Olive Garden USA
Christmas Island Phosphates’
Trilby Misso Lawyers
Abbott Medical and Optical
The Eye Foundation
Specialised Mowing Equipment
The Good Guys
SSS BBQ Australia
Primo Small Goods
Department of Communities
Department of Social Services
Australian Heads of Independent Schools
Queensland Association of Primary Principals
Western Australia Association of Primary Principals
Victorian Principals Association
Hamilton Intervention Project NZ
Northern Inland Academy of Sport
South west Sydney Academy of Sport
National Disability Awards parliament House Australia
Lorin Nicholson is fast becoming one of Australia’s pre-eminent entertainers and motivational speakers. He has an imposing and unforgettable presence, and a musical ability that has attracted the genuine acclaim of critical experts. But more than that, Lorin is a decent bloke who personifies life’s ideals, and unfailingly gifts an audience with something that is very special – an example of using the gifts that each of us has been given.
He is a real talent, and an inspiration that lives life-long with all those with whom he comes in contact. He tells each of us “Don’t die with the music in you”.
Tony Koch – Chief Reporter | The Australian Newspaper
We’ve had many celebrity speakers address our organisation over the years and I don’t know how we will ever find another one to top Lorin’s amazing performance and keynote.
Robert McCann – General Manager | Patron Finance
What a terrific addition Lorin made to our event! Not only is he so easy to work with, his skills as a guitarist and entertainer just blew our audience away.
Danielle Morris – Managing Director | Morris Walker Pty Limited
I had the honour of listening to you play and speak at the JBS event this weekend and I just wanted to say thank you, you were incredibly humbling and inspiring. And as my kids would say, your guitar playing rocked.
Mark Buckland – Process Improvement Manager | Primo Smallgoods
JBS definitely chose the right person. You’re truly amazing! Keep inspiring!
Ken Palafox | JBS Australia
Our group of companies are part of an ASX listed group. Like many Mining companies our operation is under increasing pressure from global markets and many other factors that apply strain to our business and staff, it is easy to lose your vision in a modern and fast paced business world. Lorin Nicholson recently presented an outstanding and inspiring presentation to our Senior Executives and Management at our regional operation. Not only did his stories and practical tools motivate and remind us that we have to push through these times and to come together as a team, he left an important message, to let the next decision each of us make in life and work be the one that defines us. It is so important in business to take time to evaluate how to move forward positively and with a clear vision of what we want to achieve, we thank Lorin for his time and highly recommend him to deliver inspiring content with fantastic music.
Kane Martin – Commercial Manager | Christmas Island Phosphates’
“This would have to be one of the best inspirational speakers I have been to. It was really something different. I loved that Lorin played his music for us and kept his speech entertaining and invited the audience to participate.”
Melanie Seeto | Trilby Misso Lawyers
I thought Lorin’s presentation was brilliant! Truly inspirational!
Natasha Smith | Trilby Misso Lawyers
I loved listening to Lorin. It’s always a great time for reflection when you hear about the amazing accomplishments of people who have some type of disability when so many of us who have no disabilities at all haven’t pushed ourselves to do anything significant. It’s easy to take life for granted! I also now have a new favourite saying – Say what you mean, mean what you say and don’t be mean when you say it. Something for everyone to live by
Katrina Haynes | Trilby Misso Lawyers
Lorin’s performance, with his poignant message and endearing wit, not to mention the spellbinding guitar work, was the perfect way to close our inaugural conference. People are still talking about it several months later. He is a true professional, and we look forward to being associated with him again in the future.
John Adams – Organising Committee | National Indigenous Educators’ Conference
“Lorin Nicholson is not only a man with vision! He is a man of true commitment, courage, humility and determination to overcome his disability and to not
let anything get in the way of his dreams and goals. His inspirational story is told in a very honest, humorous and entertaining way that captured the
heart and mind of everyone in the audience, challenging us to make the most of our own lives and empowering us with the vision to achieve it, no matter the odds against you!! “
Peter Annis-Brown – Executive Officer | Northern Inland Academy of Sport
When you hear Lorin speak, his sincerity is compelling. You want to achieve something meaningful. Not because he did it and he’s blind, but because he convinces you that anyone can accomplish great things.
Orvon Gough | Australian documentary and film maker
Some people have a true gift that is matched by intellect and empathy. Lorin Nicholson uses every part of his nature. It is what makes him a compelling storyteller.Once you are walking in his shoes a lot of new thoughts open up. We are able to contemplate aspects of our own nature with a fresh honesty. We see the light.Lorin’s courage in overcoming so many challenges and his eternal good temper make the lessons so much more valuable. I watched young and old people following every word, dwellingon the values he was sharing with us. Set this storytelling to music, with that gifted guitar playing and his true virtuosity, and you have a performance that is wonderfully original. No, better than that,
Lorin Nicholson is a memorable human being.
Jeff McMullen | Journalist, author, film maker
Imagine walking onto a stage in front of 15,000 people.Its just you and your guitar.As the time draws near the sound of the audience turns to silence.The time has come and as he plays you can feel the emotion.The stadium fills with acceptance, hope and love….and there is a time when nothing else matters.I know because I saw it.
Lorin Nicholson is truly an inspiration.
Adrian Dellevergin – Executive Producer/Director | NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA
We want to thank you Lorin, for the inspiring, fun, spirited, music-filled presentation you skilfully delivered to our Olive Garden General Managers and South Texas Region Director of operations. You successfully connected immediately with this hard to please group with your Aussie accent and humour. What an inspiring story of courage, faith, discipline and perseverance of someone who is legally blind!Your comments on leadership success were surgically interwoven with personal stories and experiences accentuated with well placed humour and song. Thank you for weaving our Olive Garden purpose, hospitaliano, and seven principles into your striving for excellence comments.WOW!
We were all inspired and energised by your remarks and would love to have you back in Texas! More especially I would recommend sharing your talents with all Olive Garden management executive at some future gathering. Thank you again!
Julie Pullman – Services Manager | Hamilton Abuse Intervension Project NZ
We want to thank you Lorin, for the inspiring, fun, spirited, music-filled presentation you skilfully delivered to our Olive Garden General Managers and South Texas Region Director of operations. You successfully connected immediately with this hard to please group with your Aussie accent and humour. What an inspiring story of courage, faith, discipline and perseverance of some one who is legally blind! Your comments on leadership success were surgically interwoven with personal stories and experiences accentuated with well placed humour and song. Thankyou for weaving our Olive Garden purpose, hospitaliano, and seven principles into your striving for excellence comments. WOW!
We were all inspired and energised by your remarks and would love to have you back in Texas! More especially I would recommend sharing your talents with all Olive Garden management executive at some future gathering. Thank you again!.
Kris Lundeen – General Manager | Olive Garden San Antonio Texas USA
We found your talk absolutely amazing and your music is simply the icing on the cake.
If anyone walked away uninspired, or without a different thought pattern, I would be highly amazed.Our franchisees have not stopped talking about how much they got out of the presentation, which is exactly what we were looking for!
Graham and Marlene Manvell – Franchisors | SSS BBQ Barn Australia
ACDC Multi Media has been an institution in the music industry for the past 25 years and produces thousands of titles annually from all manner of industries.Lorin Nicholson has been a valued client of ACDC Multi media for almost ten years now and continues to be our highest selling independent artist. Lorin’s exceptional CD sales are a true testament to his extraordinary abilities as a musician. His contribution to the music industry is well known and continues to be an inspiration to musicians and fans Australia wide.!
Paul Barton – Business Manager | ACDC Multi Media
It is not often in one’s life that we can meet a fellow human with the ability to influence us. Lorin Nicholson has this profound ability! We listened to this wonderful blind man inspire us all to work as a team and see beyond ourselves. My staff and I feel privileged to have spent thirty minutes with Lorin Nicholson – A blind man with real vision!
We, the management, and staff at Justin Hall The Good Guys, would like to thank Lorin and his team for taking the time to influence and inspire us.
Wayne Clayton – General Manager | Justin Hall The Good Guys, Port Macquarie
Once again, our sincere thanks and appreciation for your excellent presentation. You’ve got many of our staff talking in the office and every comment was extremely positive. You obviously have a real talent to move people.
Rachael Florent – PA to Executive Manager | Southern Cross Care (Vic)
Thanks again for your wonderful contribution to our event. I know you were a highlight for many and an inspiration to all. We’ll definitely have you back!
Karen Collins – Aged and Disability Development Officer | Tweed Shire Council