Top International Motivational Speakers to Book in 2023

Today’s top motivational speakers bring out the best from you and your teams. They rally your audiences with inspirational, actionable messages that drive institutional growth and prosperity. Whether speaking on topics of women’s leadership, self-care or personal development, booking a motivational keynote speaker adds lasting and measurable value for your company. Additionally, motivational speakers with international experience may provide even further benefits.

For instance, your company may employ people from all walks of life and around the globe. You may have customers living beyond U.S. borders as well. International motivational speakers provide a unique, global perspective and expertise that enriches your audience’s experience. 

With these benefits in mind, let’s look at five top international motivational speakers to consider booking for your next major in-person or virtual event:

Ricky Mendez

Are you ready to increase sales, create a better company culture and improve prosperity both for yourself and your peers? International speaker and mindset fitness coach Ricky Mendez shows you how. He teaches top global brands the tactics and strategies needed to build winning mindsets. Through his systematic process, audiences learn how to defeat negativity, procrastination and the minimalistic mindsets that hold them back. The result? A healthier, happier and higher-achieving workplace.

Through Mendez’s mindset and prosperity planning methods, he has improved companies and their cultures, working with top companies such as Home Depot, Costco and Sears, among others. In each case, he builds the confidence required to motivate action.

His game-changing speaking topics include:

  • “Mindset Fitness”
  • “Prosperity Planning”
  • “Leadership from Within”
  • “Borrow your Way to Wealth”

Learn more and check booking availability for Mendez.

Lee Marie Jacobs

International speaker Lee Marie Jacobs offers a refreshing, attention-grabbing perspective. One of our “Top Leadership Speakers to Book in 2023,” she specializes in the space where holistic health and wealth meets transformational leadership. She is a certified yoga and pilates instructor and clinical nutritionist who holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical toxicology as well as a master of business administration. She’s also a former sales and marketing manager who worked with companies including L’Oreal, DuPont and Johnson & Johnson. An advocate for better health and well-being to build truly sustainable wealth and happiness, Jacobs inspires readers with her four-week plan that advocates for “creating joyful, powerful and meaningful wealth in her book, Beautiful Money

Her speaking topics include:

  • “Soul Leader: The New Era of Leadership”
  • “Energy Management: The Evolution of Time Management”
  • “Beautiful Money: Holistic Wealth Creation”

Learn more and check booking availability for Marie Jacobs.

Nataly Kogan

“Challenge in life is constant,” says international speaker and bestselling author Nataly Kogan. “But struggle is optional.”

An immigrant of the former Soviet Union at age 13, Kogan learned English by watching Who’s the Boss? Today, executives know her as a storyteller and jubilant speaker. Her book, Happier Now, explores her own journey from cynicism to joyfulness through a science-based shift in mindset. A globally recognized expert in emotional fitness and leadership, she has been featured and authored articles for top media outlets including Time, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. She also created the Happier Method™ and serves as founder of Happier and Happier @ Work.

With each media appearance and speaking engagement, Kogan provides life-affirming, evidence-based tools people can use to improve emotional fitness, manage stress and become stronger, more resilient leaders. One of our top self-care motivational speakers, Kogan’s speaking topics include:

  • “The Power of Emotional Fitness @ Work”
  • “Happier Now!”
  • “Thriving Through Change”

Learn more and check booking availability for Kogan.

Nick Santonastasso

Nick Santonastasso knows firsthand the value of motivation and goal-setting. Born with the rare genetic affliction known as Hanhart syndrome, he entered this world with no legs and only one arm. Through perseverance, he nevertheless joined his high school wrestling team, later gaining success as a bodybuilder, fitness model, author and international keynote speaker. Throughout his journey, he chose to become a victor, learning the values of resilience and building the perseverance needed to dominate his goals.

Santonastasso shares his motivational message through a massive social media presence including more than 650,000 followers on Instagram, as well as substantial followings on TikTok and YouTube. A top speaker for schools, sports teams, conferences and Fortune 500 companies alike, Santonastasso is also one of our top motivational speakers due to his inspirational message and compelling delivery. His keynote message, “Victim to Victor: Annihilate Excuses to Effortlessly Dominate Your Goals,” continually captivates audiences.

Learn more and check booking availability for Santonastasso.

Thomas Blackwell

International speaker, author and peak performance coach Thomas Blackwell has one driving vision: “to significantly improve the language and mindset of more than one billion people worldwide through authorship, inspirational talks and workshops and peak performance coaching,” according to his website. Featured as one of our “Top Faith-Based Keynote Speakers Today,” his addresses and workshops have reached into the hearts and souls of his audiences.

A former Division I athlete and coach, Blackwell brings the stamina and dynamism you want from a motivational speaker. He also offers real-world entrepreneurial experience as the founder and CEO of Say Do Achieve, a company dedicated to improving lives through language and mindset. This bestselling author of The Liberty of Our Language Revealed motivates and inspires through his unforgettable keynote topics that include:

  • “We Bring About What we Talk About”
  • “Instructional, Motivational, Inspirational… The 3 Levels of Effective Speaking and Teaching”
  • “The Liberty of Our Language Revealed”

Learn more and check booking availability for Blackwell.

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