Where it all began…
The ICANIWILL journey began in 2010 when CEO, Conan Visser, a then full time Personal Trainer, was approached by the parents of 13 year old, Nolan. Nolan’s parents, both doctors, were desperately seeking to help their special needs son, a victim of schoolyard and online bullying.
Nolan’s first encounter with Conan had him hiding behind his mother, eyes welling up at the thought of a physical challenge. Just 2 years later, with some mentorship from Conan, Nolan’s confidence had grown significantly and at the end of 2014 he delivered a speech to his peers at his Senior Graduation. To this day Nolan continues to improve his self confidence and is now a Mentor for ICANIWILL.
As a non-authoritative figure and mentor, Conan has continued to change the lives of children. By instilling an ICANIWILL attitude in students, we have seen a rapid growth in self confidence, with many children and teenagers enlisted in our program overcoming their insecurities and self doubt. ICANIWILL strives to change the lives of thousands of Australian school children in the same way Conan changed Nolan’s life. We make charity COOL and FUN!
“Once you bridge the social gap, we see children with special needs glowing with self-confidence, fitting in and becoming an integral part of society” – Conan Visser, ICANIWILL CEO