10 Popular Motivational Keynote Speakers in the United States

If your business is in need of some motivation, a top motivational keynote speaker can serve as the spark to your inspiration. At BigSpeak speakers bureau, we work with some of the most popular motivational keynote speakers in the United States and the world. 

The motivational speakers on this top ten list have appeared on numerous best motivational speakers lists and have inspired millions of people to lead better lives. These motivators come from all areas of life. They are famous athletes, successful entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who have learned how to overcome obstacles and find success.

If you want to learn how to improve your life, consider one of these popular motivational keynote speakers.


Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton is a top motivational speaker and surfer who is a source of inspiration to millions. After losing her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, she returned to the water and within two years had won her first national surfing title. Her remarkable story was told in the 2011 blockbuster film, Soul Surfer.

Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard is a top peak performance speaker and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaire Messenger and The Charge. Brendon is regularly recognized as one of the top business and motivational trainers in the world by Inc. magazine, AndersonCooper.com, ABC, and more.

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is a top inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and single parent who inspired the film The Pursuit of Happyness. After a series of adverse circumstances in the early 80’s left Gardner homeless, he climbed to the top of the financial industry.

Daymond John

Daymond John is a top motivational keynote speaker, founder of FUBU clothing, Shark Tank judge, and bestselling author of The Power of Broke. Daymond shares his stories and the strategies that brought him financial success.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is a top entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and New York Times best-selling author of Crush It!. Learn how he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. 

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is a top motivational keynote speaker, former NBA great, and Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises. Magic Johnson shares the mindset for how he rose to the top of the NBA and started a financial empire.

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a top motivational keynote speaker, award-winning CNN commentator, bestselling author, and one of the most booked motivational speakers in the world. Her inspirational book The 5 Second Rule is an international bestseller. 

Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis is a top motivational keynote speaker and the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face. Rachel was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30” and she is deeply passionate about empowering women in business.

Robyn Benincasa

Robyn Benincasa is a top motivational keynote speaker, bestselling author, and Adventure Racing World Champion. One of the highest-rated, female motivational speakers in the world, she regularly shares her insights on teamwork and leadership with Fortune companies like Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Boeing, and more.

Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is a top virtual motivational speaker, happiness researcher, and New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success.


Whether you’re looking to do an online conference, virtual keynote, online function, or Zoom meeting, these top ten motivational keynote speakers have the skills to deliver an exciting and motivational experience. Call BigSpeak today.

BigSpeak motivational speakers bureau works with the top motivational keynote speakers, top inspirational speakers, and top virtual motivational speakers. If you’re looking for one of the best motivational speakers for your conference, event, or online event, BigSpeak can connect you with the most popular motivational keynote speakers who can inspire your business to reach new heights.