Matt Rolfe

Matt Rolfe

Toronto, Ontario
Business Development Expert And Hospitality Leadership Coach
Matt Rolfe is a coach, speaker, and entrepreneur who mentors the top ten per cent of the hospitality industry toward unlocking their true potential. As founder of Results Hospitality and Westshore Hospitality Group, he has worked with hundreds of leadership teams throughout North America. Matt is an industry expert dedicated to helping leaders examine the human element of their business and execute effective team-building strategies unique to their needs.
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Matt Rolfe is a coach, speaker, and entrepreneur who mentors the top ten per cent of the hospitality industry toward unlocking their true potential.

As founder of Results Hospitality and Westshore Hospitality Group, he has worked with hundreds of leadership teams throughout North America. Beginning his career with companies like Bacardi and Labatt/Anheuser Busch, Matt has become an industry expert dedicated to helping leaders examine the human element of their businesses and execute effective team-building strategies unique to their needs.

Over his 15+ years, leading Westshore Hospitality Group, Matt has studied hundreds of operations and identified what the top ten per cent do that’s fundamentally different from the rest of the industry.

Asking the question, “What do they do that makes them stand out from the competition?” Matt has developed concepts that have been tested, challenged, proven, and continuously improved. Everything he coaches and advocates for is based on experience, successes, and failures.

His book, You Can’t Do It Alone: Focusing on People to Scale, Develop, and Lead Your Restaurant, is available on Amazon. Matt lives in Toronto with his wife Lindsay, their two children, and their golden retriever.




21st Century Entrepreneurship

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Your business, your life, and a new way of thinking

Matt Rolfe Topic Presentations

transformative keynotes for hospitality industry leaders focused on execution and implementation.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Are you looking to get more from your annual conferences, strategy sessions, or leadership team offsite meetings? Most teams feel energized after attending such events, but when reconvening at follow-up events, they often feel they didn’t deliver on their commitments or failed to execute everything as hoped. Although they’re seeing solid results, these leaders and their teams become overwhelmed and don’t feel that they are winning.

    Matt Rolfe has had the chance to lead hundreds of keynotes and leadership workshops and will work with each team to ensure there is clarity and alignment on both the intention and outcome of the workshop. All speaking engagements are designed with an execution mindset. Based on what is discussed and shared, you’ll be able to identify what your commitments are and what you will do differently to achieve the results you want and deserve as a team and organization.

    Matt’s most popular in-demand talks are outlined below. Apply today to have Matt Rolfe create, design, lead and inspire your next team event.

    Matt Rolfe has fired up audiences at Restaurant Canada, ORHMA, Cocca, Atlanta Restaurant Show and the Orlando Restaurant Show.

    Matt’s been a keynote speaker for some of the world’s largest brands, helping both restaurant operators and supplier sales teams understand the true needs of the food service industry. Some of these include Bacardi & Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Anheuser Busch, and Diageo.

you can’t do it alone: focusing on people to scale, develop and lead your restaurant

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • With a new outlook and mounting responsibilities, how do you keep the success going? You have too many opportunities and too little time. In a world where indecision only leads to failure, how do you make the right decision to help you achieve your goals?

    This is where the real work begins.

    Matt Rolfe will show you how to maximize profit and scale your business with solutions focused on the people behind your company. You will learn how to build a strong team and delegate effectively, with focused goals, inclusive strategies, and open, impactful communication. The growth of your business depends on the people who work for you, and their success depends on you.

what the top 10% of industry leaders and brands do differently – how to create and implement an execution-focused strategy

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Most high-performing teams appear successful, but their leaders get dragged down, feeling overwhelmed, over their capacity and overworked. This will eventually affect not only their work performance but their personal and family lives as well.

    The great news is there is a proven path to change this pattern for yourself, the leaders and the managers in your organization. In this talk, Matt Rolfe explains how to put together a 100-day execution plan for your business, all broken down into weeks, with each week having its own clear intentions, actions and accountabilities. Everything that will fill up these weeks is divided into four buckets: Goals, people development, projects and meetings.

    Matt Rolfe discusses why you need to rank in priority each of the activities you’ve written down in your execution plan. How the act of taking a piece of paper, and dividing it into four quadrants focused on professional life, personal life, family & friends, and community can juice everyone up and be the impetus that changes your group trajectory.

let’s not just talk about mental health, let’s take action: 12 simple, liberating mental health strategies you can put to work today for yourself and your people

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this discussion, Matt Rolfe opens up about his own mental health battles and triumphs, covering his experience with addiction, trauma and grief. He explores new ways in which hospitality leaders can work through their mental health challenges – whether burnout, addiction, PPSD (Post-Pandemic Stress Disorder) and others – and also help staff members or entire teams do the same.

    Matt Rolfe has earned wide acclaim for his insights into repurposing vulnerability from a liability into a vital aspect of sustainable leadership and team re-alignment. He shows you, using proven examples, how to move past the thinking and talking phase of mental health management into the getting stuff done phase.

the leadership pandemic: how success in our industry depends entirely on your ability to retain, develop, and attract top talent

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In this workshop, Matt Rolfe examines the dilemma faced by so many senior leaders in the hospitality industry: How to identify, recruit and train the best people and equip them for long-term leadership. He talks about what he’s learned (so often the hard way) about spotting the stars early and giving them the freedom and responsibilities to rise on their attributes.

    Matt Rolfe shares what has worked for him and his clients when it comes to identifying and selecting top performers, and contributing to their professional ascendance using the ideal amount of encouragement, accolades, and candid feedback. And, of course, how to keep these valued people on your team.

    Matt talks about the challenges of turning high performers into coaches who can in turn spot and elevate the next group of budding high performers. Matt Rolfe details his love of celebrating the victories and firsts of team members who go the extra mile, recognizing the efforts of good people through promotions and added responsibilities, embracing failure, and candidly assessing performance in ways that encourage ever-greater accomplishments.


Matt Rolfe is filling and illuminating gaps in the hospitality industry that most didn’t know existed.

Zoran White


It’s imperative that my team has outside education from experts that are in line with my training but from a different perspective. An investment in my team and team bonding


Valuable information is distilled into usable segments which can be readily passed onto frontline staff. Plenty of actionable items allowed my team and I to be candid, authentic and honest about the business and ourselves.



Matt Rolfe – Very good presentation, with an amazing approach to team development and growth within our operation , 


Georgian College

Many useful concepts to drive focus and performance management. I feel this workshop provided clarity and direction. I feel empowered leaving today


The workshop gave me the opportunity to evaluate the struggle and daily issues and self-evaluate what myself and my team can do to start moving forward.


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You Can't Do It Alone
You Can't Do It Alone
You Can't Do It Alone: Focusing on People to Scale, Develop, and Lead Your Restaurant
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