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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 Viesturs

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

Since he was a child growing up in the flatlands of Rockford, Illinois, Ed Viesturs has been fascinated by mountain climbing. When he was working as a veterinarian in the 1980s, he took months off at a time to climb in the Himalayas. Ultimately he was forced to choose between being a veterinarian or a climber; he chose to climb. In 1992, he became a recognized mountaineer when he won… Read More


Jonathan Vehar

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
Illinois, USA

Jonathan Vehar is the President and Co-founder of New & Improved, LLC. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University, the Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York, Ithaca College and the Creative Problem Solving Institute. He holds a master’s degree in creativity and change leadership from the University of New York, and he has worked in advertising and marketing for agencies like Leo… Read More


Phillip Van Hooser

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
Kentucky, USA

One of the country’s foremost leadership experts, Phillip Van Hooser has helped over 900 organizations build leadership bench strength, performance, and productivity. Driven by his belief that “Leadership is not a position but the ability to offer service and a willingness to take action,” Phil’s material is unique in that it’s hands-on and based on his experience across a variety of platforms. After working 10 years as a Fortune 500… Read More


Robert Van Arlen

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
Arizona, USA

Jazz pianist and speaker to over 250,000 salespeople across the world, Robert Van Arlen takes the title of his book, Focused Synergy, and shows you how developing synergy is the key to success in life, in teams and in organizations. His inspirational message can help anyone who is looking to improve teamwork, work through change management or who is struggling to achieve customer satisfaction. Working in CCH Legal Publishing, Robert… Read More


Rory Vaden

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
Tennessee, USA

Rory Vaden is a self-discipline strategist, author and business motivational speaker with degrees in business management, leadership, accounting and an MBA. He is the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, a multi-million dollar international training company, and a two-time world champion of public speaking finalist for Toastmasters International. Rory has shared his unique insights on Oprah radio, in Businessweek, Publisher’s Weekly and SUCCESS Magazine. His book, Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to… Read More


Jodie Foster

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.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress, Jodie Foster delivers a sense of passion, intensity, and realism to every role she takes. Considered to be one of the most talented and intelligent actors alive, her career in Hollywood spans almost 50 years, having made her on-screen debut at age two. At age thirteen after a series of child roles in commercials and television, Jodie received universal praise for her mature portrayal of a… Read More


Steve Ford

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
California, USA

Inspirational speaker Steve Ford is a successful actor, recovering alcoholic and one-time resident of the White House (as the son of President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford). He offers highly personal keynote speeches that focus on ethics, character, integrity and family. Using his own life experiences from the worlds of politics and entertainment, he inspires audiences to welcome change and transformation as positive forces. Ford enjoyed a successful acting… Read More


John Foppe

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
Missouri, USA

John Foppe has shown millions of people that the only handicaps we have are the mental and emotional ones that prevent us from participating fully in life. With three decades of speaking experience that have seen him present to sports teams, corporate executives, and the Pentagon, John not only inspires people to dream, but shows them how to execute plans to turn visions into outcomes. Born without arms, John made… Read More


John Foley

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
Idaho, USA

John Foley received a degree in mechanical engineering from the US Naval Academy. During which he played defensive back for the Midshipmen in a team that had one of the best records in its history. He was rated in the top ten carrier pilots six times; he then became a Marine Instructor pilot and finally fulfilled his childhood dream of joining the Blue Angels display team. After leaving the service… Read More


Roy Firestone

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
California, USA

One of the most compelling sportscasters and interviewers of all time, Roy Firestone is a popular entertainer and speaker on the corporate circuit. The former ESPN sports journalist showcases his ability as a talented singer, impressionist, and humorist. Firestone won the hearts of America with his engaging interviews that took fans inside the lives of athletic legends such as Michael Jordan and Mickey Mantle. Sports Illustrated claimed not only was… Read More


Susan Ershler

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
Washington, USA

History-making mountain climber and Fortune 500 executive, Susan Ershler has scaled mountains in both the natural world and business world. During ten years she and her husband became the first couple to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each one of the seven continents. At the same time Susan balanced her corporate responsibilities as Regional Vice President of Sales for a global telecommunications company, leading her team to… Read More


Linda Ellerbee

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
New York, USA

Linda Ellerbee's astonishing career has taken her from highly regarded journalist to award-winning television producer to bestselling author. Along the way she has become a mom, a grandmother, survived breast cancer and become one of America's favorite and most in demand speakers. After commencing work at CBS Linda moved to NBC News where she wrote and anchored the late-night news programmed NBC News Overnight, "the best written and most intelligent… Read More


Chip Eichelberger

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
Tennessee, USA

Chip Eichelberger worked as international point man for the globally renowned business leader Tony Robbins for five years before going into business for himself in 1993. Since then he has galvanized nearly a thousand events for some of the world's most prestigious companies, including Ford, Hyatt, Wells Fargo, Proctor & Gamble, Exxon, NADA and PMI. For three years in a row Chip has been ranked a top five speaker by… Read More


Mack Dryden

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
Kentucky, USA

Dubbed one of the most hilarious motivational speakers in the U.S., two-time cancer survivor Mack Dryden shows audiences how to make the most out of goal setting, eye surgery, and even Moroccan prison. A brilliant entertainer, Mack is renowned for inspiring groups from all sectors as he blends humor, storytelling, and valuable messages to create a memorable experience. Beginning as a newspaper reporter on his native Gulf Coast, Mack later… Read More


Fraser Doherty

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
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United Kingdom

One of the world’s youngest self-made millionaires, Fraser Doherty turned his love of making jam with his grandmother into an internationally sold brand, SuperJam. He shares his story with people all over the world, offering advice and inspiration to anyone who wants to transform their passion into a career. At age fourteen Fraser began his business with zero capital, preparing jam in his kitchen and selling jars to his neighbors… Read More



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