Location: Johannesburg
Performer Type: Speaker / Keynote
Languages: English
Sector Focus: Entrepreneurship / Business
Speaking Topics: Disabiity awareness, integration & inclusion
Rates: R7,500 – 10,000
Available to travel: Yes


A teacher by profession and passion which has led me into the public speaking and training arena. I have presented a variety of workshops and the like, to an array of audiences, including schools, universities and companies. Most relate to disability advocacy, awareness and inclusion; the power of the mind, Growth Mindset and overcoming challenges.

I am part of PSASA (Professional Speakers’ Association of South Africa) and run two companies – Straight A Tutors, which assists children in all grades and Smergos, a social movement which aims to build bridges between those with and those without disabilities as well as spearheading the development of affordable accessories for people with disabilities.

These are interactive and action-orientated with two principles underpinning them:

• A.I.M.

Activate, Impact and Move

• P.A.C.E.

Positive Action Changes Everything

Imagine a work environment where everyone is empowered and given equal opportunity; support each other and are motivated by empathy.

I aim to shift mindsets and create a more empathetic, inclusive and accessible work environment for all.

I provide disability and awareness training, amongst other initiatives, in corporate environments that will break down barriers and build bridges. This results in better team dynamics, increased productivity and increased empowerment moving the whole team forward.

The full program that myself and my team offer addresses 8 of the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as drawn up by the United Nations in 2015.

He hit the nail on the head and achieved exactly what we were looking for. — YGap, South Africa

Nick is inspiring and lives his life guided by strong morals of accountability, vulnerability and authenticity. — Self-Care Diaries

Thank you for bringing such great energy to the platform. Great job! — Terrapinn, EduTech