Top Ten Motivational Keynote Speakers

Are you looking for motivation and inspiration for your next keynote or event? Research shows a boost in employee engagement and morale also boosts your company productivity and bottom line. Our best motivational speakers can help engage your employees. These men and women may come from different fields and have lived different experiences, but they all share one thing in common: the ability to inspire, empower, and motivate your team to new heights. Here are the top motivational and keynote speakers for 2020.

1) Robyn Benincasa

Robyn Benincasa is a top motivational speaker, adventure racing world champion, and founder of Project Athena. In her entertaining and funny keynotes, she shares stories that explain the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.

2) Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is a world-renowned NBA Hall of Fame All-Star, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. With an incredible history as an athlete, entrepreneur and HIV survivor, his humorous and heartfelt stories inspire corporate and business conferences around the world.

3) Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom is an inspirational speaker and the subject of the Aaron Sorkin film, Molly’s Game. Her made-for-movie life taught her the importance of always betting on yourself, no matter what odds are stacked against you.

4) Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang is a top resilience expert and sales keynote speaker with the most viewed TED Talk of 2017. In his bestselling book Rejection Proof, smartphone apps, and presentations, Jiang provides inspiration and knowledge for people and organizations to become resilient by learning how to approach rejection.

5) James Clear

James Clear is a personal development keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits.  In his story-filled keynotes, James shows audiences how small habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement can lead you to the life you want.

6) Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is a motivational speaker, happiness researcher and bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage. Achor uses his research and humor to inspire and teach audiences how to lead more positive and productive lives.

7) Barb Stegemann

Barb Stegemann is a social entrepreneur and founder of 7 Virtues Perfumes. She inspires audiences to change their own lives with her compelling story of overcoming adversity through the power of stoic wisdom.

8) James Lawrence

James Lawrence, aka The Iron Cowboy, is a motivational speaker and endurance athlete. James gives insights on the lessons he learned of how to overcome his mental and physical limits when he completed 50 full distance triathlons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days (50.50.50).

8) Jade Simmons

Jade Simmons is a rockstar concert pianist, powerhouse motivational and experiential speaker, and best of SXSW performer. She delivers stunning mainstage keynote presentations that potently combine music, virtuoso performance, and riveting storytelling to speak to the hearts, minds, and goals of a company’s most valuable resource…its people.

10) Alden Mills

Alden Mills is a motivational speaker, former Navy SEAL Commander, and founder of Perfect Fitness. His mantra is “Your only limits are your imagination and determination.” Using personal stories from his Navy career, Mills inspires, entertains, and motivates audiences to reach their goals.

Bonus Motivational Speaker

11) Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli is a motivational keynote speaker, expert in emotional intelligence, and host of the PBS program Bridge the Gap. His keynote talks show audiences how challenges can help people develop empathy and how people can bridge the gap of “them” to “us” by looking out for the best interests of others.

With the top ten best motivational speakers in mind (plus one), you’re well on your way to planning the most motivational and inspiring keynote event your organization has ever seen!

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The content writers at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau are Experts on the Experts. They hold doctoral, masters, and bachelors’ degrees in business, writing, literature, and education. Their business thought pieces are published regularly in leading business publications. Working in close association with the top business, entrepreneur, and motivational speakers, BigSpeak content writers are at the forefront of industry trends and research.