Nathan’s talks have received rave reviews from audiences in New York, Switzerland, St Petersburg, the UK Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Malta. He is a TEDx speaker and was a finalist at the Ideas for Europe 2015. Here’s what others thought of Nathan’s motivational talks & performance workshops.
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“Nathan was the keynote speaker during our last senior management conference. The conference was themed around equipping our management for success and getting them to move out of their pre-set performance boundaries. Nathan shared his personal experiences about the endurance events he has participated in ….and the impact on the audience was huge! All the team left with a dropped jaw and a realisation that, with the right mental and spiritual mindframe, you can stretch yourself and achieve much more than you though you could.Mike XuerebChief Executive Officer at EC Group of Language Schools
I would therefore receommend Nathan for similar assignments around public speaking.”
“Nathan Farrugia is the man who runs… for others”Jennifer HollowayAuthor ‘Personal Branding'
“I would like to thank you for a really good presentation (Keynote at the ALTO International Conference in New York 2013). I felt that the message came through loud and clear and was very inspirational for myself and our members. It was a slick presentation with a good balance of inspiration, energy, clear messages and humour and I felt that you really engaged with the audience. Yours was certainly one of the best presentations and I am happy to recommend you to other people in future. Best of luck with your book and keep growing and breaking new ground.”Andrew MangionDirector, ALTO
“Nathan Farrugia is an exceptional speaker and motivator; we had the pleasure to have him on board at Business Leaders Malta 2012 . The audience rated him as the top speaker of the event and everyone seemed to grasp defining ideas that could be instantly applied to work and life. His ability to combine humor with all the factual and informative information kept the attention of a most diverse audience. It was obvious to one and all that his presence was more than a mere ‘seminar.’ The time, talents and energy he poured into his intervention far exceeded expectations, I could well state that the impact probably was life changing for the smart ones, who soaked up his tips on applying management ideas to be always a second ahead.”Josef Gafa’Director Jugs Malta obo Business Leaders Malta
“I think the words determination of steel, courageous, generous and ruthlessly efficient describe Nathan in a nutshell. He probably would have had a highly successful career in the private sector but instead he has dedicated his life to help the less fortunate. This having been said he is probably doing something we would all love to do, which is making the social enterprise model a reality in Malta; so in a sense instead of going to work in the private sector he will have brought the private sector to him for the benefit of us all.”Kevin-James (Jim) FenechManaging Director at FENCI Consulting
“Nathan comes across as having innate leadership skills, backed with considerable educational background and experience, has taken up the considerable challenge of providing social services to people who are socially disadvantaged. It would seem that he has weathered the storm quite successfully, using business practices that are acceptable, yet ethically correct.Jonathan CamilleriSoftware Consultant at Business Intelligence Solutions
Nathan strives to achieve strategic objectives by way of directing middle management using clearly specific (SMART) objectives, and maintains a positive outlook on the future, whilst being pragmatic and being well respected by his sub-ordinates. He’s also a great sport.”
“Nathan’s ability to inspire is very striking. Likewise, his calm, composed and yet passionate delivery on his achievements is quite remarkable. Nathan is a shining example of how, with the right motivation and support, one can always set higher goals in life, break out of zones of comfort and achieve the seemingly impossible!”Ranjit GokarnHSBC Malta plc Chief Operating Officer (in his personal capacity)
“I have attending motivational speakers presentations before, some of them of international stature -quite highly (or wildly) paid. They are enjoyable and educational, and they present great, dangerous, and wonderful achievements – a lot of which you either have to be privileged, to even think about – resources, funding etc., or with so great an odds, that they do not relate to you as a person, manager, leader whatever you are. Like a Hollywood Film, nice, amusing, sometimes educational but it is fiction, and does not relate to real life/persons – and so they dilute the message that they try to pass on.Gaetano SammutHead of Trade and Receivables Finance HSBC BANK
On the other hand I was really delighted to attend Nathan’s presentation. He succeeds to convince your inner self, that limitations are of you own creation, and therefore can be dismantled only by oneself – he inspires this in a way, that is simple, with everyday experiences, understood and relatable to everyone in the audience – boyhood asthma, simple uncomplicated sports within everyone’s reach – running, swimming, biking –rather than ocean going boats, fancy jumping out of aircraft, striking lucky in the stock market, leading large and very expensive expeditions
OK the lengths he does go to, beggars belief, but that is my limitation, and now I know that I structure my limitations in whatever it is in life –All I need to do is dismantle them and claim the prize.”
“On the 22nd November 2013, Valletta Fund Management Limited organised a black tie Annual Awards Event for its various financial intermediaries. As part of the program of events, it was decided to invite Mr Nathan Farrugia to deliver a motivational speech during the event.Kenneth FarrugiaChief Officer, Fund Services. Valletta Fund Services Ltd
In the process, Nathan proved to be highly professional in his approach and a meeting was organised before the event itself to discuss the main thrusts of the speech to ensure its relevance to the guests invited for this event. In his address, Nathan delivered a highly eloquent speech touching on the importance of preparation and planning that needs to be undertaken before a marathon and the management of challenges as they unfold from time to time therein intelligently linking this to the leadership skills and professionalism that is required when interacting with end investors in the asset management business.
The speech was very well received by the guests present for this Event as evidenced by the highly positive feedback that was received by the Company in this regard. With this in mind, I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Nathan for any similar engagements.”
“Nathan was an inspiration for our team members during an activity we organised in July 2014 focusing on New Ways of Working, Productivity and Change, his story is really inspirational. Nathan relates the hardship he has faced in the various endurance challenges and his WHY that keeps him going.”Matthew T. MullanGeneral Manager; Hilton Malta
“Impressive, and inspirational. Cutting edge, latest leadership and motivational thinking. We really enjoyed the session Nathan, Thank You.”Wendy SangerHSBC Global Standards RBWM Country Lead & AML Operations Senior Manager
“Nathan was invited to lecture at our Cardiology Conference, on a panel that included high profile international cardiologists and opinion leaders. The lecture was scheduled at the end of busy day but Nathan, from the very start, engaged the audience and grabbed their attention. His delivery was energetic and entertaining, embellished by well-timed humorous anecdotes and relevant visual backdrops. Remembering myself looking back at the wide-eyed and raptured audience, I have no hesitation in saying that Nathan is a master communicator who is able to infuse the listener with positive attitudes and the will to change.”Dr Alexander BorgProgramme Organiser, Maltese Cardiac Society Conference