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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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Motivational Speaker 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

Bethany Hamilton

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

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

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

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

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

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
Georgia, USA

It's all about the “Breakthrough Mentality": using it, Vernice “Fly Girl" Armour flew from beat cop to Marine Corps pilot in just three years and on the way became the USMC's first African American female pilot, then their first African American Female Combat Pilot. This might seem, and indeed is, a unique achievement, but after you've listened to Vernice and her inspirational “Zero to Breakthrough" flight-plan strategy you'll realize that… Read More

Juliet Funt

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
California, USA

From Costco to the military, Juliet Funt has helped hundreds of organizations flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity, morale, and, most amazingly of all, downtime. A nationally recognized expert in coping with the “Age of Overload,” Juliet is the founder and owner of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm dedicated to helping companies and groups across all industries change the negative patterns… Read More

David Breashears

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
Massachusetts, USA

The first man to transmit live television pictures from the summit of Mount Everest, and the first American to reach the summit twice, David Breashears is one of America's most distinguished mountaineers, filmmakers and adventure authors. He has led numerous expeditions to the most inhospitable environments on Earth and is passionate about raising awareness of the consequences of climate change in the Greater Himalayan Region. It is for this reason… Read More

George Dom

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
California, USA

As a former naval officer and flight leader, George Dom knows how to bring the best out of people. During a decorated 26-year military career, he has had the honor and privilege of serving as commander of the air wing on the USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, overseeing 2,500 personnel and 70 tactical aircraft. Additionally, he has been the commanding officer and flight leader of the… Read More

Daymond John

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
New York, USA

Marketing and branding expert Daymond John drew his inspiration and his first successes from the hip-hop scene in his native community of Hollis, Queens, New York. Starting out simply making hats for himself and his friends, he has become a fashion icon, branding expert and one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in North America. Realizing that his community's lifestyle was not well represented in the marketplace, Daymond started FUBU… Read More

Kevin Kelly

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
California, USA

Internationally acclaimed motivational speaker Kevin Kelley is a foremost authority on entrepreneurship, leadership, sales, creativity and personal excellence. Over the course of two decades, Kevin has been a keynote speaker for a multitude of events all across the globe, from the Middle East and Asia to Europe and the United States. Kevin is known for his engaging style that energizes audiences for an entertaining, interactive experience. His presentations are a… Read More

Mehmet Oz

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
New York, USA

Perhaps the most influential health professional in the country, Dr. Mehmet Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the charismatic host of the Emmy-award-winning television talk show, The Dr. Oz Show. Nicknamed “America’s favorite doctor,” Dr. Oz’s career has been marked by his dedication to enhancing health, wellness, and understanding for all. Dr. Oz was first widely introduced to the public on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which regularly featured him as… Read More

Magic Johnson Jr.

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

Earvin “Magic” Johnson went from being one of the most powerful players on the NBA court to one of the most influential business figures in the U.S. The two-time Hall of Famer, multiple NBA MVP, and Olympic Gold Medalist, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars. Having seen many former athletes fail at business, Mr. Johnson… Read More

Joan Lunden

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
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 used her visible career to raise awareness and build supportive networks for cancer patients and working women balancing their careers with family. Through her speaking, online presence, and advocacy she continues to bring the latest… Read More

Carey Lohrenz

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
Minnesota, USA

The first ever female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz brings her experience of fast-moving, dynamic environments, where poor decision-making can lead to catastrophe, to the world of business strategy. Carey combines fascinating stories of her time in service with messages about high-performing teams and a culture of learning that is based on the very best industry practices. Audiences from Fortune 100 businesses have reveled in… Read More

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