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Inspirational SPEAKERS

What is the best way to win hearts and minds? The answer is as true today as it was centuries ago: with a deeply affecting tale of the power of the human spirit triumphing over all obstacles. Master storytellers, our diverse roster of inspirational speakers connect powerfully with audiences and spur them to reach greater heights.

Our speakers come from all types of backgrounds, from people with incredible stories of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to those who have made a huge positive impact on the world. Their personal stories of success, failure, determination, and courage can mean the difference between a meeting your people can’t wait to leave, and one they go home talking about for months afterward with stars still in their eyes.

Whether you’re seeking to reduce employee turnover, retain customers, improve engagement, produce a memorable event, or build high performance teams, our keynote speakers will galvanize your audience, kindling their desire to meet challenges head on and while maintaining a positive outlook.

Some of our most popular inspirational speakers include: Arun Gahdhi, Dr. Scott Parazynski, J.R. Martinez, Diana Nyad and Nick Vujicic.

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IN-Q

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
California, USA

A pioneer of performance poetry, multi-platinum songwriter and National Poetry Slam Champion, IN-Q has moved millions with his unique take on the human experience. On the speaking circuit, the celebrated artist uses that same talent to reinvigorate morale, jumpstart creativity, and bring teams closer together. IN-Q has been a keynote speaker and conducted workshops at the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit. Google, Facebook, IBM, Nike, Spotify, Lululemon, Shazam, Live Nation, The… Read More


Giuliana Rancic

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
Illinois, USA

Best known for her fearless interviews with Hollywood's biggest stars, television personality Giuliana Rancic has empowered millions with her relentless spirit as well as her willingness to openly discuss her personal and professional struggles and the tools she's used to get through them. A successful entrepreneur, breast cancer survivor, and devoted mother and wife, Rancic overcame setback after setback to build the career and life she wanted. While Rancic came… Read More


Louie Schwartzberg

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.
$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

For three decades, award-winning producer, director and cinematographer, Louie Schwartzberg has captivated and inspired millions with his breath-taking portrayals of the subtleties of nature. He is the only cinematographer in the world who has been shooting non-stop time-lapse photography 24-7 for 30 years and counting. A 3-time TED speaker, Schwartzberg's presentations have been viewed over 50 million times. Schwartzberg captures natural phenomenon that are too fast, slow, small, or vast… Read More


Bill Nye

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.
$50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Mechanical engineer and television personality Bill Nye got a generation of Americans hooked on science. A master of “edutainment”, Nye became a household name in the 1990s thanks to his fast-paced PBS children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, in which he translated science into fun hands-on experiments and demonstrations throughout 100 episodes. During its five year run, Bill Nye the Science Guy received 18 Emmy Awards for writing, performing,… Read More


Bear Grylls

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
United Kingdom

One of television's most watched celebrities, Bear Grylls launched a Survivalism Fever that has swept across the world. The former British Special Forces operative is best-known for taking his adventures in the planet's most hostile environments to the small screen. Similar to his acclaimed television shows, Grylls' keynotes grip audiences of all backgrounds, while sharing valuable lessons on grit, teamwork, and overcoming adversity to achieve your goals. Grylls developed many… Read More


Sergey Brin

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

One of the most influential figures in the Digital Age, Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google. Driven by a desire to organize the world's information so that it could be easily and universally accessed, the Russian refugee and computer scientist started Google with his Stanford classmate, Larry Page, growing it out of a series of dorm room experiments to the Internet's dominant presence. Aside from Brin's technological accomplishments, he… Read More


Neil deGrasse Tyson

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Neil deGrasse Tyson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard and a PhD in astrophysics from Columbia. His professional research interests include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of the Milky Way. He was appointed to two science commissions by President Bush, as well as NASA’s Advisory Council. In 2006, he became the host of PBS-NOVA’s, NOVA ScienceNOW, which continued for five seasons. In 2009, he… Read More


Mick Ebeling

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

Named one of the "50 Most Creative People" in the world, Mick Ebeling specializes in using imagination and technology to win small victories for humanity and inspire others to do the same. His non-profit engineering organization Not Impossible Labs invents open-sourced breakthrough technology to solve real-world problems. Ebeling's leadership and life-changing inventions have garnered him numerous accolades including a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and a Wired Magazine… Read More


Alden Mills

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
Maryland, USA

A former Navy SEAL and the founder of Perfect Fitness, Alden Mills' knowledge of persistence, leadership, and teambuilding is second to none. Mills weaves together his experiences from the elite U.S. military force and the high stakes world of startups to get everyone, from executives to entry-level employees, fired up about unlocking their potential. Despite being diagnosed with asthma as a child and told that he should avoid playing sports,… Read More


Lori Greiner

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.
$50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Lori Greiner has captured 120 patents, invented 500 products, and she’s still going! The “Queen of QVC” may be best known as one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s reality series Shark Tank, where her deals with entrepreneurs have brought in over $180 million in sales since her season debut in 2012. Her first big success came when she invented a clear plastic jewelry organizer to prevent earrings and necklaces from… Read More


Lance Allred

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
Utah, USA

Born hearing impaired and raised in a polygamous commune, Lance Allred started playing organized basketball later than most future pro-athletes; he was in the eighth grade the first time he touched a basketball, the same year he and his family left the sect that had defined every detail of their lives. Throughout high school, people told him that he didn't have what it took to be a professional basketball player,… Read More


Diana Nyad

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

“I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team.” These were the words of Diana Nyad as she reached the Florida shore after swimming 110 miles from Cuba in 2013. Her inspiring and motivational story of how she overcame the odds to… Read More


Michael Strahan

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

SuperBowl Champion Michael Strahan recently signed with Fox Sports to serve as a studio analyst on the Fox NFL Sunday Pregame Show. Michael retired from the NFL after completing his 15th season with the NY Giants and helped lead the team to their dramatic SuperBowl win over the New England Patriots. Michael had a great 2007 season, as he was once again, among the lead leaders in sacks, and served… Read More


Nicole Richie

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Nicole Richie's role in the reality series The Simple Life alongside Paris Hilton, her best friend at the time, made her an overnight sensation, but also catapulted her into an often tumultuous public life. Learning from her missteps, Richie turned herself around and today is the founder and owner of four successful businesses in addition to being a two-time novelist and the proud mother of two children. Over seven years… Read More


Gayle King

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Gayle King is the co-host of CBS This Morning and the Editor-at-large at O, the Oprah Magazine which continues to be a top-selling print magazine after more than a decade in production. Millions look to the three time Emmy-award winning journalist as a model of civility and respect. King entered local television news after a station executive offered her a job based on the professional tone of her voice. Though… Read More


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