Nick Laparra

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Founder of Let's Give A Damn
Humanitarian and Social Activist
Author

biography

Nick Laparra is the founder of Let’s Give A Damn, a platform committed to sharing stories of people who give a damn, and creating resources for people who want to give a damn. He has spent the last 21 years involved in humanitarian and social impact work in over 30 countries around the world. Nick was born in Upstate New York but he grew up in Guatemala. His dad is a refugee and immigrant from Guatemala.

He has led multiple non-profit organizations over the last 15 years and has spent the last 10 years consulting and coaching teams and leaders in the areas of social impact, leadership development, and communications.

Nick is currently working on his first book, Damn Good People: Stories Of People Who Give A Damn & Steps For How To Become One. He is a minimalist and has lived out of a backpack and a duffel bag for the last two years. He is constantly engaged in health, food, and habit self-experiments. 

To relax and recharge, Nick smokes cigars, drinks coffee, and reads books. He currently lives in Nashville with his wife (Becky) and three children (Solace, Belle, and Roman).

 

SPEECHES OFFERED

THE POWER OF LESS

An explanation of Nick’s journey toward minimalism and an exploration of why humans always want more and how humans thrive, dream, and create more when they have less.

 

GIVE LESS FUCKS & MORE DAMNS

An inspiring talk that compares and contrasts the things in life that truly matter. In this talk, Nick encourages people to focus on living intentionally and doing things that make our world better.

 

FIRST IN, LAST OUT, LAUGHING LOUDEST

A compelling argument for what it means to be a truly great leader.

 

RAISING CHILDREN WHO GIVE A DAMN

A helpful talk that encourages parents and caretakers to focus on raising generous, compassionate, and loving children. This is easier said than done but it is well worth the effort.