As a child I was confined to a wheelchair but today with the help of doctors friends, family and a ton of hard work I now walk with the help of canes or sometimes without any additional support at all.

Topics talk about range from living with a disability and overcoming obstacles to Immigrating to Canada , setting goals and teamwork . If you are looking for a public speaker for an event I encourage you to give me a call. My public speaking often combines my love of comedy and making people laugh with an inspiring or motivational theme. ​

Previous groups I have spoken to include:​

  • Fundraisers
  • Not for profit organizations
  • Government Groups and Organizations
  • After School groups
  • Sports teams

In a teaching, counselling and coaching career that has lasted more than 30 years and allowed me to work with thousands of great kids, Niek Theelen holds a spot in my mind and in my heart that puts him at the top of the heap! Hard working to a fault, determined to find success in everything he attempts, the consummate team player, warm and generous by nature... and funny as heck, Niek is jewel of a person. I am proud to endorse Niek Theelen in any way I can, and humbled by what he accomplishes each day!

Former teacher, counsellor and current friend,

Brian J. Madill