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Inspirational Speakers

Inspiring Journeys: Motivational Advice & Wisdom Shared by Inspirational Icons

Top Motivational & Inspirational Speakers

In times of uncertainty, hardship, or low motivation, inspirational speakers can help to uplift audiences. By sharing personal stories of resilience, triumph, and forward-thinking mindsets, these motivational speakers have inspired audiences around the country. These experts have overcome adversity, endured life-changing events, and sometimes beat all odds to be where they are today. Whether you're hosting a sales kickoff, looking for a perfect commencement speaker, or planning an awareness event, you are bound to find inspiration among these highly successful business leaders, professional athletes, cancer survivors, and world-renowned adventurers. Check out our roster of inspirational speakers or browse other great motivational speakers to find the perfect fit for your event today.

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Jonathan Van Ness

Hair & Beauty Expert, Author, Television Personality; Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Barbara Boxer

Environment & Education Advocate; Former Democratic Senator of California

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
(7 ratings)

Basketball Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Motivational Speaker

John Legend

EGOT Winning Musician, Producer & Philantropist

Greg Louganis

4x Olympic Gold Medal Diver; LGBTQ Activist & Author

Van Jones
(6 ratings)

CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN Host, Emmy Award-Winning Producer, Environmental Advocate & NY Times Bestselling Author

Jane Fonda

Actress, Feminist, Author, Political Activist, Former Fashion Model & Fitness Advocate

Carey Lohrenz
(16 ratings)

First Female F-14 Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Team-Building, Leadership & Strategy Expert

Fran Hauser
(37 ratings)

Media Executive, Startup Investor, Women's Empowerment Speaker & Best-Selling Author of "The Myth of the Nice Girl"

Nicole Hockley
(3 ratings)

Co-Founder & CEO of Sandy Hook Promise, Gun Control Advocate & Mother of Dylan Hockley

Janet Evans

5-Time Olympic Medalist, Motivational Speaker & Businesswoman; Chief Athletic Officer for LA28 Olympic Games

Gail Simmons
(1 rating)

Culinary Expert, Food Writer, and TV Personality; Best Known as the Host of Bravo's "Top Chef"

Geena Rocero
(11 ratings)

Transgender Model & Advocate; Founder of Gender Proud

Brandi Chastain
(5 ratings)

Defender on the U.S. Women's 1999 World Cup Champion Soccer Team

Eileen Grubba
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning Actress, Writer, Producer & Disability Inclusion Advocate; Spinal Cord Injury & Cancer Survivor

Ray Kurzweil
(4 ratings)

Chairman of Kurzweil Technologies, Inventor & Futurist; Author of "How to Create a Mind"

Melissa Stockwell
(9 ratings)

Paralympic Medalist & 3-Time World Champion; Co-Founder of Dare2tri & Army Veteran

Sarah Yourgrau

2X Emmy-Winning Storyteller, Social Anthropologist (M.A.) & Founder of Common Ground Studios

Dr. Jessica Sharp
(1 rating)

Workplace Belonging & Organizational Psychologist; Social Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach & Brain Expert