About Matthew Kohut, Co-Author, "Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential"
Matthew Kohut is the managing partner of KNP Communications. He is the co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential, and “Connect, Then Lead,” a Harvard Business Review cover story (July/August 2013). He has coached thousands of speakers for events ranging from live television appearances to TED talks. In addition to conducting communications trainings for clients in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors, he has served as a communications consultant to organizations including NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Harvard University. He previously worked for the dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, serving as Professor Joseph Nye's principal speechwriter and researcher. Matt holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.
Interviewed by Freyan Billimoria, Director of Strategic Partnerships