- The Language of Respect: Communicating with People Who are Different
- Help! Humor to the Rescue
- I’m Not Perfect and Neither are You
- An Insider’s Perspective on Disability
- Understanding the needs of people with disabilities
Nick Peterson shows audiences the power of using compassion and humor to deal with adversity.
Nick has lived with Parkinson’s Disease, when he was 25 years old. He now helps businesses, organizations, and individuals become aware of the enormous benefit in understanding the needs of people with disabilities. His programs offer real life information that you can’t read in books-information that can help right now in making and maintaining productive relationships with employees, colleagues, clients, friends, and family.
Nick changes attitudes.
His non-confrontational, accessible approach defuses the mostly unspoken fear that often clouds our dealings with people who are “different.”
Using his storytelling skills and quiet humor, Nick brings his audiences inside the experience of disability for a short time. They emerge with a greater understanding not only of the lives of others, but also their own. Nick’s message to “Take a Second Look” urges people to look beneath what appears on the surface to see the real person, not the stereotype. Flavored with his unique humorous perspective, Nick’s keynotes are often poignant and always inspirational and life-affirming.
His comfort with himself and his condition make his presentations a memorable experience. Audiences marvel at his ability to speak clearly through the movements sometimes generated by his Parkinson’s.
(As Nick likes to tell meeting planners, “I’m my own visual aid.”).
He gets people’s attention. They listen and they remember.