Organizations are established to support the survival of society. The necessities of life produced by organizations, ranging from dairy farmers who produce meat, eggs, cheese, milk, butter, ice cream, and yogurt to an accounting firm that prepares tax forms each April, are essential. Organizations thrive by setting and achieving daily goals. To make an organization successful, many factors come into play, keeping the group together and ensuring that the role of each member is recognized as vital to the proper function of the group.
When like-minded people embark on a mission to make a difference in their community or even within their family, their motivation can wane if they perceive the goal as unattainable. How can an organization maintain a high level of motivation when facing disappointments? If the goal changes, does that mean the organization has failed, or can the group adapt to pursue a new, more productive objective?
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, but all of that changed in an instant. An automobile accident transformed 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 looking 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 engaged and on the edge of their seats as he inspires every person and instills the power to achieve their dreams. His trials and errors 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; 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. When he was 16 years old, Nick was involved in a tragic automobile accident that took his mobility and almost consumed his spirit. The young man settled into depression for several years and was borderline suicidal. The day Nick Scott decided to do something to improve his life is the day the world gained a dynamic, passionate motivating voice.
As a professional bodybuilder, wheelchair ballroom dancer, personal trainer, entertainer, and motivational speaker, Nick Scott approaches everything he does with enthusiasm and conviction. His vision is to use his life experiences and abilities to inspire others and give them hope. Nick establishes a connection with group members and empowers them to tap into a higher level of personal strength than they knew existed.
Nick inspires through the story of his own amazing journey. An automobile accident took Nick’s ability to walk when he was just 16 years old. The dark years of depression ended one day when a spark of hope ignited within him. Nick began getting his body in shape and dreaming of an entire wheelchair athletics division where professional athlete status could be obtained. Nick took control of his life and paved the way for wheelchair athletes. Now, his story and the knowledge acquired during his journey allow Nick the honor of speaking worldwide to sold-out crowds who want to learn how to release the power inside to better their lives and the lives around them.
The key to accessing this dynamo living inside is to step out with courage and take action. The example Nick Scott provides through his powerful stage presence, charismatic style, and sheer strength of will has helped transform individuals ranging from professional athletes to senior executives and organizations worldwide. Nick sparks an ember in each audience member who, in turn, takes that spark to their organization. Imagine an entire organized work group with an ember waiting to ignite each day. The productivity, sharing of ideas, and overall health of the organization improve, along with the personal growth each member experiences.
Audience members exhibit the ability to connect with others and spark in them the willingness to act on ideas and goals the organization has chosen. They will identify the reasons why another person seems unmotivated and know how to get that person on the track to success.
Members of the organization will interact with one another and become involved in fulfilling the organization’s needs. They will work together on projects and outreach programs to brainstorm and meet the needs of the community. Organizational contacts will work to fulfill emotional and organizational needs to keep the group focused.
Audience members will recognize behaviors that are holding the organization back and know how to reorganize and motivate. Organization members will effectively identify the issues contributing to a lack of motivation and will be able to reset goals or determine the necessary steps to reach the goal.
Nick Scott gives organizations his dynamic skill-set for achieving success within the individual and the group. Groups who have goals to meet in their community must stay focused and work together. Nick teaches groups to create strategies using past successes integrated with new strategies to meet the group’s needs efficiently. Nick’s education, experience, and interactive program do more than motivate; they activate a desire to achieve more.
Nick Scott teaches, through first-hand experience, the importance of staying self-motivated. Without self-motivation, Nick would not be a Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilder or a sponsored athlete. In the beginning, there were few opportunities for wheelchair athletes, and Nick competed, and won, against non-wheelchair athletes. Now, wheelchair divisions are common in the sport, and Nick is working to further the scope of wheelchair athletics worldwide. Nick opened these doors himself and left them open for those who followed. The seeds of motivation start inside each individual and grow to encompass the group as they move toward success. Nick will plant the seeds, teach the group to nurture them, and initiate an unstoppable force that will meet each goal set. Nick knows there is no excuse for quitting and no excuse for not trying.
Structure within an organization provides the group with a chain of leadership to follow and rituals in the everyday life of the organization. Rituals are essential when building trust and forming a flexible team. Change in Nick Scott’s life is constant, and he quickly adjusts to those changes without losing sight of his goals. Rituals in Nick’s daily routines give him roots that hold him in one place but also allow him to calmly assess change and decide, quickly, the best action to take. Psychologically, these roots keep Nick grounded in the familiar as he navigates problems that threaten the ultimate outcome he wants. Nick knows successful organizations change quickly, like the environment around them. To maintain cohesion, rituals ground them to a common cause while guiding them toward the solutions needed.