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Motivational Speakers

Redefining Motivation & Inspiration: Empowering Messages from Visionary Motivators

List of Motivational Speakers

The great motivational speakers in this category are no strangers to adversity, whether it be in their community, their workplace, when pursuing their passions, or after falling victim to what can only be described as fateful circumstance. Survivors, activists, business leaders and celebrity speakers tell incredibly inspirational stories of courage, determination, and endurance in all aspects of life. From tales of abuse, human trafficking, or life-threatening medical conditions, to success stories in business and the entertainment industry, these motivational speakers for hire are sure to impress and empower audiences at your next event. Check out our roster of great inspirational speakers to find the perfect fit for your event today.

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George Foreman
(1 rating)

World Boxing Champion & Entrepreneur

Garrett Reisman
(2 ratings)

Astronaut, Professor of Astronautical Engineering at USC & Senior Advisor at SpaceX

Gregory H. “Box” Johnson

Former NASA Astronaut, Retired Air Force Colonel & Past President of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Robert Curbeam

Former NASA Astronaut & Retired Captain in the U.S. Navy; Record Holder for Most Spacewalks During a Single Spaceflight

Leroy Chiao

Former Astronaut & International Space Station Commander; Commercial Space Flight Pioneer

Clayton Anderson
(1 rating)

Former NASA Astronaut; Author of "The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut"

Oz Sanchez
(4 ratings)

Retired Special Forces Marine; 6x Paralympic Handcycling Medalist & Triathlete; Subject of the 2009 Documentary "Unbeaten"

Jimmy Wayne

Country Music Artist, NY Times Best Selling Author & Founder of Meet Me Halfway Campaign

Stephanie Izard
(1 rating)

James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Author, Winner of "Top Chef" Season 4 & Restauranter

Jon Dorenbos
(1 rating)

Retired NFL Long Snapper, Magician & Author of "Life Is Magic: My Inspiring Journey from Tragedy to Self-Discovery"

Lior Suchard

World-Renowned Mentalist & Entertainer; Author, "Mind Reader"

Stassi Schroeder

Actress, Author, Model, Reality Television Star on Bravo's Hit Reality Show "Vanderpump Rules" & Podcast Host of "Straight Up with Stassi"

Ilana Glazer

Comedian, Writer & Actress Known for Comedy Central's "Broad City"

James Clear
(3 ratings)

#1 New York Times Bestseller Atomic Habits & Personal Development Expert

Kevin Surace
(2 ratings)

Internationally Recognized Futurist & Visionary on Disruptive Innovation, AI & the Age of Automation

Adam Christing
(1 rating)

Master of Ceremonies, Interactive Comedian & Keynote Speaker

Christopher Grace
(4 ratings)

Magician, Mentalist & Mind Reader

Elyn Saks

Author of "The Center Cannot Hold;" Associate Dean of Law, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at USC Law

Ray Lewis

Celebrated NFL Linebacker, The Ray Lewis Family Foundation Founder & ESPN Commentator

Herman "Herm" Edwards
(5 ratings)

Former Arizona State Head Football Coach, Former ESPN Football Analyst, NFL Head Coach and Player