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  • Writer's pictureMegan Robinson

The Five Calls of Personal Leadership w/ Matt Elwell

"There's really something you have to do with yourself before you should ever be expected to be responsible for other people."

In this episode of Culture Conversations, host Megan Robinson interviews Matt Elwell, a leadership development expert with a background in improv comedy. They discuss the five calls of personal leadership, a holistic framework for developing leadership skills. Matt explains the importance of self-awareness, authenticity, empathy, vulnerability, and accountability in becoming an effective leader. Listeners will gain insights into how to build a culture that maximizes potential and fosters growth and success for teams.

Matt Elwell
PLAY Polarities

Matt has been blending the worlds of Leadership Development and Improvisational Theatre for 20 years. By night, he performed comedy for Chicago comedy institutions like ComedySportz, iO, and Second City Theatricals. By day, Matt is a Certified Professional in Talent Development who used his expertise in instructional design and learning measurement to make leadership skills training matter. Now, he provides training, coaching, and consulting services based around one holistic framework for the leadership of self and others.

You can contact Matt at


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