Motivational speaker, author and social media influencer Nick Santonastasso has faced challenges few of us will ever know. Born with a rare genetic disorder, he developed a positive attitude and personal resilience to become a success and a leading motivational talent. Now, Santonastasso shares his message of mental toughness with major corporations and other institutions.
So who is Santonastasso? And how can this youthful professional speaker help supercharge leadership development and team-building at your next corporate event?
Santonastasso’s background inspires others with a message of resilience.
Santonastasso is one of only four living people born with Hanhart syndrome, leaving him with only one arm and no legs. Yet, not only did he persevere with a positive mindset, but he excelled. He learned that lasting success takes perseverance and a champion mindset. He even defied the odds and met the challenges of high school varsity wrestling, willing himself to stardom as a bodybuilder, fitness model, author and keynote speaker.
Today, his message of self-improvement, goal setting and diversity and inclusion has launched him to unexpected heights. He has transformed himself to become one of the most highly-sought keynote speakers in the world. Universities, professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies laud his stage presence and inspiring stories that set a higher bar for self-improvement and personal grit. Even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said of Santonastasso:
“Life deals us cards on a daily basis, but we always get to decide how we’re gonna play ’em. Keep crushing life my man and inspiring all those around you. And thank you for helping frame my perspective on life just a little bit more.”
His social media draws vast awareness with a purpose.
When you book Santonastasso, you get more than a motivational keynote address—you get a youthful celebrity who knows audiences of all ages. And as a digital native millennial speaker born at the cusp of Gen Z, he knows the power of harnessing social media for growth and influence.
Santonastasso has cultivated more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. He also maintains a strong presence on TikTok and YouTube. On each platform, he posts inspirational stories, photos and videos of his workouts and clips from his engaging speaking events. Using these platforms to their full advantage, he is a creative spark for persons with disabilities.
Santonastasso’s book creates victors from victims.
Santonastasso may be a social media star, but he’s no stranger to traditional authorship. His 2018 book, Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love, invites the reader to follow his life journey and lessons that lead to growth and happiness.
Part memoir, part self-help guide, Victim to Victor shares his painful experiences of being bullied in his youth. He describes the feelings of victimhood, anxiety, depression and how he overcame them. While his life is inspirational in itself, Santonastasso also offers clear, practical help for every reader. He provides exercises and lessons in goal-setting and ways to defeat self-limiting thoughts.
Santonastasso’s honest and authentic message has gained the praise of its readers, earning him a 4.7-star rating at Amazon.com.
His keynote addresses motivate others to dominate their goals.
You want motivated, resilient corporate teams who meet their goals. But what’s even better? Teams who will dominate their goals and lead your company to total victory. And Santonastasso can help get you there. His powerful speaking topic, “Victim to Victor: Annihilate Excuses to Effortlessly Dominate Your Goals,” delivers exactly the captivating punch you need.
His well-honed keynote addresses provide the practical strategies and step-by-step tools necessary to transform your audience and lead them to victory. Your teams come away understanding the top self-motivational tools necessary to become stronger, more resilient leaders, both at work and in their personal lives.
That is why Santonastasso has been trusted by eXp Realty at EXPCON, Keller Williams, GoBundance and many other major institutions including universities and professional sports teams. In each case, he delivers exactly the keynote address needed for success.
As author, motivational speaker, blogger and entrepreneur Rachel Hollis says:
“It’s impossible to hear Nick Santonastasso speak and not be inspired by the determination and excellence he approaches life with.”
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