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Our motivational and inspirational speakers share incredible personal stories of success, failure, persistence, hard work, and the events that changed their lives in their thrilling keynote speeches.

Our extensive list of motivational speakers - from sports figures to business leaders - will make your event a resounding success with their inspirational, powerful messages.

Motivation & Inspiration

Olympic/Paralympic Games Medalist

Ever since Patrick "Blake" Leeper was a child, he has been determined to be a star athlete. Although Leeper was born a bilateral below-the-knee amputee, he was raised to believe the only disability in life is a bad attitude. Using prosthetics...

Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Motivator

A world-renowned athlete and adventurer, speaker Grant Korgan continues to climb and ski around the globe after having suffered a spinal cord injury.

Branding Visionary & Founder of FUBU

Credited with creating the urban apparel market, corporate speaker Daymond John is the founder of FUBU and the branding guru on ABC's Shark Tank.

Inspirational Football Coach

The memorable coach behind the hit film 'Remember the Titans,' Boone transformed a racially divided football team into a united group of state champions. He delivers a message of respect and teamwork.

Former NBA Player / Addiction Recovery Advocate

A hometown basketball legend, Chris Herren realized his dream of playing for the Celtics only to lose it all to addiction. He shares his story in Basketball Junkie & the ESPN documentary Unguarded.

Best-Selling Author

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The...

Emmy-Winning TV Host

Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars (ABC) and Entertainment Tonight (CBS), Emmy winner Samantha Harris is also a breast cancer survivor (diagnosed at 40). Since speaking publicly about her battle, she has enthralled...

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Founder, Homeboy Industries

Father Gregory Boyle is the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in Los Angeles County.

Oprah Winfrey's "All-Time Favorite Guest"

Speaker Tererai Trent endured a life of poverty in Zimbabwe before changing it all by obtaining her doctorate. She works to improve education in her home village.

Senior Executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Best Selling Author, A Chance in the World

Steve Pemberton’s story is about defying seemingly unsurmountable odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed...

CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

Sociologist & Happiness Expert

The author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter shares science-based parenting advice and skills for building emotional intelligence.

Expert on Happiness & Success

Shawn Achor is the world’s leading expert on the connection between happiness and success whose research has made the cover of Harvard Business Review. He continues to conduct original psychology research on happiness and organizational...

World-Renowned Neurosurgeon & Neuroscientist

Dr. Q is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting edge research to cure brain cancer. Named as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in 2008, Dr. Q was also selected by Popular Science magazine as one of...

Civil Rights Activist, Law Professor & Attorney to the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown Families

Known for her representation of the Trayvon Martin family, Jasmine Rand excels in the civil rights arena. In addition to her dynamic legal practice, Rand is currently scheduled to provide guest lectures in more than a dozen nations throughout the...

Motivator & Singer/Songwriter

Made famous by The Glee Project, Mario Arnauz Bonds overcame a childhood marked by blindness, abuse, and abandonment to become a sought-after motivational speaker and singer/songwriter.

Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Best-Selling Author

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and National Hero, Jeff shares his story in a presentation that will uplift and inspire.

17th Surgeon General of the United States, CEO, Canyon Ranch Health, Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch & Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

From the corporate boardroom to the Oval Office, organizations have consistently turned to Dr. Carmona to drive change and transform cultures.

Teacher & Student Inspirational Speakers

Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education, and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early...

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