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Motivational Speaker SPEAKERS

The best motivational speakers are storytellers, people who have navigated extraordinary circumstances and emerged with the power to share their hard-won life’s lessons with others to awe and inspire. Drawing on their own stories of overcoming adversity, fascinating experiences and accomplishing extraordinary feats, our speakers’ keynotes spur audiences to greater achievement.

In today’s challenging and dynamic world, everyone can use a motivational boost now and then. Organizations of all sizes and scopes benefit from our speakers’ shared wisdom, humor, and profoundly expressed desire to be more, to do better. Some of our top motivational speakers include Vernice “Flygirld” Armour, Jim “The Rookie” Morris, Rick Pitino, Diana Nyad, Robert Swan, and Robyn Benincasa.

Whether you seek to rouse your group from discouragement or disengagement, or simply uplift their spirits, our compelling and captivating speakers will move audiences to laughter and to tears – taking them on an unforgettable journey.

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Peter Guber

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Peter Guber brings his experience in communication, entrepreneurship and leadership to his keynote addresses, experience gained as founder and CEO of Mandalay entertainment. This visionary multimedia venture placed Guber at the pinnacle of the entertainment and communication industry. He has been producer or executive producer of films including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing and Flashdance; his films have… Read More


Jill Griffin

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

Jill Griffin is the triple authority on the three pillars that support a healthy business: customer loyalty, customer win back, and customer-search-and-switch management. She combines a lifetime of experience as a board director, personal coach, speaker, author, and Fortune 500 veteran. Author of the business best seller, Customer Loyalty: How to Earn It, How to Keep It, Jill’s writings have been adopted as teaching texts by colleges and universities including… Read More


Dr. Farrah Gray

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Nevada, USA

Entrepreneur and social activist Dr. Farrah Gray went from public assistance to self-made millionaire by the age of fourteen. Dr. Gray dispels fallacies about success and how to achieve it while rallying people to take on poverty and violence as a community. He is the author of Reallionaire which chronicles his complicated rise to wealth. The best-seller has been endorsed by Former President Bill Clinton, Pierre Sutton, Stedman Graham, Jack… Read More


Adrian Gostick

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM
Utah, USA

A global thought leader on corporate culture, employee relations and human resources management, Adrian Gostick has published several successful books on employee engagement. These include The Carrot Principle, a regular New York Times bestseller, as well as 24-Carrot Manager which Larry King on CNN described as “a must read for modern-day managers." Adrian's latest book, The Orange Revolution, reached the top spot on the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list. His… Read More


Amanda Gore

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

Communications and performance expert Amanda Gore uses the latest psychological research to transform behaviors, cultures, and attitudes so that employees can reach greater heights when it comes to productivity, creativity, and sales. For three decades she’s helped organizations reconnect to what really matters – the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement, and creativity in business and life. Amanda is CEO of the Joy Project, which… Read More


Charity Tillemann-Dick

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
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TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Charity Tillemann-Dick grew up in Denver, CO with her 10 brothers and sisters. She received a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Regis University and went on to study music at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. As a soprano singer, Charity performed at venues all over the world, including the Kennedy Center, Severance Hall, Il Giardino Di Boboli, the National… Read More


Dan Thurmon

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Georgia, USA

Dan Thurmon is the president of Motivation Works, Inc., where he has helped hundreds of organizations and individuals to implement action plans and move confidently through transitions. He is a renowned speaker and recognized expert in delivering peak performances, both in the workplace and on stage. Dan began performing when he was just eleven years old in a one-man show consisting of comedy, juggling and acrobatics. He went on to… Read More


LeAnn Thieman

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$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Colorado, USA

LeAnn Thieman is a renowned motivational speaker and author with 30 years of experience as a nurse. During the Vietnam war, she helped rescue 300 babies as part of Operation Babylift. Her story was published in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, LeAnn went on to co-author Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, and several other books in the Chicken Soup series. She has been featured on CNN, Fox, BBC,… Read More


Rene Godefroy

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Georgia, USA

When Rene Godefroy found himself unhappy with his life, he decided to do something about it. His perseverance and resourcefulness led him from an impoverished Haitian village to the U.S. corporate stage where he is now one of the nation’s most reputable speakers on embracing change. As a child Rene battled various diseases and poverty alone; his father had abandoned him and his mother had left for Port-Au-Prince in hope… Read More


David Glickman

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Florida, USA

David Glickman has dedicated 15 years to entertaining corporate and healthcare audiences. The certified speaking professional energizes audiences with clever humor and upbeat music that will turn the heaviest agenda into a memorable experience. With over 2,000 programs performed, he’s solidified a reputation in the speaking circuit as the highlight of any event. Before transitioning from “show business” to “business shows,” he worked with everyone from The Beach Boys to… Read More


Jill Bolte Taylor

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Indiana, USA

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a healthcare professional with an extraordinary and inspiring story of overcoming personal difficulties. An expert neuroanatomist, Dr. Taylor suffered a rare form of stroke, an arteriovenous malformation, and had to have major brain surgery to remove a blood clot the size of a golf ball from her brain. For eight years she worked to rebuild her brain; she found that with the pressure the stroke… Read More


Jim Lawless

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
United Kingdom

Jim Lawless’ remarkable success as a speaker and advisor stems from the fact that he has followed his own advice to achieve extraordinary results. Famous for his “Taming Tigers” talk, the international speaker became the UK’s deepest free diver (the first Briton to pass 100m on one breath). He is also known for his dramatic transformation from non-riding unfit consultant to Jockey in just 12 months as a response to… Read More


Libby Gill

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Libby Gill demonstrates how to achieve peak performance through personal development to an impressive roster of blue-chip clients. She is also a passionate speaker on women's issues and brings her expertise in leadership development and life balance to her speeches. Libby's clients have included ABC-Disney, AMC Networks, Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Cisco, Comcast, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, GoDaddy, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PayPal, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Safeway, The Conference Board,… Read More


Michelle Gielan

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from… Read More


Ed Gibson

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Arizona, USA

For 21 years, astronaut Ed Gibson held the American record of 84 days in space. One of the U.S.’s first scientist astronauts, Dr. Gibson contributed to numerous landmark missions and discoveries before taking his outstanding leadership to the private sector. Dr. Gibson earned a BS in engineering from the University of Rochester and a MS and PhD in Engineering and Physics from the California Institute of Technology. After a year… Read More



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