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Richard McCann’s life story is a prime example of how mindset changes everything.

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Whether you are looking for a keynote for staff or leaders within schools or looking to inspire your learners to believe in themselves  then they need to be introduced to the iCan Philosophy. In fact everyone can benefit from hearing his message.

Richard McCann first delivered his iCan Keynote presentation in a school setting in March 2007. Since then he has shared his iCan message in over 300 schools around the UK, many book him year in year out. He’s also spoken at countless events for teachers and TA’s, Headteachers Conferences, School Business Manager events, Governors Conferences and everything in-between.

Teaching is one of the most challenging professions anyone can take on. While it is rewarding, it is also a huge responsibility, and teachers need to be inspired and motivated just as much as the students they are developing. Richard McCann’s iCan for staff session is the perfect remedy, and gives teachers a powerful reminder of just how much of a difference they can make. He shares his own story of transformation, highlighting the key people who helped him along the way. As a boy, one man made a huge difference when he encouraged Richard to enter a public speaking competition which he went on win. Decades later, having delivered over 2500 professional talks in more than 10 different countries throughout the world, Richard brought this person on to the stage as he gave a talk to 4000 teachers to explain who had inspired him the most. That man was Mr Hill—his English teacher!

Richard McCann is a motivational speaker, professional speaker, inspirational speaker and keynote speaker, available to speak in your school or college.

iCan for students

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It takes a special kind of person to be able to capture and hold the attention of young people in a way that inspires, motivates and provokes mindset change. Richard McCann has a story that keeps even the most unreachable on the edge of their seats, and he is highly skilled in delivering his message. He has been speaking in schools since 2007, and draws on his own experiences to transform the thinking of everyone he meets. Focusing on the strategies that have helped him to succeed in life, he helps young minds to appreciate just how much potential they really have, to believe that they can achieve, and to identify the steps they need to take to fsucceed in all that they do.

iCan for staff

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Teaching is one of the most challenging professions anyone can take on. While it is rewarding, it is also a huge responsibility, and teachers need to be inspired and motivated just as much as the students they are developing. Richard McCann’s iCan for staff session is the perfect remedy, and gives teachers a powerful reminder of just how much of a difference they can make. He shares his own story of transformation, highlighting the key people who helped him along the way. As a boy, one man made a huge difference when he encouraged Richard to enter a public speaking competition which he went on win. Decades later, having delivered over 2500 professional talks in more than 10 different countries throughout the world, Richard brought this person on to the stage as he gave a talk to 4000 teachers to explain who had inspired him the most. That man was Mr Hill—his English teacher!

iCan conference

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Richard McCann’s keynote delivers impact at the end of any national, regional or MAT conference, and is inspirational, motivational and thought-provoking, whether aimed at headteachers, teachers or governors. If you are looking for a speaker who can deliver a relevant and highly bespoke message to end your conference on a truly positive note, you can count on Richard to give a keynote speech that your delegates will never forget!

Having lost his mother to the notorious Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, in 1975, Richard was raised in poverty by his often drunk and violent father. He left school with no qualifications and stumbled from one mistake to the other until he eventually found himself with no prospects after a spell in prison.

By learning to accept full responsibility for his life, embracing his authentic self and adopting an iCan attitude, he went from no-hoper to Sunday Times Bestselling Author and internationally renowned award-winning motivational speaker. His first book, Just a Boy, sold almost half a million copies in the UK alone and has been translated into over 10 different languages. Other books followed along with a speaking career that has seen him deliver over 2500 keynotes across the globe. Now his life story is being made into a film!

Learning to think positively is a skill that every young person will find invaluable throughout their life. Richard’s story demonstrates what can be achieved with a Growth Mindset and his presentations and interactive workshops will help your students, staff and parents discover their true potential.

What schools say…

I am now in my 30th year working in comprehensive schools and I felt that I had seen and heard virtually everything… I was wrong.

Without doubt your presentation has been the most moving and powerful experience that I have had in school in those many long years.

Stephen Ball

Headteacher

Learning how to think positively is a skill you can take through life.

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