Speaker Topic

motivational & inspirational Speakers

These motivational and inspirational speakers impart stories of grit, determination, and overcoming adversity. With elevated advice and soul-stirring stories, they spur action and encourage us to break the mold. Gripping and inspired, they equip audiences with the skills to conquer any challenge and face their fears head-on. Available for in-person or virtual events and meetings.

Featured Speakers

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Lt Col. Dan Rooney, USAF

Motivational Speaker, Fighter Pilot, Patriotic Philanthropist, PGA Professional, Golf Course Developer, and Author, A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith and Fly Into the Wind, How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness On Your Ascent to Greatness.

Under $25,000
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Hubert Joly

Former Chairman & CEO of Best Buy; Author, The Heart of Business – Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism; Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School

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Leon Panetta

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2011-2013), Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2009-2011), Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton (1994-1997), Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (1993-1994) and Co-founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

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Martin Lindstrom

International Speaker, Advisor, Master Brand Builder and New York Times Best-Selling Author of 8 Titles, Translated Into 50 Languages Including Small Data, Buyology, Brandwashed and BrandSense; Voted by TIME Magazine as "One of the World's Most Influential People".

$40K - $70K
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Jim Calhoun

Legendary Hall of Fame Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of Connecticut (1986-2012), Winner of Three National Championships (1999, 2004, 2011) and ESPN College Basketball Analyst

$25K - $40K

Kate Bowler

Associate Professor, Duke University; Bestselling Author; Founder, Everything Happens Initiative; Host, Everything Happens Podcast; Fellow, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

Under $25,000

Scott Barry Kaufman

Cognitive Scientist and Humanistic Psychologist; Founder & Director, Center for The Science of Human Potential; Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science; Host: The Psychology Podcast

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Josh Linkner

Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, professional jazz guitarist, host of Creative Troublemakers Podcast, and keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

$25K - $40K

Jim Craig

Goaltender, 1980 Gold Medal Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, President and Founder, Gold Medal Strategies and Author, Gold Medal Strategies, Business Lessons from America's Miracle Team

$25K - $40K

Mo Bunnell

Author: The Snowball System: How to Win More Clients and Turn Clients into Raving Fans?; President and Founder of Bunnell Idea Group (BIG); Creator of GrowBIG, the Comprehensive Business Development Toolkit for High-End Professionals

$25K - $40K

Sam Rapoport

NFL Executive, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, People Magazine’s 25 Women Changing the World, Host NFL & iHeart Radio podcast, Sports Illustrated Most Powerful, Most Influential, Most Outstanding Women in Sports, Fortune’s 40-under 40

$25K - $40K

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