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Jim Abbott

Famed One-Handed Major League Pitcher and Gold Medal Olympian

Famed One-Handed Major League Pitcher and Gold Medal Olympian Famed Major League Baseball player Jim Abbott overcame the birth defect of having only one hand to become an amazing professional pitcher and ball player. Through stories, anecdotes, jokes, some self …

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


Stacy Allison

Businesswoman, Adventurer, Author, Motivational Speaker First American Woman to Summit Mt. Everest

Businesswoman, Adventurer, Author, Motivational Speaker First American Woman to Summit Mt. Everest  Stacy has climbed the world’s most famous mountains; now she is helping organizations around the globe scale their own monumental challenges. Keynote Speaker Mountains, though seemingly a planet …

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


Wally Amos

Inspiring Founder, Famous Amos Cookies; "Father of the Gourmet Cookie Industry" and Literacy Advocate

The Founder of Famous Amos Cookies Over 150 million Americans know Wally Amos.  His fame is grounded in quality, substance and a positive attitude. Today, his name is a household word. His most recent venture is Chip & Cookie, with retail …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Hawaii, United States


Shawn Amos

Founder and CEO, Freshwire; Chief Innovation Officer, ContentWorks; and Digital Content Expert

Founder and CEO, Freshwire; Chief Innovation Officer, ContentWorks; and Digital Content Expert Shawn Amos, founder and CEO of the digital content studio Freshwire and chief innovation officer of FleishmanHillard’s ContentWorks (both part of marketing giant Omnicom), wears many hats: executive, …

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


Casey Anderson

Naturalist, Conservationist, and Animal Rights Activist.

Casey Anderson is an expert in animal rescue and rehabilitation best know for his best friend "Brutus" an orphaned North American Grizzly Bear Anderson rescued in 2002. At that time if the bear had survived he might have been euthanized …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Montana, United States


Cathrine Ann

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Inspirational Speaker & Author

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Inspirational Speaker & Author Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Cathrine has achieved a level of success few would have expected: She divides her time between two businesses; she heads Consumer Connection Inc. and as such, has …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Unknown, Canada


Patty Arvielo

Inspirational Latino Entrepreneur and President & Founder of New American Funding

Inspirational Hispanic Entrepreneur and President of New American Funding Patty Arvielo started her career in the financial industry at 16 years old with a hard work ethic, boundless curiosity, and a thirst to succeed. Thirty-nine years later, she is the …

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


John Beltzer

Founder of Non-Profit "Songs of Love Foundation" and Inspirational Speaker

Founder of Non-Profit “Songs of Love Foundation” and Inspirational Speaker For over 16 years, John Beltzer has provided captivating moments of joy and hope for audiences all across the country. His non-profit organization founded in 1996, the “Songs of Love …

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Travels From
New York, United States


Dr. Lonise P. Bias

Social Services Advocate, Community Activist and Inspirational Speaker

Social Services Advocate, Community Activist and Inspirational Speaker Dr. Lonise Bias has moved from grief to empowerment, passing on over thirty years of wisdom inspiring, encouraging and empowering her audiences.  She has become a internationally known motivational speaker, trainer, certified …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Maryland, United States


Wendy Booker

Author, Speaker, Mountain Climber, Marathoner, and Adventurer with Multiple Sclerosis

Author, Speaker, Mountain Climber, Marathoner, and Adventurer with Multiple Sclerosis Wendy Booker is on an amazing journey. Not only has she tackled marathons, mountains and ice… she’s doing it with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 1998, …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Massachusetts, United States


Dana Bowman

Retired Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class, Double Amputee and Sought-After Inspirational Speaker

Retired Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class, Double Amputee and Sought-After Inspirational Speaker Dana Bowman has astounded the nation and the world with his drive, determination, and will to succeed. He is a retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Texas, United States


Holly Branson

Chair of Virgin Unite at Virgin and Best-Selling Author

Chair of Virgin Unite at Virgin and Best-Selling Author Holly Branson is a senior executive at The Virgin Group, a venture capital firm with arms in everything from music to space tourism. She graduated with medical and physiology degrees from …

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In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Unknown, United Kingdom


Rhonda Britten

Life Coach on NBC's "Starting Over" and Founder of the Fearless Living Institute

Life Coach on NBC’s “Starting Over” and Founder of the Fearless Living Institute Whether that’s a fear of rejection or loss; fear of failure or success; fear of abandonment or pain, Rhonda has created a method for anyone anywhere to …

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In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


Erin Brockovich

Environmental Activist, Best-Selling Author, TV Producer & Iconic Consumer Advocate

Environmental Activist, Best-Selling Author, TV Producer & Iconic Consumer Advocate Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough and stubborn. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with …

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In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


Les Brown

Diversity Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Speaker

Diversity Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Speaker As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community …

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Travels From
Illinois, United States


Bobbi Brown

Makeup Artist, Author, Entrepreneur & Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Beauty Evolution

Makeup Artist, Author, Entrepreneur & Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Beauty Evolution Bobbi Brown is a beauty industry titan, world renowned makeup artist, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and serial entrepreneur. As a professional makeup artist, Bobbi created 10 simple …

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Travels From
New York, United States


Captain Larry Brudnicki

U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Inspiration for the Motion Picture The Perfect Storm

U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Inspiration for the Motion Picture The Perfect Storm Captain Larry Brudnicki led two dramatic rescue missions during the worst weather in 100 years, dubbed “The Perfect Storm.” This harrowing story of real people battling for …

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


Scott Burrows

Top-Rated Inspirational and Motivational Speaker, Change Management Expert, and Bestselling Author

Top-Rated Inspirational and Motivational Speaker, Change Management Expert, and Bestselling Author Scott’s story is a hero’s journey. By the age of 19, he played college football at Florida State University for legendary coach Bobby Bowden and was a top-ranked kick-boxing …

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


Lauren Bush Lauren

Well-Known Philanthropist, and Founder & CEO of FEED

Well-Known Philanthropist, and Founder & CEO of FEED Lauren Bush Lauren is the Founder and CEO of FEED, a social business whose mission is to “Create Good Products That Help FEED the World.” In 2004, Lauren became the Honorary Student …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
New York, United States


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