Top 10 Motivational Keynote Speakers in Spring of 2021

This spring brought loads of fresh opportunities to our keynote speakers, business speakers, and motivational speakers. After tallying which motivational speakers are trending at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau this quarter, we want to share the stats with you!

Here are the Top 10 Most Booked Motivational Speakers in Q2 of this year:

Simon T. Bailey
Leadership Imagineer

Simon T. Bailey is a top business keynote speaker, author, and peak performance expert. He has been named one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals by SUCCESS magazine, joining a list that includes Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey.

Molly Bloom
Top Booked, Award-winning, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author of Molly’s Game, Oscar-nominated film

Molly Bloom is a top inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game. Her memoir was adapted into an award-winning film by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom has appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.

Heather McGowan
Strategic Consultant, Amazon Best-Selling Author, Speaker, LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Influencer on Lifelong Learning & The Future of Work

Heather McGowan is a top innovation keynote speaker, author, and strategic consultant. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. McGowan’s clients range from start-ups to publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, including AMP Financial, Autodesk, Biogen, Citi, Accor Hotels, AARP, The World Bank, and BD Medical.

Matthew Luhn
Top Creativity Virtual Keynote Speaker, Director, Former Lead Storyteller and Animator at Pixar Studios

Matthew Luhn is a top innovation virtual keynote speaker and former lead animator and storyteller at Pixar Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

James Clear
Personal Development Keynote Speaker, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits, Habits Expert

James Clear is a personal development keynote speaker and the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Atomic Habits. His thought leadership regularly appears in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Medium, and Time, and he is a regular guest for CBS This Morning. His entertaining talks teach audiences about small habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement.

Eric O’Neill
Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker, National Security Strategist at VMWare Carbon Black, Bestselling Author, Former FBI Operative, and Inspiration for the Film Breach

Eric O’Neill is a top cybersecurity keynote speaker, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, bestselling author of Gray Day, and the inspiration for the film Breach. Eric is also the founder of The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security services firm, and a National Security Strategist for Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security.

Marita Cheng
Technology Speaker, Founder of Robogals, Aipoly & Aubot

Marita Cheng is a top technology keynote speaker, one of Forbes World’s Top 50 Women in Tech, and the founder of Robogals, Aipoly, and Aubot. Marita is an inspirational speaker who has given over 350 speeches since 2012 in 15 countries.

Jia Jiang
Top Inspirational and Emotional Intelligence Speaker, Winner of Toastmasters Golden Gavel Award, One of the Most Viewed TED Talks: 100 Days of Rejection

Jia Jiang is a top resilience keynote speaker with one of the most viewed TED Talks and the bestselling author of Rejection Proof. In 2019, Toastmasters International awarded Jiang the Golden Gavel, which is given annually to honor the best keynote speaker in the industry. In his book, website, and talks, Jiang provides inspiration and knowledge for people and organizations to become fearless through rejection training.

James Lawrence
The Iron Cowboy, Guinness World Record Holder, Author, Subject of 50.50.50 Documentary, Eco-Challenge Team Leader, Mental Toughness and Peak Performance Speaker, Champion of the Conquer 100

James Lawrence is a top motivational speaker, endurance world record holder, triathlete, and subject of the documentary The Iron Cowboy: The Story of the 50.50.50. Known to the world as The Iron Cowboy for wearing a cowboy hat during Ironman races, James completed the greatest feat of human endurance: 50 full distance triathlons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days (50.50.50). Most recently, James became the Conquer 100 Champion, — racing a full-distance triathlon for 100 consecutive days, from March 1, 2021 through June 8, 2021. 140.6 miles a day, for 14 weeks, totally 14, 060 miles.

Duncan Wardle
Creativity Speaker, Former Head of Innovation for Disney

Duncan Wardle is a top innovation keynote speaker. As the former Vice President of Innovation & Creativity at The Walt Disney Company, Wardle spent his 25-year career at Disney developing some of their most innovative ideas and strategies. Wardle’s newest venture, id8, has allowed him to share his creative consultant services with companies like Ford, Coca-Cola, NBA, and Apple.

See for yourself what these Top 10 Trending Speakers of Spring 2021 are all about and book one for your next event! Please send us a message at if you have any questions.