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9m Consulting

Building Environments of Innovation

9m began as a volunteer project in 2009 working with students and young professionals in the community bringing a unique method of professional development by aligning goals with personality preferences and developing career maps using a project management philosophy


In 2011 9m moved its base of operations to Boise, Idaho and officially became 9m Consulting, LLC and a for-profit company. Focusing on the 4 key competencies of innovation, 9m specializes in cultures, teams, the creative process, and planning. Targeted in the Pacific Northwest market, 9m continues to serve the United States.

Leading Disruptive Innovation

Matthew D.M. Watson, Ph.D., PMP, is the founder and Principal of 9m, a worldwide innovation consulting firm based in Boise, Idaho. He began his career in the United States Air Force as a forward-air-controller, serving in the invasion of Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. Following Matt’s service, he worked with the Bechtel Corporation as an organizational development project manager and training director then later with Hewlett-Packard as a business strategy project manager. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and Masters of Arts in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. After spending the first half of his career specializing in organizational development, project management, and lean process improvements, Matt focused his mastery on the creative and innovation processes while completing his Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine University. There he was able to refine his innovation model while completing his research on the enablement of innovation. He is the author of “Fear and Loathing in the Accountable Culture” and “Common Strategies and Practices among Facilitators of Innovative Thinking in Organizations"