Nicolas Hamilton

Racing Driver

Born with Cerebral Palsy, which affects the movement of his leg muscles, Nicolas was initially a wheelchair user. He endured years of gruelling, painful training so that by the age of 17 he could walk completely unaided. A huge achievement in itself, but this was just the first part of his unwavering determination to become a professional racing driver.

Nicolas was told as a child that he would never walk due to his cerebral palsy and would spend his life reliant on a wheelchair. Not one to be told he cannot do things, with determination and gruelling training he not only walked unaided, but he started to realise his dream: to be a racing driver.

In a notoriously competitive and tough sport, Nicolas has established himself as a potential future champion, an achievement in any context, but even more so for someone who was told as a child that he would never walk. As well as racing Nicolas is focused on sharing his inspirational story and his belief that your ambition is limited only by your attitude. Delivered in his genuine, down-to-earth, friendly manner, Nicolas’ keynotes recount his personal story of motivation, facing down challenges and overcoming adversity as well the lessons in teamwork that his sport has instilled.

Keynote topics

Nic talks candidly about the many challenges he has faced throughout his life, and the mindset and techniques he has used to overcome them; and tailors his awe inpsiring keynotes to include relevant lessons.  Examples of the keynote topics Nic covers include:

Breaking Down Barriers

Obstacles come in many forms and every individual or organisation experience challenging periods, but it is how you tackle these obstacles that matter. Nic talks candidly about how setbacks and a willingness to succeed can be used to build strength and resilience, and result in you becoming grateful for any difficulties faced.

Goal Setting

Goals must be set realistically, but do not have to be achieved immediately; they may take several years and attempts to finally accomplish and complete. Nic considers how by setting goals, individuals and organisations can learn and understand themselves better and create and establish a purpose and grow.

Overcoming adversity – learning from continual failure

Failure is a vital part in everyone’s character building process, but to most failure seems like pain and unhappiness. Nic uncovers how he has welcomed failure, and shares the understanding gained and how he has used such experiences to re-evaluate and build his career as a professional racing driver.

Creating Relationships

Relationships go far beyond what most people perceive them to be. Nic reveals how learning to maximise relationships, both positive and negative, and remaining open to potential opportunities allows him to strive towards and achieve his ambition on a physical, professional and personal level.

Mindset & Wellbeing

For any racing driver, mindset and wellbeing plays an integral role in seeking success. Nic firmly believes that life is 90% mental and 10% physical, and that by looking after your wellbeing provides the first step to fully understand what you are capable of, and paves the way to realising your full potential.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAFIA MINNEY

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Safia Minney MBE, FRSA is Founder and Director of People Tree, the pioneering Fair Trade and sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand. She developed the first organic and Fair Trade clothing supply chain and is recognised by the World Economic Forum as an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur.

BACKGROUND

After working for Creative Review magazine in London, Safia’s travels in Asia brought the reality of social injustice and environmental devastation front of mind. She decided to use her experience in marketing and publishing to promote social, arts and environmental publications and organisations.

In 1989, she moved from London to Tokyo where she turned her interests into a campaigning organisation, Global Village out of which People Tree Japan was launched. People Tree became the highest profile Fair Trade company in Japan, with over 1,500 stockists and three flagship stores. In 2000, Safia launched People Tree in London and today the company sells in 700 stores globally. Safia drove the business as CEO, Creative Director, Head of Fair Trade supply chain development and led its promotion through marketing and PR in Europe and Japan.

After a long and successful career, Safia has taken a step away from operations to focus on promoting the ethical fashion cause beyond People Tree and sharing her knowledge and experience with others who want to put social impact and sustainability at the heart of their commercial or social business.

SOCIAL CAMPAIGNING AND MARKETING

Safia Minney is a proven and effective thought leader and campaigner for social justice and environmental impact. She initiated World Fair Trade Day, Rag Rage and is a Founder member of Ethical Fashion Forum, Fashion Revolution and Strawberry Earth Academy promoting Eco Design. Safia’s unique practical experience and passion for social change together with her background in marketing and design has helped create a business that blends social change with great product and retail. People Tree is an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of customers and suppliers and sets a new bar for end to end Fair Trade and Organic fashion production.

Safia and her team have been responsible for the first Fair Trade designer collaboration with Vogue magazine, featuring high profile international designers and celebrities in 2007. Safia worked closely with Emma Watson to design the first ever Fair Trade fashion range for young people. Other collaborations with internationally acclaimed designers such as Orla Keily, Zandra Rhodes, Bora Aksu, have brought Fair Trade into luxury fashion. People Tree was the first international fashion company to be certified 100% Fair Trade by the WFTO. Safia’s work has brought sustainable livelihoods and social welfare to over 5000 economically marginalised farmers, artisans and tailors.

Speaking topics include:

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & TRANSPARENCY

Partnering, innovating and capacity building with suppliers to create social impact and environmental best practice to comply with ethical standards. How to communicate to your customers and stakeholders to build sales and brand loyalty.

CREATING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS

Building an operational plan and design to incorporate social and environmental best practice into conventional business models, products, services and marketing communications.

SOCIAL MARKETING, MEDIA AND BRAND BUILDING

Communicating best practice to customers and stakeholders to promote engagement and new environmental and social initiatives.How to create initiatives to deliver and show commitment to social value with examples of successful initiatives in Europe, Japan and Asia.

CREATING FAIR TRADE AND SOCIAL IMPACT

Using design and business as an agent for change; what social impact can be expected and how do you measure purpose beyond profit.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Building a pioneering social business and brand in Japan and Europe whilst juggling a family. Overcoming challenges through partnerships and collaborations and making bringing leadership and income opportunities to women around the world to create social change.

SLOW FASHION. AESTHETICS MEETS ETHICS

A look at the global ‘ethical consumer’ movement, the rise of the eco lifestyle store, social enterprise and sustainable design and campaigning for social change.

SUSTAINABLE RETAIL

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