BEST MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS & INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS IN AUSTRALIA
When you need a inspirational speaker for an uplifting & energising audience feeling of “you CAN do it” – who do you choose?
EVERY professional conference speaker is expected to be MOTIVATIONAL when delivering their stories and content. Nobody wants a DE-MOTIVATIONAL Speaker.
One of the most POPULAR speaker search terms in Google is “Best Motivational Speaker” – so clearly there is a big need for motivation and energising audiences. But just being a Motivational Speaker can also have a negative connotation.
It’s INSPIRATION and TRANSFORMATION that audiences and conference organisers now seek.
So how can you measure Inspiration or Transformation? – It’s a really personal thing to judge the “BEST” inspirational speaker. Different people are inspired by different things.
So let’s ask people that really know conference speakers who they think is THE BEST.
I consulted some of the busiest and best professional conferences speakers in Australia and many of the best MC’s who work with these inspirational speakers on the big stage at conferences and events.
Here are the results for the MOST inspirational speakers in different categories …
YOUR INSPIRATIONAL CHALLENGE
How many of these awesome speakers have you seen present? –
I would like to issue you the challenge to see them ALL speak – As a professional conference speaker since 2006 I have now seen 34 of these inspirational speakers present and they are truly LIFE CHANGING.
AUSTRALIA’s MOST INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS –OVERCOMING ADVERSITY & SURVIVORS
- Nic Vujicic – Born Without Limbs
- Dylan Alcott – Paralympian & Wheelchair Tennis & Basketball –
- Kurt Fearnley – Paralympian Marathoner
- Sam Cawthorn – Accident Survivor
- Turia Pitt – Ultramarathon runner survived an outback bushfire
- Warren McDonald –
- Michael Crossland – Cancer Survivor and Inspiration
- Gill Hicks – Survivor of London Bombing & Peace Advocate
- Carren Smith – Bali Bombing Survivor
- Saroo Brierley – Lost Boy Reunited – His story is told in the Lion Movie
- Rabia Siddique – War time courage and Miltary Hostage
- Li Cunxin – Mao’s Last Dancer
- Samuel Johnson – Logie Award Winner
AUSTRALIA’s MOST INSPIRATIONAL ADVENTURERS
- Mark Matthews #1 – Big Wave Surfer
- Todd Sampson – Body Hack, Adventurer, Gruen and MORE
- Yossi Ghinsburg – Adventurer
- Cas & Jonesy – Explorers
- Daniel Bull – Mountain Climber
- Kay Cottee – Round world Sailor
- Samantha Gash – Adventurer Ultra Marathons
AUSTRALIA’S MOST INSPIRATIONAL CONFERENCE ENERGISERS
The perfect speaker solution to energise your whole conference or re-energise your conference after lunch, after a big night or as a closing finale.
- Amanda Gore – Joy
- Scott Williams – Happiness
- Terry Hawkins – Inventor of Pitman & Stickman
- Robyn Moore – Voice Artist
- Julie Cross – Sparkles
- Dr Louise Mahler – Presence & Influence
- Chris Helder – Useful Beliefs
AUSTRALIA’s MOST INSPIRATIONAL RESCUERS
- Peter Davidson – Heroic Rescuer – Sydney to Hobart Yacht race –
- Peter Baines CSR – Thailand Tsunami Hero –
- Dr Richard Harris & Dr Craig Challen – Thai Cave Rescuers
- Darren Flanagan – “the Gun” – Beaconsfield Mine Rescuer
AUSTRALIA’s MOST INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS
- Rachael Robertson – Antarctica Leadership
- Mattina Jewell – UN Leadership underfire –
- Rowdy Mclean – Real Leadership –
- Phill Nosworthy –
- Peter Baines – Thailand Tsunami Leadership –
- Ita Buttrose – We just love Ita!
AUSTRALIA’s MOST INSPIRATIONAL SPORTS CELEBRITY SPEAKERS
- Alisa Camplin – Aerial Skier Winter Olympian
- Anna Meares – Olympian Track Cyclist Champion –
- Steve Bradbury -Winter Olympic Gold – last man Standing –
- A range of Sports Coaches – both Male & Female – Rugby, AFL, Basketball etc
AUSTRALIA’s MOST INSPIRATIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) SPEAKERS
- Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett – The Orange Sky Laundry Guys – for Homeless
- Simon Griffiths – The “Who Gives A Crap” Guy – Toilets for the world
- Daniel Flynn – The “Thank You” Guy – Safe Water for the World
- Peter Baines – Hands Across the Water – Thai Orphanages Supporter
- Graeme Cowan – R U OK? Day founder – Mental Health & Team Care
- Michael Crossland – Cancer Survivor and Haiti Orphanages project
- Rob Edwards – Wellness, Plastic Free Oceans & Fiji Solar Schools project
NEED MORE INSPIRATION?
MOST INSPIRATIONAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS IN NEW ZEALAND
INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS VISITING AUSTRALIA FROM OVERSEAS
- W Mitchell USA – Inspirational Accident Survivor
- Alvin Law USA
- Tony Robbins USA – Transform your life with the #1 Motivational Speaker on the planet
- Alison Botha South Africa – Amazing Inspirational survival story of Rape Victim
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK ANY OF THESE SPEAKERS CONTACT your friendly local Speakers Bureau
SO WHO ELSE IS MISSING? –
OTHER INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER SUGGESTIONS WELCOME
This list is clearly a work in progress and has been compiled for my speaking industry colleagues.
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