Motivational Speakers – Keynote Speaker

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Here is a list of the top experts and thought leaders on motivation to consider for your event that can deliver a memorable speech and presentation that will inspire, educate, and entertain your audience.

These motivational speakers can cover such topics as leadership, overcoming adversity, accountability, extreme ownership, inspiration, increasing sales, teamwork, habits, courage, success, peak performance, agility, hard work, happiness, hope, faith, mindset, never giving up, and more.

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James Clear


James Clear is an expert and motivational keynote speaker who is best known for his inspiring advice on how to build better habits. He is passionate about helping people create positive change in their lives by developing healthier habits and creating effective systems.

Clear has written multiple books detailing his insights into habit formation, including Atomic Habits and The Power of Habit. He regularly speaks, hosts workshops, and delivers courses all around the world sharing his passionate message on creating self discipline and building better habits.

In addition to his speaking, Clear runs a highly successful blog and podcast that helps people improve and develop their lives through his insights, experiences, and advice. He has also been featured in several publications and has received recognition from many of the leading figures in the world of self-improvement.

Gary Vaynerchuk


Gary Vaynerchuk is a renowned business expert and motivational speaker, whose career accomplishments and accolades have made him a household name. He is the founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency with investments in several companies including Facebook, Twitter, and Uber.

He’s spoken at leading business conferences and events such as the World Economic Forum, where he was described as a “master of marketing.” With a knack for identifying emerging trends, Gary has become an invaluable source of advice for entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and business leaders worldwide.

He is also the author of several books related to the understanding of social media marketing and the transformation of businesses, and is the host of several popular podcasts on the topics of business and marketing.

Peyton Manning


Peyton Manning is an NFL quarterback and motivational speaker who has achieved a great deal of success throughout his career. He has been a five-time league MVP, two-time Super Bowl champion, and the winningest quarterback in league history.

He also boast numerous records, including most passing touchdowns, most passing yards, most game-winning drives, and most fourth quarter comebacks. As if that wasn’t enough, he also holds the single-season record for most passing yards.

On top of all this, Manning has been named to 14 Pro Bowls, and in 2017, was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Not only is Manning a superstar on the field, but he has also become a successful speaker.

Pat Riley


Pat Riley is a retired American NBA coach and motivational speaker. During his illustrious career, he earned nine NBA championships, four of which were as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

He was also named NBA Coach of the Year on three occasions. On top of that, Pat Riley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, was named one of the 10 greatest coaches in NBA history and was even awarded the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.

His success as a coach is evident not only through his championship rings and awards, but also through the influence he has had on players and teams throughout the years. Pat Riley continues to inspire many with his words, and his legacy remains strong to this day.

Molly Bloom


Molly Bloom is a force to be reckoned with. A prominent figure in the author and public speaking world, Molly Bloom has made her mark on both industries with her groundbreaking works and inspirational talks.

She is best known for her memoir, “Molly’s Game,” which was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film, and her popular TED talks on topics such as resilience and visualization.

Over the course of her career, she has been honored with countless awards in recognition of her work and achievements, inspiring others to chase their dreams and break down barriers.

Earvin Magic Johnson


Earvin “Magic” Johnson is one of the most celebrated basketball players of all time. Throughout his storied career, he won five NBA championships, three MVP awards, 12 All-Star selections, and an Olympic gold medal.

He became an instant fan favorite in 1979 when he led the Los Angeles Lakers to their first NBA Finals appearance in eight years. After retiring in 1991, Johnson moved into business and established a successful chain of movie theaters.

He is also an accomplished motivational speaker who focuses on sharing his success story and motivating others to achieve their own potential. Today, Johnson is an entrepreneur and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Football Club, and Los Angeles Sparks.

Cassandra Worthy


Cassandra Worthy, an acclaimed leadership expert and inspirational speaker, has made an impressive mark on the industry. She has been a keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies, highly sought-after corporate trainer and facilitator, and podcast host.

Her work has been featured in top publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Forbes. Cassandra is also the author of several books and has been recognized for her expertise on several awards shows.

Her passion for inspiring others to lead with purpose and take action has made her a popular speaker around the globe. She strives to empower her listeners to reach their full potential and live a life of greatness.

Jim Morris


Jim Morris is a motivational speaker and former Major League Baseball pitcher who has accomplished many impressive feats in his lifetime. He rose above adversity to become an All-Star pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and successfully make it to the major leagues when he was 35 years old after 12 years of hard work.

To this day, Morris is a living example of never giving up. He has received numerous awards and accolades from a variety of organizations, such as the American Red Cross and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, among others.

Morris is also the recipient of the prestigious “Big Stick” Award, awarded annually to the player who exemplifies the spirit of teamwork and selflessness. His story is truly inspirational and he continues to motivate others with his powerful storytelling.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a legendary career, highlighted by six NBA championships, 19 All-Star selections, six MVP awards, and 37,387 total points. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 and is considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history.

Kareem was a two-time NCAA champion at UCLA as well, where he was named three-time NCAA Player of the Year and was a member of the renowned ’60s UCLA basketball dynasty.

Following his college career, Kareem was drafted first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969 and went on to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. His legacy of success and accomplishment will always be remembered.

James Lawrence


James Lawrence, also known as “The Iron Cowboy,” is a renowned motivational speaker and triathlete. He has made history by completing 50 full Ironman triathlons in 50 consecutive days and 50 half-Ironman distances in 50 consecutive days.

He has challenged himself to over come physical and mental limits while pushing the boundaries of human endurance. His accomplishments and accolades have been praised by both the media and athletic community. From the USA Today to The New York Times, his feats have been spotlighted and admired.

He has also been featured on various television shows such as Today Show, Fox and Friends, and Inside Edition among many others. He was even awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Southern Virginia University for his inspiring journey.

Colonel Nicole Malachowski


Colonel Nicole Malachowski is an esteemed Air Force veteran and Thunderbird pilot. She has dedicated her life to serving her country and inspiring others with her leadership and courage.

During her career in the Air Force she achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, commanded a Fighter Squadron, and was selected to serve on the prestigious Thunderbird aerial demonstration team. She also served as a White House Fellow, helping to advise the President of the United States.

Colonel Malachowski was one of the first women to fly with the Thunderbirds and was awarded numerous honors and decorations. Her courage and dedication are exemplary and her example of leadership and commitment serve as a beacon for others to follow.

Jia Jiang


Jia Jang is a renowned rejection expert and keynote speaker. He has been featured in Forbes, TIME magazine, and other international outlets for her ability to help individuals effectively navigate the pain and complexity of rejection.

He has trained hundreds of people to recover from rejection and move forward with more joy, confidence, and clarity. Jia has spoken at TEDx, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Amazon and other Fortune 500 events.

He is also an accomplished coach and mentor, having helped many of his clients find success and happiness in their lives.

Jade Simmons


Jade Simmons is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, and motivational speaker. She has performed for distinguished audiences around the world, including at the White House, at TED Talks, and in other prestigious events.

She has earned multiple awards and accolades for her musical performances, including the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Classical Artist. In addition to her musical career, she is an in-demand motivational speaker who inspires audiences with powerful stories, thought-provoking insights, and empowering words.

Jade Simmons is truly an inspiring individual and has left an impact on many people with her passion and dedication.

Erik Wahl


Erik Wahl is a renowned speed painter and motivational keynote speaker, with a career spanning over two decades. From painting live at corporate events in front of thousands, to inspiring more than a million people through his speeches and talks, Erik has achieved great success.

He has been recognized by some of the top companies in the world, including Microsoft, IBM, Coca Cola and Red Bull, and was even invited to speak at the prestigious TED Talks event. With his raw talent, deep knowledge and incredible charisma, Erik has revolutionized the way we think about art and creativity.

Erik Wahl is the author of three highly acclaimed books: “The Spark and the Grind”, “Unthink” and “Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age”. He also publishes several free e-books which provide visual tools to help readers uncover their creative potential. These books focus on helping people unlock their inner genius and inspiring them to greatness.

Bethany Hamilton


Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer and motivational speaker who has achieved remarkable success in her career. Her story of courage and determination in the face of tragedy has inspired millions of people around the world.

She is the only female surfer to ever win the AquaX World Championship, and she holds multiple titles across different associations at both the state and national levels. Additionally, she has been featured in a number of documentaries and movies, including the 2015 film Soul Surfer, which told her inspiring story.

As a motivational keynote speaker, she travels throughout the world sharing her inspiring story of courage, resilience and faith. Her courage and determination serve as a reminder that you can achieve anything if you work hard and never give up.

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