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Foundations of Execution

Foundations of Execution is a family of transformative online and in-person programs designed to strategically facilitate leadership growth, goal achievement, and self-discovery.

Embrace fundamental change by understanding and developing your Personal Culture

Hi! I'm Matthew Canning.

I’m a technologist, Fortune 50 executive, and leadership/productivity educator. I’m the author of Master the Language of the Universe, Never Forget Again, and Get it Together as well as a frequent media contributor, startup advisor, and entrepreneur. I have a track record of building first-in-class, highly scalable teams and processes and regularly work with established leadership teams to help bring about positive operational and cultural change.

Most importantly, though, I’m an execution guide; through my family of online and in-person programs, I’ve helped countless individuals develop the tools and skills necessary to achieve feats of personal, professional, and creative greatness. It’s my passion, and it’s taken me all over the world.

Experience the Foundations of Execution Difference

A philosophy-first approach that lets you understand the core motivations that fuel your journey and use that knowledge to craft strategies and tactics—not the other way around.

Assess and rebuild the way you operate from the ground up; relearn the fundamental means by which you approach problems, organize your time and tasks, and tolerate your own failures.

A unique, fun, and modern tone; stuffy, sanitized, self-righteous leadership and goal execution programs are a relic of the past.

Explore the Programs

For Leaders / Businesses

Leadership doesn’t mean being in charge. It means understanding your own motivations and those of the people you’re responsible for. It means developing the maturity to identify and execute flawlessly upon the things that truly matter. It means building a foundation of organizational, interpersonal, and technical competencies that separate the successful from those who struggle.

Good leadership isn’t about working harder; it’s about understanding yourself—your Personal Culture—and then using that understanding to craft a custom framework for success. An intention-driven leader’s philosophy should inform his or her strategy and the strategy should in turn inform his or her tactics.

The strategies I share in Modus Prime are the very ones I use myself.

Modus Prime is ideal for leaders of all types—including new or emerging leaders and seasoned leaders experiencing an increased scale of influence.


For Individuals

If you’re like most people, you have a goal or a dream—something ambitious you’re passionate about—but days of excuses and false starts have slowly turned into years of the same. This isn’t because of weakness or laziness; it’s because execution is a skill, and success isn’t a matter of trying harder or wanting it more; it’s a matter of strategy.

There’s a simple answer to the question, “what do all great success stories share in common?” With the exception of a few very lucky or well-connected individuals, the answer lies in cultivating execution mastery; and until you’ve embraced this approach your goals and dreams will remain just that: goals and dreams.

Your Success Story is an immersive deep-dive into the content found in my upcoming book by the same name, and is ideal for individuals who finally want to pursue that goal or dream that’s always seemed out of reach.


For Students / Educational Institutions

Architects learned architecture in school. Historians learned history. Illustrators learned illustration.

What did leaders learn?

Current students will spend years refining their skills in whatever domain or industry they chose to pursue. Individuals often become leaders—of people, teams, or processes—when they’ve excelled in their jobs or industries; however, while domain expertise and exceptional performance often translate to trust, they don’t necessarily prepare one for leadership.

Once comfortable in their careers, those who make the transition from individual contribution to leadership will often find that mentors/managers consistently fail to furnish them with the requisite skills; these individuals will find themselves effectively starting over in what amounts to a new career that requires an entirely new skill set.

This has happened to countless individuals. This certainly happened to me.

Key aspects of leadership can be taught and mastered. It’s my mission to prepare people for the realities of leadership, and it’s never too early to begin that journey. Modus Prime EDU is ideal for future leaders in late secondary and higher education.

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