Inspirational and Motivational Speakers

Following is a selection of some of the best Inspirational and Motivational Speakers in Australia

‘Every skill can be enhanced, and every obstacle can be surmounted, if you have a winning mentality’

Liza Pavlakos


Alan Newey is a survivor of a workplace accident and Australia’s Bionic Man. Having lost his right dominant arm to a conveyor belt accident, and spent many years in recovery and rehabilitation…

Liza Pavlakos


Liza Pavlakos is a survivor, entrepreneur, and international keynote speaker – a force globally recognised for her achievements and accolades. Liza is also a trailblazer in the field of mental health. She founded Positive Breakthroughs, a groundbreaking mental health practice that collaborates with psychologists, counsellors, and coaches

Mark Visser


Big Wave Paddle-in Champion. Emotional Intelligence Expert. Keynote Speaker. Founder of The Ocean Warrior course. Author. Visser is a coach to many world champion athletes, professional sporting teams, business and elite military groups around the world…

Saroo Brierley

Saroo Brierley is an Indian-born Australian businessman and author who, at the age of five, was accidentally separated from his biological family. He was adopted out of India by an Australian couple but was reunited with his biological mother 25 years later after finding his hometown via Google Earth…

Bill Nikolouziakis


Bill Nikolouzakis is a multiple company founder, investor and seasoned C-level executive, Bill is currently Board Advisor at Bond Conveyancing, Non-Executive Director of Urban Seed Projects and Managing Director of Levels Growth Consultants…


Raphaela Foxx is a World Leader in encouraging people to find their authentic self. Italian born Raphaela takes a passionate and original approach to help you discover your authentic self.


Taryn Brumfitt
Taryn Brumfitt is an award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author and internationally sought-after keynote speaker. Recently named the 2023 Australian of the Year, she is a fiercely passionate advocate for social change and her message has reached more than 200 million people around the world…
Anni Finsterer


Something extraordinary happened when John Davey turned 55.His legs fell off, and half his arms went missing. John will be the first to admit that, up until then, he hadn’t lived an exceptional life. But, as it turns out, John is an exception…

Ben Owen


Ben Owen Global TV Hunter, ex-British Intelligence and Military Sniper, now operating as a Cyber-Spy and star of Global TV Show Hunted…


Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao’s communist China, at the age of 11 he was selected to train in Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy. And so began the journey of Mao’s Last Dancer.



Alisa Camplin shocked the world when she took gold in Freestyle Aerial Skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, having only seen snow for the first time at the age of 19!
Known for her operational excellence, resilient and outcome orientated approach to business, Camplin is also an in demand keynote speaker and business consultant

Rob Redenbach

Rob Redenbach is one of Australia’s most experienced and versatile keynote speakers and workshop facilitators.In addition to teaching defensive tactics to undercover narcotic police in Los Angeles and performing sell-out talks at the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland, Rob has been a guest speaker at over 1000 corporate events in 23 countries….


John P. Coutis is an exceptional person. Born with a severe disability that rendered his legs useless, John defied medical opinion by refusing to die. Today John speaks all around the world to tens of thousands, very enthusiastic and eagre people, whom he leaves breathless


Lisa Curry is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most popular personalities, with a unique and powerful message about weight loss, regaining your health, discipline, determination, and getting the best out of people.



Peter FitzSimons is a well-respected columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, speaks four languages, has played rugby for Australia, co-hosted radio shows with Mike Carlton and Doug Mulray, interviewed famous people around the globe from George Bush to Diego Maradona and written 25 best-selling books.


Writer : explorer : filmmaker : cultural commentator Public and Inspirational speaker. At the age of 27, Robyn Davidson walked three thousand kilometres alone across the Australian desert, with a dog and four camels


In 1994 Derrick McManus was shot 14 times in less than 5 seconds with a high-powered semi-automatic rifle. Two years later he returned to full duties. Derrick’s history epitomizes durability….


David Parkin is one of Australia’s most inspirational and motivational corporate speakers. “Powerful, intelligent and compelling”. As a well-known achiever in both the Sporting and Academic fields, David inspires audiences with the power to perform with greater effectiveness and to rise to greater heights in their business and personal life. ..


Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction.Fiona is the Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital…


Andrew Gaze is one of this country’s true icons and undoubtedly one of Australia’s most recognisable and popular sporting identities. Andrew has been making a name for himself in the world of sports since the mid-80s, and now works as a commentator and public speaker


David Campese is a household name in rugby. Many view David as one of the greatest and most entertaining rugby players to have ever graced the rugby field. Representing Australia for 15 years and new south wales for 11 years…


Steven Bradbury is not a stand-up Comedian but he is pretty good at standing up ! Speed skater Steven Bradbury created history in Salt Lake City when he became the first Australian to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal.




Susan Sheehan has been a personal and professional success Coach, PT and Pilates trainer for 25 years. She  is an International Speaker and best selling Author, managing partner in SMARTCOACH7, creator of the LiveFree40+Plan and an anthority on brain training…

Dr Glenn Singleman


Dr. Glenn Singleman is one of Australia’s most respected and accomplished professional adventurers. He currently holds four world records in extreme sport. He is also a practising medical doctor and an acclaimed documentary filmmaker…


Tony Mowbray is one of Australia’s premier international Motivational and Inspirational speakers, routinely receiving standing ovations. Equally at ease delivering passionate keynote addresses, providing powerful and humourous after dinner presentations, enhancing your team building program or guiding your event as Master of Ceremonies


On 18 February 2001, Tammy completed her greatest challenge to date by swimming the entire length of the Murray River from the alps to the ocean – a feat no one else in the world has achieved. Starting from Corryong in Victoria’s high country, it took Tammy 106 days to reach the Murray Mouth in South Australia, a distance of 2438 kilometres…


As Founder and CEO of Ingenious Oz Project, a not-for-profit movement to inspire the ideas of a Nation by discovering and documenting stories of ingenious people, Nigel knows first hand what it takes to be ingenious. An ambassador for ‘Start-Up Australia’ Nigel is also author of two books

Cam Greenwood


At the age of 18 (in 2012), Cam Greenwood had this crazy dream to start ‘Monsta Surf’, a brand that would be used as a platform to inspire people to live passionately and to ultimately serve the world


From humble beginnings in country Victoria, Lauren’s story takes you on an incredible journey from when she left home at the tender age of 15 to pursue her dream at the Australian Institute of Sport to today where she is arguably one of the best Basketballers ever


Eric Philips is a polar adventurer dedicated to exploring the vast and varied ice landscapes that typify our polar regions. His outdoor career spans more than 25 years during which time he has worked professionally as an IPGA Polar Guide, outdoor educator, film maker, motivational speaker, team facilitator and musician.



That one phone call changed Darren’s life from being an ordinary family man into one of the real heroes of the ‘Great Escape’. His story is emotive, dramatic and extraordinary. It’s one of endurance and the triumph of the human spirit. As a result of the rescue, Todd and Brant nicknamed Darren ‘The Gun’


Jessica Watson set out to become the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the World. In January 2012, Jessica was announced in the Australia Day Honours list, receiving an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for services to sailing and being a role model for the youth of Australia


James Wood – “This doesn’t happen to me!”…. that was what went through my head when the doctor told me I had broken my back & damaged my spinal cord.I was just getting to a great stage in my life, living independently, great job & career options, nice car & a couple of motorbikes. Good friends and a steady relationship.All of this changed because I made some wrong CHOICES while doing a simple job at work!…


Peter Bland’s lifelong urge to walk the thin line between adventure and catastrophe has led him to the ends of the earth and forced him to test the limits of his own body.In 1998, 35-year-old Peter Bland fulfilled his lifetime ambition by becoming the first Australian to walk to the North Magnetic Pole, and the only one to have ventured to both the North and South Magnetic Poles..


Described as ‘sharp, energetic, motivational and relevant’, Rosie Pekar’s a supreme motivator who speaks with humour and challenging, real-life stories.Rosie Pekar specializes in success building topics including personal development, inspiration, negotiation, leadership, and resilience programs. Based on the Gold Coast, Australia and Hermosa Beach…


Born in Melbourne and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Tim Gibson has many loves. Drumming, skiing, body surfing, exploring, reading, sharing a smile. But one has been at the forefront of his mind since being a little boy; flying.


Mark Squirrell – Everest Summiteer, Humanitarian, Commando, Speaker and Author. From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest, Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell has experienced more than many can dream about…


Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao’s communist China, at the age of 11 he was selected to train in Madame Mao’s Beijing Dance Academy. And so began the journey of Mao’s Last Dancer.



Heather Swan is a dual world record holding wingsuit pilot, a mountaineer, an award winning writer, an adventure photographer, wife & mother, and popular professional
peter hillary motivational speaker

People are inspired by great adventure. And the name Hillary is synonymous with adventure. A powerful and dynamic speaker, he takes his audience “with him” on his many extraordinary experiences…


Katrina Webb is recognised and acknowledged for her unique athleticism and outstanding success as a Paralympic athlete. Katrina’s success as an athlete and as a business woman has been recognised internationally


Hall of Fame legend, 8 time World Champion. Stan ‘The Man’ Longinidis  is a Keynote and Motivational Speaker who addresses topics such as mindset, leadership, performance, productivity



Michael Schiavello


Michael Schiavello “THE VOICE”Known internationally as “The Voice”, Michael Schiavello is Australia’s most globally watched television sports presenter and commentator, broadcast to over 140 countries, best-selling author, and award winning television personality…


In the last 10 years Mark Matthews has taken himself from a penniless want-to-be surfer, to an international brand name, part time philosopher, story teller, big wave surfing legend and all round good guy. His story is one of commitment, leadership, hardwork, innovation, struggle and maximizing available talent


Peter Thurin wants to help you DO something to change your life or your business for the better. He’ll teach you his trademarked concept of ‘easy to do, easy not to do’. He’ll demonstrate to you that by focusing on what matters, and starting with small steps, you can build the momentum you need to generate massive achievement…


Lauren Burns created sporting history by winning the first Olympic gold medal for Taekwondo when the sport made its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Lauren’s autobiography, Fighting Spirit was listed in the Sydney Morning Herald as the number one best selling sports book




Antarctica in Winter is totally inaccessible – which means once the last ship leaves in February no one can get in or out of the place, ever, until the ship returns in November. Rachael Robertson did exactly that.
Rachael led an expedition to Antarctica and was responsible for the welfare and safety of the 18 members of her team for an entire year


Trav Bell is The Bucket List Guy…The Worldʼs #1 Bucket List Expert. As a self-appointed ʻBucket Listologistʼ, Trav has obsessively studied the Bucket List phenomenon & blended the worldʼs best Positive Psychology principals to create his own unique Bucket List Life Philosophy. He has designed his life around his Bucket List and now he helps Bucket Listers all over the globe create and cross off theirs…


On October 31st 1999, aged 18, Jesse became the youngest person in history to circumnavigate the globe, solo nonstop and unassisted. People from all walks of life followed Jesse’s 328 day journey. The fact that over 25,000 lined the shores at Sandringham to welcome him home is just one indication of the impact he has had on young and old alike


Justin Jones (or other wise affectionately known as Jonesy) is one of Australia’s premier motivational speakers and extreme adventurers. Constantly pushing the boundaries of human endurance he has undertaken a number of large scale expeditions over the past 14 years. Two in particular have captured global acclaim and attention, setting 2 Guinness World records




Catherine Plano is known in her community as an innovative leader and creative entrepreneur who specialises in helping people achieve their goals and dreams. She is passionate about assisting others to reach their highest ambitions and live a life that is fulfilling and rich


Matthew Levy was born premature at 25 weeks with Cerebral Palsy and is legally blind. He has had approximately 40-50 operations ranging from Heart, Lungs, brain and ear. From the very beginning life was a challenge, with the support of his parents and countless medical professionals he was able to come out the other end strong and motivated to achieve in life


Energetic. Inspiring. Humourous. Engaging. Memorable. These are just some of the words used to describe Amanda Stevens, CSP. After wowing audiences in 14 countries for more than a decade on the speaking circuit, Amanda is widely regarded as one of the best female speakers in Australia

Daryl Elliott Green


TWICE SHOT in the line of duty, an incredible story of bravery, courage, and resilience
In the early hours of 1 May 2000, Constable Daryl Elliott Green was on a routine job when he was ambushed and TWICE SHOT in the face and shoulder…


They don’t come any livelier than the boy from the bush, Don Elgin.  Entertaining, motivational and an all round larrikin; he represented Australia in the athletics at four World Championships, three Paralympic Games, two World Cups and a Commonwealth Games


Olympian, television presenter, public speaker, charity worker Duncan Armstrong is all these things and much more.Duncan approaches everything in life with the same zestful attitude that helped him win Olympic Gold for Australia…


Geoff Knight’s path from bullied choirboy to notorious bikie to international operatic tenor is a compelling true story, as inspirational as it is instructive. Geoff shares how he’s turned hard-knock life lessons into a compelling and empowering story that inspires an attitude that nothing is impossible...


From War Zones to Olympic Games, from Red Carpets to National Elections, if it was a big story,  Jonathan Gravenor was there. For over two decades he was a Foreign Correspondent, a Broadcast Journalist, and Presenter delivering the news to millions of people. In the word of Journalism he had it all, that is until that all included cancer…


After serving for nearly 30 years with Victoria Police, Carolyn Pethick is travelling the state talking to groups and businesses about her experiences of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment within the ranks of Victoria Police…


Tracy Barrell is hilarious, inspiring and informative. She entertains her audiences by providing a frank and extraordinary account of her life journey ‘1 arm, 1 skateboard, 1 me’…


Kaley Chu is an author, speaker, people connector and Business Development Manager at Equi Wealth. In 2018, Kaley turned lunch into a life changing experience. Not just one lunch, but 100 of them. With strangers, over a year!..


Luke Richmond’s life feels like he has lived ten lifetimes, drug addict, Soldier, climbing the highest mountain on 6 Continents to setting world records…


Rohan Sykes wants as many people as possible from all walks of life and all career paths to hear his story, and gain a better understanding of what can go wrong in the workplace and how it can change your life…

Robyn Moore


Robyn is Australia’s most in-demand female speaker and has delivered over 1000 presentations. She has been changing people’s perception for over 40 years over a range of Industries…


‘Don’t Look Back’ were the words Dion told himself at the vulnerable age of 13 when he left behind an unhappy, unstable and destructive family home for the unpredictable life on the streets with nothing and no-one to guide him...

Danny Green

Danny Green, (aka as The Green Machine) is the only boxer from Australia to win four professional boxing world titles. One of the highest profile athletes in the country, Green’s laconic, affable laid back nature outside the ring belies his fierce and intense demeanor inside the ropes…

Sam Bailey


Sam Bailey is a farmer, pilot, husband and best-selling author. He has achieved all of those from a wheelchair….and has an incredible ability to take an audience on the journey of his life…

Ky Furneuax


Meet Ky Furneaux, Australia’s real-life Wonder Woman
From Hollywood’s red carpet to the world’s most extreme wilderness – this Aussie adventurer loves to defy the impossible

Anni Finsterer


Anni Finsterer is the author of “Radical Rock and Roll Resilience,” and is a dynamic AFI award-winning actor, having performed for many years in film, television, and theatre…

Leigh Woodgate


Leigh Woodgate is a natural horsewoman, she became a champion; a high-profile professional jumps jockey, and the only woman ever to win the famously dangerous Great Mountain Race in the Victorian High Country….

Darren Berry


An enduring figure in Australian First Class cricket across a 15-year span, Darren Berry set a new benchmark for wicketkeepers at domestic level…

Gary Todd


Gary Todd is an acclaimed international best selling author. He has traveled the globe, interviewing world champion boxers, such as Muhammad Ali, Tyson Fury, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquaio, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Mike Tyson, just to name a few...

Daniel Bull


Daniel Bull is a 3x Guinness World Record-breaking adventurer, 1% for the Planet Advocate and award-winning keynote speaker who triggers a lasting impact…

cesar aldea


With a life journey marked by adversity and a relentless commitment to creating positive change, Cesar has emerged as an inspirational force for individuals and organisations alike…

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