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Top 5 Motivational Speakers

  • By Noah Schwartz
  •  Jun 23, 2021

The world we live in is a world filled with constant change, which also makes it a world filled with endless possibilities. In order to reach any goal, a little inspiration is needed along the way, and what better way to get that inspiration refueled than with a Motivational Speaker. Your next event is sure to be a success with a Motivational Speaker as a part of your program, and your guests will remember the event for how they felt ready to take on the world when they left. On Engage, there is a wide variety of Motivational Speakers to cater to any age group and topic area. Here is our list of the Top 5 Motivational Speakers on Engage:

5. Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson is a former US Navy fighter jet pilot, and falls into the 1.7% of women in the Navy to hold that position. As a tall blonde debutante, Johnson was not your typical candidate for a fighter jet pilot in the male-dominated field of aviation, but she drew strength from her differences and pursued her dreams. After graduating from the US Naval Academy, she was awarded her wings of gold and finished as the Top Graduate of her flight school class. Johnson was a member of Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve, and fought in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, as the first woman to play an important role in the fight against ISIS. Since retiring from active duty, Johnson has taught at the US Naval Academy and authored the novel Jet Girl, where she tells the story of her experiences in the Navy’s most lethal aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Johnson’s story of pushing herself to the absolute limits, putting herself in harm's way on a daily basis, and her love of our country will cater to all audiences and leave all who hear it inspired to be the best version of themselves.

4. Dr. Jen Welter

Dr. Jen Welter is known for her trailblazing role as the first female to coach in the NFL. Dr. Welter served as the linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals, and more recently served as a defensive specialist for the Alliance of American Football (AAF) and a head coach for the first Australian women’s national football team. In addition to her coaching career, Dr. Welter was the first woman to play running back in a men’s professional football league. Dr. Welter is also a published author with her book, “Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL.” Dr. Welter continues to mentor through numerous camps for girls and women, aiming to bring them into the world of football, especially focusing on those youth in under-served areas. If you are looking to inspire your audiences to reach for their dreams, even when there is no blueprint to follow, Dr. Welter is the perfect speaker for you.

3. Jake Olson

Jake Olson is best known as the first completely blind college football player in the history of college football. Olson overcame retinoblastoma and going blind at the age of 12, and has since then been a member of the USC Trojans football team. In 2017, Olson successfully snapped a PAT for the Trojans against Western Michigan and earned PAC-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance. Olson’s three successful snaps throughout his college career served as a reminder to college football fans everywhere that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Through his faith in God, Olson has turned his life's challenges into positives, and uses his experiences to inspire others to make the most of their situations. Olson has authored two books, started a non-profit foundation to help visually impaired children and support cancer research, and shared his story at speaking engagements from a young age. Anyone who has ever spent time with Olson knows you will never be bored and are always sure to be laughing, so he is the perfect Motivational Speaker for your next event.

2. Tony Romo

Tony Romo is the Lead NFL Game Analyst at CBS Sports, as well as a former college football and NFL phenomenon. Romo played fourteen seasons at quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys, cementing himself in their franchise history, but his journey to his current legacy was not an easy one. Despite having an excellent collegiate career, Romo went undrafted and had to work his way up to starter from the third-string position. When given his shot, Romo took the Cowboys to the playoffs for the first time in three years, and the rest was history. Romo still holds numerous NFL records and is the current gold standard of a retired football player turned broadcaster. Romo’s time in the NFL, starting his career in the most humbling of ways to becoming true Texas royalty, is the perfect story of perspective and perseverance for the audience at your event. 

1. Chris Moon

Chris Moon is a motivational speaker and a former British Army Officer.  After serving in the British Army for three years, Moon went to work for a charity called Halo Trust that works to clear landmines from former areas of combat. During his time with the charity, Moon was kidnapped by the Khmer Rouge, a group of Communist rulers in Cambodia. Moon was one of the few Westerners to ever be released by their regime after he negotiated his release and that of two of his colleagues. Moon’s challenges did not stop there, as he was blown up in a minefield in 1995. Without his own initial treatment of his wounds, doctors told Moon that he would not have survived. Less than a year within this catastrophic injury, Moon ran the London Marathon, and has continued to be a trailblazer as an amputee ultra-distance runner. Moon has run the Badwater Death Valley 135 mile ultra, one of the world’s toughest ultra-marathons, and has a passion for inspiring others to do what they do better. Moon brings to audiences around the world his story of not only surviving things many people could not imagine, but thriving after the pain, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on your audience.

Should I book a speaker for my event?

In today’s age, our attention span is dwindling. A technological era in which we can get rushes of dopamine to our brain in a couple seconds by scrolling on a variety of social media platforms has created an atmosphere where we quickly become uninterested by something if we are not immediately curious to hear more. In an event, this means being able to grab your audience’s attention immediately and pull them in, wanting to hear more. This is where hiring a speaker for an event comes into play. The speakers that are on Engage’s website are some of the most high-class, interesting stories you will ever hear. Engage has the stories and speakers that will hold your audience captive with interest. 

To learn more about Engage, its talent, and how to book your next speaker contact us at info@letsengage.com or visit https://www.letsengage.com/.