Matt's Story

Matt is the Founder and Principal of Dubin Consulting Group. When he was a student at the University of Michigan, his Mentor, Dr. Christopher Peterson (one of the founding fathers of Positive Psychology), often asked: “What makes life worth living?” According to Matt and the current research, fulfilling work is a major part of the answer.

Considering that only a third of Americans are engaged in their jobs, there is a striking gap between what work is and what it could be. Matt's passion is to help others see their jobs as more than just work, but a source of meaning, connection, and self-actualization.

Matt completed his PhD in Positive Organizational Psychology at Claremont Graduate University under the tutelage of Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the creator of the flow theory. He was awarded the inaugural “Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Dissertation Award for Excellence in Positive Psychology” for his research on cultivating flow in the workplace.

From start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, Matt has worked with a variety of organizations in a range of industries including tech, professional sports, entertainment, advertising, fashion, law, and finance. Matt previously was the Manager of Organization Development and Training at FOX entertainment group.

Matt lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two dogs. He loves all things basketball, playing guitar, and trying as many restaurants in LA as possible (and finishing everyone’s leftovers).


Matt's Core Values

Matt believes that identifying and applying your values at work is essential for success. Here are the values that Matt lives and works by:

1. Integrity: Uphold moral character in all situations.

2. Connection: Prioritize relationships.

3. Curiosity: Never stop learning.

4. Empathy: Try to understand what people are going through.

5. Potential: Keep developing yourself and others.