On Wednesday I was at the monthly meeting of the Chapel Allerton women’s business group ‘Inspired For Business’ and we listened to a guest motivational speaker called Richard McCann. Wow. I’ve heard many speakers over the years and some extremely good ones, but Richard was truly impressive. His story is very sad, from losing his Mother in horrendous circumstances aged 5 to a violent upbringing by his father to a life full of more tough challenges, but he is an example of what he preaches – Positivity, Courage, having a Goal and Never giving up. Everything he says we’ve heard before but to hear it from a guy who has gone through some truly awful stuff was different to anything I’ve heard or read before. There weren’t many dry eyes in the audience. But there’s no “oh poor me”…he talks about his life with passion and with an energy that captivates the audience and somehow he connects to every listener in his own unique way. Absolutely amazing.
(Richard gives motivational talks to schools and corporates so if you’re ever looking for someone to give a talk to stop everyone in their tracks, see www.richardmccann.co.uk)