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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

Cullen Jones

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

After nearly drowning in a Pennsylvania Water Park, Cullen Jones took up swimming, worked hard, and captured Olympic gold. He is the first African-American male to win a Gold Medal at the World University Games… Full Profile


Dr. Bob Nelson

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

Dr. Bob Nelson is a leading authority on employee recognition, motivation, and engagement. Over the past 20 years he has worked with 80% of the Fortune 500 companies (many of which are repeat-clients) to reinvent… 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


Lyn St. James

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

Recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the “Top 100 Women Athletes of the Century”, Lyn St. James is only one of three women in the 90-year history of NASCAR to compete in the Indianapolis… 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


Robert Swan

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

The first person ever to have reached both the north and south poles on foot, explorer and adventurer Robert Swan knows what it takes to motivate both himself and others. When his extraordinary walks were… 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


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


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


Kris Jenner

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

Years before Kris Jenner became a nationally recognized figure on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she was already a master of marketing, presentation, and making things happen. As a speaker she opens up about the… Full Profile


Billy Riggs

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

At the age of 29, Billy Riggs founded one of America’s fastest-growing churches. Since 1995, he has been delivering his secular presentation, “The Magic of Attitude,” which combines comedy, music, magic and motivation to spread… Full Profile


Robin Sieger

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

Originally from Scotland, he studied science at the University of Glasgow before going on to fulfill a childhood ambition by becoming a successful comedian, appearing regularly on radio and having his own television show. In… Full Profile


Joan Lunden

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

Award-winning journalist and breast cancer survivor, Joan Lunden has been one of the nation’s most trusted voices and personalities for over 30 years. The author of 8 books, the former Good Morning America anchor has… Full Profile


Pat Riley

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

Famed basketball coach, Pat Riley, is a seven-time National Basketball Association World Champion and the only head coach in NBA history to win Coach of the Year honors with three different teams. He reached the… Full Profile


Nancy Lieberman

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

Hall of Fame point guard, Nancy Lieberman has no holes in her resume. The legendary WNBA player known as “Lady Magic,” she became the first woman to coach an NBA team and currently serves as… Full Profile


Steve Rizzo

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

Steve Rizzo is a personal development expert, comedian, motivational speaker and author known for his popular PBS special. As a comedian, he was chosen as a Showtime Comedy Allstar, sharing the stage with the likes… Full Profile


Lee Silber

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

When Lee Silber speaks, people listen. Audiences listen because Silber is a dynamic speaker who engages attendees with humor, magic and creative skill-building activities that keep everyone on the edge of their seat. An amazing… Full Profile


Kevin Roberts

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

Worldwide CEO of the world's most famous advertising firm, Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts has led the company to record financial success and outstanding international recognition; Saatchi & Saatchi is consistently placed in the top… Full Profile


Greg Link

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

Greg Link is the co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center, as well as the founder of the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice, a fast-growing global consultancy committed to influencing influencers to grow their careers… Full Profile


Rudy Ruettiger

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

Rudy Ruettiger's life story was immortalized in the eponymous 1993 film, Rudy. An internationally-known celebrity, acclaimed motivational speaker, distinguished author and humanitarian, Rudy rose to fame from meager beginnings. Against all odds, he achieved his… 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


Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa

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

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa is a Rwandan who has spent most of his life as a refugee. As a medical doctor and former diplomat, he has served in senior leadership positions in Rwanda, including as an… Full Profile


George Hedley

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

The founder and owner of Hedley Construction & Development, Inc., George Hedley is one of the top construction business speakers and industry experts. Drawing from 30 years of profitable management practices, he helps people build… Full Profile





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