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Motivation & Inspiration


APB's passionate inspirational speakers share an ability to motivate audiences with their unique stories of overcoming adversity and achieving their goals in the face of impossible odds. Whether speaking to a sales team, volunteers, donors, support staff, or senior management, these inspirational speakers will provide the motivational boost your audience craves in their engaging keynotes.


NBC News Correspondent

As NBC News' chief health and science correspondent, speaker Robert Bazell has reported on medical breakthroughs for over 30 years. He is a captivating speaker on medical issues and the media.

Olympic/Paralympic Games Medalist

Ever since Patrick "Blake" Leeper was a child, he has been determined to be a star athlete. Although Leeper was born a bilateral below-the-knee amputee, he was raised to believe the only disability in life is a bad attitude. Using prosthetics...

Former First Lady of Somaliland & Women’s Rights Advocate

A pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of female circumcision, Edna Adan is the founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. She previously served as Foreign Minister and First Lady of Somaliland.

Olympic Diver & Author

Greg Louganis began competing in diving at age 10. By 16, he had won his first Olympic medal, a silver medal on the platform in 1976. At 24, he became the first man in 56 years to win two gold medals in diving by winning both the platform and...

CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide

One of the most successful supermodels in history, business speaker Kathy Ireland is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing company.

Star of Little People, Big World

The star of TLC's Little People, Big World, Matt Roloff inspires audiences around the country through his determination to succeed in life despite being born with a rare form of physically debilitating dwarfism.

Winner of The Apprentice & Star of Giuliana & Bill

Bill Rancic burst onto the national scene when he was hired by Donald Trump as the winner of the first season of NBC's breakthrough program The Apprentice.

Actress, Author & Activist

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, activist and author of Whatever… Love Is Love, a book due out in April 2015 that makes a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Journalist

Sonia Nazario, a former projects reporter for The Los Angeles Times, has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues, earning her dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her...

Founder, Homeboy Industries

Father Gregory Boyle is the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in Los Angeles County.

Survivor of the Amazon

A philosopher and riveting storyteller, Yossi Ghinsberg survived 28 days in the Amazon before becoming an advocate for the treatment and rehabilitation of opiate addicts.

Child Advocate

From a foster child and teen dad, Salter has become a leading child advocate, devoting his energies to neglected and abused children through The Shane Salter for Kids Foundation.

Decathlon World Champion

From a fist-fighting, drug-using, and pre-suicidal youth, Clay became the "World's Greatest Athlete" in the decathlon.

CEO of Robin Hood, Army Combat Veteran & Best-Selling Author

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Grammy-Winning Country Legend

An incredible storyteller, Milsap tells his inspirational story in a rich program, I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World, interspersing songs with the defining moments of his life. By sharing his life in song, Milsap inspires others to...

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor of Essence Magazine

The soul of Essence for decades, speaker Susan L. Taylor led the business into the success it is today. She also recruits mentors for at-risk youth.

Best-selling Author, Breast Cancer Survivor, Host of Exactly

A gifted storyteller and talented interviewer, Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences
with the themes of her three New York Times best-selling memoirs about family.

Inspirational Educator & Author of The Freedom Writers

Erin Gruwell helped students "written off" by the system harness the power of education to graduate high school. Her dedication to her students resulted in the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary.

Inspirational Football Coach

The memorable coach behind the hit film 'Remember the Titans,' Boone transformed a racially divided football team into a united group of state champions. He delivers a message of respect and teamwork.

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