True Stories of Inspiration


Result: 14 Speakers Found

Yossi Ghinsberg

Adventurer & Survivor of the Amazon Forest and inspiration for the movie Jungle starring Danielle Radcliffe

A philosopher of life, Yossi Ghinsberg is a man of passion, fixed resolve and a connector of people. He believes that nothing promotes growth more than an unexpected experience and…


Deshauna Barber

Miss USA (2016), Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, President and CEO of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Deshauna Barber is a former Miss USA and award-winning international speaker, coach, and entrepreneur with a bold approach to inspiring and encouraging her audience. Deshauna uses her experience as an…

Misha Euceph

Misha Euceph

Trailblazing Pakistani-American Podcast Host

Misha is a Pakistani-American podcast host, writer and producer, on a mission to make shows that inspire awe and push audio into uncharted territory.


Yitta Halberstam

Co-Author of the Bestselling Series Small Miracles, With Two Million Copies in Print

Yitta Halberstam, co-author of the bestselling Small Miracles series with two million copies in print, is the daughter of a Chassidic Rabbi and scion of a famous Chassidic dynasty that…


Andre Ingram

Guard, Los Angeles Lakers, Persevered for over a decade to achieve dream of NBA Pro Baller

Andre Ingram graduated from American University in 2007 with a degree in physics, and when he dreamed about what his adult life would look like, Ingram saw himself moving from…

Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy

Freestyle Skier and Olympic Silver Medalist, LGBTQ Advocate, Athlete & Actor

Gus Kenworthy is one of a kind, not only for his skiing, but also for his personality, determination, advocacy, and heart. Born in Chelmsford, Essex, UK, Gus’ family moved to…


Thomas Kolditz

Brigadier General (Ret.), Executive Director, Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, Behavioral Psychologist and Extreme Leadership Expert

Tom Kolditz is the founding Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. He designed and directed the core Leader Development Program at the Yale School…


Mark Plotkin

Bestselling author of engaging books on infectious diseases & medicine

World-renowned explorer and spell-binding storyteller, Mark Plotkin is a Time magazine “Hero for the Planet,” star of the Academy Award nominated IMAX documentary, Amazon, and now hosts the podcast, Plants of the Gods.


Maria Sharapova

International Tennis Icon

Maria Sharapova is a world-class tennis champion and entrepreneur. Her passion for craftsmanship and detail is reflected in everything she does — both on and off the tennis court.

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Olympia Snowe Snowe

Businesswoman and politician who was a United States Senator from Maine from 1995 to 2013.

Olympia Snowe is recognized as a policy thought-leader in Washington. She is also an inspiration for the barriers she overcame to become one of the most powerful women in Washington. The…

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Katie Sowers

Coaching with the Kansas City Chiefs, First Openly LGBTQ+ Coach in the NFL, Former Offensive Assistant Coach, San Francisco 49ers

The first woman and openly gay coach to coach in a Super Bowl, former San Francisco 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach Katie Sowers paves the way for equality in the workplace.…


Diana Trujillo

Mission Lead on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission

Meet Diana Trujillo, a rocket scientist, and trailblazer who explores the planet Mars and is currently serving as Mission Lead on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission. Her story from Colombia…


Ronan Tynan

Renowned Inspirational Speaker, Famed Irish Tenor and Recording Artist

Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination.  He attributes his success…


Victor Vescovo

Five-Time Guinness World Record Holder for Diving and Climbing Achievements

Victor Vescovo was born in Dallas, Texas and has received degrees from Stanford University, M.I.T. and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.…