Matt Hall

Director & Lead Coach

Matt believes that people are capable of far bigger leadership and lives than they ever dare let themselves believe. In his provocative, playful yet humble approach he brings great trust and energy to MSB. His life as a senior leader in secondary schools in the UK and overseas gave him a deep understanding of what makes engaging learning and leadership.

As a CTI-trained coach Matt has an incredible ability to really understand others and move them forward to what they want.

When not controlling his hippy-tendencies for home-made clothes or planning an escape to the Scottish Highlands he delivers across all of the MSB programmes and is responsible for the strategic development of the company.

He believes that chocolate should never be messed with – keep it pure.


Making Stuff Better Ltd. – Director


As founding director of Making Stuff Better, I lead the growth of our coach training and leadership development portfolio. With a particular focus on government and healthcare clients, I bring my experience of school leadership to our 1:1 coaching and training design.

British School Muscat, Oman – Deputy Headteacher


One of the leading international schools in the Middle East, BSM is large 3-18 school with approximately 1100 students on roll serving a diverse expatriate community. As part of the Senior School leadership team we led the school from a BSO ‘Good’ judgement (2014) to BSO ‘Outstanding” (2017) in less than 3 years.

City Academy, Bristol – Vice Principal


Located in the 14th most deprived ward in the UK, City Academy is multicultural inner-city secondary school with approximately 1000 on roll. I led the improving standards agenda with responsibility for English & mathematics curriculum areas and the Sixth Form, securing a Good OfSTED judgement in 2012


National College of School Leadership, UK
National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, 2015–2016
University of Cambridge
Master of Philosophy: Politics & Education, Bachelor of Arts: Geography, 1997–2001


Qualified Coactive-Training Institute (CTI) Core Curriculum Coach.

I specialize in coaching leaders across the MSB focus areas:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Government
  • Example clients include

Clinical lead Paediatric Emergency Department
Senior Leader, British International School Riyadh
Partner, Accountancy Firm
Director, Government Department

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