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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

Chris Klug

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

In a truly astonishing feat of athletic ability, and as a demonstration of the remarkable resilience of the human body, snowboarder Chris Klug won a bronze medal at the 2002 Olympic games as the first… Full Profile


Dave Pelzer

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

Child abuse prevention advocate and inspirational speaker, Dave Pelzer is best known for his best-selling book, A Child Called “It”. The memoir which offered a raw account of Pelzer’s abusive childhood was on the NewYork… Full Profile


Kevin Kelly

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

Internationally acclaimed motivational speaker Kevin Kelley is a foremost authority on entrepreneurship, leadership, sales, creativity and personal excellence. Over the course of two decades, Kevin has been a keynote speaker for a multitude of events… Full Profile


Ty Pennington

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

TV personality and hardworking carpenter, Ty Pennington catapulted the home renovation industry into expansion, showcasing daring and creative works on Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. As he became a heavyweight in the entertainment… Full Profile


Betty Nguyen

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

The first Vietnamese-American to anchor a national newscast, Betty Nguyen has reported major stories around the world for CNN, CBS, and NBC. She can currently be seen breaking stories on NBC’s Early Today, MSNBC’s First… Full Profile


Lisa Nichols

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

Growing up and living in a South Central L.A. neighborhood divided between two warring gangs, single mother Lisa Nichols gave herself permission to take control of her life and get her family out of poverty.… Full Profile


Deborah Norville

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

Since 1995, Deborah Norville has been the anchor of Inside Edition, the longest running syndicated news magazine program, which covers hard news as well as crime and human interest stories. As a keynote speaker, Norville… Full Profile


Vince Papale

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

In the course of a few months, Vince Papale went from being a part-time bartender, nightclub doorman, and substitute teacher to an NFL star and national inspiration. The football player was discovered when newcomer coach,… Full Profile


Willie Jolley

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Rated the “ #1 Motivational & Inspirational Speaker and Singer in America” by Get Motivated Seminars, Dr. Willie Jolley became speaking sensation after being fired from a nightclub where the professional singer was replaced by… Full Profile


Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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

Named “the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, Jackie Joyner-Kersee overcame severe asthma, poverty, and racial barriers to become a six-time Olympic medalist. She is the world record holder in the… Full Profile


Bobbie Staten

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

Bobbie is a funny, funny lady. She is a rare talent with spontaneous, creative, contagious humor. She delivers clean, original material that leaves the participants laughing, thinking, reflecting, and growing. Her timing is superb; her… Full Profile


Nikki Stone

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

At the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made this performance so unbelievable was the fact that less than two… Full Profile


Sean Swarner

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

With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of the world…… Full Profile


Peggy ONeill

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

At a height of 3’8”, Peggy O’Neill has seen life from a unique perspective. The award-winning motivational speaker and life coach draws from her challenges and differences to help others break through their obstacles and… Full Profile


Dan Jansen

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

After numerous setbacks, speed skater Dan Jansen finally captured a medal at his fourth and final Olympic games. Finishing eighth in the 500 meter, the event he was favored in, he later defied the odds… Full Profile


Mike Rayburn

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

Three-time Carnegie Hall headliner, keynote speaker, humorist and captivating musician, Mike Rayburn uses his multifold skills to deliver inspirational and motivational speeches that will never be forgotten. Mike synthesizes his wide-ranging life experiences as an… Full Profile


Rudy Ruettiger

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

Rudy Ruettiger's life story was immortalized in the eponymous 1993 film, Rudy. An internationally-known celebrity, acclaimed motivational speaker, distinguished author and humanitarian, Rudy rose to fame from meager beginnings. Against all odds, he achieved his… Full Profile


Roz Savage

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

Ocean Rower, Author, Environmental Campaigner Roz Savage is a British ocean rower and environmental campaigner, who in 2010 became the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. Coupled with her solo row across… Full Profile


Scott Hamilton

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

One of the most sought after keynote speakers and most popular figure skating stars in the world today, Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Network TV skating commentator, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee,… Full Profile


Debra Searle

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

Debra Searle is an honest, open, warm and funny businesswoman, TV presenter and proud owner of a mental strength and determination that inspires and motivates all who meet her. Debra′s overwhelming positivity and ′go for… Full Profile


Eric Shanteau

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

Olympic Athlete, Cancer Survivor On his way to the 2008 Olympics, Eric has ridden a rollercoaster that included being diagnosed with testicular cancer, swimming the fastest 50m breaststroke split in the history of the 200… Full Profile


Robin Sieger

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

Originally from Scotland, he studied science at the University of Glasgow before going on to fulfill a childhood ambition by becoming a successful comedian, appearing regularly on radio and having his own television show. In… Full Profile


Lisa Ling

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
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


Mike Lipkin

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Ontario, Canada

Mike Lipkin has helped millions of people get remarkable results through the Lipkin Method for Exponential Success. An internationally acclaimed motivator, he uses evidence-based tactics to show business audiences how to leverage social values and… Full Profile





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