Many students find the competitive nature of the DECA program intimidating and fail to meet the program’s core objectives due to a lack of self-esteem. The aggressive marketing and business strategies that the organization prepares students for may not excite members who envision careers elsewhere. Training students for leadership roles in industries they do not understand can divert student interests in different directions. The college level presents more challenges as students seek time for endeavors beyond academics and clubs. Instilling the importance of learning these skills and recognizing the network available after graduation is futile if students do not respect the speaker. Therefore, finding a speaker whom the audience believes in and respects should be a top priority.
Nick Scott was an average 16-year-old who played on his high school football team and loved athletics. He led the life of any teenager who attended classes and hung out with friends. However, all of that changed in an instant when an automobile accident turned his normal life into an exceptional one. Miraculously, Nick escaped death once he was cleared from the twisted metal of his automobile. Nick suddenly found himself paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. Years of depression and self-abuse began Nick’s sometimes painful but ultimately uplifting story of how he rediscovered his life by learning to look at things through a new lens.
This is the story of one man’s determination to hold tightly to his dreams, his drive to succeed, and his passion for pushing people, including himself, to perform at the optimal level. Audience members will learn how to apply the principles that renewed Nick’s life to enhance their own lives and help those under their care. Nick keeps audience members on the edge of their seats as he engages every person and instills the power to achieve dreams. His trials and errors have earned him the top ranking in fitness coaching and motivational speaking. How is Nick’s presentation different from others? Nick knows more than anyone else does; there are no excuses. There are no excuses for giving up or quitting.
Nick Scott brings his motivational talent, charismatic style, and his incredible story to speaking engagements worldwide. At 16 years old, Nick was involved in a tragic automobile accident that took away his mobility and nearly consumed his spirit. The young man battled depression for several years and was on the brink of suicide. The day Nick Scott decided to take action to improve his life marked the moment the world gained a dynamic, passionate motivating voice.
When seeking a speaker to ignite excitement and anticipation for the future, Nick Scott is the ideal choice. His educational credentials and life experiences make him a compelling motivator. Nick is candid about the future and understands how one bad decision can alter the course of one’s life. His burning passion for sharing the knowledge he has acquired with those on the brink of life’s journey energizes audiences. Listening to Nick is not just an option; once he takes the stage, listening becomes a life-changing event.
At the age of 16, an automobile accident left Nick Scott confined to a wheelchair. Until that point, Nick led the life of a typical high school athlete, giving little thought to the future beyond what he’d have for dinner. He was a popular student and, like most teenagers, felt invincible. That changed dramatically when he nearly lost his life and had to come to terms with the fact that he would spend his life in a wheelchair. Years of depression eroded Nick’s athletic physique, and he saw a bleak future ahead. Drawing inspiration from athletics, Nick felt a spark of motivation and began nurturing that spark into the flame that now defines him as he passionately shares his past. Nick not only paved the way for wheelchair-bound athletes but also for non-athletes as he pursued and achieved goal after goal. His vision, Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc., became a reality and marked his entry into business ownership. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as they hear the rest of Nick’s story.
Nick Scott’s real-life examples of success and achievement ignite a fire in those who hear his voice. Never giving in to a challenge and understanding that there are no excuses for quitting gives Nick the edge to motivate others to give their best, no matter the cause. Concepts like competition, ambition, and an unquenchable thirst for learning are the principles that Nick’s listeners will learn to keep alive as they journey toward business success.
DECA members will demonstrate courage in their preparation for DECA competitions, community involvement, and future plans. They will recognize their value to the program and their schools without any doubt.
Audience members will showcase advanced goal-setting skills for their personal lives, educational futures, and career paths. Students will explain the importance of setting goals and working to achieve them.
Risk-Taking: Young adults will define the traits of an entrepreneur to identify those traits in themselves. They will demonstrate the courage and risk-taking personality of business entrepreneurs and strive to establish a niche in the business community.
Nick Scott brings DECA members the experience of an entrepreneur. Nick started the Wheelchair Bodybuilding Foundation with the goal of making it an entity open to any disadvantaged or disabled person seeking athletics as a path to success. Nick speaks with knowledge and enthusiasm to students venturing into the business world. He speaks from the heart to show audiences the power within each person. The journey Nick Scott is on opens doors for anyone who wishes to join him. Nick’s program is interactive, so the audience doesn’t just hear what he says; they also get to experience hands-on applications to prepare them for careers in business. Nick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and understands how quickly dynamics change. He works with DECA members to create strategies to handle problems that may arise and impede progress toward a goal. The audience learns to take immediate action to avoid setbacks during unexpected transitions.
Nick Scott understands that DECA programs are challenging, and competitions can be stressful. Students who do not typically compete may find the core objectives of the club difficult to achieve. Nick will motivate all members to continue with the program and provide them with techniques designed to boost self-esteem. Nick emphasizes that there is no excuse for quitting, sharing the story of a man who never gave up and saw all his dreams come to fruition. Nick’s interactive program allows members to practice techniques for building self-esteem and courage. Nick began his journey as a young man slowly coming to terms with the accident that left him wheelchair-bound. Overweight and depressed, Nick turned to his athletic training and began conditioning his body. From the outset, Nick refused to give up, and now he continues as a sponsored professional in Wheelchair Bodybuilding. He is also a Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing champion, an author, an award-winning actor, and the CEO / President / Founder of Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. Nick never quit and will not allow others to quit because there is no excuse for quitting.
DECA members are the future of the global business world, and Nick Scott’s engaging program takes members through the business plan from idea to profit. He interacts with audiences and involves them in real-life scenarios that teach leadership skills such as team management, time management, and change management. The program provides insight into strategies Nick uses to adapt to change quickly. He instills confidence in listeners who witness a man who never stops trying and achieves goals set unbelievably high. Nick’s athletic experience, combined with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, provides audiences with a unique and successful leader to follow. Higher education and continuous learning, along with a healthy body, equip DECA members for a successful future.