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Overcoming Adversity Speakers

Browse our motivational and inspirational keynote speakers on Overcoming Adversity to engage, educate, and entertain your audience. These top-rated speakers and performers include industry experts, authors, and business leaders who can present their knowledge in a variety of different formats, such as a keynote speech, moderated conversation, Q&A, or a fireside chat. Contact us today to book a Overcoming Adversity speaker for your next in-person, hybrid, or virtual event.

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Jim Abbott
(3 ratings)

Former One-Handed Major League Baseball Pitcher

Kanya Balakrishna
(1 rating)

Co-Founder & CEO of The Future Project; Youth Empowerment & Education Advocate

Magic Johnson
(3 ratings)

Basketball Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Motivational Speaker

Rob Waldo Waldman
(1 rating)

Decorated Fighter Pilot; Power of Relationships & Trust Advocate

Vince Papale
(1 rating)

Former NFL Player & Inspiration for the Movie "Invincible"

Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour
(5 ratings)

America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop; Author of "Zero to Breakthrough”; and Consultant to Business

Carey Lohrenz
(13 ratings)

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

Rocky Bleier
(3 ratings)

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

Stacy Allison

Businesswoman, Adventurer, Author & Motivational Speaker; First Woman to Summit Mt. Everest

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(2 ratings)

Olympic Legend, Philanthropist, American Record-Holder in the Long Jump & Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

Becky Halstead

First Female Graduate of West Point to Reach General

Leroy Chiao

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

Sylvia Acevedo
(3 ratings)

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

Simone Biles

Most Decorated Gymnast Ever & Record Holder for Most Gold Medals at a Single Olympic Games

Viola Davis

Academy Award-Winning Actor, Producer & Philanthropist

Serena Williams

Iconic Professional Tennis Player & Olympic Gold Medalist; Activist, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur

Allyson Felix
(1 rating)

Track & Field Athlete, Olympic Champion & 12-Time Gold Medalist at the World Championships

Shannon Miller
(4 ratings)

Olympic Gold Medalist, Health Advocate & Cancer Survivor

Angela Davis
(6 ratings)

Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer

Diane Guerrero
(8 ratings)

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