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Inspirational Speakers

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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Guillermo del Toro

Academy Award Winning Filmmaker & Author; Best Known for "Pinocchio," "The Shape of Water," Pan's Labyrinth," and "Hellboy"

Vonetta Flowers
(1 rating)

Retired American Bobsledder; 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist in Two-Woman Bobsled; First African-American Athlete to Win Gold Medal at Winter Olympics

Peter Diamandis
(2 ratings)

Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation; Author; Named One of The World's 50 Greatest Leaders

Olympia LePoint
(6 ratings)

Award-Winning Rocket Scientist, Author & TED Speaker

Carly Patterson

Singer-Songwriter & Olympic All-Around Women's Gymnastics Gold Medal Winner at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games

Brandi Chastain
(1 rating)

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

Heather O'Reilly

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist; Midfielder, NWSL North Carolina Courage

Iyanla Vanzant
(1 rating)

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Spiritual Life Coach & Host of "Iyanla Fix My Life"

Diane Guerrero
(8 ratings)

Immigration Reform Activist & Actress Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "Jane The Virgin"

Sylvia Acevedo
(8 ratings)

Engineer & Rocket Scientist; Cybersecurity Expert; Corporate Director for Qualcomm; Education Advocate Promoting Universal Access; Former CEO of Girl Scouts USA

Gina Rodriguez
(1 rating)

Award-Winning Actress, Producer, Director, Model & Humanitarian

Lizzie Velasquez
(13 ratings)

Motivational Speaker; Author of "Lizzie Beautiful" & "Be Beautiful, Be You;" Once Labeled "The World's Ugliest Woman"

Rosie Perez
(1 rating)

Actress, Choreographer, Activist & Former Co-Host of "The View"

Patti Solis Doyle

Political Commentator at CNN, Former Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton for President & President of Solis Strategies

J.R. Martinez
(28 ratings)

Actor, Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Advocate & Wounded U.S. Army Veteran

Rosa Clemente
(4 ratings)

Community Organizer, Journalist, Political Activist, President & Founder of Know Thy Self Productions

Rosario Dawson

Actress Known for "Daredevil" & "Rent;" Activist, Co-Founder & Chairwoman of Voto Latino

Rita Moreno

Award-Winning Actress, Dancer & Singer; New York Times Best-Selling Author

Linda Alvarado
(4 ratings)

Community Leader; Education Advocate; CEO of Alvarado Construction & National Women's Hall of Famer; First Latino Owner of a Major League Baseball Team

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