Personal Development

Home / Personal Development
Alexia Vernon, motivational and keynote speaker
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Speaker Spotlight: Alexia Vernon Defeats Self-Doubt, Amplifies Women’s Voices

Many of us rely on an inner voice to guide us, both personally and professionally. It helps us avoid unnecessary risks and other dangers. But what happens when that inner voice tells us not to trust our own capabilities, skills and knowledge?

Recent research published in Psychology of Women Quarterly suggests that women often face greater negative consequences in the workplace for taking risks, potentially “discouraging them from future risk-taking.” Rebuilding or developing their growth mindset amplifies women’s creativity and innovation, job performance and potentially even the overall success of the organization.

Women’s leadership speaker, executive coach and award-winning author Alexia Vernon knows the dissatisfaction a negative relationship with your inner voice can cause. She harbored a deep fear of public speaking and her very visibility.

Vernon has since transformed, giving keynote addresses to top companies and organizations and delivering “A New Paradigm for Feminism” at TEDxWilmingtonWomen. In fact, the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau has named Vernon as both a top TED speaker and top executive coach to book for your company. Even the White House has dubbed her the “Moxie Maven” for her approach to women’s empowerment, communication and development.

As an entrepreneur, Vernon further expands her message as founder and president of Step into Your Moxie, a WBENC-certified woman- and disability-owned business. Here, she provides programs and services to help elevate and amplify marginalized voices. Companies and organizations such as MGM Resorts, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Zappos have benefited from the tools and methods provided by Step into Your Moxie. Tomorrow’s leaders learn to “speak with confidence, clarity and compassion,” “navigate discomfort in high-stakes and crisis communication” and more.

What is Alexia Vernon’s message for growth?

Even overachievers can hold themselves back through factors including perfectionism, self-doubt and fear. Vernon believes that we hinder ourselves by “prioritizing action steps over kind and forgiving self-talk” and “[going] at our goals alone,” according to her website. But to truly amplify our own voices, we must first use better communication strategies to grow together as allies and develop “mutually beneficial relationships.”

In her book, Step into Your Moxie, Vernon invites readers into an action plan using warmth, humor and grace. Described as “a mastermind session, therapy and a dinner date with your best friend all rolled into one” by fellow author and mindful leadership coach Emily Bennington, Step into Your Moxie is a call to action for readers. It serves as a guide for women to elevate their personal and professional lives by learning to communicate with clarity, honesty and compassion.

Similarly, Vernon’s Moxielicious podcast guides entrepreneurs and executive leaders to “unapologetically speak up for themselves, their companies and the ideas and issues that matter most to them,” according to the podcast description. Featuring top thought leaders in everything from disability-inclusive leadership to better mental health in the workplace, Vernon thoughtfully provides the tools and knowledge necessary for better employee well-being and an improved workplace environment. Most of all, listeners receive encouragement to gain confidence and amplify their voices in their personal and professional lives.

Along with her own media, top networks, news journals and magazines have relied on Vernon to inspire their audiences. CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health and many other outlets have helped convey Vernon’s positive message for personal growth.

How does booking Alexia Vernon as speaker amplify voices?

Vernon does more than inspire women to amplify their voices and heighten their influence. She drives her audience members to take positive action and build better mental habits. Trusted by universities and Fortune 500 companies, Vernon provides in-person and virtual keynote addresses that empower audiences to achieve greater career and leadership success.

‘Step into Your Moxie®’

In her signature keynote address, “Step into Your Moxie®,” Vernon’s authenticity as a speaker shines through with deeply personal stories. Sometimes humorous and other times heart-wrenching, she takes audiences on a journey of tragedy that ends in self-realization and achievement. Perfect for women’s leadership events, attendees learn to reclaim visibility and become the heroes of their own life stories.

‘Speak with Moxie: Persuasive Conversations That Inspire Action’

Speaking with moxie means developing your credibility, likeability and trust. Whether you are an entrepreneur, senior leader, sales professional or seeking to boost your confidence prior to a presentation, this signature address provides the tools needed to connect effectively with others. Your leadership and sales teams will learn the power of persuasive storytelling, develop better pitches that break through resistance and become more successful negotiators.

Additional keynote addresses include:

  • “We’re Listening: How Companies Champion Women Post #MeToo”
  • “Allyship: The Pathway to a Workplace That Works for All”

Be sure to check out Vernon’s virtual speaking reel to gain a greater understanding of her engaging style and transformative message of empowerment and well-being.

Book Alexia Vernon for your event with confidence.

To learn more about Vernon and check her booking availability, visit her speaker info page at the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau. With more than a century of experience in building connections between thought leaders, corporate event professionals and entrepreneurs, you can book talent with confidence at SUCCESS.

Or explore our full catalog of speakers, coaches, emcees and other top talent. We provide speakers for every event while assisting you every step of the way from fee negotiation to travel logistics. Contact us to get started!

woman with a positive mindset smiling at work
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Top Motivational Speakers Help Build Positive Mindsets for the Workplace

What is a positive mindset? “Mindset” refers to a person’s attitude or perspective, and it plays a role in shaping our beliefs, behaviors and responses. Someone with an anxious or negative outlook may experience anxiety or even fear in the workplace upon receiving good news or achieving success. Someone with a positive growth mindset, on the other hand, is likely to embrace challenges as opportunities for enrichment, learning and growth.

For many, a positive attitude is a key to happiness and greater well-being. These positive growth mindsets stand in contrast to fixed ones, which lead people to take fewer risks, both personally and professionally. This aversion to change may hold them back from discovering their full potential.

Most importantly, positive mindsets can be taught and learned. People can improve their perspectives through simple daily exercises such as reframing negative thoughts and practicing gratitude and self-care. 

How do positive mindsets impact the workplace in 2023?

Healthy, mindful outlooks help us communicate better, build emotional resilience and increase our confidence. And while each of these aspects of positivity benefit us personally, they also impact us in the workplace. 

“Once you start to access your championship mindset and apply it to everything in life, you will notice a change. You will start to see a shift in who you become. You will see results,” wrote keynote speaker and trainer Trent Shelton in a 2019 SUCCESS article.

When seeking professional development, consider beginning with the cultivation of a growth mindset. Our personal and professional relationships may benefit from our individual transformation and growth. We learn not to just “go with the flow”—we gain the mindful confidence to lead it.

Top keynote speakers who can help build positive mindsets

Changing modes of thinking isn’t easy. It requires more than telling people to “chin up” or “think happy thoughts.” In fact, negative mindsets may be deeply ingrained. Even top performers may still be affected or held back by tough lessons and setbacks from their past. 

How one thinks may paint an individual’s perception of themselves. Negative mindsets can alter one’s perception of reality, often to their detriment.

Top motivational speakers with an expertise in building positive mindsets break through these barriers. Through powerful storytelling and humor, they engage audiences with memorable and empowering life lessons. Just as importantly, they provide the actionable tools and methods by which audiences can build more productive, mindful daily habits for success.

1. Michelle Poler

TEDx speaker and fear-facer Michelle Poler advises her global audiences to “fear less, do more.” Rather than avoiding fears, she wants to help her listeners and clients leave their comfort zones with the use of engaging humor and authentic storytelling. Her book, Hello, Fears, inspires readers to adopt a growth mindset for personal development while providing practical strategies to become the heroes of their own lives.

“The enemy of success is not failure,” Poler said in a virtual address. “It’s actually comfort. Life will always give us options. Some will take us back into our comfort zones. Others will challenge us but help us grow.”

Growth mindsets encourage us to embrace new opportunities.

2. Mally Roncal

A-list celebrity makeup artist and keynote speaker Mally Roncal knows the obstacles and rewards of following your dreams. She had plans to become a doctor but chose to follow her passion for beauty instead, graduating from working at a makeup counter to traveling the globe to do makeup for Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and others. As an author and motivational speaker, she delivers a powerful message of positivity, diversity and inclusion.

“Know your meaningful difference,” Roncal advised at a recent event. “Do you have something that is so specifically yours… that not one other amazing person in this room can do?”

A positive mindset means believing in your own strengths.

3. Kevin Karschnik

Kevin Karschnik is globally recognized as an expert in leadership and communications. As an entrepreneur and co-author of Corporate Ovations, he has the experience to help audiences improve leadership skills, build lasting relationships and boost overall performance. His hard-hitting keynote speeches tackle issues such as maintaining a positive mindset under pressure and embracing flexibility in leadership.

“Pick something that you want to work on,” Karschnik said at a sales communication keynote presentation in Las Vegas. “Think about the one thing that you can focus on that’s going to improve your communication.”

Mindfulness means focusing on the present.

4. Nataly Kogan

Becoming an effective leader requires high-level mental fitness. Bestselling author and creator of the “Happier Method™” Nataly Kogan delivers the simple yet powerful methods that have helped countless people across the globe to struggle less while achieving more. Featured by TEDxBoston, Kogan formerly held top positions with McKinsey and Microsoft. Today, she is an in-demand keynote speaker who has served top companies including Dell, GE Capital and Vanguard.

“There are very simple, scientifically-proven practices shown to dramatically increase our sense of emotional well-being,” Kogan has stated. “This is what I call ‘living fully.’ It’s truly the ability to experience all the moments in our lives.”

A positive mindset requires mindfully living in the moment.

5. Anne Grady

Resilience expert Anne Grady is an entrepreneur, author and two-time TEDx speaker. Capturing audiences with humor and authentic storytelling, she delivers a transformational, science-based message of growth in the face of challenge and adversity. Her practical tools for building resilience have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals develop the habits needed for a stronger, healthier mindset. Top companies such as ADP, General Mills, Hallmark and Lockheed Martin have relied on Grady’s resilience-building methods.

“How do any of us get back up?” Grady asked at her St. Louis TEDx talk, “It’s About Time You Realized You Are Strong Enough.” She continued, “Life knocks us down, and we get back up. We are designed to bounce back.”

A growth mindset helps you to discover your own resilience.

Photo by NDAB Creativity/Shutterstock

Karen Allen, motivational speaker
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Speaker Spotlight: Karen Allen Empowers Others to Embrace Life with a Growth Mindset

Keynote speaker and author Karen Allen wants to empower you with a healthy mindset. Her proven “Stop & Shift” method provides the tools and resources needed to take control of your life through mental strength. The results are transformational, as Allen teaches audiences mindful techniques and exercises which can be used to help you feel better, increase your creativity and improve your relationships.

Allen’s relatability as a speaker plays just as much of a role as her expertise in helping her spread her message of personal fulfillment and happiness. Her TEDxOrlando speech, “Use your tragedy to change the world,” tackles issues of grief and hardship head-on with humor, grace and transformative clarity. Through her gift for storytelling, she guides her audience on a powerful journey of healing and empowerment.

Top companies such as Citi, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, Pace University, YouTube and more than 100 other institutions have trusted Allen to help employees create stronger mindsets and improve workplace culture, allowing leaders and teams to create better workplaces and boost their personal and professional skills. Given her results, it’s no surprise the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau has named Allen a top personal development and self-care keynote speaker.

Before booking Allen as your next motivational speaker and mindset expert, let’s take a look at how her journey began.

Personal growth sometimes begins with tragedy.

Allen was a wife, mom and communications graduate from George Mason University. Her life seemed ideal and her future bright. But tragically, Allen learned that life can throw a curveball at any moment when her husband was killed in a shooting incident at the business he owned.

Allen experienced a downward spiral that consumed her. She lost her job, her car and her house. At only 29 years old, she was ready to give up—but her 2-year-old son needed her, and Allen knew things had to change, beginning with the intentional decision to improve her mindset. And on that difficult journey of building a self-care routine, Allen learned so much more.

“I rebuilt my life by letting go of perfectionism and surrendering to the flawed, human messiness that is life,” she writes on her website. “I opened my mind, my heart and my arms to let the light in; I stopped overthinking and started living.”

Allen learned to embrace all of life, including its challenges, tragedies and imperfections. She learned mindfulness techniques that guided her to make better decisions, manage her anxiety and rebuild her confidence. And over the course of that journey, she built a life she loves.

What is Karen Allen’s message for self-care and growth?

Allen has delivered her growth mindset keynote addresses and workshops for more than 100 companies and other institutions. Her powerful messages for building a thriving, human-centric work culture include “Stop & Shift: A Mental Exercise to Reset Your Mindset” and “100% Human: 3 Guideposts for a Human-Centric Culture.”

Stop & Shift

Amongst life’s ups and downs, it can be hard to remain positive. “Stop & Shift” provides a map for your mind, guiding you away from stress and into your inner strength. This resilience-building training technique helps audiences learn to face challenges with clarity and composure. Furthermore, it helps cultivate joy and peace, among other positive behaviors, allowing you to foster greater leadership skills and develop a growth mindset.

100% Human

Many business leaders have likely heard some form of the expression, “People are your most important asset.” Yet humans are complex. To function optimally, they require personal and professional well-being. Allen’s “100% Human” keynote address provides a guide to creating a workplace dedicated to that well-being. Audiences learn the strategies needed to help employees feel valued, enthused and supported, leading to greater trust and wellness while fostering a deeper connection to the company. 

Karen Allen delivers her self-care message across popular media.

Booking Allen means more than getting a top keynote speaker and mindset expert. She also brings widely recognized popularity, generating enthusiasm and buzz for your event.

Her SUCCESS podcast, In the Details with Karen Allen, provides powerful lessons and intimate insights through storytelling discussions with top thought leaders, coaches, athletes, executives and other change-makers. Her book, Stop & Shift: The Mindset Reset that Changes Everything, helps readers learn to release negative thoughts and create stronger, healthier mindsets. More than a typical self-help book, Allen provides action items, exercises and journaling opportunities to stay focused, intentional and happy.

For an entertaining, quick-take of Allen’s message and style, be sure to see her “2023 Speaker Reel” on YouTube.

Book Karen Allen with complete confidence.

“Karen [Allen] is a world-class speaker that is bringing the missing link to corporate America, deeper human connection.”

Sprint Statement

You can now book Allen as your next speaker easily and with confidence. Visit Allen’s speaker information page at the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau and drop us a note to check availability. SUCCESS will put its 125 years of experience in thought leadership and relationship-building to work for you.

Or, take the time explore our lineup of top speakers, emcees and executive coaches to find the perfect fit for your event. Whomever you choose, you can book with confidence knowing that we will handle all the fee negotiations and logistics needed to provide you with top event talent.

Want to learn more about us? Like us on Facebook or follow us on LinkedIn for the latest motivational and well-being guidance for your teams.

Jay Shetty Smiling for the Camera
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Speaker Spotlight: Jay Shetty Has a Mission to Help Others Find Purpose

Keynote speaker and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jay Shetty is on a mission. By sharing a message that is both spiritual and practical, he uses his books, podcast and speaking engagements to help others find their purpose. In a short time, his wisdom has gone viral—Shetty has been featured by top media outlets such as TODAY, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, National Geographic and BBC News. AdWeek even featured him on the cover of their “Young Influentials” issue, and SUCCESS Speakers Bureau has named him in their lists of “Top Personal Development Keynote Speakers” and “Best Motivational Speakers to Know in 2022.”

A pivotal moment came for British-born Shetty at age 21 when he first heard a monk speak. Soon after, he began spending half his summers working in finance. During the other half, he lived a contrasting, simple life among monks in India. After three years of leading this dualistic life, he chose the life of a monk. He joined them for another three years, living a simple life that included up to eight hours of daily meditation as well as engaging in studies of wisdom and acts of service in nearby communities.

Shetty knew he had to leave, but the lessons in gratitude and mastery of the mind stuck with him. He knew the powers of mindfulness and empathy, and had learned the gifts of building confidence and gaining resilience through clarity of mind. He learned, too, to control negative thoughts and find joy in mindful, daily discipline. “Mindfulness wasn’t just a tool,” Shetty writes on his website. “It was a way of life.”

Today, Shetty’s mission is to help others by sharing the wisdom and insights he gained. And he uses today’s most powerful media tools to their fullest effect in order to do so.

Shetty shares his wisdom across popular media.

As one vehicle for his mission, Shetty started his On Purpose podcast in 2019. Available through major streaming services such as Apple and Spotify, On Purpose is a top health and wellness podcast, one which earned a No. 1 ranking on Spotify in India in its first year. Along with superstar guests such as Kobe Bryant, Alicia Keys, Will Smith and Ray Dalio, Shetty takes on topics to help his listeners worldwide boost productivity, improve physical and mental health and build resilience.

Shetty published his first book in 2020. An instant hit among fans and critics alike, Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. In it, he guides readers through struggles such as overthinking, comparing ourselves to others and defeating negativity. He also provides wisdom on how to discover your purpose and how kindness benefits our personal well-being.

More recently, Shetty has authored his second bestseller, 8 Rules of Love. Here, he lays out a roadmap of actionable steps and skills to better nurture love in your life. Based on Vedic wisdom and modern science, his methods help readers to better manage relationship cycles while also avoiding the pitfalls of false and unfulfilling relationships.

Shetty’s keynote addresses improve mindsets and performance.

“The Monk Mindset works,” Shetty writes on his website. “Whether you want to find your purpose, manage negativity, build real confidence or overcome your fears, the tools I learned when I lived as a monk truly do work.”

If you consider booking Shetty as your next keynote speaker, media spokesperson or workshop leader, you’ll be in good company. Shetty has worked with top names including HSBC, Facebook, Google, SABMiller, Nasdaq and many others. He assists clients in building better brands, creating a stronger social media presence and driving purpose, creativity, innovation and mindfulness in the workplace.

His speaking topics include:

  • “Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day”
  • “The Millennial and Gen Z Mind”
  • “Conscious Communication”
  • “Resilience: The Art of Growing When You Want to Give Up”
  • “Self-Care For Service”

Whatever the topic or the audience, Shetty’s unique experiences and proven communication skills guide his sense of purpose and attentive mindfulness to your needs. 

Book Jay Shetty today for your event.

Booking Jay Shetty is easy with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau. Visit Shetty’s speaker page to learn more about him, and use the simple contact form to check his availability.

With more than a century of experience in building relationships among some of the top global trendsetters, you can trust SUCCESS to understand your needs and follow through with prompt professionalism. Plus, we will handle booking fee negotiations and other logistics.

Still not sure of the best speaker, coach or emcee for your needs? SUCCESS offers a comprehensive catalog of top speakers in areas including leadership, sales, health, mindset, branding and more. Or simply contact us with your needs, and we’ll help you find the right match to help make your event a memorable success.

Photo by Stephanie Diani

Speaker Spotlight: Allison Graham Optimizes Personal Capacity
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Speaker Spotlight: Allison Graham Optimizes Personal Capacity

Being stressed may be a sign of productivity—after all, those seeking success may choose to take on increased workloads, responsibilities and challenges. But stress limits us, too. It wears down our bodies and minds, affecting our well-being while potentially impairing our ability to be more decisive. But what if you could optimize your personal capacity for productivity by redesigning your relationship with stress?

Keynote speaker, author and executive coach Allison Graham knows the challenges motivated professionals face. She also created methods used by top companies to empower executives, leadership teams and staff to build resilient traits while reducing burnout. 

The results? Graham’s executive clients and wider audiences alike enjoy tremendous gains in:

  • Performance
  • Productivity
  • Profitability
  • Personal fulfillment

Graham understands that most negative stress is unnecessary. Audiences agree. From media features and authored articles at Fast Company, Financial Post and Global News, among others, to her keynote addresses, emcee duties and coaching services, Graham has helped achievers manage and reduce stress and grow their leadership capacity.

What is Graham’s winning approach for success?

“If you do not do something that actually fundamentally shifts how you relate to all of the challenges that are going on in your life, the destructive stress cycle will intensify.”

Allison Graham

Every challenge brings stress. But not all stress is bad. Some pressures may motivate us, keep us on task and even help us improve our performance. Negative stress, however, can wear on our personal health and well-being. Graham’s leadership insights begin with a deep understanding of the difference between positive and negative stress.

Graham is driven by an understanding that much of our angst and mental blocks can be eliminated, and her programs help people to identify, overcome and reframe their relationship with stress. She empowers them with advanced techniques to solve problems that might otherwise leave them feeling drained and less confident. Her approach to challenges improves resilience, reduces burnout and optimizes productivity, encouraging people to learn to better manage multiple priorities while creating more time for personal fulfillment.

Additionally, in the long-term, workplace retention rates rise when we defeat anxieties and create happier professional environments.

Author Graham impacts wide audiences

While Graham provides group and one-on-one coaching services, she also knows how to impact and transform larger audiences. Her popular books attest to her broad appeal and ability to engage and entertain audiences while providing them the tools to exponentially improve performance and enhance their lives.

In Married My Mom Birthed A Dog: How to be Resilient When Life Sucks, Graham provides readers with the tools to become more resilient. Her audience learns not how to better cope with adversity, but to come away stronger than ever. Her most recent book, Take Back Your Weekends: Stress Less. Do More. Be Happier., delivers what the title promises and more. Graham guides her readers in best practices to relieve stress by outlining habits to support a better work-life balance.

Speaking, coaching, emcee and services

Graham delivers keynote addresses that impact audiences at a personal level. With her engaging style and gift for telling stories that resonate, she does more than provide guests with the tools they need to build resiliency and take back their lives. Attendees experience a public talk that feels more like a heartfelt, one-on-one conversation.

As Todd Copeland, general manager of Community Futures Middlesex, said, “Allison crafted and executed an engaging presentation that inspired our audience and set the stage for the entire event…. We could not have picked a better and more engaging keynote speaker for our virtual International Women’s Day event.”

Along with authentic keynote addresses, Graham provides a full catalog of services for her clients. These are:

  • High-impact keynotes
  • Team training
  • Panel facilitation
  • Emcee duties
  • Group coaching
  • One-on-one coaching

In each case, Graham provides the clarity, honesty and judgment-free expertise you’d expect from a speaker and coach with a forward-looking mindset and a focus on stress-reduction. For a taste of her message and captivating style, be sure to check out Graham’s speaking reel.

Book Graham as your event speaker, emcee or coach

When booking a speaker or executive coach, you want to work with a talent agency you can trust. The SUCCESS Speakers Bureau brings a rich history in progressive leadership that includes our founder Orison Swett Marden and the groundbreaking Napoleon Hill. We provide personal care in helping you find the best, most authentic speaker for your needs. We’ll also handle fee negotiations and thorough logistics management.

To check speaking availability, simply visit Graham’s profile page and use the quick form to drop us a note. You’ll find information about Graham’s background as well as her top speaking topics and other information. Or browse our extensive panel of top speaking talent.

Speaker Spotlight: Michelle Poler Embraces Fear—And Encourages You to Do the Same
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Speaker Spotlight: Michelle Poler Embraces Fear—And Encourages You to Do the Same

Motivational speaker and branding strategist Michelle Poler brings rare excitement and inspiration to every event. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she moved to New York City to obtain her master’s in branding at the School of Visual Arts. While serving as art director at Young & Rubicam, she worked with top brands such as Hershey’s, Wendy’s, AT&T and Revlon. 

This highly sought millennial speaker and social entrepreneur later gained acclaim as an author and speaker, helping others to grow by facing their fears. Her TEDx talk in Houston, “100 Days Without Fear,” exemplifies her clear message and exhilarating style, garnering nearly half a million views on YouTube alone. Now a resident of Miami, she has grown to become an internationally known “fear-facer” and social movement founder. She has delivered her transformative message of confidence and courage for Google, Facebook, ESPN, Yum! Brands, Toyota and many others. In fact, Poler has earned spots in both our “Best Motivational Speakers to Know in 2022” and “7 Best Social Media Speakers for Your Keynote Address” lists.

But her electrifying delivery style aside, what is her message for personal growth? And why should you consider booking Poler for your next in-person or virtual event?

What is Poler’s message for fearless living?

Imagine a leadership speaker so empowering, that her message inspires an entire movement. That is exactly what Poler has accomplished in teaching people to become the bravest version of themselves. The “Hello Fears” movement continues Poler’s life-changing message that “the enemy of success is not failure, it’s comfort.”

After all, not leaving one’s comfort zone can tempt anyone. Yet, your comfort zone is the most dangerous place to live, and the results of doing so are self-limiting. As a public speaker, Poler doesn’t attempt to change people. She instead teaches them to become the bravest version of themselves. She inspires them to break free from the bonds of comfort and face their fears by embracing new challenges. Only by adopting this growth mindset can we truly meet our full potential both personally and professionally.

Best of all, Poler provides the tools and step-by-step methods needed to gain this courage. And as with any positive habit-building, living bravely eventually becomes routine, a way of acting that was within us all along. The change not only benefits us, but those around us, too. The success is shared, at home, at work and in our communities. As Poler writes in Hello, Fears, “When you believe in yourself so much, you make others believe in you as well.”

Hello, Fears builds confident women and men.

Poler wrote her  book, Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be, as a fun, motivational guide for anyone to enjoy and learn from. Each engaging page delivers the humor and no-holds-barred attitude you expect from Poler. But while Poler is a thoroughly enjoyable author, she also challenges her readers. Poler dares her audience to become the hero of their own lives by facing fears, taking risks and becoming the people they are meant to be.

Only with courage can we find joyful purpose. In Hello, Fears, Poler lays out the strategies to guide you in meeting that objective. Rather than playing the victim, she explicitly explains how you can approach challenges, reach your full potential and live unapologetically as your best and most authentic self. As Poler writes, “Sometimes the things we want the most are just one act of courage away.”

Speaking topics that inspire confident teams.

The strongest corporations have a superpower. That is, each member of every team acts with confidence. Poler, who has been featured by CBS, CNN and Cosmopolitan, among others, has the skills to engage and motivate audiences whatever their position. Major brands such as P&G, Univision, Wells Fargo, NBC Universal and Mondelēz International have relied on her to motivate, inspire and drive success with professionalism and confidence.

Plus, Poler’s keynote addresses are never delivered in “cookie-cutter” fashion. She approaches each client with the professionalism and heartfelt care you’d expect. She customizes each engagement to your needs, including for:

  • Virtual events
  • Women organizations
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership conferences
  • College and universities

Her speaking topics are:

  • Courage: Poler explores what limits us and answers with what motivates us. Teams and individuals learn how to deal with the unknown, embrace change and redefine our fears. In this address, she inspires the leaders of tomorrow to lead with accountability and authenticity.
  • Confidence: We all bring different gifts to the table. One does not measure a fish by its ability to climb a tree. And yet, we often persist in measuring ourselves against others. In this address, Poler helps audiences stop comparing and begin contrasting themselves to build greater confidence, authenticity and values.

Book Poler.

Check booking availability for Poler with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau.

It’s as simple as sending us a brief message. At SUCCESS, we will put our 125 years of experience in leadership and relationship-building to work for you. Each of our motivational, personal development and celebrity speakers brings unique, professional talent that we stand by to make your event or executive coaching session the success you want and deserve!

Keynote Speaker Carey Lohrenz Takes Leadership to New Heights
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development, Professional Development

Keynote Speaker Carey Lohrenz Takes Leadership to New Heights

Audiences know Carey Lohrenz for her excellence in leadership, team-building and personal development. As a keynote speaker and bestselling author, Lohrenz has what it takes to navigate complex situations with grace and precision. And her background as the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy exemplifies her willingness to approach life with a commitment to continual growth and improvement.

Building from her experience as a combat aviator, Lohrenz has become a top motivational business speaker. Hundreds of clients including Fortune 500 companies and educational institutions rely on her expertise in personal development. Her authentic keynote addresses go beyond delivering inspiration and motivation—she also provides the tools needed to develop the leaders of tomorrow. In doing so, leaders learn how to thrive in high-risk, crisis situations and maintain happiness with a healthy work-life balance.

Lohrenz brings a unique and valuable perspective to your event.

It took grit and determination to become a U.S. Navy lieutenant and the first female F-14 fighter pilot. But Lohrenz learned that such success takes teamwork. Piloting in combat mission-ready situations requires flawless communication skills. Lohrenz not only depended on fellow aviators for mission success, but also the teamwork of countless support crew on the ground.

In that process, Lohrenz became a master of decision-making and optimal performance under pressure. Flawless execution was critical in dynamic, high-stakes situations. While few of us will ever fly a naval mission, each of these in-demand skills transfer readily to work environments. Innovative leaders take risks by necessity, and flawless communication skills and teamwork result in maximum returns rather than loss.

But Lohrenz learned yet another skill: that well-being and personal development matter just as much as professional development. Chronic work stressamong other factorscan lead to burnout, reducing performance in the long run. Just as Lohrenz had to learn how to “wind down” after a mission, leaders also must learn the strategies necessary to “let go” and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Due to Lohrenz’s leadership strengths and advocacy for veterans, the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau has twice featured Lohrenz as a foremost professional speaker. She has appeared both as a top leadership speaker to book in 2023 and top keynote speaker for charity events and causes.

Lohrenz brings excitement as a popular author.

You want to book a keynote speaker who brings excitement to your event. That enthusiasm increases engagement, raises attendance and builds greater networking opportunities. As a bestselling author, Lohrenz creates the buzz you need to help ensure your event is a success.

Fearless Leadership

In her first book, Fearless Leadership, Lohrenz displays her chops as a leadership expert as well as an engaging storyteller. Among other topics, she adroitly examines the “fundamentals of fearless leadership”— that is, “courage,” “tenacity” and “integrity.” Former CEO of Southwest Airlines Howard Putnam raves, “A fascinating read. If you aspire to be an exceptional leader and really make a difference, Fearless Leadership offers a down-to-earth, understandable flight plan.”

Span of Control

In her follow-up Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, Span of Control, Lohrenz dives deeper into the mindset required to overcome “the specific natures of uncertainty, stress, burnout, anxiety and pressure,” according to the book description. Through personal anecdotes and interviews, Lohrenz shows us how to better manage our fears and self-doubts and increase performance. Says retired U.S. Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, “If you’re going to buy one leadership book this year, make it this one!”

These speaking topics provide the professional development options you need.

Lohrenz has served as a trusted keynote and guest speaker for top brands and major educational institutions. Her clients include Comcast, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, State Farm Insurance, TripAdvisors, Verizon and many others.

Motivational keynote topics for optimal performance include:

  • “Lessons in Leadership”: Learn the fundamentals of tenacity, resilience and commitment to excellence that optimize performance and drive growth in challenging times.
  • “Lessons in Partnership”: Gain a competitive advantage with clear strategies to build and maintain strategic partnerships and alliances.
  • “Striking a Balance”: Succeed in both your personal and professional life with the tools you need to build a mindset of self-belief, purposeful actions, focus and firm planning
  • “Remaining Relevant”: Become empowered with the practical tools you need to adapt to dynamic situations and remain relevant to consumers, shareholders and your team.
  • “High-Risk, High Reward”: Mitigate risk with planning strategies that help you assess your situation, reduce error and increase performance for a more positive risk-to-reward ratio and optimizes returns..

Book Lohrenz as your next keynote speaker.

Lohrenz delivers her keynote addresses with the authenticity and courage you need to guide teams to successful outcomes. Now, booking Lohrenz with confidence is made simple by the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau. All you need to do is visit Lohrenz’s bio page and drop us a note regarding your event needs. While you’re there, you can learn more about her background, watch a speaker reel or simply learn more about us.

Stay on top of the latest motivational speaker and business consultant news. Follow us at Facebook and LinkedIn, or visit our blog.

Tasha Eurich Delivers Success Through Self-Awareness
Business Speakers, Keynote, Personal Development

Tasha Eurich Delivers Success Through Self-Awareness

Can enhanced self-awareness empower leaders, motivate teams and increase corporate productivity? Keynote speaker and executive coach Tasha Eurich, Ph.D., has proven that the answer is yes. Trained in organizational psychology, she’s a New York Times bestselling author whose methods have led to two acclaimed books and a wide range of media appearances.

Eurich arrives with a 20-year background of excellence.

With a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology, Denver native Eurich brings a science-based approach to emotional intelligence and talent management.

In her groundbreaking research published by Harvard Business Review, Eurich sets herself apart as a self-improvement thought leader. “What Self-Awareness Really Is” distinguishes internal and external self-awareness and how to cultivate both. She further explores self-awareness myths and unlocks the secrets of effective leadership and how game-changers can be hindered by power, past experience and even introspection.

But don’t expect a lecture when you book Eurich for your event. This self-described “theater nerd” knows how to present, engage and entertain your audiences. You and your team will come away with the skills needed to improve personal and professional growth, put mindfulness to work and supercharge corporate innovation. In fact, Eurich has assisted thousands of top and emerging leaders throughout the world while influencing many more through popular media.

Media appearances bring self-awareness science to vast audiences.

Eurich appeals to vast and diverse audiences through guest appearances, feature writing and interviews. Her pragmatic approach to self-awareness has been featured by SUCCESS magazine, Fast Company, Well+Good and other top publications for innovators and executives.

She’s also made television and video appearances on Cheddar News, Business Insider and TEDx. Always ready for lively discussion, Eurich joins podcasts and radio with guest spots on NPR and the HBR IdeaCast, among others. Named a top “40 Under 40” by the Denver Business Journal, Eurich’s impact as a leader in emotional intelligence and organizational psychology is as boundless as her knowledge and energy. Yet, she still has more to offer in the realm of popular media.

Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership : Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both, debuted in the top ten New York Times best-sellers list. In it, she lays out her research-based methods for driving workplace results while also building lasting relationships

In her follow-up, Insight, one of Business Insider’sbest business books of 2017,” Eurich dives deeper into the mechanisms of enhanced self-awareness. Here, Eurich’s background in psychology assists readers in developing their internal and external self-awareness while overcoming the common roadblocks to success.

What does Eurich deliver as an executive coach and keynote speaker?

Every company is different. That’s why Eurich provides customized speaking and coaching sessions to address your unique pain points and goals. You come away motivated and armed with the knowledge necessary to implement lasting gains for both you and your organization.

Executive coaching

Institutions ranging from the National Institute of Health to Google have relied on Eurich’s high-impact executive coaching sessions. Designed for senior-level executives and high-potential leaders, the customized programs target long-term behavioral change for current and emergent leaders. In the process, Eurich helps you to accelerate team collaboration, with the goal of higher stock prices and greater stakeholder engagement. In fact, her focus on measurable results led her to be named the “No. 1 Self-Awareness Coach in the world” by the Thinkers50/Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards in 2019.

Keynote addresses

Eurich’s public addresses dive into techniques to help audiences discover how to positively transform themselves and others, using a blend of scientific data, Eurich’s storytelling prowess and a set of actionable tools. Designed for sales professionals, customer experience teams and others in both public and private sectors, you will learn to crush sales quotas while enriching overall company culture. Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Walmart and Gerdau have benefited from Eurich’s methods proven to harness greater self-awareness.

Eurich’s most popular keynote speaking topics are:

  • “The Power of Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Us Succeed”
  • “Leading with Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Teams Work and Win Together”
  • “Influence with Insight: How Self-Awareness Ignites Sales”

Whether you lead an emerging startup or a Fortune 100 corporation, Eurich delivers the measurable results you need. As an audience member of The Art of Leadership for Women said:

“In a room of thousands of powerful and busy women, Tasha held the audience captive for over an hour. Her content was fresh and her advice, pragmatic.”

Book Eurich for your conference, kickoff or other event.

The self-awareness required to build stronger sales teams and inspire innovation probably isn’t what you think it is. Myths, misunderstanding and roadblocks stand in the way of the most effective leadership development possible. But you can change that: Booking Eurich is surprisingly easy with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau.

Simply drop us a line. Or explore other top leadership development coaches and keynote speakers. At SUCCESS, we’ll put our century of experience in relationship building to work for you to ensure you get the event you want at the booking fee you need.

Photo by Elena Siebert
Motivational Speaker Nick Santonastasso Leads Teams to Dominate Their Goals
Business Speakers, Personal Development

Motivational Speaker Nick Santonastasso Leads Teams to Dominate Their Goals

Motivational speaker, author and social media influencer Nick Santonastasso has faced challenges few of us will ever know. Born with a rare genetic disorder, he developed a positive attitude and personal resilience to become a success and a leading motivational talent. Now, Santonastasso shares his message of mental toughness with major corporations and other institutions.

So who is Santonastasso? And how can this youthful professional speaker help supercharge leadership development and team-building at your next corporate event?

Santonastasso’s background inspires others with a message of resilience.

Santonastasso is one of only four living people born with Hanhart syndrome, leaving him with only one arm and no legs. Yet, not only did he persevere with a positive mindset, but he excelled. He learned that lasting success takes perseverance and a champion mindset. He even defied the odds and met the challenges of high school varsity wrestling, willing himself to stardom as a bodybuilder, fitness model, author and keynote speaker.

Today, his message of self-improvement, goal setting and diversity and inclusion has launched him to unexpected heights. He has transformed himself to become one of the most highly-sought keynote speakers in the world. Universities, professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies laud his stage presence and inspiring stories that set a higher bar for self-improvement and personal grit. Even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said of Santonastasso:

“Life deals us cards on a daily basis, but we always get to decide how we’re gonna play ’em. Keep crushing life my man and inspiring all those around you. And thank you for helping frame my perspective on life just a little bit more.”

His social media draws vast awareness with a purpose.

When you book Santonastasso, you get more than a motivational keynote address—you get a youthful celebrity who knows audiences of all ages. And as a digital native millennial speaker born at the cusp of Gen Z, he knows the power of harnessing social media for growth and influence.

Santonastasso has cultivated more than 600,000 followers on Instagram. He also maintains a strong presence on TikTok and YouTube. On each platform, he posts inspirational stories, photos and videos of his workouts and clips from his engaging speaking events. Using these platforms to their full advantage, he is a creative spark for persons with disabilities.

Santonastasso’s book creates victors from victims.

Santonastasso may be a social media star, but he’s no stranger to traditional authorship. His 2018 book, Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love, invites the reader to follow his life journey and lessons that lead to growth and happiness.

Part memoir, part self-help guide, Victim to Victor shares his painful experiences of being bullied in his youth. He describes the feelings of victimhood, anxiety, depression and how he overcame them. While his life is inspirational in itself, Santonastasso also offers clear, practical help for every reader. He provides exercises and lessons in goal-setting and ways to defeat self-limiting thoughts.

Santonastasso’s honest and authentic message has gained the praise of its readers, earning him a 4.7-star rating at

His keynote addresses motivate others to dominate their goals.

You want motivated, resilient corporate teams who meet their goals. But what’s even better? Teams who will dominate their goals and lead your company to total victory. And Santonastasso can help get you there. His powerful speaking topic, “Victim to Victor: Annihilate Excuses to Effortlessly Dominate Your Goals,” delivers exactly the captivating punch you need.

His well-honed keynote addresses provide the practical strategies and step-by-step tools necessary to transform your audience and lead them to victory. Your teams come away understanding the top self-motivational tools necessary to become stronger, more resilient leaders, both at work and in their personal lives.

That is why Santonastasso has been trusted by eXp Realty at EXPCON, Keller Williams, GoBundance and many other major institutions including universities and professional sports teams. In each case, he delivers exactly the keynote address needed for success.

As author, motivational speaker, blogger and entrepreneur Rachel Hollis says:

“It’s impossible to hear Nick Santonastasso speak and not be inspired by the determination and excellence he approaches life with.”

Book Santonastasso today!

Booking Santonastasso is now easier than ever with the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau. Simply visit his page to learn more about him. Along with a biography and video reel, you’ll find a simple form to check his speaking availability.

Or learn more about us, and explore our other top speaking talents. With every motivational keynote speaker or executive coach we offer, we also handle all speaker negotiations and booking logistics to help ensure your best, most memorable event.

Ricky Mendez Implements Prosperous Mindset Strategies
Business Speakers, Personal Development

Ricky Mendez Implements Prosperous Mindset Strategies

Keynote speaker and mindset fitness coach Ricky Mendez doesn’t see himself as an inspirational speaker. Though highly motivational for you and your team, he instead describes himself as an implementational speaker. He helps you establish a systematic process for building prosperous mindsets throughout your corporate teams. These healthy mindsets foster positive habits that lead to sustained, positive growth. Major corporations and thought-leaders agree: Top brands such as Home Depot, Costco and American Residential have partnered with Mendez to implement his strategies for lasting success.

Why should you consider booking Mendez as a keynote speaker for your next conference or major institutional event? And how does he help you move from modest sales growth to the top of your industry? There are many reasons. They begin with gratitude, listening and the willingness to embrace never-ending improvement and daily learning.

The Mendez approach to positive mindsets

Mendez’s approach to building prosperous mindsets began with his own experience in sales. With humility and gratitude, he knows the value of his mentors in guiding his success. They taught him lessons in discipline, leadership and willingness to make the most positive impact possible. With a commitment to lifelong learning, he asked his mentors questions, further learning the benefits of daily self-improvement, listening to others and sharing. While these lessons helped him in sales, he found that they applied to any profession and in all aspects of life.

Today, Mendez acts as a mentor himself. As a speaker, consultant and coach, he guides clients and audiences on how to defeat their fears. He guides them out of self-inhibiting habits such as procrastination and replaces them with proactive behaviors required for success. Rather than advocating for dependence of willpower alone, Mendez prioritizes building the overall mental fitness of his clients. 

Mendez aims to “shift paradigms and change the way people think,” a practice that includes setting clear goals and building an overall enthusiasm for life. The ability to embrace change with unlimited excitement becomes infectious. It improves both personal and professional relationships. It engenders success, but more than that, it creates happiness. “When we condition the mind with prosperity habits we shift paradigms and facilitate a change in behavior,” Mendez believes, “the body will follow.”  Just as a negative mindset can lead to poor habits, a positive one helps build positive habits.

But remember, Mendez is, above all else, an implementational speaker. He comes to his presentations and coaching sessions with clear, instructive strategies and processes. His goal is to help you build your own happiness in all aspects of life. And he delivers results.

The benefits of working with Mendez

Bottom lines and lasting outcomes drive the Mendez approach to building prosperous mindsets. He asks questions such as “Does your sales team completely exhaust every sales opportunity?” and “What is the price you pay when you fail to take action?” Yes, Mendez has big ideas. Just as importantly, he guides you through the systematic procedures required to implement change. Clients and audiences alike improve their performance in real, measurable ways.

Mendez has collaborated with billionaire entrepreneurs and thought leaders such as John Assaraf and Tom and Lisa Bilyeu. He achieves his outcomes by first focusing on the best practices required to create the most productive, profitable and happiest person. Through this process, he comes straight at tangible issues of procrastination and negative mindsets that lead to mediocre sales and self-defeating thoughts. The results? A happier and healthier workforce, enhanced corporate culture and wellness, increased sales and greater profits.

Corporate consulting, speaking and coaching

Mendez provides keynote addresses and coaching services that are relatable, actionable and energizing. He enhances the professional lives of his clients, and—just as importantly—their personal lives and well-being.

His keynote topics are:

  • “A Winner’s Mindset and Prosperity Planning”
  • “Be the Best Version of You—Feel the Vitality”
  • “The Art of Earning the Sale: Explode Your Revenues”

Some recent clients of Mendez’s include EXIT Realty, lululemon, Keller Williams Realty and Compass Real Estate. The result of Mendez’s motivation to inspire a dynamic work culture? Personnel who are ready to charge forward. Overall, he delivers better sales strategies and empowers staff to accomplish more than they previously knew they could. 

Booking Mendez

Join Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and game-changing thought-leaders who have shifted their thought paradigms by booking Mendez. It’s now simpler than ever to improve your teams, work culture, profits, sustainability and even your own personal and professional growth.

Check booking availability for Mendez to get started. Once you have determined that his services are right for you, you can let the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau handle the rest. We’ve got you covered from start to finish, including fee negotiation and booking logistics to help ensure that your event is a success!

1 2