About Nicholas Boothman
I am passionate about human potential. I spent the first 25 years of my working life as a fashion photographer and as a father of five children. I met so many people with tremendous potential but without any people skills—they were like roses with rubber bands wrapped around them—and they’d never blossom until someone took off that rubber band. I made up my mind to be that person.
I took a risk and traded in my cameras for a laptop. Before long I was visiting schools showing kids how to ace interviews and get jobs. From there it grew fast, and within six months I was invited to be the kick-off speaker at the AT&T Canada annual convention at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. That event kick-started my new career as a speaker and author.
Today I speak all over the world, and my books have been translated into more than 30 languages. My hottest business speeches are “How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less” and “Be Brave Take Risks and Make Great Things Happen.” And why not? Connecting and stepping out of your comfort zone are the only ways individuals and businesses can grow and innovate.
More than 500 corporations, thousands of small businesses, and six of the world’s leading business schools have contacted me to rally and inspire their staff to take risks, connect, communicate and articulate their business ideas.
I live on a farm outside Toronto, Canada, with the most exciting person I’ve ever met, Wendy, my wife of 43 years.