Motivation – it’s the unseen force that pushes us through hardship, failure, pain and loss to achieve our most deeply cherished goals. AEI’s roster of motivational speakers has all overcome challenges that seemed insurmountable. Whether rising from crushing poverty, overcoming illiteracy, battling discrimination, coping with physical disability or simply fighting the status quo, the speakers on our roster tell their motivational stories with passion, enthusiasm and skill. The attendees at your next event will be touched by the powerful messages these riveting stories impart. They might even return to their daily lives with a new approach to their old problems. After all, isn’t that what motivation is?

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Our Motivational Speakers

Our motivational and inspirational speakers share incredible personal stories of success, failure, persistence, hard work, and the events that changed their lives in their thrilling keynote speeches. Our extensive list of motivational speakers – from sports figures to business leaders – will make your event a resounding success with their inspirational, powerful messages.

  • Hawhenawdies Neal Powless
    Speaker on Indigenous culture and value systems, Co-Owner of Indigenous Concepts Consulting, Educator, Producer
  • Cedric King
    Purple Heart recipient, double amputee, endurance athlete, author of The Making Point: How to succeed...
  • Peter Guber
    Visionary. Pioneer. Maverick. #1 NYT bestselling author
  • Princess Sarah Culberson
    Sierra Leone Princess. Humanitarian. Educator. Author. Bounce Trumpet Award Recipient
  • Waldo Waldman
    Decorated Fighter Pilot. New York Times Bestselling Author. Hall of Fame Speaker.
  • Xavier Cooper
    Former NFL player, investor, and co-founder of the scholarship fund Everyone Learns Differently
  • Mark Schulman
    Rockstar Keynote and Celebrity Drummer Mark Schulman redefines the term “keynote speaker”
  • Johnny Joey Jones
    Combat Injured Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician; Military Analyst on Fox News