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Nicholas McCarthy

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An inspirational speaker and one-handed pianist on how to overcome the toughest challenges and stay motivated

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Keynote speaker Nicholas McCarthy is a one-of-a-kind. He was born without his right arm but managed to become a professional pianist. His keynotes on peak-performance and motivation have helped companies and professionals reach their goals and overcome challenges.

Why you should book Nicholas McCarthy

  • Nicholas McCarthy offers his audience a unique experience as he shares his personal story about overcoming adversity and reaching goals.
  • As a professional pianist, he is available for beautiful performances that inspire and move the audience.
  • Speaker Nicholas McCarthy provides the audience with practical tools and methods to motivate themselves. He understands how setbacks and disencouragement can get to you and is happy to share his best tips and tricks to keep trying.

Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right hand. He started playing piano when he was 14 years old and was told he would never succeed as a pianist. However, Nicholas did not feel discouraged and continued to fight for his dreams. When he graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Music in 2012, it drew headlines around the world. In 2018, he was awarded honorary membership by its president, HRH the Prince of Wales.

As a pianist, Nicholas has performed at many international events, and he understands how high-pressure can get to you. Nicholas has had all odds against him but still managed to overcome the challenge and make people believe in him – by believing in himself. His keynotes are inspirational, motivational and filled with personal anecdotes.

As a speaker Nicholas McCarthy is engaging, motivational and unique. He is an excellent pianist and has performed alongside Coldplay in front of 86,000 people and half a billion worldwide viewers at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Clients love him for his honesty and inspirational story.

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Sole Determination

  • This keynote revolves around Nicholas’s personal story. He talks about how he achieved his dreams despite all the odds against him.
  • This keynote will inspire you to reach personal and professional dreams. Nicholas has been through the ups and downs of life and is happy to share his secret to resilience and motivation.
  • You will learn advanced visualisation techniques to help achieve goals as well as ways to use negativity as fuel to positive thoughts.
Keynote by speaker Nicholas McCarthy

The Power of Peak Performance

  • This keynote covers ways to reach peak performance. It’s perfect for anyone working in a high-pressure environment where people’s expectations and nerves can get the better of you.
  • Nicholas presents the tools and techniques he has used the past 16 years as a professional pianist to always perform at a level of peak performance and overcome setbacks and challenges.
  • You will learn how to overcome nerves, strive in high-pressure environments and always do your best. Nicholas offers take-home tools so you can start developing a winning mindset right away.
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    Sole determination: Nicholas McCarthy at TEDxAlbertopolis

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    Nicholas McCarthy | World’s Only One-Handed Pianist & Motivational Speaker

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