Embrace fundamental change by understanding and developing your Personal Culture™

Let’s start with the name: Modus Prime means the first method or the first lesson.

Why? If I had my way, the first time an individual is placed into a leadership role…

…the first time they’re put in a position where they can directly influence another person’s career—the first time they’re held accountable for a technology or product that reflects a brand or company—the first time they’re entrusted with building or maintaining processes that define how people work…

these would be the first principles they’re taught.

I’ve mentored leaders across a wide range of disciplines and industries, and in doing so I’ve managed to distill the behaviors and characteristics of successful leaders into a set of well-tested core principles. More importantly, I’ve developed a one-of-a-kind leadership model you won’t find anywhere else.

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. It’s not a lecture—it’s a conversation. It’s a transformative and intensive questioning of what it means to be a leader in every aspect of your life and career.

Modus Prime is an in-person program only. All training takes place in a group setting onsite at your location. Get in touch below to find out more.

With Modus Prime, Your Leaders Will Come Away With:

A Personal Culture

A custom brand defining the influence, expectations, values, traditions, and language unique to their leadership

Deep Tactic

A robust organizational framework that reduces or eliminates the process, time, and resource pain points that cripple even the most experienced leaders

Future Focus

An understanding of what the future of leadership will look like in transforming times (culturally and technologically)—and how to align themselves with it


Strategies that will allow them to remove the possibility of failure from any initiative they find valuable—no matter how ambitious—without relying on self-discipline

Cornerstone Strategies

The wisdom to identify and focus upon the parts of their careers that matter and the courage to ignore those that don’t—something that often takes decades of experience to master

A Personalized Action Plan

Customized content catered to their specific industry, discipline, and competencies

Experience the Modus Prime 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 training (which is in most cases glorified corporate management training) is a relic of the past.

Modus Prime is Ideal For:

  • New leaders
  • Emerging or soon-to-be leaders
  • Experienced leaders seeking to grow and adopt new perspectives
  • Experienced leaders undergoing an increased scale of influence
  • Technical leads
  • Project or Program Managers
  • Startup Founders
  • Any leader of people, processes, or technologies

“The main principle of this course is so deceptively simple, yet it manages to completely eliminate failure as an option. It works because It demands commitment. It’s like P90X for developing focus and good habits “

Phil B., Director, CHR

“Matt is a logical thinker with a great understanding of how products should work. He combines this knowledge with a poised, optimistic outlook and tone, yet isn’t afraid to speak his mind.“

Mike R., CEO and Co-Founder, GrubCity

“Matthew is clearly committed to continuous learning and self improvement. He personally helped me find the right strategy to fit my needs, and my productivity has never been better!”

Ken M., Senior Manager, Web Application Engineering, Comcast/NBC

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 UniverseNever 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.

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