Overcoming Obstacles

How does one muster the courage to persevere in the face of sheer adversity? Speakers.com overcoming adversity keynote speakers demonstrate the determination, self-confidence and the drive to win in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Our engaging and inspirational speakers share their stories of dedication, motivation and sacrifice and instill a true winning spirit in their audience.

Nancy Snyderman

Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Medical Editor for NBC News

Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman is a renowned surgeon, health care systems expert, and corporate director. Dr. Snyderman currently serves on the boards of Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Axonics Modulation Technologies (NASDAQ: […]

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
New Jersey, United States


Joe Theismann

World Champion NFL Quarterback, Broadcaster, and Entrepreneur

World Champion NFL Quarterback, Broadcaster, and Entrepreneur   Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and the former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins.  Most recently, he spent the last 2 decades working for ESPN and the NFL Network as an NFL […]

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


LeAnn Thieman

Heroic Nurse and Best-Selling Author of "Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul"

Heroic Nurse and Best-Selling Author of “Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul” LeAnn Thieman’s powerful keynotes and seminars share life-changing lessons from her Vietnam Orphan Airlift adventure. Imagine bombs falling and 100 little babies laying three and four to a […]

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


Eric Thomas

Educator, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Motivational Guru

Educator, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Motivational Guru Eric Thomas, Ph.D. is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor and audible.com Audie Awards Finalist. ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his […]

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Travels From
Michigan, United States


Dara Torres

Inspirational Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer

Inspirational Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Dara Torres, is one of the most decorated US female Olympic athlete of all-time, NY Times best-selling author, fitness advocate, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and mother, started her career on the international stage by breaking her […]

In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Florida, United States


Iyanla Vanzant

Life Coach, Spiritual Leader, Empowerment Speaker and host of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" on the OWN network

Life Coach, Spiritual Leader, Empowerment Speaker and Host of Iyanla: Fix My Life on the OWN network Iyanla Vanzant is one of America’s most profound spiritual leaders and acclaimed empowerment legends. She is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show […]

In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Maryland, United States


Ed Viesturs

America's Foremost High-Altitude Mountaineer

America’s Foremost High-Altitude Mountaineer Ed Viesturs is widely regarded as America’s foremost high-altitude mountaineer. He is familiar to many from the 1996 IMAX Everest Expedition documentary. In 1992 he received the American Alpine Club Sowles Award for his participation in […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Washington, United States


Scott Waddle

Former Commander of the USS Greeneville, Safety and Ethics Expert, and Author of The Right Thing

Former Commander of the USS Greeneville, Safety and Ethics Expert, and Author of The Right Thing At the age of 38, Scott Waddle was selected to become the Commanding Officer of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) an improved Los Angeles Class […]

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
North Carolina, United States


Qian Julie Wang

Bestselling Author of Beautiful Country, Speaker, and Litigator

Bestselling Author of Beautiful Country, Speaker, and Litigator Civil rights litigator and New York Times bestselling author Qian Julie Wang uses her unique gift for storytelling to transcend the business, legal, political, and literary worlds and focus on the humanity […]

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Shaun White

Dual-Sport Professional Athlete, 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, and Entrepreneur

Dual-Sport Professional Athlete, 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, and Entrepreneur Legend isn’t often a word bestowed upon someone in his early 30s, but then again, most 32-year-olds aren’t Shaun White. Dual-sport professional athlete in snowboarding and skateboarding, 3-time Olympic gold […]

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Travels From
California, United States


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