Why Therapists Make the Best Motivational Speakers

Nick Bowditch - Therapist - The Best Motivational Speaker In Australia


As. a therapist, I believe that the skills and qualities that make us effective in helping clients also make us great motivational speakers.

Here are some reasons why therapists make good motivational speakers:


One of the most important qualities of a therapist is the ability to empathise with our clients.

This same quality makes us effective at understanding and connecting with our audience when we speak.

We can use our empathy to relate to people’s struggles and inspire them to take action to overcome their challenges.

Active Listening

As therapists, we are trained to listen actively and attentively to our clients. 

We can use this skill to understand our audience’s needs and tailor our message to meet those needs. 

By listening to people’s concerns, we can motivate them to take action and make positive changes in their lives.

Positive Attitude

Therapists, like me, often use positive psychology techniques to help clients focus on their strengths and find the motivation to overcome obstacles.

This positive attitude can be infectious when we speak, inspiring others to adopt a similar mindset and believe in their own abilities.


As therapists, we are skilled at communicating complex ideas in a clear and concise way. 

We can use these same skills when we speak to inspire and motivate our audience.

We can break down complex ideas into manageable steps and provide actionable advice to help people achieve their goals.

Non-judgemental Approach

Therapists are trained to provide a non-judgemental and supportive environment for our clients. 

This same approach can be used when we speak to inspire and motivate our audience.

By providing a safe and supportive space for people to share their struggles and aspirations, we can help them build the confidence they need to take action and achieve their goals.


Therapists make great motivational speakers because of our empathy, active listening skills, positive attitude, communication skills, and non-judgemental approach.

If you are looking for a motivational speaker who can inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals, let’s chat!

Nick Bowditch - The best motivational speaker in Australia

Nick Bowditch

Nick Bowditch is a motivational speaker, the best-selling author of Reboot Your Thinking and Actually, it IS all about me, and a therapist and coach. He is also a successful (and unsuccessful) entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, inspirational storytelling expert, blogger, podcaster, and a passionate mental health advocate. 

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