15 Motivational Speakers who have moved millions of hearts on the planet

Sometimes it pays to listen and be moved by someone whom we don’t really know personally. Undeniably, there are times that these people are so good at striking our emotions and drive out our heartaches away. The responsibilities and consequences of life bring complexities to many people but these people have found ways to strategically resolve problems and methodically share their findings and techniques to cope certain situations and issues.

They’re exceptional because their consciousness has been evolved that they can impart their knowledge out from the expanding of their subconscious abilities. Though that would have been seen as too deep to comprehend — the expansion of subconscious– the implication, however,  should take us to a plane or level of comprehension that challenges us to improve ourselves, develop our abilities and make things worthwhile, not only for our own interest, but for others as well.

We list down whom we believe are exceptional, mystifying and charismatic because we believe that they have contributed greatly to the lives of hundreds or thousands, or even millions of people.

  1. Nick Vijucic

Nick Vujicic was born December 4th 1982 in Melbourne, Australia. This man was brought out to this world with no arms and no legs, which is a very rare disorder called Tetra-Amelia. Despite his condition he sustains to be a happy man contended with his life. Vujicic is married and has a son. How lucky of his wife to win the man with a good sense of humor and in spite of everything else he can even throw jokes to himself.

Quitting is not in his vocabulary. As he imparts to the people how important determination and never giving up in every challenge has always been his note. He has his way of showing how we should believe that “nothing is impossible” and stresses the value of focusing on what you can do rather on what you cannot.

His famous speech entitled: No legs, No hands, No worries.

“It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.”


  1. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas was born September 11th 1965 in Detroit. This man’s success story of struggle and dedication has brought him to where he is right now. His way of influence is a whole new level; his speeches are intense and does not sugarcoat. He means what he means; blunt just like a rapper. Call him the hip hop preacher but this man hates formal attire and clothes just casually.
Thomas most times talks about how it may take you years to accomplish your own characterization of success but only if you are truly committed to achieving your goals and be willing to make that necessary sacrifices then you will be prosperous on that goals you have long.
His famous speech entitled: How Bad Do You Want It?

Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what’s actually good for you.” – Eric thomas


  1. Les Brown

Les Brown was born February 17th 1945 in Miami, Florida. This man grew up with self-esteem issues as declared during his grade school years; an educable mentally retarded. Despite what was said, Brown’s mother and high school teacher conveyed him to his motivational speeches now. His obstacles instead of putting him down became a triumph when it almost seemed impossible for him to do so.
Brown’s speeches focus on how important it is that you strongly have a confidence in yourself; bold and have that supreme self-confidence. He thinks many people set their goals bar too low as he said “Most people fail in life not because they aim to high and miss but because they aim to low and hit.”
His famous speech entitled: It’s Possible
SOMEONE’S opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – LES BROWN

  1. Tony Robbins

Anthony “Tony” Robbins was born February 29th 1960 in North Hollywood, California, United States. This man has a very powerful presence in his deep booming voice. If you want more fulfillments with your life then this very passionate speaker is probably going to be a big help for you.
There are a lot of motivational speakers but Robbins specialty is on how he has truly understands the psychology of success. He said “Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues, and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results.” Right then he would open his speeches by starting with what to you want to accomplish in your life and why do you want to achieve that goal. Then he goes into detailed techniques and concepts that would surely benefit you in accomplishing your goals.
His famous speech entitled: Why we do what we do

There is no such things as failure. THERE ARE only results.” – TONY ROBINS


  1. Robin Sharma 

born March 18th 1965, Sharma is a successful lawyer. Born and raised in Port Hawkesbury, Canada, he has written about a total of 15 published books, from 1995 – 2011, mostly on subjects of self-help and leadership. His most popular books written entitled; ‘The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari’, has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

They say he is more of a motivational author than a speaker but he deserves to be in this list since he has 12 global best sellers and is an expert in the world of leadership and self-development.

His famous speech entitled: How to achieve greatness, mastery and enduring fulfillment

The beautiful thing about fear is, when you run to it, it runs away.”– Robin Sharma


6. Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy was born January 5th 1944 in Vancouver, Canada. This man is the CEO of his own Brian Tracy International, a company that specifically organizes to help out individuals and organizations develop, train and grow.

Tracy’s ultimate goal is to help other people achieve their goals more efficiently and be able to achieve their full potential. He has also been busy with his lifetime achievements which are phenomenal like consulting to huge numbers of businesses, hosting huge numbers of seminars and conducting research in Business, Economics, Psychology and Philosophy. What more can you say with the titles given to him: A Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur and Success Expert.

His famous speeches entitled: Wisdom On Success, Goal Setting, Money, Motivation, And Life

Whatever you believe, with conviction, becomes your reality, whether or not it is true or false.” – Brian Tracy


  1. Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki was born April 8th 1947 in Hilo, Hawaii, United States. This man is not just a motivational speaker but also a radio personality and a financial commentator.
With over 26 million book copies sold worldwide, Kiyosaki became known for his book entitled “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. Making everyone financially competent through education is his main goal which he involved helping parents teach their children financial education even at a young age.
His Famous speeches entitled: 7 Important Rules for Success
 If you’ve failed, that means you’re doing something. If you’re doing something, you have a chance.” – Rober Kiyosaki

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger


Arnold Schwarzenegger was born July 30th 1947, in Austria. This man is known as world’s famous professional bodybuilding champion. His bodybuilding success gave him a very inspirational story that people are now replicating to.

He has served the Austrian army for 1 year at the age of 18 years. Although at the time was compulsory for all 18 year old males. Schwarzenegger’s discipline towards his training is incredible, that made him disobeys the rules of the army and sneaks out of camp to compete in the contest, just goes to show how badly he wanted it. Today, he manages to fit all his workouts between all other training and drills, while most people were resting. Now he is more of an inspiration to many bodybuilders and a great source of motivation for anyone wanting to be successful.

His famous speech entitled: Life 6’s rules

You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger


  1. Brendon Burchard

 Brendon Burchard was born September 18th 1977, in Montana, United States. This man has so much positivity that made him one of the top motivation and marketing speakers in the world today.
A car accident happen when Burchard, at 19 years old learned those three vital questions. Every single day since it happened, he has live life in a way that he is happy with the answers and deeply understood that he has been gifted a second chance. Brendon had a famously fought art when a major publisher turned down his last book, The Motivation Manifesto but nothing can stop him. He pushed himself and even wrote many more books that are mostly labelled as bestselling.
His famous speech entitled: How incredibly successful people think

No matter how small you start, start something that matters.” – Brendon Burchard


  1. John Calvin Maxwell
John Calvin Maxwell was born February 20th 1947, in Garden City, Michigan, United States. This man is an author, pastor and speaker mostly tackling mostly about leadership.
He started speaking and writing for the people in the year 1995. In 1996, John and Larry Maxwell are the founders of Equip whose mission is dedicated to developing servant leaders who shoulder responsibility, meet challenges with courage and creativity, see effective Christian leaders and fulfill the Great Commission in every nation and never relinquish their God-given dreams. May 2014 he was named the number one leadership and management expert in the world by Inc. Magazine
His famous speech entitled: The 5 levels of leadership

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from THEM and strong enough to correct them.” – John C. Maxwell


  1. Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey was born October 24th 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. This man has traveled the globe many times and spreading his message to everyone was simple: for true success and meaning in life, we must be principle-centered in all areas of life but Covey died July 16, 2012 at the age of 79 due to a bike accident and his message still lingers in every person he has inspire.
A teacher by heart, he often taught that “there are three constants in life: change, choice and principles.” His most popular book entitled “The 7 habits of highly effective people” is a legacy to many and that these habits are universal and timeless, so is Covey, who is admired around the world for his simple, yet powerful, universal, timeless teachings.
His famous speech entitled: Third Alternative

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey


  1. Sean Stephenson

Sean Stephenson was born May 5th 1979, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. This man was born with osteogenesis imperfecta. Despite his condition he has become an American therapist, self-help author and motivational speaker.

Stephenson started giving out speeches at the age of 17 with the assistance of the make-a-wish foundation; the same group that supports and helps kids with the same condition as Stephenson. He stands three feet tall, has fragile bones, and must use a wheelchair but has strong motivation to drive other people and inspire them how we should not ask others to be pity on ourselves.

His famous speech entitled: The Prison of your Mind

Choose the words you say to yourself wisely because they are creating your reality” – Sean Stephenson


  1. Zig Ziglar

 Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar was born November 6th 1926 in Coffee County, Alabama, United States. This man has served the United States Navy at an early age, but then later worked as a salesman in multiple companies and even became one of the Vice President and Training Director at a company.
His first book, “See You at the Top” was one of the hit. Ziglar started out public speaking at seminars and because of his love in inspiring others he then continuously traveled the world to give motivational speeches even after a fall down a flight of stairs, which gave him his short-term memory loss. He has motivated so many marketers and salespeople throughout his more than 50-year long career. He died November 28, 2012 due to complications of Pneunomia at the age of 86.
His famous speech entitled: Attitude makes all the difference

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

  1. Jim Rohn 

Jim Rohn was born September 17th 1930 in Yakima, Washington, United States. This man is a very influential entrepreneur and motivational speaker.
He has mentored some today’s known names like Tony Robbins and Mark Hughes, the founder of Herbalife International. His career started being a distributor for a couple direct selling companies, but was then noticed and mentored by the company’s founders. After this, Rohn grew one of the biggest organizations in the company. He was later asked to speak at a meeting at his Rotary club. He gave his first public speech at the Beverly Hills hotel and from that point on he continued to speak all over the country for forty years.
His famous speech entitled: Living an exceptional life

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn


  1. Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer was born May 10, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. This man started out his career as a high school guidance counselor and later became a professor of counselor education and now one of the biggest self-help authors with his first book.
Some of his books are based on positive thinking and motivational techniques that he used to teach. These techniques and teaching attracted all types of students and gained a lot of attention. Dyer later quit his job as a professor and teacher to pursue a career in public-speaking. He traveled the world and began building more success with a series of audiotapes and the launching of new books.
His famous speech entitled: More words of wisdom

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the dance floor. It’s to enjoy every step along the way.” –Wayne Dyer


Listening to these speakers can be enlightening and thought-provoking. Taking down notes when they speak in an audience or even buying their book is the one of the possible things that people do as stimulus of their gratitude towards those who have done the task of sharing life’s lessons and conveying messages that excite and stimulate emotions and changes.

Just as we have our own favorites, you probably have yours, too. Let us know what you think about them and if there are speakers that we fail to include here, please share them to us so we could expand this list and possibly learn more about your suggestion.



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