10 Best Motivational Speakers In the World

We all need a little motivation every once in awhile. Sometimes, try as we might to stay positive and keep our eyes on the future while we are still trying to exist in the present, we just can’t help letting life bring us down. Things get tough, and we do not always know how to deal with the many challenges a rewarding life presents.

As healthy as it is to try and talk ourselves into making it through the hard times, it isn’t always enough. Sometimes we need to hear those same words of encouragement from someone else. If we are lucky, we might even be able to hear the right messages from the professionals who have made a career out of motivating people just like us to succeed despite the obstacles and odds.

Here are ten of the best motivational speakers in the world. Their advice and encouragement will inspire you to keep moving forward both in your personal and professional life.

1. Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki is a personal finance expert and motivational speaker for those who want to better manage their life through effectively managing their money. He believes that the idea that life is all about getting a good job and getting out of debt is old fashioned and ineffective, which makes him a speaker with a unique outlook on personal finance for the average person.

2. Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic

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Nick Vujicic has lived his entire life without arms or legs. Yet he is one of the most renowned and successful motivational speakers in the world because of it. He is the president of the nonprofit organization Life Without Limbs. He inspires people every single day through speaking engagements and going about his life as normally as possible. He does what he can to encourage people to push themselves past what they believe to be their limitations, because that is what he has had to do in order to get to where he is today.

3. Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

Like many other successful entrepreneurs and teachers, Eckhart Tolle is not only a renowned motivational speaker, but a bestselling and highly successful author as well. His written words translate well to the stage. He speaks to audiences around the world about the purpose of living and helping people make use of their existence to do good things for the world. The majority of his talks and teachings are recorded and can be found online.

4. Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is an expert in helping people set and achieve their personal and professional goals. He is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, success expert and professional speaker. He offers training programs to help people establish and reach specific goals, such as improving speaking skills, better time management, improved writing skills or business and leadership training for aspiring professionals. His company overall specializes in the development and training of professional organizations around the world.

5. Les Brown

Les Brown speaking

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Les Brown is known as the world’s leading motivational speaker. He has advised business professionals and professional organizations for decades, and specializes in the science of achievement. The advice he gives in his talks and training, therefore, are science-based and reliable. He has worked with many successful business people over the years and is able to use the knowledge he has gained in doing so to train other professionals as well. He encourages large audiences to face and conquer their challenges in life.

6. Randy Paul Gage

Randy Gage

Randy Gage is the kind of author and speaker that sets out to deliver messages you didn’t know you needed to hear, every single time. He is a critical thinker, bestselling author and motivational speaker who has dedicated his life to helping people realize that the things they want to do with their lives are more valuable than they give them credit for. “I believe a blog can change the world and a speech can change a life,” he writes in his personal bio. If you are in need of an inspirational kick to shrink down that to-do list once and for all, Gage is your go-to guy.

7. Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is an entrepreneur, seminar leader, corporate trainer as well as his role as one of the top motivational speakers in the world. He offers coaching on top of his written guides and speaking engagements. He speaks to groups about both personal and professional success and the steps it takes to improve your life and make a difference wherever you are in the world.

8. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas is a bestselling author as well as a minister and professional motivational speaker. You can find many of Thomas’s motivational speeches on YouTube. He speaks to professional athletes as well as groups of professionals. His company offers coaching and consulting for people who want to be better at what they do. His two books teach people how to be successful by using the internal tools already at their disposal.

9. Suze Orman

Suze Orman

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Suze Orman is a motivational speaker and coach in the realm of personal finance. Not sure what to do with your money … or how to save the money you do have? She has been called a “guru.” She is not only an expert speaker but is also a television personality, writer and editor and a producer. She uses all of her past experiences, including not being able to speak or read well as a child, to encourage other people to overcome their greatest obstacles and go after the things they want and need.

10. Tony Robbins


Tony Robbins is a top life and business strategist, bestselling author, speaker, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He has been advising and coaching leaders for almost four consecutive decades. He specializes in leadership psychology which is one of the areas that makes him such a renowned and successful professional. His work has impacted millions thus far.

Whatever you are trying to accomplish in your life, know that you are much more capable of success than you think you are. Just listen to the words of these motivational speakers. They will remind you how far you can go, if you truly want to go there.