Public Speakers

For over 40 years, event planners from across the globe have utilized Washington Speakers Bureau to find and hire public speakers for their events. In fact, WSB has booked more than 70,000 events in 67 countries. With direct and oftentimes exclusive access to some of the world’s most renowned public speakers on a variety of topics from business to politics and beyond, WSB can help you narrow in on the optimal speaker for your unique audience, location, and budget. WSB’s public speakers are available for in-person or virtual events and meetings. Contact us to learn more.

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Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business; Bestselling Author; Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

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George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

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Frances Townsend

National Security Analyst, CBS News; Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (2004-2008)

$25K - $40K
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William McRaven

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015-2018); Best-selling Author

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Jon Favreau

Founder, Crooked Media, Host of Pod Save America; Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama (2009-2013)

Under $25,000
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Daniel Pink

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Power of Regret, When, To Sell is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind

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Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

Under $25,000
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Kat Cole

Advisor, Investor, COO and President, Athletic Greens

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Mike Krzyzewski

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University (1980 – 2022)

Over $70,000
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Platon

World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer; Founder, The People's Portfolio

$40K - $70K
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Dan Rooney

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

$25K - $40K
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José Andrés

Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

Over $70,000
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Tony Dungy

Former Head Coach, 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts, Football Television Analyst

Over $70,000
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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

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Liz Cheney

Former US Representative (2017-2023)

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Jill Ellis

All-Time Winningest Coach in U.S. Soccer History; Legendary Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and President, National Women’s Soccer League San Diego

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Kevin Carroll

Best-Selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change

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Kyle Carpenter

Medal of Honor Recipient and Author

Under $25,000
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James Stavridis

16th Supreme Allied Commander, NATO; Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group; New York Times Bestselling Author

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Theresa May

The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2016-2019)

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Terry Bradshaw

Co-host and Analyst, FOX NFL Sunday and NFL Legend

$40K - $70K
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James Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2017-2018)

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Didn’t find the public speaker you were looking for? WSB works with many of the industry’s top speakers each year. Our team of experienced speaker agents is committed to helping you find the perfect speaker for your event. Please contact us for a custom proposal.