Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker, has 10 minutes to change your life forever. Foley discusses the proper placement of that bar of excellence within your organization and also your personal life. Heed his advice and you might just end up living in a van down by the river… Matt Foley is a fictional character from the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live performed by Chris Farley. Foley is a motivational speaker who exhibits characteristics that someone in that position would not typically have: whereas motivational speakers are typically successful and charismatic, Foley is abrasive, clumsy, and down on his luck. The character was popular in its original run and went on to become one of Farley’s best-known characters.