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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 once 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 and Nick Vujicic.

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Inspirational Speakers

John O’Leary

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Missouri, USA

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than… Full Profile


Sashin Govender

FEE CATEGORY * $ and above
TRAVELS FROM South Africa

Sashin Govender is the Founder and CEO of the TMS Ecosystem which owns more than 20 companies. He is also a world-renowned speaker on leadership, sales, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and an expert in helping you… Full Profile


Jon Kedrowski

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Colorado, USA

Jon Kedrowski has a Ph.D. in Environmental Geography, Weather, and Climate.  He grew up in Vail, Colorado where he has climbed over 1,000  different Colorado peaks, including hundreds of ski descents, (Skiing each of Colorado's… Full Profile


Minda Dentler

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Minda is the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship Minda’s life is one of inspiration, courage and determination; she will have you on your feet ready to face your personal Ironman… Full Profile


Gabrielle Jordan

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Maryland, USA

Gabrielle Jordan is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, a luxury jewelry business, which she started at the age of 9. Gabrielle’s passion for business did not stop there. She is the co-founder of the… Full Profile


Princess Sarah Culberson

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Princess Sarah has an extraordinary journey that has been featured on CNN, GMA, BBC among numerous other publications worldwide which have trended #1 globally in over 60 countries. She is an internationally-known thought leader, TEDx… Full Profile


Kai Kight

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Inspired by his own mother who,… Full Profile


Alex Honnold

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Nevada, USA

Perhaps the most famous rock climber in the world, Alex has amazed and inspired audiences with stories of his ropeless, free solo climbs. The pinnacle of his career (and maybe the sport of climbing) was… Full Profile


Dr. Deepak Chopra

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Dr. Chopra is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution… Full Profile


Lindsey Vonn

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

The most successful race skier in American history, Lindsey Vonn broke record after record during a career that spanned nearly two decades. In addition to winning 3 Olympic medals, 2 World Championship gold medals, and… Full Profile


Michael Strahan

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Lisa Ling

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Throughout her career, Lisa Ling has reported from some of the most dangerous locations from the world in an attempt to bring attention, aid, and change to those who need it the most. A former… Full Profile


Diana Nyad

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

* In Association with CAA “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… Full Profile


Michelle Poler

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone… Full Profile


Marni Spencer-Devlin

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Bestselling author, Marni Spencer-Devlin uses her harrowing story as the example to teach her empowering brand of personal and professional Authentic Leadership to corporate professionals worldwide. Audiences are enthralled to learn how Marni was molested,… Full Profile


Gus Kenworthy

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Colorado, USA

Olympic silver medalist, Gus Kenworthy changed the landscape of sports culture in 2015 when he became the first skier to come out as gay. With over 1.7 million Instagram followers, Kenworthy balances a high-profile life… Full Profile


Marshawn Evans Daniels

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Georgia, USA

Marshawn Evans Daniels is a speaker, best-selling author, attorney, entrepreneur, Miss America finalist and Donald Trump Apprentice who drives her audiences to drill into their passions and purpose to become more powerful, seek better business… Full Profile


Sophia Nelson

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Sophia Nelson is a mover and shaker in the world of politics, law and social justice who has traveled worldwide to speak about her writing and message of unity and the African-American experience. She has… Full Profile


Linda Cliatt-Wayman

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Pennsylvania, USA

Principal, Linda Cliatt-Wayman turned three of the country’s most dangerous and impoverished schools into successful centers of learning and development. The dedicated educator’s inspirational tale has been featured on TED, ABC’s World News Tonight and… Full Profile


Alex Banayan

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Searching for a guide on how to create a path to success, college freshman Alex Banayan incidentally trail blazed his own when he sought out interviews from some of the world’s most reputable names in… Full Profile


Magie Cook

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Magie Cook started her salsa company with a gift of $800 while she was homeless. Despite no experience in business, she grew Maggie’s All Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips into a multi-million dollar company over… Full Profile


Michelle Rhee

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

As a third grade teacher in Baltimore, a member of Teach for America and the founder of StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee has spent the last 18 years working to provide children with the skills and knowledge… Full Profile


Wasfia Nazreen

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Wasfia Nazreen is a National Geographic Explorer & Adventurer and the only woman to hold these simultaneous titles. Although she is most known for being the first Bangladeshi and Bengali in the world to climb… Full Profile


Gayle King

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile





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