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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, 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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Motivational Speaker Speakers

Shaun Tomson

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

Shaun Tomson started, managed and sold two multi-million dollar clothing brands – Instinct in the 80’s and Solitude (co-founded with his wife Carla) in the 90’s. He is the author of the best-selling books “Surfer’s… Full Profile


James Clear

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Ohio, USA

James Clear is a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits. The book has sold over 5 million… Full Profile


Vishen Lakhiani

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Malaysia

Vishen Lakhiani is one of today’s most influential minds in the fields of personal growth and human consciousness. He is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, the world’s leading online personal growth education company, and… Full Profile


Jessica Buchanan

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

In the summer of 2006, Jessica Buchanan followed her dream and left for Africa. She traveled through areas of South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, volunteering in different capacities, and then was fortunate enough to secure a student teaching… Full Profile


Danette May

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

Danette May is America’s leading healthy lifestyle expert, #1 best-selling author of The Rise and 7 health and fitness books and programs, co-founder and CCO of Mindful Health, LLC (#48 on the Inc. 5000 List),… Full Profile


Gail Tolstoi-Miller

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

Inspirational. Motivational. And 100%, totally real. CEO Gail Tolstoi-Miller is a Jersey girl turned award-winning career coach, staffing & business strategist, national speaker, and author. Whether she’s advising executives on their broken hiring processes or… Full Profile


Matthew Zachary

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

Matthew Zachary is a 26-year brain cancer survivor and one of the most respected, influential, and visionary voices in healthcare. An award-winning concert pianist and film composer, he is the "Podfather" of healthcare broadcasting, amassing… Full Profile


Nina Sossamon-Pogue

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

Nina is an inspirational thought leader, who’s experience as a communicator powers her ability to share her framework for a successful life. As someone who’s adapted through a lifetime of major challenges and reached the… Full Profile


John O’Leary

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

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than… Full Profile


Jon Kedrowski

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

Jon Kedrowski has a Ph.D. in Environmental Geography, Weather and Climate.   Dr. Kedrowski is a professional mountain guide and ski mountaineer. He grew up in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Kedrowski has been to the top… Full Profile


Minda Dentler

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

Minda is the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship Minda’s life is one of inspiration, courage and determination; she will have you on your feet ready to face your personal Ironman… Full Profile


Gabrielle Jordan

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

Gabrielle Jordan is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, a luxury jewelry business, which she started at the age of 9. Gabrielle’s passion for business did not stop there. She is the co-founder of the… Full Profile


Alex Honnold

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Nevada, USA

Perhaps the most famous rock climber in the world, Alex has amazed and inspired audiences with stories of his ropeless, free solo climbs. The pinnacle of his career (and maybe the sport of climbing) was… Full Profile


Diana Nyad

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

“I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes… Full Profile


Michelle Rhee

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

As a third grade teacher in Baltimore, a member of Teach for America and the founder of StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee has spent the last 18 years working to provide children with the skills and knowledge… Full Profile


Erin King

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

Erin King is a bestselling author, global keynote speaker, and the world’s leading energy management expert. Erin King started her first two ventures, Jump Digital Media and PMS.com, before the age of 30. Her third… Full Profile


Nick Friedman

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

Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK, the largest and fastest growing US-Based Junk Removal Franchise Opportunity. He was recently named Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine,… Full Profile


Brent Gleeson

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

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa and other theaters of war. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of… Full Profile


Michelle Poler

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

Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone… Full Profile


Phil Jackson

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Phil Jackson is among one of the best NBA coaches in league history. As coach of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls he led them to six NBA Championships. He later went on to coach… Full Profile


Marni Spencer-Devlin

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

Bestselling author, Marni Spencer-Devlin uses her harrowing story as the example to teach her empowering brand of personal and professional Authentic Leadership to corporate professionals worldwide. Audiences are enthralled to learn how Marni was molested,… Full Profile


Ilyasah Shabazz

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

“When you educate a girl, you raise a nation,” says ILYASAH SHABAZZ. She is an inspirational role model and advocate for women and girl empowerment. Her lifework is devoted to helping others find inner strength… Full Profile


Marshawn Evans Daniels

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

Marshawn Evans Daniels is a speaker, best-selling author, attorney, entrepreneur, Miss America finalist and Donald Trump Apprentice who drives her audiences to drill into their passions and purpose to become more powerful, seek better business… Full Profile


Sophia Nelson

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Sophia Nelson is a mover and shaker in the world of politics, law and social justice who has traveled worldwide to speak about her writing and message of unity and the African-American experience. She has… Full Profile





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