Motivational Speakers

Motivational Speakers Who Can Inspire and Energize Your Audience

The inspirational 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 incredible stories of courage, determination, and endurance in all aspects of life. From survivor tales of abuse, human trafficking, or life-threatening medical conditions, to success narratives in business and the entertainment industry, these motivational speakers are sure to impress and empower audiences to strive for a better world and to chase their own dreams.

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Mark Victor Hansen

Founder & Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series, Mega-Entrepreneur, Business Speaker & Devoted Philanthropist

Allison Massari
(6 ratings)

Executive Coach, Entrepreneur, Visual Artist & Burn Survivor; Top Speaker on Resilience, Change & Overcoming Adversity

Jack Canfield

Co-Author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" Series; Peak Performance Strategist & Success Coach

Vince Poscente
(2 ratings)

Former Olympic Speed Skier, Best-Selling Author, Leadership & Sales Expert

JP Pawliw-Fry

Co-Founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, Author & Columnist

Shannon Miller
(4 ratings)

Olympic Gold Medalist, Health Advocate & Cancer Survivor

Erin Gruwell
(2 ratings)

Founder & Executive Director of the Freedom Writers Foundation

Vince Papale

Former NFL Player & Inspiration for the Movie "Invincible"

Neal Petersen
(3 ratings)

History-Making Extreme Adventurer, Award-Winning Author & Global Investor

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Founder and CEO of First30Days.com & Author, "The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier"

Simon T. Bailey

Speaker, Author, Life Coach & Entrepreneur

David Allen

Bestselling Author & Founder of The David Allen Company

Julie Wilkes

Survivor of a Life-Threatening Heart Condition, Heart Health Advocate, Wellness & Fitness Expert

John Amatt

Mountaineer, Founder & President of One Step Beyond WorldWide

Liz Nead
(1 rating)

Adventure Speaker, Author & Life Coach

Shawn Achor
(4 ratings)

Harvard Professor, Researcher, Positive Psychology Expert, Author of "The Happiness Advantage" & "Big Potential"

Kristie Kennedy
(1 rating)

Women's Worth & Wellness Expert, TEDx Audacious Leadership Transformational Speaker

Rocky Bleier
(2 ratings)

Former NFL Football Player, Wounded Vietnam Veteran & Purple Heart Recipient