking to your group. Signed copies of my book are available at all presentations and wherever I am found!

RECENT PRESENTATIONS: Lima Police Department training (2/4 & 2/7& 2/21/2013,) Baton Rouge Facility (2/13/2013,) Lima Rotary Club: 3/4/2013

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS: Bluffton University (early April,) Wayne Trace HS (9/24/2013,)  Ft. Loramie HS 

A variety of Schools, Churches, and places I've spoken at previously. Click the highlighted school(s) to read reactions:

Attica Catholic Church, Bluffton University, Fort Recovery High, St. Henry High (twice,) Columbus Bishop Hartley High (twice,) Leipsic St. Mary's Church, Delphos St John's High (twice,) Van Wert High, Columbus Grove basketball team and parents, Northfield St. Barnabas Church, Leipsic Fall Spors Banquet, Allen East middle school (three times), Wayne Trace high school, Continental St. John's Church , Kalida boys basketball,  Bath girls basketball, Patrick Henry High, Marion Catholic High,  Pandora-Gilboa HighLincolnview High, Lima Baptist Temple youth group, Lima Central Catholic High






Thank you Stone Fruit Studios for putting this third video together.

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