Nancy Frates – Motivational Speaker 2017-05-12T22:11:57+00:00

Motivational Speaker

Nancy Frates is on a mission to defeat ALS. In her and her families journey, she has spoken around the world to inspire others to achieve their goals. Her engaging talks and inspiring story have influenced many leaders in the business, philanthropy, educational, and non-profit worlds. Nancy speaks on a variety of topics that include leadership, fundraising, relationship-building, sales, and social media. Keep exploring to see Nancy’s wealth of clients and what they’re saying about her as a motivational speaker!


“Nancy delivers a moving, heartfelt presentation and shares the inspiring story of her son Pete and his fight with ALS in a way that only a parent can.  It’s a story about family.  It’s a story about love.  And it’s a story about hope.  If you are fortunate to have an opportunity to hear Nancy speak, prepare yourself for an emotional and inspirational experience you will remember for a long time.”

John Fish
CEO – Suffolk Construction

“[Nancy]…kept the packed house of awards revelers completely silent and in rapt attention during her moving and emotional acceptance speech, which is no mean feat as I myself can certainly attest to.”

Steve Barrett
Editor in Chief – PRWeek

“Nancy is a dynamic presenter and was the only speaker (of eight) at our event to receive a full-house standing ovation. Nancy presented her story in a compelling and digestible way to the audience, providing both personal anecdotes and real-life facts about the impact the Ice Bucket Challenge had on the ALS community and ALS education. She truly came across as professional, passionate and highly informed.”

Jennifer Hauser
EVP and Director of Wellness 360 – Edelman

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Pete Frates

A former Captain of the Boston College baseball team and professional baseball player in Europe, Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2012, at the age of 27. Since his diagnosis, Pete has enjoyed the strength and support of his family and new bride, Julie. Pete and Julie were married in June of 2013, and together they, as well as his whole family, have taken an active role in raising awareness and funds for ALS research. Julie and Pete now have a beautiful daughter (Lucy) that lifts his spirits daily.

Through different annual fundraising events, like the “Plunge 4 Pete” and “Pints 4 Pete,” friends and members of “Team Frate Train” continue to raise ALS awareness and funds that will leave to a cure someday and end this terrible disease.  For more information on Pete, please visit his personal website: PeteFrates.com