Speakers for Your Commencement Ceremony

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Commencement is the final opportunity to leave a lasting impression on students and send them off into the world with wisdom and insight they can refer back to as they navigate the challenges of work and life. 

That’s what makes commencement speakers such an indispensable part of any ceremony. They create a buzz and draw audiences in with inspiring stories of their own experiences, as well as lessons learned on leadership, purpose, resilience, and the skills needed to be successful in any endeavor. 

If you're planning a commencement, consider any of these speakers. They keep audiences engaged and entertained while sharing messages graduates will carry into the next chapter of their lives.

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Cal Ripken, Jr., Legendary "Iron Man" of Baseball

Cal Ripken, Jr. is a homerun speaker who shares never-before-heard stories from his Hall of Fame career and a life well-lived to demonstrate what it takes to be successful in any endeavor. 

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, Co-Founder of the McChrystal Group

General Stanley McChrystal is a leader among leaders who draws upon hard-won lessons from his action-packed military career to offer wisdom on leadership and teamwork. 


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Lindsay Shookus, Longtime Saturday Night Live Producer

Lindsay Shookus is a multi-time Emmy award-winner whose message on finding the good in the garbage helps audiences find life’s best lessons in any situation. 


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Joan Higginbotham, Retired NASA Astronaut & Third African American Woman in Space

Joan Higginbotham is a trailblazer who shares her inspiring story of breaking barriers and overcoming obstacles on the unlikely journey into space. 


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Reggie Fils-Aimé, Former President and COO of Nintendo of America Inc.,

Reggie Fils-Aimé is a boss-level disruptor who turned multiple industries on their heads and shares his ultimate gameplan for success as he retraces his journey from the Bronx to the top of Nintendo. 


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Cassi Chandler, FBI’s First African American Female Special Agent Assistant Director

Cassi Chandler is a captivating storyteller renowned for breaking glass ceilings, and who shares thought-provoking insights for succeeding in difficult environments, as well as 10 steps for career success. 

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Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Legendary Business Leader; CEO of EXOS; Former Gatorade, Nike, & Virgin Group Executive

Known for shaking up big brands and leading them into the future, Sarah Robb O’Hagan draws from her own experiences to show audiences how they can tap into what makes them unique in order to step up, stand out, and kick ass. 

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Sekou Andrews, Grammy-Nominated Creator of "Poetic Voice"

Sekou Andrews wows audiences with his unique brand of spoken word inspires people to embrace creative, innovative, and disruptive thinking to find their “next, next level.”

Interested in additional options? Check out these inspirational and leadership speakers, as well as these business leaders from major brands

Our team can also connect you to any other names you may have in mind to speak at your commencement event. 

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