Find the Top Motivational Speakers in the United States for Your Next Event

A growing number of organizations both big and small have learned the benefits of hiring a professional speaker. They breathe new life and enthusiasm into an organization, reaching employees at a personal level and inspiring leadership, creativity and resilience in the face of challenges. Best of all, learning how to hire a professional speaker for your corporate event is surprisingly easy.

Finding the best speaker for your event may seem daunting at first. To help get you started, we’ve compiled some of our favorites among the most powerful and authoritative motivational speakers in the U.S. today:

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins has assisted more than half a million students in improving their mindset and building courage and confidence through her online courses. This best-selling author of The 5 Second Rule relies on both science and personal experience to challenge students and attendees to be their best. 

At one time, Robbins found herself $800,000 in debt. Today, her message of happiness, fulfillment and resilience has made her one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in the U.S. This TEDx speaker has worked with top companies such as Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase as well as veterans organizations and medical establishments, and she brings her savvy, motivational speaking style to every keynote speaking engagement.

Anne Grady

Building resilience is key to personal and professional success, and Anne Grady stands above the crowd as an expert in the field. A popular TEDx speaker and entrepreneur, Grady goes beyond encouragement and motivational speaking by sharing the science to back up her approach to struggling through even the most adverse challenges.

One of the most in-demand speakers in the U.S., Grady has been featured in news outlets throughout the nation including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine and Fox Business. Founder of the Anne Grady Group, she assists organizations in better understanding resilience and improving performance.

Tony Robbins

When it comes to sheer star-power, it’s hard to top Tony Robbins. As one of the most famous motivational speakers in the U.S. today, he is also known as an author and philanthropist. Some of his motivational books include Unlimited Power, Awaken the Giant Within and Unshakeable.

As an expert in company culture, Robbins has worked with everyone from U.S. presidents to rock bands as well as leading corporate brands. Robbins has been named one of the top six business leaders in the world by American Express and one of the top 200 business gurus by Harvard Business Press. As a coach, he motivates leaders to “unleash the power within.”

Suzy Batiz

No one knows the power of resilience and motivation better than someone who has powered through the hardest times to reach success. Motivational speaker, entrepreneur and author Suzy Batiz has done it all. Poverty, abuse and bankruptcy are in her past now as she assists others on their own personal paths to success.

A transformative speaker, Batiz takes audiences on a journey to help them realize that truly, anything is possible. Relying on both outcome-based evidence and intuition, Batiz’s brand of motivation stands alone. She motivates audiences to stop waiting and take control of their own lives from top to bottom, and that message of resilience has inspired millions to do the same. Apart from live speaking engagements, Batiz has also been featured on CNBC as well as Forbes, Fast Company and Entrepreneur.

Rory Vaden

A business speaker and expert in motivational psychology, Rory Vaden has delivered keynote addresses for Google, Aflac, Merck, Intel and others. He’s also the best-selling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. Vaden’s TEDx talk, “How to Multiply Your Time,” remains popular with more than 4 million views due to his engaging style and methods-based approach to prioritization and time management.

A popular podcaster, Vaden’s passion remains in coaching leaders and teams to achieve beyond their known limits. Vaden’s keynote programs speak to the heart of improving business culture and performance with topics such as “Multiply Your Time,” “Rock Solid Reputation” and “Influential Personal Brand.”

Chris Widener

When it comes to truly engaging audiences, Chris Widener understands the value of humor. His style captivates audiences with his relatability and then, as only a master keynote speaker can do, he leaves you with timeless, actionable truths.

A former representative for the state of Ohio, Widener is a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. His dynamic style has made him a highly-demanded speaker in the U.S., Canada, and beyond, and his clients include Cisco Systems, Microsoft and the Harvard Business School. Yes, he remains one of the most relatable speakers around, engaging every member of the audience from CEO to intern. Author of more than 20 books including Secrets to Life and Happiness and The Art of Influence, Widener speaks honestly throughout the U.S. on topics such as the power of integrity, optimism, service and excellence.

Daren Martin

You should already know Dr. Daren Martin for his best-selling book A Company of Owners: Maximizing Employee Engagement. If you do, you know that he’s a gifted expert in inspiring employees and transforming corporate culture. And as a top U.S. motivational speaker, Martin brings that same invigorating brand of high-octane inspiration to your employees at a deeply personal level.

Named “The Culture Architect” by top leaders in business, Dallas-based Martin has spoken for audiences globally. In each case, he brings his background of business success, team management and executive coaching together in a dynamic presentation to reverse negative mindsets and optimize teams.

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Finding the right motivational speaker requires planning, diligence and research. Most of all, it requires starting with trusted sources.

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