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Richard McCann

Overcoming Adversity


An exceptional communicator whose ability to inspire an iCan attitude is guaranteed to give your people the iCan approach. Not only does Richard live and breathe the iCan philosophy, but has helped hundreds of thousands of people in the business, corporate, community and education worlds to change the way their people think – and act. At the age of 5 his mother became the first victim of the serial killer Peter Sutcliffe. Her death threatened to destroy him and he well and truly went off the rails. After a children’s home and foster families he was brought up by his estranged and often violent father. He left school with no qualifications and little or no confidence. He was kicked out of the army for psychological reason before ending up in Prison on a drugs charge. He finally reached rock bottom and then found the determination to make a better life for himself. He started by writing a book about his life which went on to be a Sunday Times No1 Bestseller and sold over 400,000 copies.

A motivational speaker who will take your people to another level and inspire them to take action. Richard’s story enables people to identify with real life experiences and then see how they can take control; to take the steps that will give them the freedom to succeed at whatever they choose.


  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Inspiring Others
  • Dealing with change
  • Bringing out the best in people
  • Creating life-changing teachers


"Spellbinding, Brilliant, Fantastic, Excellent, Richard McCann was utterly superb..” These were some of the comments I received from my staff after hearing Richard speak at our annual conference… Truly inspirational."

Mark Jones, Wherry Housing Association

"Richard, Your extremely poignant, and inspirational address received a standing ovation at my Divisional Sales Conference Congratulations and many thanks. An all time NEW WEEKLY SALES RECORD last week affirms the motivational impact you made."

George Munro, Northern UK Division Combined Insurance

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