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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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Tony Hawk

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

The most recognized action sports figure in the world, Tony Hawk was just nine-years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By 14 he’d turned pro, and… Full Profile


Lance Armstrong

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

The seven-time consecutive winner of the Tour de France after surviving Stage 3 testicular cancer and the face of Livestrong, Lance Armstrong is also known for his dramatic fall from grace for using performance enhancing… Full Profile


Jonathan Reckford

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

Jonathan T.M. Reckford is the chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International – a global Christian housing organization that has helped more than 22 million people build or improve the place they call home… Full Profile


David Goggins

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

There is no one quite like Chief Petty Officer David Goggins. The Navy SEAL, one of an elite group of military men regularly sent on some of the toughest missions in the world, needed more of… Full Profile


Zion Clark

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

Zion Clark was born September 29th 1997 in Columbus, Ohio. with a rare birth defect called Caudal Regression Syndrome which caused him to be born without legs. Given up for adoption at birth with a… Full Profile


Suneel Gupta

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

As the founding CEO of RISE, a breakthrough wellness company, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people build better habits for life and work. Now as a bestselling author and Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, Suneel… Full Profile


Troy Aikman

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

Troy Aikman has distinguished himself as one of America best quarterbacks. Selected the number one overall NFL draft pick in 1989, he is one of only three players to lead a team to three Super Bowl… Full Profile


Shola Richards

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

Shola Richards is a dynamic keynote speaker, and the best-selling author of Making Work Work, and Go Together, he's an in-demand workplace civility expert, and he is a prolific writer with passionate worldwide following. His… Full Profile


Jay Shetty

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

Former monk Jay Shetty is a New York Times best-selling author, life & purpose coach, host of the #1 Health & Wellness podcast On Purpose, and co-founder of Sama Tea. Jay has a myriad of accolades under his… Full Profile


Daniel Lamarre

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Quebec, Canada

Daniel Lamarre is a French Canadian whose talent for international business development spans a long career in creative industries, culminating with his current position as President and CEO of the Cirque du Soleil. A natural… Full Profile


Dan Harris

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

Dan Harris is the former co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America on ABC News, as well as a former correspondent for such broadcasts as Nightline and World News Tonight. He is also… Full Profile


Jia Jiang

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

Jia Jiang is a top resilience keynote speaker with one of the most viewed TED Talks, bestselling author of Rejection Proof, and the winner of Toastmasters International Golden Gavel award. Jiang is famous for doing 100… Full Profile


Chad Williams

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

Chad Williams draws from his experience in the military to provide a Navy SEAL's perspective on issues related to effective leadership, resilience, teamwork, overcoming adversity and motivation. He is a frequent guest on Fox News Channel,… Full Profile


Shaun Tomson

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

Shaun Tomson started, managed and sold two multi-million dollar clothing brands – Instinct in the 80’s and Solitude (co-founded with his wife Carla) in the 90’s. He is the author of the best-selling books “Surfer’s… Full Profile


James Clear

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

James Clear is a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits. The book has sold over 5 million… Full Profile


Roie Galitz

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

Roie Galitz (born 1980) is an award winning wildlife photographer, entrepreneur and public speaker, currently based in NYC. He is also honored to serve as a Greenpeace ambassador, calling to protect our planet. For over a… Full Profile


Jessica Buchanan

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

In the summer of 2006, Jessica Buchanan followed her dream and left for Africa. She traveled through areas of South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, volunteering in different capacities, and then was fortunate enough to secure a student teaching… Full Profile


Danette May

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

Danette May is America’s leading healthy lifestyle expert, #1 best-selling author of The Rise and 7 health and fitness books and programs, co-founder and CCO of Mindful Health, LLC (#48 on the Inc. 5000 List),… Full Profile


Gail Tolstoi-Miller

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

Inspirational. Motivational. And 100%, totally real. CEO Gail Tolstoi-Miller is a Jersey girl turned award-winning career coach, staffing & business strategist, national speaker, and author. Whether she’s advising executives on their broken hiring processes or… Full Profile


Matthew Zachary

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

Matthew Zachary is a 26-year brain cancer survivor and one of the most respected, influential, and visionary voices in healthcare. An award-winning concert pianist and film composer, he is the "Podfather" of healthcare broadcasting, amassing… Full Profile


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 * $20,000 to $25,000
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.   Dr. Kedrowski is a professional mountain guide and ski mountaineer. He grew up in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Kedrowski has been to the top… 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





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