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Inspirational SPEAKERS

What is the best way to win hearts and minds? The answer is as true today as it was centuries ago: with a deeply affecting tale of the power of the human spirit triumphing over all obstacles. Master storytellers, our diverse roster of inspirational speakers connect powerfully with audiences and spur them to reach greater heights.

Our speakers come from all types of backgrounds, from people with incredible stories of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to those who have made a huge positive impact on the world. Their personal stories of success, failure, determination, and courage can mean the difference between a meeting your people can’t wait to leave, and one they go home talking about for months afterward with stars still in their eyes.

Whether you’re seeking to reduce employee turnover, retain customers, improve engagement, produce a memorable event, or build high performance teams, our keynote speakers will galvanize your audience, kindling their desire to meet challenges head on and while maintaining a positive outlook.

Some of our most popular inspirational speakers include: Arun Gahdhi, Dr. Scott Parazynski, J.R. Martinez, Diana Nyad and Nick Vujicic.

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Inspirational SPEAKERS

Bear Grylls

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
United Kingdom

One of television's most watched celebrities, Bear Grylls launched a Survivalism Fever that has swept across the world. The former British Special Forces operative is best-known for taking his adventures in the planet's most hostile environments to the small screen. Similar to his acclaimed television shows, Grylls' keynotes grip audiences of all backgrounds, while sharing valuable lessons on grit, teamwork, and overcoming adversity to achieve your goals. Grylls developed many… Read More

Diana Nyad

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

“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 a team.” These were the words of Diana Nyad as she reached the Florida shore after swimming 110 miles from Cuba in 2013. Her inspiring and motivational story of how she overcame the odds to… Read More

Mallory Brown

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
Michigan, USA

Social entrepreneur Mallory Brown represents a new generation of philanthropy. At age 24, she founded World Clothes Line, an online business that donates one article of clothing for every article sold. Mallory and her numerous success stories are a living testimony that we really can "do well by doing good." As a speaker she takes her philanthropic business philosophy to students, non-profits, and corporate audiences, inspiring them to find inventive… Read More

Tan Le

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
California, USA

One of the science world’s most successful and influential CEOs, Tan Le started her incredible life journey as a refugee facing a high probability of death on a treacherous trip across the pirate infested China South Sea. Today, Ms. Le is the founder and CEO of the bioinformatics firm, EMOTIV, where her groundbreaking work in technology and artificial intelligence is making it possible to control electronic devices with something as… Read More

Bill Nye

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Mechanical engineer and television personality Bill Nye got a generation of Americans hooked on science. A master of “edutainment”, Nye became a household name in the 1990s thanks to his fast-paced PBS children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, in which he translated science into fun hands-on experiments and demonstrations throughout 100 episodes. During its five year run, Bill Nye the Science Guy received 18 Emmy Awards for writing, performing,… Read More

Mike Robbins

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$20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and his latest, Nothing Changes Until You Do, Mike Robbins teaches people how to infuse their lives and businesses with authenticity and appreciation. He has strengthened and inspired teams at Google, Wells Fargo, Twitter, Gap, eBay, Charles Schwab, Adobe, Chevron, Citibank, the US Department of Labor, Stanford University, the San Francisco Giants, and many… Read More

Robert Herjavec

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Ontario, Canada

One of North America’s most respected businessmen, Robert Herjavec is most recognized for his role as a dragon on Canada’s Dragon’s Den and a shark on the U.S. Shark Tank. Off screen he is the founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group, one of the largest and most profitable information technology companies in Canada. At age 8 Robert and his family arrived in Canada from communist Yugoslavia with a single… Read More

Dan Goods

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$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Dan Goods explains his life and career in one sentence: "After doing the dishes, reading bedtime stories to my kids, and spending time with my wife, I work on other creative problem solving projects around the world." Named “One of the Most Interesting People in Los Angeles” by LA Weekly, Dan Goods created his own dream position as "Visual Strategist" at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dan, along with his team… Read More

Bethany Hamilton

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

One of the world’s most influential surfers, Bethany Hamilton was attacked while surfing at the age of 13 by a 16-foot-long tiger shark that severely severed her left arm. Bleeding profusely she had to paddle 30 minutes to reach shore in order to get medical help and save her life. After losing 60% of her blood and undergoing multiple surgeries, she returned to the water a month later, seizing her… Read More

Whitney Johnson

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA

Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Fund, Whitney Johnson is a top investor and leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption. As cofounder at startup investment advisor Rose Park Advisors, she co-led an in-the-trenches venture that applied frameworks of disruptive innovation to investing. She provides strategic and tactical advice to CEOs of early stage start-ups—advising how to influence opinion, build a movement and connect to the right people.… Read More

Amy Van Dyken

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

After an ATV accident left her paralyzed from the waist down, six-time swimming Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken became more than a sports champion. She became a champion for thousands of people with spinal injuries who didn’t have access to the same resources as she did. Today her non-profit organization, The Amy Van Dyken Foundation helps provide medical supplies to individuals who cannot afford them. Amy has always pushed… Read More

Annie Duke

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$25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM
Pennsylvania, USA

Championship poker player, Annie Duke draws from her twenty-year poker career and cognitive psychology studies to teach people how to make smart decisions in high stakes situations. From her PhD studies at the University of Pennsylvania to her rank as one of the top three most successful women in poker history, she has perfected actionable techniques and strategies in “decision science.” Annie’s skilled choices at the poker table earned her… Read More

Scott Parazynski

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
Texas, USA

With over eight weeks in space, forty-seven hours on spacewalks and 23,000,000 miles in orbit, astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski brings an inspirational story and the knowledge he has gained about leadership and team-building back to Earth. A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford medical school, Dr. Parazynski was selected in 1992 to join NASA's Astronaut Corps; over the course of the next seventeen years he flew on five space shuttle… Read More

Ron Garan

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Texas, USA

When veteran astronaut Ron Garan blasted up into space, his perspective of humanity and all the problems we face changed forever. During his 178 days in orbit and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA during four spacewalks, he saw earth as a much smaller place where the exponential increase in technology was making the impossible possible on a daily basis, creating a much more interdependent global community. A highly… Read More

Charles Best

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
New York, USA

Living proof that one man can, if he is passionate enough, make a difference, Charles Best combines education, philanthropy and technology in all that he does; how many speakers do you know who allow the audience to choose how his fee is spent? From high school students to top-level businessmen, nobody can fail to be inspired by Charles' endeavors. Working as a teacher at a Bronx public high school, Charles… Read More

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