Lorin Nicholson has the extraordinary ability to communicate, captivate and connect people of all industries and executive status with success and higher achievement. With more than 40 years experience conquering the challenges of blindness, his approach to motivational speaking is unique, original and fresh. From a position of presumed weakness, he skillfully juxtaposes the sharing of inspirational insights and profound messages with entertainment, storytelling, audience engagement and humour.
Lorin’s career began as a Remedial Therapist, where he built one of the most successful health clinics in the country, treating more than 30,000 people, ranging from Outback farmers to Olympic athletes. He possesses an uncommon ability to connect, communicate, network and build strong client relationships, coupled with successful business positioning, managing risks and creating your own critical point of difference.
As a recent finalist in the golden guitar awards and 2015 music producer of the year winner, at the Australian Celtic music awards, Lorin’s virtuoso skills on the acoustic guitar are simply amazing and has earned him a place among an elite group of players invited as lead-line endorsees for the prestigious Martin & Co Guitar Company.
He has regularly featured in many newspaper articles, radio interviews and television appearances including The Today Show, Australia’s Channel Nine Carols by Candlelight, live news stories and 60 Minutes.
His own incredible true story and recently published inspirational book, ‘The Amazing Bike Ride’ has become a best-seller and left both young and old wanting more!
In recent years, Lorin has been honoured as an ‘Australian of the Year’ nominee, Brisbane person of the year nominee, Vision Australia person of the year and awarded a Queensland service award for his valuable contribution to the community.
In April 2010 Lorin and his blind younger brother Dean created Australian history, as they became the first blind persons to ride over 4000 kilometres across Australia in a four week epic journey from Perth to Sydney. During his most recent adventure, Lorin and his 17 year old son Andrew, rode a tandem pushbike 1800km from Brisbane to Melbourne, where he was once again invited to perform on Channel Nine’s nationally televised Carols by Candlelight. His “Blind Courage” ride down the east coast attracted hundreds of media hits around Australia, with a reported media value of $1,000,000 and a trail of several million people that were inspired by his extraordinary journey.
As one of Australia’s most loved motivational speakers, Lorin’s optimism and passion for life is totally infectious, as he continues to inspire and empower thousands with the determination, resilience and vision to climb their own mountain.