When it comes to organizing a successful event, be it a corporate conference, a retreat, a company gathering, or a sales kickoff, one key factor that can make or break the experience is the quality of the speakers. A great speaker has the power to inspire, educate, and motivate an audience, leaving a lasting impression that can drive real change within an organization. At Speakers.com, we understand the importance of exceptional speakers, which is why we’re proud to introduce our exclusive lineup of Masters of Motivation.
The Power of Motivation
Motivation is the fuel that drives individuals and teams to achieve their goals. Whether you’re looking to boost employee morale, energize your salesforce, or ignite innovation within your organization, our exclusive lineup of motivational speakers is here to help you achieve your objectives.
What Sets Speakers.com Apart?
Speakers.com is not your average speakers bureau. We go the extra mile to curate a roster of speakers who are not only experts in their fields but also exceptional communicators. Our rigorous selection process ensures that each speaker in our exclusive lineup possesses the following qualities:
- Expertise: Our speakers are thought leaders and experts in a wide range of fields, from leadership and sales to innovation and personal development.
- Engaging Presenters: We believe that the message is only as powerful as the delivery. Our speakers are captivating storytellers who can connect with your audience on a deep and personal level.
- Customization: We understand that no two events are the same. Our speakers work closely with you to tailor their presentations to your specific goals and themes.
Meet Some of Our Exclusive Lineup
Our exclusive lineup of Masters of Motivation includes some of the most sought-after speakers in the industry. Here are just a few of the inspiring individuals you can book through Speakers.com:
Amy Purdy is consistently named among the top 25 Motivational Speakers in the world. Her name has become synonymous with the word INSPIRATION since her 2011 speaking debut at TEDx Orange Coast, where her nine-minute presentation, Living Beyond Limits, was chosen to live on the homepage of TED.com for an entire month. Amy Purdy went viral long before going viral was even a thing! After losing both legs below the knee to Meningococcal Meningitis at 19, Amy Purdy challenged herself to move on with her life and attain goals that even those who have both legs struggle to achieve. Just three months after a liver transplant, Amy entered the USASA National Snowboarding Championship where she won medals in three events. Today, she is one of the top ranked adaptive snowboarders in the world and was the 2014 Paralympic Bronze Medalist. She is the only double leg amputee competing at the world class level. Amy’s creativity, positive outlook and her never give up attitude have opened doors to many other opportunities and she has evolved into a powerful inspirational and motivational speaker who has literally been seen by millions of people and invited to share her story to audiences around the world. Amy’s story and images have been featured in numerous national and international publications, and in 2012 she and her longtime boyfriend, Daniel Gale, raced around the world on The Amazing Race. In May of 2013, Amy was named by the International Olympic Committee as one of the top 15 most marketable Para-athletes in the world. Although Amy has numerous accomplishments, she is most proud of co-founding Adaptive Action Sports. Created in 2005, AAS is a non-profit organization which helps those with permanent disabilities to get involved in action sports. In the spring of 2014, Amy inspired millions of fans with her stunning performances on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, eventually becoming the show’s runner up. In March of 2018, Amy returned to the Paralympic Games, this time in PyeongChang, Korea, where she won silver and bronze medals. Amy is an in-demand speaker for Fortune 500 companies, organizations, special events, corporate retreats and more.
JR Martinez is many things. But perhaps most significantly, he is an inspiration! In 2003, while serving in Iraq, Martinez sustained severe burns to over 40% of his body after the Humvee he was driving hit a land mine. He spent 34 months in recovery, undergoing multiple surgeries that included skin grafts and cosmetic surgery. Following this traumatic event, Martinez pulled through and realized he could help others by sharing his inspirational story. In 2008, J.R. Martinez joined the cast of ABC’s daytime soap opera All My Children. His character’s storyline mirrored the events of Martinez’s own life. He went on to win season 13 of the network’s hit dancing reality show, Dancing with the Stars, and has captured the hearts of many after appearances on the cover of People magazine in addition to the many honors and recognition from groups across the country. J.R. Martinez is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit, a memoir about how he could take his personal tragedy and turn it into an inspiration for others. He is also host of the popular podcast “Rebirth” with J.R. Martinez. His story is unique, but his message is universal: your path in life is decided by your own ability to adapt and overcome.
Terri Sjodin is one of America’s most highly sought-after female speakers and has trained and motivated thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. She is the author of the national bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact (Penguin/Portfolio), which hit the New York Times’ Hardcover Advice & Misc. bestseller list, Wall Street Journal Hardcover Business bestseller list, and USA Today Money bestseller list. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Scrappy: A Little Book About Choosing to Play Big (Penguin Random House/Portfolio) and New Sales Speak – The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (John Wiley & Sons). Terri’s clients include an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and academic conferences. In July of 2012, Terri was inducted into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame. Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Beyond her success as an entrepreneur and author, Terri is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows throughout the country appearing on CNN, CNBC, and many major network affiliates from ABC, CBS, and NBC, FOX, cable and radio. Terri is a “high content” speaker – Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is sassy and practical. Each presentation is loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips that men and women can use immediately to get results. Many consider Terri to be today’s sales professionals’ speech coach.
Jim Carroll is one of the world’s leading futurist, trends and innovation experts. Over the last 30 years, Carroll has shared his insight with more than 2 million people in attendance at his events. He is recognized within the global speaking industry for his highly customized, heavily researched, industry-specific keynotes, leadership presentations and small, intimate senior leadership meetings. With a front-row seat to the high-velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes! Countless global organizations have engaged Jim for his unique insight and proven track record in providing a customized leadership program that will let you see disruptive trends, focus on opportunity, align to disruption, unlock creativity, achieve agility and enhance your speed, collaborate more and deliver on growth opportunities! Jim provides high-energy keynotes for audiences of 50 to 5,000, as well as intimate, customized strategic planning sessions for CEO/CxO, board, and senior management meetings. He has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of organizations and industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking, and countless others. Jim’s insight has been covered in countless global publications, including the UK Telegraph, Dubai’s Capital Magazine, South Africa’s The Star, the BBC, Reuters, and AP News, among others. BusinessWeek named Jim Carroll as one of four leading sources for insight on innovation and creativity, and he was also a featured expert on the prime-time CNBC series, The Business of Innovation. In addition, he is the author of numerous books including Now What: Reinvention and the Role of Optimism in Finding Your New Future; Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast; Surviving the Information Age; The Future Belongs to Those Who Are Fast; Ready, Set, Done; and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.
With a trio of Guinness World Records to her name, a CNN Hero designation and a world champion Eco-challenge Adventure Racer, few people are better placed than full-time firefighter Robyn Benincasa to talk about Human Synergy, the force which allows ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. She brings her experience of leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity to her inspiring presentations. Since 1995, Robyn has been working with racing teams around the world to take on the most extreme challenges imaginable—from the jungles of Borneo to the Himalayas, from the rain forests of Ecuador to the deserts of Namibia. Racing against time to complete seemingly impossible challenges, Robyn has developed a unique knowledge of what it takes to develop a world-class team and to lead them through challenges and changes to success. Robyn and her teams have been featured on many media across the world, including on NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, The Discovery Channel, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Runners World amongst many others. She is the author of How Winning Works, which explains the eight essential elements of teamwork and creating synergy among teammates. She is happy to take the credit (or blame!) for inspiring others to undertake seemingly impossible challenges, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking across the Grand Canyon or even starting their own business.
Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran, award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high performance teams to culture, resilience, and organizational transformation. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an accomplished entrepreneur, best-selling author and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high performance teams to culture and organizational transformation. You can learn more about his leadership philosophies in his weekly columns on Inc.com and Forbes.com. He is the bestselling author of TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, which was a #1 New Release in the categories of Organizational Change and Business Structural Adjustment. Brentis the Founder and CEO of TakingPoint Leadership, a progressive leadership and management consulting firm with a focus on leadership development, business transformation and building high-performance cultures. With degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University, certificates in English and History from Oxford University in England and a graduate business degree from University of San Diego, Gleeson’s extensive experience is both academic and real-world in nature. Gleeson has won awards for business leadership and was named one of the “Top 10 CEOs” in Entrepreneur Magazine’s October 2013 issue for his exemplary approach to building high-performance teams in business.
Elevate Your Event with Speakers.com
When you choose Speakers.com, you’re not just booking speakers; you’re investing in the success of your event. Our exclusive lineup of Masters of Motivation is ready to help you create an unforgettable experience for your audience. Don’t settle for mediocre speakers when you can have the best. Contact Speakers.com today and let us help you find the perfect speaker to elevate your next event to new heights. Together, we’ll inspire, motivate, and drive positive change within your organization.