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Inspire Success With These 7 Motivational Speakers

Inspire Success With These 7 Motivational Speakers

Did you know that American companies lose between $960 billion and $1.2 trillion in productivity each year due to employee disengagement? 

Building an event around a big goal—and providing a keynote speaker catalyst to get the team fired up to execute—is one of the best ways to set your organization up for success heading into the second half of the year. Here’s a list of fantastic motivational speakers to inspire your team's success. 

inspire success with these motivational speakers

  1. Colin O'Brady, First Person to Cross Antarctica Solo and Unassisted, Fastest Climber of the Seven Summits
  2. Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
  3. Sekou Andrews, The World’s Leading Poetic Voice and expert on innovation, change, customer experience, and collaboration
  4. Rob O'Neill, Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and New York Times Best-Selling Author
  5. Hakeem Oluseyi, NASA Astrophysicist and author of the upcoming book Hacking the Stars: My Unlikely Journey Through Space and Time
  6. Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Former CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former President of Equinox Fitness, and Former President of Gatorade 
  7. Ben Saunders, World-record breaking polar explorer and repeat TED speaker

Keep reading for more information about each speaker and their inspirational presentations:

Colin o'brady

First Person to Cross Antarctica Solo and Unassisted, Fastest Climber of the Seven Summits

In 2008, while on a trip abroad, O’Brady suffered a tragic accident and was severely burned in a fire. Despite being told he might never walk again, Colin went on to shatter two world records and a world first as a mountaineer and explorer. He is the first person to ever cross Antarctica solo, and he holds the record for the fastest climb of the Seven Summits (132 days) and the Explorer’s Grand Slam (139 days). In a presentation packed with stunning videos he took himself at the ends of the Earth, Colin encourages audiences to dare to dream and embrace the growth mindset he has used throughout his life to achieve greatness. Learn more about Colin here.

carla harris

Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley 

Carla is one of the most infectious and charismatic speakers we’ve had in the office in recent memory. The first African-American to join Morgan Stanley’s management committee, she embodies a “do whatever it takes, no excuses” persona. She talks about thriving in the seat you sit in or aspire to sit in, maximizing success by figuring out what is valued in your organization or industry, why authenticity is a secret weapon, and why you’ve got to get comfortable taking risks. Learn more about Carla here.

sekou andrews

The World’s Leading Poetic Voice and expert on innovation, change, customer experience, and collaboration

Sekou is the world’s leading Poetic Voice: a presenter/performer who is disrupting the speaking industry in unprecedented ways. His dynamic blend of strategic storytelling, business insight, spoken word, theater and comedy turns events into experiences that are energizing and packed with real takeaways. Embodying innovation on stage, he gives audiences permission to pursue bold, new ideas, and makes meeting planners heroes in the process. Learn more about Sekou here.

Rob o'neill

Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and New York Times Best-Selling Author

One of the most popular speakers on the circuit, this former US Navy SEAL continues to receive rave reviews. In fact, one client said, “I’ve been doing this for 20 years and Rob is the best public speaker I’ve ever seen. Ever!” With his captivating storytelling and motivating messages, as well as his humor and charisma, this comes as no surprise. Rob is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Six Warrior. His mottos of — “Never quit,” “Complacency kills,” and “Don’t let your fears give way to panic” — resonate with any audience facing a big goal or a desire to be better. Learn more about Rob here.

hakeem oluseyi

NASA Astrophysicist and author of the upcoming book, Hacking the Stars: My Unlikely Journey Through Space and Time

Born into deep poverty in Mississippi, Dr. Oluseyi grew up in some of the roughest neighborhoods in the country. He realized a love of science and space at a young age and, despite near constant discouragement, went on to obtain three degrees, 12 patents for inventions in modern computer chips, and to work on Nobel Prize-winning research projects. Funny, warm, honest, and inspiring, Hakeem moves audiences to never give up. Learn more about Hakeem here.

sarah robb o'hagan

Former CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former President of Equinox Fitness, and Former President of Gatorade 

Sarah Robb O’Hagan became one of the most powerful and successful women in sports. But, in her late 20s, she was fired twice—back to back. High-energy and known for shaking up conferences with her motivational messaging, Sarah shares stories from her own life to illustrate why turning failure into fuel for success is the most powerful skill to have in business and in life. Plus, she touches on why taking risks and “crashing” more is what led to her vital personal development. Learn more about Sarah here.

ben saunders

World-record breaking polar explorer and repeat TED speaker

Ben is a three-time TED speaker and the only person ever successfully complete the 1,800-mile trek unsupported from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. Charming and witty, Ben’s stories of excruciating physical endurance, run-ins with polar bears, and pushing past doubt move audiences to push themselves and rethink their abilities. Learn more about Ben here.

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