Blue Dot Consulting
about the founder
why blue dot?
Matt develops people, programs, organizations and communities rich in connection, feedback and growth. Known for fostering purposeful rapport and probing for high-context insights, Matt helps clients overcome limiting habits and become agents of transformative change within themselves and the communities they love.
Matt's study of world religions, meditation and creativity has made him a passionate believer that the inner life is the root of effective action, whether at work, in community or in society at large.
Matt is a certified meditation teacher, a certified group facilitator, and a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. He holds a Bachelor's degree in theology and world religions and Masters degree in pastoral studies, practical theology and small community formation. He is completing a certificate in coaching from the Mindfulness Coaching School in 2020.
Matt has worked in community development and systems change his entire career, primarily in philanthropy. He served at the Blandin Foundation in Grand Rapids, MN and the Sherwood Foundation in Nebraska before starting Blue Dot Consulting in 2018. He splits time between Omaha (with his three daughters) and in Minneapolis (with his partner) while abiding on the Blue Dot.
Matt Rezac, founder and lead consultant
Blue Dot Values
Get to the heart of what matters
Consultants should alleviate challenges and create clarity, not just generate information. I get to the heart of what matters by listening carefully, directly addressing clients’ core concerns, providing new understanding, and increasing meaningful choices in a clear and immediately useful way.
Advance antiracism, equity & inclusion
My blind spots and those of my clients are assumed and acknowledged as a starting place from which to actively mitigate racism and other biases to advance equity. I educate myself on structural racism and inequity and work with my clients, advisors, and community members to identify and eliminate structural barriers to equity. I acknowledge intersectionality and seek missing perspectives, especially from the people most directly affected by our thoughts and actions. I embrace and skillfully leverage the creative tension that emerges when diverse points of view are brought into dialogue.
Be rigorous & find upstream solutions
I am curious, intellectually disciplined, and dedicated to quality. I probe my own and others’ surface-level interpretations of data and resist the appeal of jumping to quick conclusions. Instead I prioritize deep understanding of root causes and look upstream for discernment of long-term and catalytic solutions. I combine rigorous methods and practical mindsets from project design to final reporting.
Model facilitative leadership & participatory learning
I believe that human systems are optimized through engagement. As a leader and consultant, I emphasize participation to create robust feedback loops, access the unique lived experiences and expertise of all stakeholders, and generate solutions that authentically reflect the people most directly affected by our work.
Be relational & have fun
Expertise, resources, and even hard work are underutilized when they are not accompanied by trusting relationships and collegial rapport. I mitigate the stress of the modern workplace, and do my best work, when I connect with, support, and enjoy my colleagues as human beings. I practice gratitude for the opportunity to do great work in service to positive community change.
Why Blue Dot?
Blue Dot Consulting was named for the first photo of Earth taken from the edge of our solar system. Carl Sagan observed how all of history’s triumphs, frailties, manias, and sublime insights occurred on the tiny dot of light seen in that photo. Our existence is both miraculous and fleeting from that vantage!
In this spirit, Blue Dot Consulting helps organizations and leaders make meaningful and uncommon contributions during their brief and beautiful chance to abide on the “pale blue dot.”