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Motivational Speaker SPEAKERS

The best motivational speakers are storytellers, people who have navigated extraordinary circumstances and emerged with the power to share their hard-won life’s lessons with others to awe and inspire. Drawing on their own stories of overcoming adversity, fascinating experiences and accomplishing extraordinary feats, our speakers’ keynotes spur audiences to greater achievement.

In today’s challenging and dynamic world, everyone can use a motivational boost now and then. Organizations of all sizes and scopes benefit from our speakers’ shared wisdom, humor, and profoundly expressed desire to be more, to do better. Some of our top motivational speakers include Vernice “Flygirld” Armour, Jim “The Rookie” Morris, Rick Pitino, Diana Nyad, Robert Swan, and Robyn Benincasa.

Whether you seek to rouse your group from discouragement or disengagement, or simply uplift their spirits, our compelling and captivating speakers will move audiences to laughter and to tears – taking them on an unforgettable journey.

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Ed Gibson

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Arizona, USA

For 21 years, astronaut Ed Gibson held the American record of 84 days in space. One of the U.S.’s first scientist astronauts, Dr. Gibson contributed to numerous landmark missions and discoveries before taking his outstanding leadership to the private sector. Dr. Gibson earned a BS in engineering from the University of Rochester and a MS and PhD in Engineering and Physics from the California Institute of Technology. After a year… Read More


Larry Winget

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Arizona, USA

Larry Winget “The Pitbull of Personal Development” and “World′s Only Irritational Speaker” is a four-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He is a member of the International Speaker Hall Of Fame, has starred in his own television series and appeared in national television commercials. Larry Winget is a regular contributor on many news shows on the topics of money, personal success and business. Larry Winget believes that most… Read More


Chris Widener

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM
Washington, USA

Chris Widener is widely recognized speaker who has presented dynamic programs in countries around the world, such as: Egypt, China, Singapore, Spain, Russia, Germany, Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Organizations and businesses like Harvard Business School, General Electric, Microsoft and Cisco Systems are among Chris’s clients. Chris started a small publishing company called the American Community Business Network before changing the name to "Made for Success." He grew the company… Read More


Rusty Wallace

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
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TRAVELS FROM
North Carolina, USA

Rusty Wallace, the legendary and now retired racecar driver, brought personality and charisma to the sport of auto racing that is unmatched in the history of the sport. A 55 time race winner and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, he is one of the greatest racecar drivers in America. When Rusty retired in 2005, he ranked as one of the top five earners in NASCAR's history, making nearly $50 million… Read More


Waldo Waldman

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
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Georgia, USA

Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame recipient, Waldo Waldman is a motivational keynote speaker and leadership consultant. A former fighter pilot who uses real world business experience, Waldman helps turn teams into accountable, trustworthy, and high performance partners for success. Waldman has been voted one of the Top Speakers in the World by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. Audiences connect strongly with Waldman, but not just… Read More


Erik Wahl

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Erik Wahl is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, best selling author and graffiti artist. Wahl has also been described as the Picasso of Productivity, the Warhol of Wall Street and the Renoir of ROI. Wahl wrote UNthink, which was honored by the Business book powerhouse CEO Read as the #1 Business “Book of the Year.” UNthink is about pushing beyond our traditional thought patterns and rediscovering the keys to unlock our fullest… Read More


Yossi Ghinsberg

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Isolated in the Amazonian jungle after his raft went over a waterfall, Yossi Ghinsberg should have perished. Instead the Israeli, a 22-year-old youth at the time, gathered his wits and embarked on a three-week-long escapade surviving floods, poisonous snakes, fire ants, and more, as he attempted to walk to the nearest town. Fresh out of his military service in the Israeli navy, Yossi hungered for adventure. He traveled to Bolivia… Read More


Michael Gelb

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM
New Mexico, USA

Leading authority on the practical application of genius thinking, Michael J Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, change management, accelerated learning and innovative leadership. He has been a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant for over twenty-eight years, working for blue-chip organizations including DuPont, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and YPO. Gelb has authored a dozen books relating to the application of genius to everyday creativity… Read More


Mitch Gaylord

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

After becoming the first American gymnast to score a perfect 10.0 in the Olympics, Mitch Gaylord led the men’s gymnastic team to a gold medal in the team competition for the first and only time to date. Since then he has been an ambassador for fitness and taking action, inspiring audiences across America to greatness. As a young gymnast in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Mitch had a reputation as a… Read More


Rulon Gardner

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Utah, USA

In the 2000 Olympics, Rulon Gardner triumphed in what has become one of the most inspirational sports stories ever. The 29-year-old amateur wrestler from a Midwestern dairy farm took down Russian giant, Aleksander Karelin, the three-time defending Olympic champion who hadn’t lost an international match in fifteen years nor even given up one point in ten years. Growing up with a learning disability and constant weight issues, Rulon was never… Read More


Chris Gardner

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Illinois, USA

Inspirational and motivational speaker Chris Gardner draws on his extraordinary life story to share the lessons he has learned for overcoming adversity and improving performance. This life story became an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller as well as an Academy Award nominated movie starring Will Smith. Gardner comes from the hardest of backgrounds, with poverty, domestic violence and sexual abuse being… Read More


Andre-Philippe Gagnon

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
Quebec, Canada

Singing impressionist André Philippe Gagnon is the man of 1,000 voices. From Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash to Pharell Williams, Gagnon began developing his repertoire at the age of five and continually expands it, keeping pace with the quick beat of today’s ever-fluctuating music industry. After performing at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, which led to a spot on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Gagnon’s shows started selling… Read More


Dr. Calvin Mackie

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
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TRAVELS FROM
Louisiana, USA

Inspiring millions with his journey from remedial reading classes to a PhD in engineering, Dr. Calvin Mackie is an internationally admired motivational speaker. The inventor, entrepreneur, and prominent African-American community leader is an advocate in the areas of STEM education; the mentoring, training, and promotion of African American males; and rectifying the communities that have been damaged by Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill. Dr. Mackie served on the… Read More


Warren Macdonald

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Alberta, Canada

A catastrophic moment redefined Warren Macdonald’s life in April 1997 when a one-ton boulder fell on him during an excursion on a remote Australian island. For two days the avid environmentalist lay trapped and alone. Warren survived the ordeal losing both legs at mid thigh, but he didn’t lose his ability to pursue his passion and live life to the fullest. Though doctors told him he’d never walk again, Warren… Read More


Nick Vujicic

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Few speakers have a better claim to be regarded as inspirational than Nicholas Vujicic. Born without arms or legs, he has overcome his disability in the most astonishing ways, setting a true example of inspiring success to any who have ever doubted their ability to achieve their goals. During his childhood in Melbourne, Australia, Nick had to cope with feelings of loneliness and depression as he questioned just what purpose… Read More



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