Nicola Jones, age 16

“Nicola is 16 and in 2nd year in mainstream Athboy CS. Nicola loves to joke and has a very bubbly character. She swims with Trim Special Olympics on Wednesdays, goes to Arch Club in Navan for basketball, and then various sports and stage shows on Thursdays. She loves her down syndrome speech, drama and dance group in Mullingar every Friday. Her favourite hobbies are concerts and theatre, Xfactor, BGT and IGT. She is a massive fan of Niall Horan, Littlemix, Annmarie and Olly. She goes to 7 – 10 concerts/stage shows a year.” Mum, Derbhile Jones

Nicola’s Visit with Caroline Casey in the RDS

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What Nicola and her Mum had to say…

“Nicola had a remarkable experience at the RDS with Caroline Casey, Motivational Speaker. She loved every minute of being on stage. Caroline had a fantastic way in teaching Nicola how to project herself on stage. We cannot thank Caroline enough for taking the time to meet with Nicola. It was super to meet Caroline what an inspiration! Her positivity was very infectious, she is one amazing lady extremely impressive, happy, kind, loving, cool and very motivational as a person.” Derbhile

“Thank you Down Syndrome Centre and Caroline Casey for this awesome opportunity. Thank you so much” Nicola 💜

What Caroline Casey from Binc. Global had to say…

“Nicola’s dream is to become a motivational speaker and it was such a joy and pleasure to walk the stage with her and go through speaking tips in the RDS Concert Hall where I saw my first ever speaker, Charles Handy. I love the “I Could Be” Campaign because it is about our individual dreams, potential and aspirations and proving that the we can achieve them, when others believe in us, give us a chance and see us for who we are.” Caroline Casey, Founder & Visionary of Binc. Global


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Thank you

We would like to say a huge thank you to Caroline Casey from Binc. Global for providing a very special one on one coaching experience for Nicola and for supporting our ‘I Could Be’ campaign.

Karen Gaffney is a Public Speaker and she runs her own Foundation, click here to see her Ted Talk