Top 20 Keynote Speakers of 2020-2021

The team members at our speakers bureau are fortunate enough to get to work each day with some of the best motivational speakers in the business. Helping audiences and speakers find their perfect match, and then ensuring the events formed from these partnerships leave audiences motivated and empowered is both our passion and an absolute pleasure; it helps that we work with a truly astounding array of thought-leaders and presenters.

We have a large pool of talented keynote speakers on our roster, and the following motivational speakers have distinguished themselves even among the finest keynote speakers.  These are the most frequently requested and booked motivational keynote speakers; the ones who go the extra mile to make their clients’ events memorable and receive rave reviews from their audiences… These are the top 20 keynote speakers of 2020 and thus far in 2021.

 

Marc Randolph

Although best known for co-founding Netflix, Marc Randolph is also a top innovation keynote speaker and a prominent angel investor working extensively with young entrepreneurial groups. He’s a great storyteller and audiences love his engaging, thought provoking keynotes.

Molly Bloom

An entrepreneur and best-selling author, Molly Bloom’s dramatic story is the inspiration behind the Oscar-nominated movie Molly’s Game, which follows her from her start as an Olympic hopeful from a small town in Colorado to heading up one of the world’s highest-stakes underground poker games for a-listers and billionaires. Her clients rave about her professionalism, charm, and first-class keynote presentations.

Magic Johnson

NBA hall of Fame All-Star Magic Johnson is also a philanthropist and much sought-after motivational speaker, focusing much of his energy on making a difference in neglected minority communities. His motivational keynote speeches coupled with his star power make all his events great successes.

Kevin O’Leary

Famous for his role on ABC’s Shark Tank, “Mr. Wonderful” is a frequent speaker on success, entrepreneurship and smart investments. His candor and insights into a variety of industries have wowed audiences around the world.

James Clear

One of today’s most prominent personal development keynote speakers, James Clear is the author of the best-selling Atomic Habits, the definitive guide to breaking bad habits and building positive ones. James constantly receives rave reviews from both his audiences and the event planners who help bring him before them.

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of the Apple computer, is a cult icon in the tech community, but he’s also an expert keynote speaker, sharing his insights on future trends in innovation. Clients have made note of his graciousness as much as his ability to generate lots of buzz and make a hugehige impact at events.

Matthew Luhn

He worked on beloved Pixar classics such as Toy Story, Up, and Ratatouille, and now storytelling speaker Matthew Luhn shares his formula for captivating audiences and simplifying complex ideas into simple messages. As one of our most-booked speakers several years in a row, everyone at our bureau can attest that Matthew is an absolute pleasure to work with and always leaves audiences energized and ready to take action.

Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang is the go-to keynote speaker on overcoming rejection and becoming fearless in the process. In 2019 he was awarded the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel, which is presented to the best motivational speaker in the industry. A funny and authentic presenter, he’ll help people in his audiences change their relationships with rejection forever.

Omar Johnson

A top branding and culture  speaker, Omar Johnson is the former CMO of Beats by Dre, and was hailed as one of the most innovative CMOs in the game. A brand genius, he’s a highly engaging presenter and clients find him a true pleasure to work with.

Tan Le

Named one of the most influential women in technology, keynote speaker  and inventor Tan Le is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work in the emerging field of brain-computer interfaces. Our speaking bureau loves working with Tan Le; she’s not only a gifted inspirational speaker, but also a truly lovely person.

Mitch Lowe

Mitch Lowe is not only a co-founding executive of Netflix and the former president of Redbox, he’s also an inspirational speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship and company culture. Mitch’s clients know him to be a terrific presenter and an invaluable resource time and again.

Marcus Collins

Cultural contagion expert Marcus Collins is a top marketing speaker and award-winning advertiser who was the former head of digital strategy for none other than Beyoncé. His high-energy presentations are nothing short of fantastic, and are bound to help audiences think outside the box.

James Lawrence

Endurance athlete and Eco-Challenge team leader James Lawrence, known popularly as the Iron Cowboy, is also a top motivational keynote speaker on the topics of mental resilience and peak performance. His keynotes will make audiences laugh, cry and possibly squirm in their seats in disbelief.

Robyn Benincasa

One of our most-booked speaking partners (she speaks over 100 times a year!) , Robyn Benincasa is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, and has been recognized as one of the top 50 keynote speakers in the world. Her motivational keynote presentations are sure to empower and inspire.

Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt is a customer loyalty speaker and the former Director of Communications at Harley-Davidson. He’s an expert on building unbreakable relationships with customer bases and developing inspiring leaders. Ken’s motivational keynotes are not only fun and energizing, but well-thought out and relevant, something clients deeply appreciate.

Tiffani Bova

Global Growth Evangelist Tiffani Bova is a regular contributor to publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Huffington Post, as well as a top-rated business growth keynote speaker. When Tiffani speaks, leaders throughout the industry listen.

JP Pawliw-Fry

A thought leader in the field of emotional intelligence, Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry is a peak performance speaker and bestselling author. Audiences love the genuine care and enthusiasm he brings to his engagements.

Jeff DeGraff

Jeff DeGraff is a top  keynote speaker known as the “Dean of Innovation” for his work empowering businesses and individuals to think creatively and innovate in their daily lives. He’s a natural and highly engaging performer, and watching him speak is more akin to going to the theater than listening to a standard keynote.

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

A combat pilot and Marine turned top inspirational speaker, FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence jump off the stage and well as the screen in her invigorating and empowering presentations.

Tsedal Neeley

Harvard Business School Professor and award winning author Tsedal Neeley is an expert on organizational change, specializing in the shift from in-person to remote work, an especially timely topic. Her extensive experiences both as an educator and worker in the tech industry makes her a keynote speaker to watch.


All of these amazing speakers (and so many more!) are available to speak at your upcoming event. Please send us a message at info@bigspeak.com if you have any questions.