Diego De Nicola – the “5-Premium Speakers Questions”

07. April 2020 – Melanie Hübner

Diego De Nicola ist ein praktischer Philosoph und international anerkannter Referent. Er ist Experte für Mind-Power, Performance, Erfüllung und innere Stärke; kurz gesagt «High-Performance Philosophie».

Diego De Nicola is a Swiss, Italian and Dutch national, who speaks seven languages and studied Economics and Philosophy at Stanford and Arizona State University. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland growing up in the Swiss-German region and later on in the Italian part, before moving to the USA.

After Diego De Nicola graduation he started his entrepreneurial career, founding his first company and consulting others in a variety of fields such as technology, fashion, healthcare, hospitality and more. Diego De Nicola has devoted over a decade to extensive research on human psychology, peak performance, mental training and the human mind (including numerous self-experiments). He is also a dedicated family man and a father of three, as well as a driven endurance athlete, racing in ironman triathlon.

What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Diego De Nicola:

Topics are: High-Performance, Mind Power, Mindset, Action, Decision Making, Focus, Habits, Motivation, Leadership, Influence, Impact, Persuasion, Relationships, Status-Quo, Performance Psychology, Philosophy

Which audience or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Diego De Nicola:

The Topics can be applied to virtually any audience. (Wherever there is a direct or indirect human interaction).

Why are you a Premium Speaker? Where do you get your insights from?

Diego De Nicola:

My goal with every performance is not only to instill knowledge, but more importantly to create a lasting, unforgettable experience. I achieve this through lots of action, active exercises, constant interaction and above all… because I do not follow a fixed script! That means every event is different and takes shape in collaboration with the audience. I have acquired my knowledge thanks to two college degrees, over 16 years of philosophy, 4 of my own companies as an entrepreneur, self-study in areas such as psychology or neuroscience, international trainer certifications, and above all numerous self-experiments. Furthermore, my experience in team sports as well as my current activity in endurance sports has been an invaluable addition. Generally speaking, I’m a very curious person and my thirst for knowledge leads me to constantly asking questions, instead of accepting the current status-quo.

What will be in the future? Does 'time' play an important role in your work?

Diego De Nicola:

Change is the only constant in life. The future will be ever “faster” and human interaction will become more and more important – also due to the increasing alienation caused by the technology we have created but not mastered. Human values will increase in importance and we must learn not only how to deal with the infinite possibilities of technology, but also how not to lose our humanity and the original values of our relationships. “Time” will always accompany us, also because it is one of the few factors which we cannot (yet) influence, multiply or prolong – in this sense it keeps, or even gradually gains, more and more value. Time is also one of the few “goods” today which, regardless of background or personal situation, is always distributed equally every day. We can increase its value by using it in a useful, productive, contributive and creative way.

What is your life motto? What would you like to give your listeners on the way?

Diego De Nicola:

Is both our motto and my personal inspiration. Because, while success is attained at the finish line, fulfillment goes far beyond it. In life we need both. Success is a goal. Fulfillment a state of being.

"Ad finem et ultra”: This historical Latin phrase - "to the finish and beyond"

Diego De Nicola

Speaker, Coach, High-Performance Philosopher, Mind-Power, Success, Fulfillment, Personal Excellence, Leadership