Inspirational Speakers: Uplifting Stories, Overcoming Challenges & Empowering Audiences
Adventurer, Extreme Athlete and World-Record Holder
Dr. Asha De Vos
Marine Biologist, Environmentalist & Whale Conservationist
Award-Winning Actor, Producer, Director and Recording Artist
Adventurer, Survival Expert & Author
Sir Bob Geldof
Legendary Musician, Entrepreneur and Political Activist
Anti Human Trafficking Activist And Former Model
Dr. Rosa Vasquez Espinoza
Chemical biologist, storyteller, National Geographic Explorer and award-winning artist
Co-Founder & CEO at Butterfly 3ffect AND Chief Community Officer at Ioconic
Photographer, Philanthropist, Speaker, Entrepreneur
Celebrity Chef & Author
Dr. Jane Goodall DBE
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Award-Winning Broadcaster and Anchor For Sky Sports
Award Winning Hypnotherapist, Trauma Informed Coach and Artist
Josh Littlejohn MBE
Entrepreneur & Disability Activist
Livia Firth MBE
Co-founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age & Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC)
Global Brand Marketing Strategist
Dr. Merritt Moore
Professional Ballet Dancer & Quantum Physicist
Four time Olympic Gold Medallist and 200/400m sprinting legend
Actress, Conservationist & Early Education Advocate
Marketing Leader & Entrepreneur
Adventurer, Extreme Endurance Athlete and Inspirational Speaker
Investor & Founder at HelpBnk
Brand Consultant, Founder and Author of F*ck Being Humble
Record-Breaking Pilot, Activist
While the profession of motivational speaking has its roots in ancient Greece, it has evolved significantly over time. Today, motivational and inspirational speakers play a crucial role in sharing uplifting stories, showcasing the resilience of the human spirit and empowering audiences to overcome the challenges they face in their personal and professional lives. More often than not, the inspirational speakers that tell these stories are relaying their own life experiences to the audience, and using those anecdotes to provide valuable insights into the deepest and most complex aspects of human existence, all while keeping the audience engaged and entertained.
What are Inspirational Speakers?
In the 1920s and early 30s, figures like Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie began to develop a series of programmes and lectures aimed at helping individuals achieve success and recognition in their lives. These programmes explored the idea of self-improvement, positive thinking and goal setting and went on to develop into one of the most stable multi-billion dollar industries in the world. And for good reason!
A great inspirational speaker is an individual who has seen, felt or otherwise experienced a side of humanity that’s entirely unique to themselves, be it a magical moment, a terrifying ordeal or an extraordinary series of events that drove them to incorporate fundamental changes in the way they experience life. These individuals can take the sum of those experiences and use them to present highly engaging and inspirational talks that explore real-world scenarios where critical thinking, self-confidence and determination saved the day.
Inspirational and motivational speakers from Kruger Cowne talk on a wide range of topics to suit a multitude of commercial and private events, including themes on perseverance, positive thinking, failure, expectation management, overcoming fear and the role that luck and fate play in life. They draw on their knowledge and experience to offer motivational insights and inspirational advice that can realistically be applied to various aspects of everyday life.
What kind of topics do inspirational speakers cover?
Speakers on overcoming adversity focus on the experiences of individuals who have overcome significant challenges in life and discuss the attitudes, mindsets and changes needed to promote perseverance.
Finding Your Purpose:
Here, speakers explore the significance of self-discovery, the importance in one’s values and how best to align them with one’s personal and professional objectives. Speakers will also discuss the benefits of a purpose-driven life and identifying the opportunities that dictate it.
Building Resilience & Perseverance:
Speakers on building resilience focus on our super-human ability to bounce back from enormous setbacks and life-changing events, providing real-world guidance, coping mechanisms and strategies to overcome life’s biggest obstacles.
Goal-Setting and Achievement:
Speakers here will typically discuss strategies for setting and achieving realistic goals and explore the significance in clarity, focus and perseverance when it comes to completing our personal objectives.
Living in the Moment:
Inspirational talks on living in the moment tent to explore the importance of mindfulness and “present-moment” awareness. They explore the benefits of being fully present and engaged in one’s life and provide valuable advice on developing mindfulness to reduce stress.
Inspirational speakers love to talk about failure because it’s often the greatest source of strength to people when it comes to making big life changes. Speakers here will discuss the role failure plays in personal and professional growth, the importance of embracing failure as a learning opportunity and developing resilience in the face of adversity.
Why Are Inspirational and Motivational Speakers a Great Choice for Keynote, After Dinner & Corporate Events?
Hiring a motivational speaker from Kruger Cowne to deliver an inspirational talk at your next event is sure to captivate and engage your audience. Many of Kruger Cowne’s most Inspirational speakers have experienced some truly awe-inspiring things in their lives, making their stories stand out and their words carry enormous weight. Any inspirational speaker worth their weight should deliver fascinating presentations that aim to empower, uplift and most importantly, inspire the people in the audience. All of Kruger Cowne’s inspirational speakers do just that, and if you’re looking to inspire your team, motivate change or experience something out of this world, then booking an inspirational speaker for your next event is highly recommended.
How Do I Find the Perfect Inspirational Speaker For My Upcoming UK Event?
To find the ideal Inspirational speaker for your next event, you’ll need to consider your audience, think about what you want the event to achieve and then decide on your budget. Once you have those ideas in place, reach out to Kruger Cowne and we’ll work with you to explore your best options.
We’ve listed some fantastic Innovation speakers above, but if you’re looking for someone specific or you don’t know where to start, we’re here to help.
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Why use Kruger Cowne, and why are we different?
Based in the UK, Kruger Cowne have been providing world-class speakers to brands, businesses, conferences and private venues across the world for over 25 years. We’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience and pride ourselves on our commitment to connecting our clients with the perfect speaker for their corporate or private events. Along with that experience, Kruger Cowne clients also benefit from:
An Extensive Roster:
We have access to a wide range of inspirational speakers from various backgrounds and all walks of life, from A-list celebrities and politicians, to professors, influencers and everyone in between. We’ll find the perfect match for your event and offer speakers that meet your objectives and exceed audience expectations.
We prioritize understanding our clients’ unique goals and preferences to ensure the best possible speakers for their events. Our experienced team works closely with clients through the booking process, providing tailored recommendations and support to guarantee a seamless experience throughout the journey from enquiry to delivery.
As an accredited member of the International Association of Speaker Bureaus, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in quality and professionalism. Our speakers are carefully vetted for their expertise, presentation skills and their ability to engage and inspire their audiences. This ensures that our clients and their guests receive not only knowledgeable speakers, but also captivating and impactful presentations to suit.
With a network of speakers from around the world, we cater to clients across a multitude of industries and almost all geographical locations. This international scope allows us to accommodate cultural sensitivities and diverse perspectives, enhancing the relevance and resonance of the messages that our speakers discuss.
Twenty-five years’ experience in the speaking industry has earned us a reputation for reliability, professionalism and excellence. Our clients can trust us to consistently deliver memorable speakers that inspire, educate and empower their audiences.
How much does an Inspirational Speaker cost, and how do I book one?
The cost to have a guest speaker on inspiration and motivation appear at your event will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the speaker’s experience, the topic in question, the event’s duration, the location, the format of the event and the means of travel. For the most accurate quotes and the easiest way to book a speaker, contact our team and we’ll help you find someone to perfectly match your event requirements.