The best motivational speakers have the ability to captivate and inspire their audience. This, of course, is a remarkable talent that some people are perhaps born with.

However, while there may be plenty of motivational speakers out there, only a few special ones manage to stand out in the crowd.

Counting Down the Best Motivational Speakers

Below is our list of some of the best motivational speakers:

1.     Nick Vujicic

There’s probably not a soul out there who hasn’t felt inspired by this man. Nick Vujicic was born without arms and limbs but that didn’t stop him from living an extraordinary life. The Serbian-Australian lived a difficult childhood as he had to go through a number of physical, emotional and mental challenges. Everything seemed bleak until the day Vujicic decided to accept his disability.

Now, he’s traveled to 57 countries and is the founder of his own non-profit organization called Life without Limbs. He is considered as one of the most influential motivational speakers and evangelists today. Vujicic is happily married to wife, Kanae Miyahara, the couple has four children together.

2.     Tony Robbins

At 17 years of age, Tony Robbins was struggling to make ends meet as a janitor, fast forward a few years, he established himself as one of the best motivational speakers in the world.

As a young adult, Robbins enrolled him in a Jim Rohn’s seminar using his weekly pay. This moment was pivotal to Robbin’s life as Rohn helped him develop an extraordinary coaching style that made him famous by his mid-20s.

3.     Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is one of the most leading motivational speaker and writers all around the world. He catapulted to fame after his inspiring The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series.  Sharma’s work has been acknowledged by billionaires, royalties, celebrities, and other incredibly high-profile people.

Sharma was a lawyer until he deserved his true calling and quit his job. His life has inspired many across the world and has pushed many others to pursue their dreams.

4.     Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is the man who co-authored the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul series that has sold over 500 million copies across the world. Canfield is also known for being an amazing motivational speaker and for bringing an extraordinary presence in any room.

Known as “America’s #1 Success Coach”, Canfield is also universally acknowledged for his contributions as a successful entrepreneur and corporate trainer.

5.     Eric Thomas

Believe it or not but Eric Thomas was homeless before he became one of the most passionate motivational speakers of all time. Thomas is known for his intense speeches and can breathe inspiration into just about anybody. His unique rapper/hip-hop style is what makes him stand out. Thomas is also known for hitting the audience with the cold-hard truth, this is quite different from other motivational speakers who usually sugarcoat facts.

While he was homeless, Thomas met a preacher who changed his life forever. He then moved to another state and attended Oakwood University. Thomas also helped set up a program to help underprivileged youth in Huntsville.

6.     Lisa Nichols

About 20 years ago, Lisa Nichols was a single mom who only had $12 in her bank account. Let that sink in for a while. She was on public assistance and from what it might seem so, she had finally hit rock bottom but that’s not how her story continued. Today, Nichols is a best-selling author, a sought out motivational speaker and humanitarian.

Nichols has managed to inspire almost millions through her seminars and speeches. She’s also famous for her book No Matter What! 9 Steps to Living the Life You Love.

7.     Daymond John

Daymond John did something insanely remarkable: he was able to turn a $40 budget into a $6 billion fashion, known as FUBU. Not to mention, John isn’t just one of the best motivational speakers, he’s an entrepreneur that has marveled the world. He’s also known for his fierce demeanor on ABC’s Shark Tank.

And that’s not all, John was recently appointed as Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by Obama. John was required to use his position to promote the importance and power of entrepreneurship.

So there you have it, here ends our list of some of the best motivational speakers. For added inspiration, don’t forget to check out these cool motivational quotes.


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