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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

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


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


Giuliana Rancic

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Nick Santonastasso

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

Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model -… Full Profile


Louie Schwartzberg

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Bear Grylls

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Sergey Brin

FEE CATEGORY * $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,… Full Profile


Mick Ebeling

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
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… Full Profile


Alden Mills

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
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… Full Profile


Ron Garan

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

When veteran astronaut Ron Garan blasted up into space, his perspective of humanity and all the problems we face changed forever. During his 178 days in orbit and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA… Full Profile


Lance Allred

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Nicole Richie

FEE CATEGORY * $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… Full Profile


Stephanie Decker

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

Stephanie Decker became a national hero after she saved her children, shielding them from the falling debris of their collapsing house with her own body while a freak tornado engulfed their small Indiana town. Though… Full Profile


Mallory Brown

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

Social entrepreneur Mallory Brown represents a new generation of philanthropy. At age 24, she founded World Clothes Line, an online business that donates one article of clothing for every article sold. Mallory and her numerous… Full Profile


Dan Pallotta

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

Humanitarian entrepreneur, Dan Pallotta is one of the world's most forward voices on philanthropy and innovation. A pioneering leader in social enterprise, he invented the multi-day charitable event industry including the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks… Full Profile


Zoe Jackson MBE

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

Multi-award winning entrepreneur Zoe Jackson MBE, is proof that a young person with passion and determination can move mountains. At age 16, she launched a performing arts company for young people run by young people.… Full Profile


Paul Shoemaker

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

Paul Shoemaker is a mastermind at knocking down the barriers and curtailing social problems. As the Founding President of Social Ventures Partners International and SVPI's former Executive Connector, he's brought together social changers, researchers, and… Full Profile


John Larroquette

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

Emmy and Tony-award winning actor, John Larroquette uses his personal experience to educate the public on substance abuse and recovery. The iconic stage and television actor from pop culture favorites such as the sitcom Night… Full Profile


Susan Ford Bales

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

One of the country’s most beloved advocates on dealing with breast cancer and drug addiction, Susan Ford Bales has touched thousands with her compassion, empathy, and courage to open up on highly personal and difficult… Full Profile


Tan Le

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

One of the science world’s most successful and influential CEOs, Tan Le started her incredible life journey as a refugee facing a high probability of death on a treacherous trip across the pirate infested China… Full Profile





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