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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

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


Jose Pinera

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Chile

Former Minister of Labor and Social Security of Chile José Piñera is the master architect of Chile′s socio-economic transformation. While Labor Minister of Chile, from 1978-1980, Piñera won a victory for capitalism and freedom when… Full Profile


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


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


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


Doc Hendley

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

Doc Hendley is a CNN Hero and President and founder of the organization Wine to Water. He brings his knowledge of civil and human rights, global affairs and empowerment to his inspirational presentations. The original… Full Profile


Alan Hobson

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Alberta, Canada

Mountaineer and cancer survivor, Alan Hobson embarked on ten high-altitude expeditions and a decade of raising millions of dollars before finally reaching the summit of Mount Everest. One of the world’s foremost adventure speakers, he… Full Profile


Dan Lothian

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Dan Lothian is a veteran national TV news correspondent and is a co-founder of Heart Beings, a gathering point for positive news, insightful perspectives and tools to help us grow and achieve the lives that… Full Profile


Jean Houston

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

Since the 1960’s, Dr. Jean Houston has been an influential figure in spirituality, human potential, and social activism. A long-time consultant to the United Nations, she is the Chairman of the Jean Houston Foundation, a… Full Profile


Greg Louganis

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

Widely regarded as the best diver in the history of the sport, Greg Louganis is a four-time Olympic champion, a relentless voice for LGBT rights, and a powerful advocate for HIV awareness. In 1994, he… Full Profile


Todd Huston

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

For 20 years Todd Huston has turned a personal tragedy into an opportunity to help others overcome their challenges and become their best in every situation. After losing his leg in a boating accident, Todd… 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





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