Some of our clients...

What do They Say?

“Tough Cookie made a complex topic easy to understand and were very effective at motivating staff to start taking care of their minds. The scientific, humorous and no-nonsense approach helped to lift some of the fears and misconceptions around the topic. Staff found the content novel in its approach and refreshingly challenging at times – It really left them thinking!”

Alison Shomade

People Project Manager
“Ultimately, the wellbeing and mental resilience of staff is paramount. As others have, I would encourage organisations to engage with Michael and the Tough Cookie team and listen to his story, taking on-board the lessons with a view to implementing their new approach to the benefit of all.”

Lawrence Webb

Group SHE Strategy Director

“Amazing introduction into resilience and Mixed Mental Arts, led by Michael Matania, from Tough Cookie. Michael made a vast topic seem simple to understand whilst making us question ourselves around how we make the most of living our lives day to day. Such an interesting and engaging speaker, has left us all thinking how we can make simple changes in our lives to help us real focus on the here and now. Highly recommend!”
Nicola Willox

HR & Payroll Advisor

“I have been attending the Tough Cookie weekly sessions at our offices for the past year and can honestly say it has transformed the way in which I deal with challenges at work and at home. They helped me integrate the tools into my life and build better social connections with my peers at work. I honestly Couldn’t recommend them more highly.”
Felipe Coirolo


Global Social Media Platform

“Michael has been a fantastic support to our professional clients in the space of all things wellbeing, neuroscience and psychology. He delivers with grace and a human approach which is why audiences connect so readily and confidently with him. His personal stories bring a reality check to the world, and his ability to normalise and help us all understand more about this specialist field is why we will continue to work with Michael in the future. You can’t help but want some of his aura!”

Matthew Radley

Managing Director

“As soon as we met Michael, we knew immediately we wanted to work with him. When he talks, you’re captivated and want to actively engage with what he is saying. Michael is certainly an expert in his field and the ideal candidate to guide you through your resilience journey. All in all, you’d be mad not to want to work with Michael.”

Bec Adams

Senior Marketing Manager

“I really enjoyed the half-day session and felt I got so much out of it! I now have tools that will be very useful in the future if I ever get stressed or anxious.”

Maria O’Brian

Corporate Services Officer