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Inspiration Speakers

Inspire Your Team with these Top Keynote Speakers 

In an era marked by true adversity, nothing is as imperative to a company’s success as inspiration. Emerging from a global pandemic, only to find ourselves on the brink of a recession has left every industry dealing with change and uncertainty. Now is the time to fall back on our own morale and resilience. And to do so, your team needs to be inspired to find the fight and reach new heights.

Our carefully curated roster of highly acclaimed Inspirational Keynote Speakers holds people from every walk of life who are passionate about helping others find their best version of themselves through inspirational keynote speaking. You’ll find championship athletes, business moguls, successful entrepreneurs, adrenaline junkies, mountain climbers, top academics, researchers, and more. Each Inspirational Keynote Speaker brings their own unique perspective to their audience in order to motivate them to overcome any challenge.

National Geographic Explorer and United Nations Speaker Chris Bashinelli brings his extreme worldview to his audiences to inspire them by changing their perspective. He’s traveled the world, from the United States to Lebanon to China and more, to understand the true human connection and what brings us all together. He surveys different cultures and perspectives to help reshape his audiences’ ideas of what is possible, what you can achieve, and how you view your dreams and goals.

Bert Jacobs, ​​Co-Founder and Chief Executive Optimist of Life is Good, launched a t-shirt company out of his van with his brother John when they were fresh out of school. From there, the company took off as a global source of optimism and a positive lifestyle brand. Throughout the years, the Life is Good Kids Foundation took shape and has helped over 120,000 kids daily facing poverty, violence, and illness with the profits from the business. Jacobs attributes this success to his view of life and his ability to always stay positive. He helps his audiences harness this positive worldview for their own success.

Maybe your team is inspired by extreme, action-packed stories. For those vicarious adrenaline junkies, we have speakers like Nicole Malachowski, a pioneering aviator, and the first woman Thunderbird pilot. As a 21-year USAF veteran, combat pilot in Iraq and Kosovo, commander of the F-15E Fighter Squadron, and a White House and Pentagon Fellow and Advisor, Malachowski’s inspirational keynote speeches are chalked full of real-life stories and personal experiences in the military. She pushes her audiences to a better version of themselves by guiding them through change, friction, and adversity.

Allison Massari is an Inspirational Keynote Speaker focused on resilience, change, adversity, and triumph. As a burn survivor herself, she advocates for the patient experience within the healthcare system. Massari applies her ideas for ideal patient care to help organizations transform internally and externally. She also pulls on her past experience to help her audiences find the art of happiness in the face of any adversity.

Alex Sheen is a social entrepreneur, humanitarian, and philanthropist who believes in the value of his word and your word. He’s on a mission to help transform our collective way of thinking about accountability and staying true to our word. Inspired by his own father’s dedication to his promises, he began a nationwide movement called Because I Said I Would that helps teach everyone from youths to corporate leaders the power of their promise.

Whether your team needs someone to speak to their soul with heartfelt stories or get their blood pumping with action-packed experiences, we have an Inspirational Keynote Speaker who can motivate and uplift them. Now more than ever, companies around the world are in need of a morale boost and actionable items to help them overcome adversity and maintain a can-do mood. Move your team to action and inspire them to achieve greatness with a tailored keynote speech from one of our top Inspirational Keynote Speakers.

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Jim Abbott, Speaker

Jim Abbott

  • Former Major League Baseball Pitcher born with only one hand
  • Male Athlete of the year in the 1988 Olympic Games
  • 1991 Victory Award recipient at the Kennedy Center Washington D.C.
In Person-Fee:

$15,000 - $20,000

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California

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Mike Abrashoff, speaker

Mike Abrashoff

  • Former Commander of USS Benfold
  • Author of New York Times Best Seller It's Your Ship
  • Thought Leader & Co-Owner, AEGIS Performance Group
In Person-Fee:

$30,000 - $50,000

Virtual Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

Florida

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Shawn Achor Speaker

Shawn Achor

  • Bestselling Author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage, and Before Happiness
  • TED talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work, has over 22 million views
  • Conducted research with UBS, Nationwide Insurance & Google
  • Head Teaching Fellow at Harvard in 2006 for “Positive Psychology” course that won numerous awards
In Person-Fee:

$50,000 - $100,000

Virtual Fee:

$30,000 - $50,000

Travels From

Texas

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Patch Adams, Speaker

Patch Adams

  • Unique Medical Doctor  
  • Professional Clown
  • Subject of the Movie, "Patch Adams"
In Person-Fee:

$30,000 - $50,000

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Travels From

District of Columbia

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Austin Hatch | Keynote Speaker | Motivational Speaker

Austin Hatch

  • Two-Time Plane Crash Survivor,
  • Former College Athlete
  • Inspirational Speaker
In Person-Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

$15,000 - $20,000

Travels From

Michigan

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David Akers, Christian Speaker

David Akers

  • Legendary Football Placekicker 
  • 6 Time NFL Pro-Bowler
  • Christian Speaker
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$7,500 - $10,000

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Travels From

Tennessee

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Eric Alexander, Speaker

Eric Alexander

  • Survived a 150-foot fall while climbing in the Himalayas
  • Discusses trust and teamwork by sharing his experiences on Everest
    Guides people with disabilities up the world’s highest peaks
  • Works with disabled youth as director of Adventures Beyond Limits
  • Guide of First Blind Everest Ascent
  • Director of Adventures Beyond Limits & Author of The Summit
In Person-Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

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Travels From

Colorado

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Mario Andretti, Speaker

Mario Andretti

  • Retired Italian American World Champion Racing Driver
  • Referred to as the greatest racecar driver of all time
  • Won four Champcar titles
In Person-Fee:

$50,000 - $100,000

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Travels From

California

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Dr. Shawn Andrews, speaker

Dr. Shawn Andrews

  • Founder and CEO, Andrews Research International
  • Recognized expert in the areas of leadership, gender, emotional intelligence, hidden bias, and diversity & inclusion
  • Forbes contributor, quoted in Chicago Tribune, interviewed on NPR, Women’s Media Center SheSource expert
  • Best-selling author of “The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide”
In Person-Fee:

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

California

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Rasmus Ankersen, Speaker

Rasmus Ankersen

  • The High Performance Anthropologist  
  • Lived and trained with some the best athletes on earth
  • Bestselling author of 'The Goldmine Effect: Crack the Secrets of High Performance' and 'Hunger in Paradise: The War Against Complacency'
In Person-Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

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Travels From

England

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Victor Antonio, speaker

Victor Antonio

  • Sales Velocity: Selling to Today's Informed Buyers
  • Selling in a Virtual World
  • Former President of Global Sales and Marketing for a $420M company
  • Author of 13 books on Sales & Motivation
In Person-Fee:

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 and Under

Travels From

Georgia

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Victoria Arlen, Motivational Speaker

Victoria Arlen

  • ESPN Host & Reporter
  • Author, Motivational Speaker, Social Media Influencer
  • Paralympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder
  • Dancing With The Stars Semi-finalist
In Person-Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

California

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Michael Aronin, Speaker

Michael Aronin

  • Comedian with a Killer Sense of Humor and Cerebral Palsy
  • Motivates People to Look Beyond Physical Limitations and Move Forward
In Person-Fee:

$7,500 and Under

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Travels From

Maryland

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Ashley Whillans | Keynote Speakers | Executive Speakers Bureau

Ashley Whillans

  • Behavioral Scientist and Researcher
  • Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School in Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets
  • Author of: Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time & Live a Happier Life
In Person-Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

Massachusetts

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David Atkins keynote speaker

David Atkins

  • 22 Year Law Enforcement Captain
  • Million Dollar Direct Sales Earner
  • Author of The Leveled Up Life - The No Excuse Blueprint To Live A Life Up To Your Fullest Potential
In Person-Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 and Under

Travels From

New York

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Julie Austin, Speaker

Julie Austin

  • Successful Inventor of Swiggies, Wrist Water Bottles
  • “Go-To” Media Expert in the Fields of Innovation & Creativity
  • Award-winning Author of "The Money Garden"
In Person-Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

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Travels From

California

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Jennifer Azzi, Speaker

Jennifer Azzi

  • Leadership and Culture Expert
  • Olympic Gold Medalist - USA Basketball Team
  • NCAA Stanford National Champion
  • USF Head Coach
  • Las Vegas Aces WNBA Basketball Chief of Business Development 
  • Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
In Person-Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

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Travels From

Nevada

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Simon Bailey, Speaker

Simon Bailey

  • Business Thought Leader
  • One of America’s top ten most booked corporate and association speakers
  • Inducted into National Speakers Association Hall of Fame
In Person-Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

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Travels From

Florida

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Robert Ballard, Speaker

Robert Ballard

  • Discoverer of the Titanic
  • Founder and President, Ocean Exploration Trust
  • Director, Center of Ocean Exploration
  • Teaches the importance of exploration in everyday life
In Person-Fee:

$30,000 - $50,000

Virtual Fee:

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

Connecticut

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Ridley Barron,  Speaker

Ridley Barron

  • Advocate for Patient Safety
  • Leads marriage and family retreats
  • Former senior pastor
In Person-Fee:

$7,500 - $10,000

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Travels From

Tennessee

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