Grades 4-12
Speaking Programs

Building Students’ Self-Worth So They Create THEIR Success

Many students ask themselves…

“Why can’t I just be me and be accepted for it? Am I good enough?”

Pressures are coming at teens and “tweens” from all directions: peer pressure at school, the struggle to fit in, high expectations from family, the destructive power of negativity, distractions from social media… This can rob them of their self-esteem and divert their focus from what matters most, making them uncertain as to what they want to do with their lives.Nick empowers students to overcome the obstacles and negative distractions that prevent them from connecting with who they are so they can achieve THEIR definition of success.Nick is not a stereotypical “follow your dreams” speaker. The presentation is focused to address issues such as dropouts, student involvement, class performance and preparing students for their future. Whether you want your event live or virtual, Nick has you covered.

Students will learn how to:

  • Deal with Negative Influences & Peer Pressure
  • Remove Distractions and Remain Focused on Achieving their Life Goals
  • Overcome Adversity & Leverage Failure for Success
  • Make Better Decisions For Themselves

Better yet, they’ll learn in an entertaining and memorable way.
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Testimonials

It was the best presentation I’ve seen to date.
- Gary Licalzi
Music Teacher, South Kortright Central School
Nick was a hit with our student audience. We really appreciated the extra effort he put into making his presentation something to remember.
- Heidi Walsh
Program Director at SkillsUSA
One of the best youth presenters I’ve ever seen in nearly 2 decades in the business.
- Jason Hewlett
Hall of Fame Speaker
The moment he stepped on stage he connected and captivated the students, so much so that he received two standing ovations.
- Cole
NSA Youth Counselor
From start to finish, Nick is a person that I recommend for working with school audiences without hesitation. He is professional, respectful, relatable, and above all else, passionate about inspiring students- exactly the role model that many of our youth need in today’s world.
- Rachel Wright
Professional Learning Specialist, ONC BOCES
Nick’s day at our school created memories that will last a lifetime.
- Christine Heinig
Academic Coach, Owen D Young
Nick is real, and connects to students in a way that many speakers don’t, the standing ovation at the end of his presentation is proof of that.
- Kelli Kennedy
Assistant Director for CTE, Manatee County School District
Nick did an amazing job and held everyone in the audience so well you could hear a pin drop. I was never left in the dark through communicating with him and most importantly, he left a message that truly made a difference for our students.
- Bruce Potter
SkillsUSA NY Director
Definition of someone who can tell a story and change a life.
- Emanuel C.
Student, Hartford Community College
Nick’s animated personality, commanding presence, and overall sincere demeanor gained him the respect of both my students and staff so much that he received a standing ovation at the close of his story!
- Carrie Auffrey
Assistant Principal at Holyoke High School
His presentation captivates and engages the audience from start to finish and his authenticity and fun personality makes students feel like they can truly connect with him. Nick was such a joy to work with!
- Emily Harris
Coordinator of Orientation & New Student Programs, University of North Texas
It was our pleasure to have Nick with us and we hope to have him back again next year. I would highly recommend him!
- Hank Girardin
Assistant Principal at West Springfield High School
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