Gaining Work Skills and a Diploma

SkillsUSA partners students, educators, parents, and industry to train high school and postgraduate students for careers. Industry partners collaborate with the organization to ensure a steady flow of qualified workers for technical, trade, and skilled service careers.

SkillsUSA comprises over 12,000 students who work together at schools across the United States and come together to compete at symposiums held throughout the year. Nick Scott inspires young people to continue on the path to a happy, healthy future, and training for competition is an area he knows better than anyone else.

Students in SkillsUSA work with determination to achieve certification, diplomas, and degrees in accelerated programs while attending high school. These students walk away from school ready to begin the careers they have trained for, armed with the knowledge that they have achieved their goals. For students who lose focus, Nick Scott provides the motivation they need to reconsider their decision to quit, putting them back on track to their goals.

Speaking Topics

  • Peak Performance
  • Communication
  • Team Building
  • Execution
  • Strategy
  • Success
  • Diversity
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Personal Growth
  • Self Esteem
  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Entrepreneurship

Nick Scott Tells His Story

Nick Scott was an average 16-year-old who played on his high school football team and loved athletics. His life was like that of any teenager who attended classes and hung out with friends, but all of that changed in an instant. An automobile accident turned his normal life into an exceptional one. Miraculously, Nick survived once he was cleared from the twisted metal of his automobile. He suddenly found himself paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. Years of depression and self-abuse marked Nick’s sometimes painful but ultimately uplifting journey of rediscovering 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 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.

Motivating Millions

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 his mobility and almost consumed his spirit. The young man settled in 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.

Keeping Students Focused on the Prize

Nick Scott is a world-renowned speaker who influences people with his charisma, passion, and ability to inspire people to set goals and achieve them. Nick never slows down, and this is the energy students need when preparing for future careers in industries such as services, hospitality, or technical trades. The need for workers in all industries is rising as the economy begins a slow recovery. Nick knows the importance of staying active in all the educational programs offered to students or employees.

Nick Scott lights a fire inside an audience that spreads into productive, goal-oriented endeavors. Students thrill at the style Nick uses to convey his knowledge. Spirit and a love for what he is doing emanate from Nick as he tells audiences the struggles of his early years. An automobile accident left Nick Scott confined to a wheelchair at the age of 16. Nick was an athletic high school student who had no cares in the world. The future was bright, and his popularity at school soared until the day he almost lost his life and was forced to come to terms with the fact his life would be spent in a wheelchair. Years of depression took away Nick’s athletic build, and he saw no future to motivate. A day did arrive that sparked motivation in the young man. He knew he had to find a way back to health or live in depression forever.

Since the day that spark ignited, Nick has worked tirelessly to make his dreams real. He has achieved beyond those first dreams into education, entrepreneurship, and website consulting. Nick never gives up, and students will never want to give up after an hour with Nick.


  • CEO / President / Founder Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc.
  • Global Promoter of Wheelchair Bodybuilding
  • IFBB Professional Wheelchair Bodybuilder
  • Professional Wheelchair Ballroom Dancer
  • 2-Time World Powerlifting Champion
  • Master Trainer – ISSA
  • Award-Winning Actor
  • Published Author
  • Real Estate Investor

Nick continues to move forward through education in business administration and fitness. He instills in listeners how important continuing education is to their future. Through learning, people increase their value as employees and employers. Networking is now how 80% of employers fill positions. The new employee referral programs pay thousands of dollars in incentives to employees who recommend a qualified candidate, and if the candidate stays with the organization. Nick knows students need this information as well as the fire inside to continue learning and growing for a lifetime. Information travels the world in an instant, and new technology appears every day to streamline production, sales, and distribution. Let Nick speak to students to give them a look at the speed of change and how to keep up. Nick Scott will not disappoint one audience member, nor will anyone leave without feeling changed by his incredible life accomplishments.


Goal Setting Strategies and Action

Audience members set goals for their futures using skills they have and skills they have yet to acquire. They set a series of goals, one leading to the next, so their progress is measurable. Students exhibit flexibility when a goal changes or is no longer important to their ultimate goal.

Self-Confidence and Accountability

Students know their individual value to school, employer, and family. Self-confidence is evident as students complete exercises in decision-making and leadership. Emphasis is put on focus to complete tasks quickly and accurately. Audience members take responsibility for their mistakes and continue working.

Leadership and Motivation

Students are ready to lead teams for better understanding of a failure. They listen to the ideas of diverse team members and use the information to form a solution. Proper actions are taken to solve problems before a task fails completely.


Setting Goals High

Nick speaks to SkillsUSA members about the importance of goal setting throughout their lives. Nick Scott spent time without direction and without a goal. The automobile accident that took his mobility almost took his purpose for living. Nick found his goal in Wheelchair Bodybuilding. He was a pioneer who opened doors for others behind him. Nick has destroyed every goal he has set. He is the CEO / President / Founder of Wheelchair Bodybuilding, Inc. Nick plans fundraising events and other community activities at the foundation that gives disabled or disadvantaged people the opportunity to find their path in athletics.

Motivation and Focus on Success

Nick Scott speaks from his heart when telling audiences they can achieve greatness in their lives through focus and mindset. He epitomizes the ‘never give up’ attitude. Nick never gives up, and he always achieves the goals he sets. SkillsUSA members interact with Nick during his program, and a fire sparks inside of them. The fire inside is the focus and motivation needed to succeed in any field of study. By working with Nick, students learn a skill to take into their future career and gain self-esteem knowing they have accomplished an amazing thing.

Gaining Momentum

Nick Scott can help students maintain the momentum they need for continuing education into College and University. Nick knows the value of continuing education and broadening the scope of capabilities to integrate into current skills for a better, more fulfilling career dynamic. Staying up to date with trends and industry technology keeps students on the go and keeps them in a network. Networking is the number one employment resource, and Nick knows the best networking techniques for students to use. Growing a network over time is a sure way to get employment and stay in the circles that open opportunities.