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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


John Baumann

Internationally-Recognized Inspirational, Motivational and Educational Speaker with Parkinson’s Disease

Internationally-Recognized Inspirational, Motivational and Educational Speaker with Parkinson’s Disease John Baumann, a Motivational Speaker with Parkinson’s, offers a unique perspective that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide. Despite living with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years, John leads a fulfilling life, […]

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Florida, 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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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Texas, 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


Danny Cahill

Winner of NBC's Season Eight's The Biggest Loser and The Biggest Loser Ever

Winner of NBC’s Season Eight’s The Biggest Loser and The Biggest Loser Ever Danny Cahill always struggled with his weight. As a sophomore in high school he devised a plan, stuck with it, and worked hard to lose 75 pounds […]

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


Danny Crates

Paralympic Icon, Motivational Speaker, and Executive Coach

Paralympic Icon, Motivational Speaker, and Executive Coach Paralympic icon and former world record holder Danny Crates is widely considered one of the greatest British disability athletes of all time. Overcoming Obstacles After losing his right arm in a horrific accident […]

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
United Kingdom


Jeff Evans

World-Class Adventurer, Mountaineering Guide, Author, Physician Assistant and Leadership Expert

World-Class Adventurer, Mountaineering Guide, Author, Physician Assistant and Leadership Expert For over 25 years, Jeff Evans’ global experiences as a worldclass mountaineer, guide and emergency medic have helped him master the skills of servant leadership, teamwork, communication and trust which […]

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


Lisa Fenn

Emmy Award-Winning, Former ESPN Producer of the Inspirational "Carry On"

Emmy Award-Winning Former ESPN Producer of “Carry On” An Edward R. Murrow and six-time Emmy Award-winning feature producer with ESPN for 13 years, Lisa Fenn reported on major league sports interviewing every big name in the game before meeting two […]

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


Michael J. Fox

Award-Winning Television and Film Actor

Actor, Activist, and Top Inspirational Speaker Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox in 1961 to parents William and Phyllis in Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. (He later adopted the “J” as an homage to […]

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


Tim Hague, Sr.

Winner of The Amazing Race Canada Season #1 & Parkinson's Advocate

Winner of The Amazing Race Canada Season #1 & Parkinson’s Advocate Tim brings a rich mix of attributes and history to his storytelling. Having been born in Texas, Tim was adopted and grew up in the State of Kansas. At […]

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Canada


Todd Huston

Peak Performance Speaker, World-Record Holder, Author, Amputee

Peak Performance Speaker, World-Record Holder, Author, Amputee Todd Huston is an amputee, author, world record holder and inventor whose life is committed to inspiring others to be their best. With his journey of pain, determination and adventure, including his expedition […]

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


Inky Johnson

Author, Former College Football Player, and Motivational Speaker

Author, Former College Football Player, and Motivational Speaker Inquoris “Inky” Johnson is a motivational speaker and former collegiate athlete who lost use of his arm after a severe injury on the field, and inspires others to embrace adversity and figure […]

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Georgia, United States


Michael Johnson

Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Sprinter, Motivational and Performance Expert

Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Sprinter, Motivational and Performance Expert The best 200/400 metre sprinter in the history of the sport of track & field, Johnson’s progressions through the ranks of track and field were swift and stunning.  […]

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
California, United States


Erik Lindbergh

Son of Charles Lindbergh, X-Prize Co-Founder, Pilot, and Entrepreneur

Son of Charles Lindbergh, X-Prize Co-Founder, Pilot, and Entrepreneur Artist, entrepreneur and speaker, Erik Lindbergh is the grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. An avid pilot, Erik holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and glider ratings. In 1996, he helped […]

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


Kerry Magro

Inspiring Autism Advocate, TED Speaker, & Author

Inspiring Autism Advocate, TED Speaker, & Author Kerry Magro is a 29-year-old national motivational speaker, disability advocate & consultant. In 2011, Kerry won Autism Society’s Outstanding Individual with Autism Award. Books Kerry’s book Defining Autism From The Heart which discusses […]

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
New Jersey, United States


Leonard Maltin

Film Critic & Historian, Living with Parkinson’s

Film Critic & Historian, Living with Parkinson’s One of the world’s most respected film critics and historians, Leonard Maltin is best known for his widely-used reference work Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, its companion volume Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide and 30 years as […]

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


Jenny McCarthy

Model, Comedian, Actress, Author, and Autism Activist

Model, Comedian, Actress, Author, and Autism Activist With her honesty, humility and humor Jenny McCarthy has been able to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress, host, best-selling author and influential activist in the world of healing and preventing autism. When […]

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California, United States


Aimee Mullins

Groundbreaking Paralympic Athlete, Model & Women's Advocate

Groundbreaking Paralympic Athlete, Model & Women’s Advocate Aimée is currently on the hugely successful, Emmy-nominated Netflix series Stranger Things, which is now the most searched for title in Netflix history.   8.2 million people watched the entire series in the first […]

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


Amy Purdy

Three-Time World Cup Medalist, Double-Amputee, Dancing with the Stars Runner-Up and the Co-Founder of Adaptive Actions Sports

Three-Time World Cup Medalist, Double-Amputee, Dancing with the Stars Runner-Up and the Co-Founder of Adaptive Actions Sports At 19, after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. En route, she experienced respiratory […]

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


Travis Roy

Motivational Speaker, Activist, Inspirational Author of Eleven Seconds

Motivational Speaker, Activist, Inspirational Author of Eleven Seconds Travis Roy is a powerful motivational speaker and a former college ice hockey player for Boston University.  On October 20, 1995 – just eleven seconds into his first-ever shift for Boston University […]

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


Mike Schlappi

Four-time Olympic Medalist and Two-Time World Champion in Wheelchair Basketball

Olympic Medalist and World Champion in Wheelchair Basketball At the age of 14, Schlappi was student body president, had been awarded his Eagle Scout and had expectations of a career in sports as a top American athlete when he was […]

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


Briana Scurry

Legendary U.S. Goalkeeper, Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup Champion

Legendary U.S. Goalkeeper, Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Cup Champion With an integral role on the team that set the standard for women’s soccer, Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the world’s most talented and influential […]

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Maysoon Zayid

Comedian, Actress & Activist

Comedian, Actress & Activist Maysoon Zayid is an actress, professional standup comedian and writer. Arab American Comedy She received a BA in Acting from Arizona State University and is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival. […]

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


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