Inspirational Speakers

If you are in need of an inspirational keynote delivered by a professional speaker at your next annual conference, sales meeting, convention or kick-off program contact one of the knowledgeable agents at the Collaborative Agency Group, a premiere speaker bureau, known for its global reach and roster of incredible story tellers. Our motivational keynote speakers come from varying backgrounds and have a wide range of speaker topics such as, inspirational stories, change management, life balance, employee engagement, leadership and teamwork, employee engagement, team building, real estate, human resources, overcoming adversity, personal development, peak performance, personal growth, communication skills, women’s issues, goal setting, corporate culture, patient safety, women in business middle east, global issues, cyber security, social media, business strategy, current affairs, and artificial intelligence.

An inspiring speaker is not defined by one trait and can come from a diverse set of backgrounds for instance, New York Times bestselling authors, Olympic gold winners, African American leaders, sports speakers, world champions, TV presenters, gold medalists, technology, business leaders, professional football, many different halls of fame, leadership speakers. Our keynote speaker roster is full of motivating and inspiring voices like Les Brown, Jim Abbott, Robyn Benincasa, and Mike Abrashoff in addition to many other top motivational and inspiring people.

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Aimee Mullins

Athlete, Model, Actor and Advocate A record-breaker at the Atlanta Paralympics...

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Al Walker

Acclaimed humorist, consultant and inspirational speaker Al and his organization specialize...

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Alan Hobson

2-Time Cancer Survivor & Bestselling Author; Mt. Everest Climber & Summiteer...

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Alexander Blass

Grand Prize Winner, Top Innovator of the Year Award, Internationally Acclaimed...

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Allison Massari

An Extraordinary Story Of Triumph After Burning Alive Hailed as “life-changing”...

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Amanda Gore

Best-selling Author, Award Winning International Keynote Speaker, and Emotional Intelligence Expert...

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Amanda Lindhout

New York Times Bestselling Author of A House in the Sky,...

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Amy Blankson

Author of the best-selling book, The Future of Happiness, Expert on...

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Ann Jillian

Three-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe Award winning actress, singer, breast...

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Antwone Fisher

Director, screenwriter, producer, author Antwone was raised in institutions from the...

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Art Holst

Businessman, NFL Referee and humorist A legend in the speaking industry,...

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Ashley Rhode-Courter

Bestselling author of "Three Little Words", Inspiration & quintessential American success...

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Barbara Corcoran

Founder of The Corcoran Group, Best-Selling Author, and Star of ABC’s...

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Ben Glenn

The Chalkguy Ben Glenn, The Chalkguy, is the president of Chalkguy...

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Ben Nemtin

#1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want...

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Benjamin Zander

Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, Co-Author, The Art of Possibility Benjamin...

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Bertice Berry

Sociologist, Best-Selling Author, Comedienne, and Educator No one defies stereotypes, generalizations...

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Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian Walton speaks about the secrets of world-class...

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Billy Riggs

Master of Enchantment, Entertainment and Empowerment Billy Riggs has been called...

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Bob Danzig

Corporate Executive, Author, Business Leader, Philanthropist and Personal Development Expert Bob...

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Bob Dotson

NBC News Correspondent, American story with Bob Dotson NBC News Correspondent...

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Bob Eubanks

Entrepreneur, legendary game show host and speaker Bob Eubanks, five-time Emmy...

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Bob Kriegel

New York Times and Business Week best selling author Commentator, NPR’s...

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Bob Love

Former NBA player Born in 1942, Robert Earl Love (nicknamed Butterbean...

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Bonnie Blair

Former Olympic Speed Skater Speed skating is a tough sport, but...

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Boomer Esiason

Former NFL Quarterback; Broadcaster & Analyst for the NFL According to...

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Brad Meltzer

Best-Selling Author of The Inner Circle and Host of the History...

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Brené Brown

Author of The Gifts of Imperfection & I Thought It Was...

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Brian O’Malley

Adventurer, Paramedic, Author, and Award-Winning Photographer Adventurer, author and award-winning photographer,...

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Brian Solis

Trends Expert, Author, Defining the Impact of Technology, Culture and Business...

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Carey Lohrenz

The first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy...

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Carol Kinsey Goman

Thriving on Change, Communications Expert Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., is an...

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Cathy Areu

Publisher, Author, Speaker, Journalist Working in the media world for over...

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Charles Garcia

Successful Entrepreneur, Author and Leading Latino Motivational Speaker Charles P. Garcia,...

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Charles Petty

A funny, educational and inspirational professional speaker. He has the rare...

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Charlie Plumb

Former Navy Fighter Pilot and Prisoner of War and Author, I'm...

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Chris Bashinelli

TV Host, Nat Geo Explorer and sought after Speaker Chris Bashinelli...

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Chris Helder

Best Selling Business Author & Sought after speaker in the areas...

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Christine Cashen

Great Ideas, High Energy and Laughter Transformed Into Productivity Fasten your...

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Christine Dumas

Medical and Lifestyle Reporter and Author A seasoned television news reporter,...

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Chuck Leavell

Rolling Stone, Conservationist, Farmer, Environmentalist Chuck Leavell has been pleasing the...

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Connie Dieken

Expert on Influential Communication and Leadership, TV Broadcaster, and Author For...

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Connie Podesta

Expert In Changing Lives And Author, Life Would Be Easy If...

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Cris Carter

Fox Sports & ESPN Football Analyst; Former NFL Receiver For 15...

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Cullen Jones

Olympic Gold Medalist, Swimming Cullen Jones burst onto the swimming scene...

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Dale Partridge

Founder, Sevenly.org and Serial Entrepreneur Dale started his first company while...

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Dan Buettner

National Geographic Writer, Renowned Explorer and Author, Blue Zones New York...

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Dan Clark

Best Selling Author and Award-Winning Athlete Dan Clark is CEO of...

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Dan Jansen

Olympic gold medalist in speed skating 1994 Olympic gold medalist &...

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Dan Thurmon

Show Stopping Performance. Life Changing Message Dan Thurmon is the author...

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Dan Waldschmidt

Best-Selling Author, BUSINESS STRATEGIST, Keynote Speaker, & Ultra-Runner Dan spent his...

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Dana Bowman

Retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army, Special Forces Soldier...

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Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger

The inspiration for the movie "Rudy" Against all odds, under Indiana's...

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Daniel Hernandez

Intern for the office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Daniel Hernandez Jr,...

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Daniel Ivankovich

CNN Hero, Co-Founder of OnePatient Global Health Initiative, orthopedic Surgeon, Humanitarian,...

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Dara Torres

Five-time Olympian Swimmer, mother, model, TV personality, and motivational speaker Dara...

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Dave Carey

Former Navy Pilot, POW, & Motivational Speaker Dave Carey is a...

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Dave deBonkart

e-Patient Dave, Patient Advocate & Inspirational Speaker Dave deBronkart, widely known...

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David DeBoy

Actor, motivational speaker and business communication specialist Teamwork, leadership and creativity...

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David Meerman Scott

Marketing & Sales Strategist - Generating Attention & Growing Business in...

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David Miln Smith

Adventure Athlete, The Original Indiana Jones, Author , Entrepreneur and Sought...

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Daymond John

Industry leader, best-selling author, ground breaking entrepreneurial expert, and starring role...

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Deborah Norville

Veteran news anchor, Two-Time Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Author Emmy Award-winning...

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Devon Harris

Inspiration for the movie “Cool Runnings”, Member of first Jamaican Bobsled...

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Dewitt Jones

Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer Motivational speaker Dewitt Jones instructs audiences how...

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Doc Hendley

Founder and President of Wine To Water & CNN 2009 Hero...

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Dominique Dawes

Three-Time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes continues to inspire,...

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Don Yaeger

Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Seven-time New York Times Best-Selling Author, long-time Associate...

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Dr Natalie Stavas

Inspirational Boston Marathon Hero, Humanitarian & Award-Winning Physician Dr. Natalie Stavas...

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Dr. Thema Davis

A poet, psychologist, dancer, motivational speaker, minister and life empowerment coach...

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Eddie George

NFL Rookie of the year, Heisman Trophy Winner, Tennessee Titan After...

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Eileen McDargh

Resiliency & Leadership Expert, and Author Eileen McDargh is founder and...

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Erik Wahl

Artist, Author and Entrepreneur As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, author...

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Erin Gruwell

Educator, Author and Founder, Freedom Writers Foundation Nothing could have prepared...

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Gary Kasparov

Chess Champion Kasparov started playing chess at five and by the...

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Genevieve Piturro

Founder/Executive Director the Pajama Program Genevieve’s entrepreneurial spirit was fueled by...

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Gerald Coffee

Decorated Former Naval Captain and Bestselling Author; One of Longest-Held Prisoners...

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Giovanni Livera

Anything is possible, entrepreneur and motivator Giovanni is a High Energy...

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Greg Gumbel

Sports Broadcaster, CBS and Host, The NFL Today As one of...

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Gregory Gadson

Decorated Army Commander, Star of the Film Battleship, and Fellow At...

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Isaac Lidsky

Visionary Entrepreneur, Author Of New York Times Instant Best-Seller, "Eyes Wide...

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Iyanla Vanzant

Bestselling author, attorney and inspirational speaker Some people will tell you...

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Jack Canfield

Co-Author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" Series You probably know...

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James Mapes

Expert on the psychology of “applied imagination,” for extreme success, peak...

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Janet Lapp

Author, Inspirational speaker Dr. Janet Lapp is the author of Plant...

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Jason & Marjorie Crigler

Defying the Odds: How One Man Recovered from a Stroke with...

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Jason Lezak

Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Virtually unknown in the swimming world in...

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Jay Shetty

Former Monk & Award-Winning Digital Strategist Turned Captivating Host, Storyteller And...

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Jeff Salz

Global Explorer, Anthropologist, Mountaineer, Author and TV Personality A recognized expert...

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Jenny Buccos

Director, Producer, and Creator of the multi-award winning ProjectExplorer.org educational series...

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Jill Bolte Taylor

Scientist and Author, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal...

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Jill Morgenthaler

Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Author, Military Pioneer and Leadership Expert

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Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Inspiration for Disney's "The Rookie" Jim Morris' Cinderella story is testimony...

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Jim Craig

Goaltender for the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team, Inspiration for Disneys...

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Jim Kelly

NFL Legend, Author, Motivator and Advocate Jim Kelly is considered one...

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John Foley

Former Lead Solo Pilot, US Navy Blue Angels, High Performance in...

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John Naber

Olympic Champion and Network TV Sports Commentator One of America’s most-decorated...

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John O’Leary

#1 National Bestselling Author & Speaker , Expected to die. Now...

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John Ratzenberger

Emmy-Nominated Actor, Entrepreneur And Philanthropist, Host Of "Made In America" Beyond...

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John Wood

Founder and Board Co-Chairman Room to Read At age 35, John...

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Jon Gordon

Best Selling author, authority on Developing Positive, Engaged People, Leaders and...

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Jones Loflin

Co-Author of the award-winning book, Juggling Elephants, successful educator, business owner,...

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Joseph MacInnis

Medical doctor and one of the world's foremost deep sea explorers...

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Joseph Michelli

Business author, change expert and speaker Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D., is...

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Julianne Malveaux

15th President of Bennett College for Women. She is an economist,...

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Kai Kight

Classical Violinist Turned Innovative Composer And Keynote Speaker As a classical...

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Katty Kay

Anchor, BBC World News America and Co-author, Womenomics With unique insight...

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Kay Koplovitz

Founder, USA Networks, Principal, Koplovitz & Company, Author and, Entrepreneur An...

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Keith Lockhart

Conductor of the Boston Pops In February 1995 Keith Lockhart was...

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Kerri Strug

Retired U.S. Olympic Gymnast; 1996 Gold Medalist One of the most...

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Kim Phuc Phan Thi

The Girl in the Picture, Advocate For Victims of War Crimes...

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Kyle Maynard

Inspirational Athlete, Author of New York Times Best-Seller No Excuses, and...

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LaDonna Gatlin

Singer, Entertainer, Motivational Speaker LaDonna Gatlin knows firsthand that we can’t...

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Lance Secretan

Management and leadership expert Lance Secretan teaches an approach to management...

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Laura Ling

Journalist, Host, E! Investigates, Co-Author, Somewhere Inside In August 2009, the...

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Lenora Billings-Harris

Diversity & Inclusion Expert Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time focus,...

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Leroy Chiao

NASA astronaut and pioneer in the frontier of commercial space flight...

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Les Brown

Motivational Speaker, Speech Coach & Best Selling Author As a renowned...

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Loretta Long

Susan on Sesame Street, education and diversity speaker Dr. Long is...

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Luma Mufleh

Inspirational Refugee Activist & Founder of The Fugees Academy

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Mallory Weggemann

Paralympic Gold Medalist & Inspiration 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist Mallory Weggemann...

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Margie Warrell

Bestselling Author, Forbes Columnist, Life Coach, Author "Find Your Courage: 12...

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Maria Hinojosa

Emmy Winning Journalist Award-winning journalist and author Maria Hinojosa is managing...

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Mark Mayfield

Corporate educator and humorist, delivering entertaining and content driven keynotes on...

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Mark Sanborn

Developing Leaders in Business and in Life, president of Sanborn &...

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Mark Schulman

MARK SCHULMAN Sought After session and tour drummer for P!NK, Foreigner,...

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Mark Victor Hansen

Co-Creator of the Best-Selling Chicken Soup For The Soul Series and...

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Matt McFadyen

Record-Breaking Polar Adventurer, Sailor, Adventure, & Leadership Keynote Speaker Very few...

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Matthew Crawford

Esteemed Philosopher & Best-Selling Author of Shop Class as Soulcraft; An...

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Mehmet Oz

TV Host, Doctor and Author of “Healing from the Heart” Dr....

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Mel Robbins

Expert on Leadership & Defeating Doubt, Award-Winning CNN Commentator, Best-Selling Author,...

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Michael Broome

Motivational Humorist One of the most sought-after motivational speakers on the...

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Michael Eric Dyson

Public Intellectual & Best-Selling Author. Hailed as one of the nation's...

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Mike Abrashoff

Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It’s Your Ship Publications from...

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Mike Eruzione

Captain, 1980 Olympic Gold Medal-Winning US Hockey Team Millions of Americans...

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Mike Massimino

Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Media Personality, Author, Explorer

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Mike McKinley

A businessman, motivational speaker, consultant, author, and business owner. Presenting hard-hitting...

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Mike Mullane

Inductee into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the...

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Mike Schlappi

Author, Gold Medalist and motivational speaker Mike knows that the most...

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Mimi Donaldson

Communication Expert & Author of "Negotiating for Dummies" Mimi’s latest book...

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Mitch Gaylord

Gold medal Olympic gymnast Mitch Gaylord first thrilled the world in...

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Molly Fletcher

One of the first female sports agents in the high stakes,...

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Nataly Kogan

Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur, & Founder of...

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Neal Petersen

Adventurer, Noted Author Neal Petersen is an inspirational business speaker who...

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Neil Pasricha

Author of Five #1 International Best Sellers Including The Happiness Equation

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Nicole Malachowski

First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, White House...

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Pam Iorio

Former two time Mayor of Tampa Florida & Author of StraightForward:...

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Pat Croce

Former President of the NBA Philadelphia 76ers Pat Croce graced the...

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Pat Williams

Senior Executive Vice President, Orlando Magic An NBA executive who has...

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Paul Binder

Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, Big Apple Circus Paul Binder is...

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Paula Zahn

Emmy Award winning journalist and producer & host of Discovery ID’s...

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Peter Vidmar

Olympic gold Medalist, Sports Commentator and Performance Expert Peter Vidmar is...

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Rick Barry

NBA Hall of Famer If you were choosing a pickup basketball...

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Ricky Kalmon

Stage Hypnotist, Corporate Entertainer and Motivational Speaker Ricky Kalmon is a...

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Rita Moreno

Star of the stage and screen, inspirational speaker Rita Moreno is...

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Robert Ballard

World Renowned Ocean Explorer, Scientist, and Discoverer of the Titanic Best...

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Robert Darling

Author of 24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker 9-11-01 The White...

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Robert Stevenson

Successful business owner, author and All-American Athlete Successful companies must know...

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Robert Strong

The Comedy Magician It all started when young Robert Strong visited...

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Robin Crow

CEO & Founder of Dark Horse Recording Robin Crow has forged...

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Robin Sieger

A best-selling author, broadcaster, leading success strategist and motivational 'guru' He...

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Robyn Benincasa

CNN Hero, World Champion Adventure Racer, San Diego City Firefighter, Founder...

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Roger Crawford

The Power of “I Can!”, Motivator and Author Before Roger Crawford...

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Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale

Long considered one of the leading US experts on diversity and...

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Ross Shafer

Hilariously funny comedian, change expert and Best-Selling Author of Nobody Moved...

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Rowdy Gaines

Olympic Swimming Champion Rowdy has one of the most inspirational stories...

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Ruben Gonzalez

Incredible Olympic Story - Business Author - Award Winning Speaker A...

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Rulon Gardner

Olympic wrestling champion As the youngest of 9 siblings, growing up...

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Sam Glenn

The Chalk Man, Art of Achieving Success For the past 15...

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Scott Burrows

Athlete, Inspiration, Author and Sought After Motivational Speaker Scott Burrows’ riveting...

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Sharon Wood

First North American Woman to Summit Mount Everest Mount Everest was...

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Shawn Achor

Author of the international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage and Positive Psychology...

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Sheila Bethel

Best Selling Author, Global Expert on Leadership, Change and Customer Service...

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Simon Keith

World’s First Heart Transplant Recipient to Play a Professional Sport

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Sonia Nazario

Pulitzer Prize winning author of Enrique’s Journey, and Journalist Sonia Nazario...

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Sonia Sanchez

Award-Winning Poet, Playwright, Author and Activist A prolific writer, Sonia Sanchez...

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Stacy Allison

First American Woman To Summit Mt. Everest, Bestselling Author, Business Owner,...

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Stedman Graham

Best Selling Author & Expert in Leadership Development Stedman Graham is...

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Stephen A Smith

ESPN TV and radio personality, Sports Journalist & Social Commentator A...

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Steve Donahue

Narrative Intelligence Guru, Bestselling Author, Sahara Adventurer Steven Donahue is a...

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Steve Garvey

Baseball Legend 'The Iron Man' As one of the most successful...

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Steve Gilliland

Author, Motivator and humorist Steve Gilliland is one of the most...

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Steve Uzzell

Acclaimed National Geographic Photographer and speaker on Creative Problem solving, Innovation...

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Tarun Tejpal

An Author, Journalist and Publisher In a 22-year career, he has...

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Tasha Eurich

Best-Selling Author of Bankable Leadership, and Organizational Psychologist

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Terry Bowden

Head Coach, Sportscaster and Football Analyst Terry Bowden continues the legendary...

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Terry Paulson

Expert on Change The challenge of change continues to affect every...

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Three Doctors

Drs. Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins the Co-authors of...

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Tony Schwartz

Founder, The Energy Project; Author – Be Excellent at Anything; New...

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Vince Papale

Former NFL Player, Inspiration for the movie “Invincible”, Cancer Survivor Vince...

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Vince Poscente

Olympian, Business Consultant and New York Times Best Selling Author Vince...

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W Mitchell

Motivational Speaker, It’s Not What Happens To You… It’s What You...

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Wally Amos

Founder of Famous Amos Cookies Wally Amos is the genuine, ebullient...

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Warren MacDonald

Adventurer, speaker Professional Keynote Speaker Warren Macdonald has always had a...

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Wendell Pierce

TV and film actor, Small businessman, Entrepreneur and humanitarian Wendell Pierce...

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Will Miller

Cultural and Media Commentator and Comedian Dr. Will Miller delivers a...

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Yossi Ghinsberg

Master Storyteller, Jungle Adventurer, Author, Advocate for Peace and Environmental Issues...

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Zonya Foco

America's Nutrition Leader Zonya Foco, America's Nutrition Leader, is on a...

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