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

Nancy Brinker

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

Starting from a promise made to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker has become a leader of the global movement against breast cancer. Shortly after Susan died from the disease at… Full Profile

Rocky Bleier

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

The extraordinary life story of Rocky Bleier is an inspirational one of a man who overcame terrible adversity to achieve his dreams. From the football fields of the NFL to the battlefields of Vietnam, he… Full Profile

Benjamin Zander

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

Benjamin Zander, the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, is one of the most sought-after speakers in the world. He has given both the opening and the closing keynote… Full Profile

Ryan Blair

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000

One of the most astonishing rags to riches stories in modern business, Ryan Blair has overcome adversity in a way that few can even imagine. Growing up with Attention Deficit Disorder meant he could not… Full Profile

Sara Blakely

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule

Starting out with just $5000 in savings, Sara Blakely, entrepreneur and designer, is now one of the most famous names in the 2 billion-dollar hosiery industry, an arena traditionally dominated by men. Her adventure began… Full Profile

Chris Bashinelli

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000

Perhaps best known for his role on the worldwide hit HBO show The Sopranos, Chris Bashinelli is a motivational speaker who focuses on cross-cultural issues reflecting his passion for improving life for those from poorer… Full Profile

Kivi Bernhard

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000

Drawing his inspiration from the land of Africa, where he was raised, Kivi Bernhard has become one of the most requested speakers on the international circuit for the way he incorporates lessons from the African… Full Profile

Michael Beschloss

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Described by Newsweek as “the nation's leading Presidential historian," Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, author of nine bestselling books and NBC News special correspondent. He recently co-authored the New York Times #1 bestseller Jacqueline… Full Profile

Stacy Allison

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000

Someone who has literally scaled the peaks as the first American woman to summit Mount Everest, Stacy Allison brings the lessons of a lifetime of challenging the greatest mountains in the world to advising corporations… Full Profile

John Amatt

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

Founder and president of One Step Beyond Worldwide, John Amatt runs a company that encourages people to break through the limitations they have imposed on themselves, to be personally accountable for their actions and to… Full Profile

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