Speaker Topic

Overcoming Adversity Speakers

We all face adversity in life—but what matters is how you overcome it. WSB connects event planners with inspiring speakers who have amazing stories of triumph that will keep your attendees on the edge of their seats. Head coaches, military veterans, psychologists, and astronauts are available to share real-world stories of overcoming adversity. Available for in-person or virtual events and meetings.

Featured Speakers

Exclusively WSB

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
Exclusively WSB

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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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

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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