“Let me help you. I’ve been there. Hi, I’m Matt Episcopo. As a highly decorated law enforcement veteran and the author of “How To Gain The Upper Hand, P.O.W.E.R. Tactics That Get Leaders Results” I have taken my structure, discipline and training and helped thousands of people just like you.”

Captain Matt Episcopo (Ret.) – TEDx Speaker, Leadership And Communication Expert


Matt Episcopo has redefined the formula for personal power, leadership and business success. Matt knows that the real way to become effective is to build credibility, trust and solid relationships. When we establish trust and credibility, others will say “Yes” to our ideas, products and services.


His efforts have helped associations and companies around the world improve their leadership, customer retention and employee engagement. From start-ups to Fortune 500’s, Matt is widely recognized as an energizing and engaging presenter. He is author of the book “How To Gain The Upper Hand, P.O.W.E.R. Tactics That Get Leaders Results”.


Real-life experience and results are what fuels this relationship-generating powerhouse. A Medal of Honor recipient with more than 21 years of law enforcement experience, Matt will teach you how to engage with virtually anyone.


Matt’s presentations have been given in Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Aruba, Bahamas as well as across the United States.

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My Story

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  • Medal of Honor
  • Meritorious Service
  • Gallantry Star
  • Honorable Service
  • Madison County Sheriff’s Award
  • Excellence In Instruction Award
  • Outstanding Instructor Award
  • Numerous Citations
  • 40 Under 40 Award in recognition of business accomplishments community leadership in Central New York
  • Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from Charles Miller Post #140 American Legion
  • Letter of Commendation from Division of Parole
  • Stop DWI Award for DWI Enforcement Excellence
  • Dedicated Service Award from the Town of Saugerties Police for Woodstock 1994 Festival.
  • Walter E. Cummings Award
  • Don Connelly Humanitarian Award

Education & Training:

  • More than 3,000 hours of specialized police training, including: -FEMA IS100, 200, 700 & 800
  • Supervisory Training
  • Conducting employee performance appraisals
  • Establishing meaningful performance measures
  • Criminal Investigative Analysis
  • Interview and Interrogations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Death Investigations
  • Sex Crime Investigations
  • Major Crime Investigations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Advanced Fingerprint Training
  • Col. Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar (by invitation-only)
  • Attended Delaware County Law Enforcement Academy while employed full time (Appointed Class Captain.)