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Top Speakers Share Financial Wisdom, How to Get Out of Debt

Employees with financial wisdom and low debt benefit the workplace in multiple ways. First, their financial acumen helps assure that they are better able to make sound, responsible decisions. They inspire others around them to do the same, serving as role models of abundance for their peers. Second, struggling employees are often distracted. They may receive debt collection calls at work or even seek higher-paying jobs or second careers on the side. Plus, they may find it difficult to manage anxiety caused by their debt, leading to friction on the job.

But increased wages or second incomes don’t always help those struggling with debt. Even millionaires can—and do—spend beyond their limits. Top financial speakers help build a stronger workforce and corporate culture by sharing financial wisdom and the secrets to getting out of debt. More than that, they help your employees thrive by developing stronger habits to build their own financial freedom and wealth.

Let’s look at how personal finance and motivational speakers can help.

Financial literacy guides others to create their own abundance.

As our incomes increase, so do our expenses. Success may deliver our first car, first mortgage and a family vacation. But at each stage of increased income, we tend to add to our expenses. Lack of motivation, passion and the wrong associations can further deepen our financial obligations and stress.

The solution to this dilemma lies in increasing our assets along the way. That is, to spend less on the transitory and invest in the permanent.

“Subconsciously, we’re fearful when it comes to money,” says keynote speaker Sharon Lechter. In her “Be the CEO of Your Own Life” address. “We’re afraid we’re never going to have enough. And then when we become successful, all of the sudden we’re afraid we’re not going to be able to keep it.”

A five-time New York Times best-selling author of books such as Three Feet from Gold, Lechter has advised two presidents with financial wisdom as well as top companies such as American Express, Cardone Ventures and IBM. She knows that in order to win big, you have to play big.

“It’s not what you do for your paycheck that’s important,” Lechter says. “It’s what you do with your paycheck that determines your financial future.”

Learn the financial wisdom to live debt-free and build wealth.

Debt wears on us. It can deplete our physical and emotional health. Yet every spending decision we once made—from an impulse-buy online to a student loan we couldn’t afford to repay—was a gamble on the future. We expected to get more out than we put in. Our decisions accumulate as debt.

As keynote speaker Anthony O’Neal says, “The caliber of your future will be determined by the choices you make today.”

The bestselling author of Debt Free Degree and Destroy Your Student Loan Debt, O’Neal understands what it takes to get out of debt and how to avoid it. Better planning coupled with a belief in one’s own abilities lie at the heart of O’Neal’s mission and message. In fact, O’Neal has led more than a quarter million people to better understand themselves and succeed in becoming debt-free.

“If you can’t afford the phone and pay for it in cash, you can’t afford the phone,” advises O’Neal in his “Debt Payoff 101” video. “Financial freedom is not just getting out of debt. Financial freedom is having money in your bank account.”

As our top faith-based speaker for adults and youth, O’Neal provides the awareness, financial wisdom and tools needed for a fuller, happier and more meaningful debt-free life.

Build a wealthier future with good habits.

Things like education, intelligence and emotional intelligence can help energize careers. But not all wealthy people are educated, and some of the brightest people often have lackluster careers. What if we are missing a major component of what creates sustainable wealth?

Keynote speaker and best-selling author Tom Corley believes that your habits define your level of wealth. Taking a scientific approach, he spent five years researching the habits of the wealthy for his book Rich Habits. He found that 16 very particular “Rich Habits” contributed not only to career success, but overall happiness. One of those habits is setting aside self-limiting beliefs.

“Self-limiting beliefs alter your behavior in a negative way,” Corley writes. “Almost four out of five wealthy people attribute their success in life to their beliefs. Change your negative beliefs into positive affirmations by reading lessons from the greats of personal development, like Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie and Jim Rohn.”

Other habits Corley extols in his writings and motivational keynote addresses include emotional control, avoiding toxic people, talking less while listening more and setting goals rather than wishes.

“Every year, 70 percent of the wealthy pursue at least one major goal,” Corley writes. “Only 3 percent of those struggling to make ends meet do this.”

Book the best speaker to share financial wisdom with your teams.

To check the speaking availability of any of our financial experts, contact the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau using our simple form. Or browse our extensive catalog of financial, motivational and business speakers. We’ll help you choose the right speaker for your event. Plus, we’ll put the SUCCESS brand’s 125 years of experience in building relationships to work for you. From delicate fee negotiations to booking logistics and more, you can rely on the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau for your keynote speaker, emcee and executive coaching needs.

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Speaker Spotlight: Patrice Washington Redefines Wealth and Prosperity
Motivational, Personal Finance

Speaker Spotlight: Patrice Washington Redefines Wealth and Prosperity

Celebrity keynote speaker and author Patrice Washington wants to redefine wealth and prosperity. In fact, this inspiring young Black woman says that wealth has nothing to do with money at all. At least, not in how you pursue it. With a focus on personal development and well-being as well as financial expertise, her message goes beyond budgeting and debt management. She empowers people to find true purpose and happiness in their lives.

So what is Washington’s bold new message? And why should you book this inspiring and original young star for your next event?

A fresh take on personal finance

Those who chase only money rather than purpose often achieve neither. But those who seek purpose and fulfillment build both wealth and prosperity in their journey. That truth lies at the core of Washington’s message. Whether making a television appearance or delivering a keynote address, Washington changes the way her audience thinks of wealth.

Washington first entered the public eye as a personal finance expert, and eventually became known as “America’s Money Maven.” But her background in financial psychology led her to look even deeper into human behaviors. Why do we handle—and sometimes mishandle—our money? And who achieves lasting prosperity? Through this process, she redefined “wealth” from something you can find on a spreadsheet or in material possessions. Instead, she defines it as something bigger, something that includes the spiritual aspects of creating true fulfillment in life. Only then do we shift from a life of scarcity to one of opportunity and abundance.

As a motivational speaker and financial coach, Washington sees prosperity as a birthright. Through her podcast, books and speaking engagements, she assists all of us in reaching prosperity through purpose, discipline and joy, not self-deprivation.

Washington shines in media

Washington’s message has reached millions while gaining mass critical acclaim. Featured by Steve Harvey as a personal finance expert on both television and radio, she has also appeared on Dr. Oz and Fox & Friends. SUCCESS magazine named her on a list of the top “16 Motivational Podcasts by Black Hosts You Need to Listen To.” She has also been featured in hundreds of publications including Essence magazine and The New York Post.

Her holistic approach to wealth has also led her to host the Redefining Wealth podcast, available on platforms including Apple, Audible and Spotify. Here, Washington helps millions redefine wealth through personal transformation and well-being as she tackles issues of career and work-life balance, health and personal finance.

Washington also shines as a bestselling author. Her books include Real Money Answers for Every Woman, Real Money Answers for Men and, most recently, Redefine Wealth for Yourself: How to Stop Chasing Money and Finally Live Your Life’s Purpose. In this newest title, Washington engages and inspires readers to live their best, most prosperous lives through stories, exercises and principles including her “Six Pillars of Wealth.” At every step, she inspires us with practical methods to create goals, change habits, prioritize relationships and live with purpose in work we love.

Keynote speaking that transforms lives

Now you know why Washington has become such a shining star in the world of finance. But what can you expect when you book her as your next celebrity keynote speaker?

True to form, Washington delivers personal finance expertise and so much more. To get a sense of her energetic style, check out Patrice Washington’s Speaker Demo Reel on YouTube. No matter the audience or amount of pressure, she engages her audience with excitement and charm while leaving them with key takeaways that change lives. Washington’s signature workshops include “Redefining Wealth: A Blueprint for Creating Success on Your Own Terms” and “‘S’ is for Surrender: How to Find Peace + Prosperity in the Simplicity.”

“It’s not easy for a speaker to transfer a live moment into a virtual moment and still have it feel like you were in the room,” says a recent client. “Your virtual keynote was literally FIRE!”

Maximize your event: booking information for Washington

When you see Washington on television or read one of her books, the connection you feel is immediate. It’s like no one exists except the two of you. But, as any publisher or event planner knows, cultivating that seamless connection takes effort.

SUCCESS provides more than a century of expertise in connecting business leaders with the people whose lives they change. Today, the Success Speakers Bureau puts that experience to work for you. Book Washington now, or simply contact the Success Speakers Bureau to see how easy we make booking top thought leaders, TED speakers, personal financial coaches, women’s leadership speakers and more.

Speaker Spotlight: Anthony O'Neal and the Power of Financial Education
Business Speakers, Celebrity / Entertainers, Personal Finance

Speaker Spotlight: Anthony O’Neal and the Power of Financial Education

Living debt-free and financially secure requires fiscal know-how and economic acumen. But it takes self-awareness and a positive mindset, too. Just ask No. 1 bestselling author of Debt-Free Degree Anthony O’Neal.

From his popular podcast The Table with Anthony ONeal to keynote speaking engagements, O’Neal has helped millions of individuals maximize their assets, pay off their debts and save for the retirement they deserve. Yet, his holistic approach to finding financial freedom goes beyond mere accounting and investment. His message embodies an overall grace, mindfulness and spirituality that reaches his audiences at their core. In this process, his followers develop the skills needed to live a purposeful and financially secure life.

When you book O’Neal for your event, you get a financial speaker your colleagues will never forget. That’s because he reaches people in ways few other keynote speakers can. Here’s how.

O’Neal knows finances.

O’Neal has proven his expertise in all things financial. From paying off credit card debt and student loan obligations to assisting entrepreneurs in maximizing their revenue, there is no doubt about his talents. But his number one self-stated mission is assisting others in living a secure, debt-free life. This provides two key benefits for your company:

1. Financially stable associates make stronger, more resilient employees.

Financial security creates stronger, more attentive and resilient employees. They are happier and more focused. Those facing debt, on the other hand, are more distracted. They may need to take second and even third jobs that leave them worn out and less mindful. Even something as basic as calls from collectors might leave them less focused.

Employees facing financial hardships may even come to resent their work. They may apply for new roles or seek yet-unearned raises. But even if you paid them more, it would not necessarily help. Without a change in behavior, they’ll likely keep making the same mistakes that led them into debt in the first place.

O’Neal guides your teams and associates toward financial security using proven methods. He is an expert in areas including student loan debt, retirement savings, personal investment and budgeting. With his motivational presentations, he helps your employees to lead happier, more secure lives.

2. His lessons apply to your corporate finances, too.

As with an individual, a company burdened with unmanageable debt can become distracted. It can lose sight of its core mission and values and take unnecessary risks. Even during a revenue growth period, unmanageable debt can make a company less attractive to investors, too. O’Neal’s best strategies for personal financial freedom have a way of leaving their mark on the entire corporate culture, including your CFO and other executive leadership.

While O’Neal speaks at a personal level, his lessons are equally applicable to institutional finances. His “Entrepreneur’s Blueprint” online course, for example, speaks to business needs and the value of personal branding

Audiences know—and love—O’Neal.

“I’m so grateful that God has placed this mission in my heart to help others reach their goal of mental, spiritual and financial freedom.”

—Anthony O’Neal

O’Neal reaches his vast audiences by keeping his virtual and in-person presentations real, relevant and relatable. His common sense approach to communications connects to audiences, yes, but combined with his uplifting spiritualism and focus on the individual, he reaches people at an unforgettable level. In assisting people to take control of their futures, he transforms lives.

Plus, as a rapidly emerging celebrity speaker, O’Neal brings excitement to your conference or corporate event. People know him from top-selling books such as Debt Free Degree and Destroy Your Student Loan Debt. They also know him for his appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, Essence, Rachael Ray and other popular media outlets.

But while his global reputation precedes him, O’Neal remains down-to-earth. His personable style builds trust with your staff. As O’Neal says, “You deserve a life of abundance, so let’s take the first step together.” This welcoming demeanor, along with his warm, approachable presentation style, has ensured his success as one of the most in-demand financial speakers today. They make him a coach, a friend and a guide in your journey to personal fulfillment.

Ready to book O’Neal?

The SUCCESS Speakers Bureau has made it easier than ever to book O’Neal for your next corporate event.

In fact, our select catalog of motivational speakers includes top names in sales, real estate and finance such as Sharon Lechter, Grant Cardone, Tom Corley and others. Whether you’re seeking a top finance management speaker, executive coach or a TEDx influencer, SSB is here to assist. On top of that, we’ll handle the booking logistics for you! Simply message us with your event needs and ambitions, and SUCCESS will put its 100 years of leadership and relationship-building experience to work to find exactly the right speaker for you.

10 Best Financial Speakers for Hire
Business Speakers, Personal Finance

10 Best Financial Speakers for Hire

Hiring a professional financial guest speaker offers benefits you may not yet know. Yes, you encourage your financial team and top brass to consider new, better approaches to wealth management. But education in personal finance benefits not only your employees—it benefits your company.

Lack of money management skills among staff can lead to financial hardship. This financial stress results in job and wage dissatisfaction, distraction on the job and even substance abuse. Hiring a financial expert to speak at your next corporate event provides associates with the inspiration to take charge of their own lives, and educates them on the real-world tools required to do so. With that in mind, let’s look at 10 of the most influential financial keynote speakers now available for hire:

Sharon Lechter

Understanding your finances begins with financial literacy. No one delivers the goods quite like keynote speaker Sharon Lechter. This five-time New York Times best-selling author of Think and Grow Rich for Women and Three Feet from Gold has pulled audiences to their feet at more than 1000 keynote presentations. Most importantly, Lechter’s expertise in finance has made her world-recognized as a foremost financial speaker, having delivered addresses for companies such as IBM, American Express and The California Women’s Conference. If you seek to hire a woman speaker, or simply want one of the best financial literacy speakers available today, Lechter needs to be on your short-list.

Anthony O’Neal

Financial debt affects individuals and corporations alike. Finance speaker Anthony O’Neal knows that debt means more than interest payments. It impacts growth, risk management and the ability to successfully leverage your top assets. When not writing best-selling books such as Destroy Your Student Loan Debt and Teen Entrepreneur, O’Neal has helped millions overcome their debt with his podcast, The Table. His actionable message of living debt-free offers a complete shift in both your mental and spiritual mindset, and the results have made him one of the most popular speakers today.

Grant Cardone

Crowdfunding has evolved from a short-term debt management or startup solution to a means of massive long-term growth. World-renowned author of The 10X Rule, keynote speaker Grant Cardone has assisted millions to better leverage, manage and defeat debt. His crowdfunding solution, Cardone Capital, leverages crowdfunding options to help real estate investors and others live their best debt-free lives. Cardone has been featured in Forbes, Fox Business and MSNBC as a leading authority in portfolio development and value creation.

James Whittaker

The best financial planners minimize risk in cool markets and maximize profits during hot times. Slow and steady wins the race, but keeping your team enthusiastically on board can be difficult. Financial planner and tech guru James Whittaker knows firsthand how to navigate every inch of these confusing financial waters, bringing a 10-year career in financial planning to every keynote address. Also a best-selling author, entrepreneur and former Google engineering director behind Google Chrome and Google Maps, Whittaker has engaged audiences at companies including Success and Yahoo Business.

Tom Corley

Individuals and teams each develop habits, both good and bad. In turn, those habits contribute greatly to your health, happiness and financial success. Internationally-recognized speaker, author and CPA Tom Corley has devoted his career to the study of habits that contribute to—or detract from—accumulation of wealth. His books, including Rich Habits Poor Habits and Change Your Habits: Change Your Life, stem from five years of research on both the wealthy and the impoverished. As with his books, Corley’s keynote addresses change lives by helping people understand the common practices that drive financial success.

Leanne Jacobs

Holistic wealth creation coach and professional speaker Leanne Jacobs wants you to be both wealthier and happier. A devotee of both physical and spiritual fitness, she doesn’t believe that we need to sacrifice our health to obtain and manage wealth. Her book Beautiful Money: The 4-Week Total Wealth Makeover invites readers to achieve wealth by connecting their inner selves with clear, external actions and goals. A former executive working with L’Oreal, Nike, Johnson & Johnson and others, Jacobs’ presentations provide energy and clarity that captivates audiences and changes perspectives.

Steve Burns

One big piece of your finance management may include trading in stocks. Yet for many, navigating the regulations, taxes and understanding the best values may seem imposing to some. And an error can be costly. Stock trading expert Steve Burns makes the complexity of the stock market understandable for new investors. A trader since 1995, Burns founded New Trader U in 2011. Burns has also written numerous best-selling books with his wife Holly as co-author, including New Trader Rich Trader and The Ultimate Guide to Technical Analysis.

Suze Orman

A widely recognized celebrity speaker, author and former television host, Suze Orman provides expertise in finance including wealth growth and management. Among her many best-selling books, you will find useful financial advice from titles including The Road to Wealth and The Ultimate Retirement Guide. Orman also hosts the popular podcast Women & Money. As one of the top speakers in the world today, Orman provides leadership and knowledge in financial topics such as home ownership, student debt management, credit card debt and more.

Nicole Lapin

Guest speaker, podcaster and author Nicole Lapin advises on personal savings, wealth management and financial issues of particular interest to women. She is widely recognized as a former anchor for CNN, Bloomberg and CNBC. Her best-selling books Boss Bitch and Miss Independent: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Start Investing and Grow Your Own Wealth advise readers at a practical level on how to understand and make the best financial choices. At a broader level, she inspires readers and listeners alike to live their best lives with greater financial freedom

Peter Ricchiuti

Investment advisor, radio host and best-selling author Peter Ricchiuti has a powerful history in finance. He has worked with some of the best, including Kidder Peabody in Boston, and managed the state of Louisiana’s $3 billion investment portfolio. He has spoken worldwide with both honesty and humor, engaging audiences with laughter as they learn the financial habits that lead to success. His books, including Being Your Own Boss Is Terrific and Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities, assist novices and advanced investors alike in better planning for a better, more prosperous future.