14 Top Keynote Speakers Who Are Also Bestselling Authors

Why consider a bestselling author for your next keynote speaker? Two reasons: proven content in the publishing world and a great takeaway for your attendees. For years to come, the book will serve as a personal connection to the success of your event and the author’s message.

If you’re looking for a bestselling author who is a great keynote speaker, BigSpeak speakers bureau works with the top keynote speakers who have cracked the New York Times, Amazon, and international bestselling lists. These top 14 bestselling authors have taught audiences to create better habits, overcome obstacles, become happier, and more. 


1.James Clear: Atomic Habits

James Clear is a personal development keynote speaker, with an entertaining style of teaching the audience that small habits can make huge improvements. His New York Times bestselling book Atomic Habits has sold over 3 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. 


2. Molly Bloom: Molly’s Game

Molly Bloom is a top inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game, which became an Oscar-nominated movie. Bloom’s business success story has enthralled and inspired hundreds of audiences to overcome their own obstacles.


3.Marc Randolph: That Will Never Work

Marc Randolph is a top entrepreneur and innovation speaker, Netflix co-founder, and angel investor. His book That Will Never Work—on turning Netflix into a successful company—was an Amazon #1 bestselling book.


4.Robert Sutton: The No Asshole Rule

Robert Sutton is an organizational change keynote speaker, Stanford Professor, and the New York Times bestselling author of The No Asshole Rule. Robert pulls no punches as he speaks on organizational change, workplace dynamics, and the causes and cures for destructive organizational friction.


5.Jia Jiang: Rejection Therapy

Jia Jiang is a top resilience keynote speaker with the most viewed TED Talk of 2017. Jiang’s book Rejection Therapy was an Amazon bestselling audible book. He teaches organizations and teams to become fearless by learning the mindset of resilience.


6.Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry: Performance Under Pressure

JP Pawliw Fry is an internationally renowned thought leader in emotional intelligence and managing under pressure. He co-authored the New York Times bestselling book Performing Under Pressure, which has been used by NFL, NBA, and Olympic athletes to perform better in pressure situations.


7.Robyn Benincasa: How Winning Works

Robyn Benincasa is a top speaker on teamwork, CNN Hero, Adventure Racing world champion, and San Diego firefighter. Her New York Times bestselling author of How Winning Works, shows the principles of teamwork used in winning teams.


8.Sean Achor: The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor is a top motivational speaker, happiness researcher, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. Achor shows in various steps the key to becoming successful is to first be happy.


9.Srinivas Rao: The Art of Being Unmistakable

Srinivas Rao is a top creativity speaker and the host and founder of the popular podcast “The Unmistakable Creative.” His bestselling book The Art of Being Unmistakable shows how companies and people can find the one thing that sets them apart for success.


10.Mel Robbins: The 5 Second Rule

Mel Robbins is a top motivational keynote speaker, award-winning CNN commentator, and one of the most booked motivational speakers in the world. Her inspirational book The 5 Second Rule, which shows how you can get motivated with a simple trick, is an international bestseller.


11.Kevin O’Leary: Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women and Money

Kevin O’Leary is a top celebrity keynote speaker, venture capitalist, and guest judge on Shark Tank. His book Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women, and Money was a #1 international bestseller.


12.Vishen Lakhiana: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Vishen Lakhiani is a top inspirational keynote speaker, founder of Mindvalley, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind. In his book, Vishen shares the tools for individuals to achieve personal excellence.


13.Daymond John: The Power of Broke

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


14.Aaron Ross: Predictable Revenue

Aaron Ross is a top sales keynote speaker, business growth expert, and the bestselling author of Predictable Revenue. His book (which details the best practices of Salesforce.com) was #1 on Amazon’s telemarketing list for over 2 years and has been called “The Sales Bible of the Silicon Valley.”


Whether you’re looking to do an online conference, virtual keynote, online function, or Zoom meeting, these top 15 bestselling authors have the skills to deliver an exciting and motivational experience. 

BigSpeak motivational speakers bureau works with the top bestselling author keynote speakers, top bestselling authors, and top keynote speakers. If you’re looking for one of the best keynote speaker authors for your conference, event, or online event, BigSpeak can connect you with the right person to inspire your business to reach new heights. Call BigSpeak today.