Baller Alert’s Top Ten Motivational Speakers



Every now and then we all need a sign that we’re on the right path, and if not, we need a message that will help us correct our mindset so that we can be. Whether we consume the insight in- person at a conference, in the privacy of our homes via podcasts or visually through various books and textual mediums; the information given by motivational speakers is life -changing. Here’s Baller Alert’s list of motivation speakers you should check out:

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Diddy- need we say more? Music mogul, social influencer, icon- the list can go on, but it’s really his positive mentality and dedication that motivates the followers of Mr. Combs.

Oprah- This media maven transcended all limitations. From being fired early in her career, to syndicating a talk show and owning her own network, Oprah inspires us with her “Life Classes”.

ET The Hip Hop Preacher- Eric Thompson is most noted for the “when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful!” quote. His practical approach to being successful doesn’t lie in gimmicks, but in the simple practicality that creating a routine and sticking to it equals success.

Chris Gardner – Have you ever read the book or seen the movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness”? That story is about Gardner’s life. Once homeless and destitute, Gardner pulled himself up and persevered. He speaks life into those that will listen 200 days out of the year.


Karen Civil- Civil has been around for years, but with the optimization of social media and her work ethic, Karen has been catapulted to the forefront, empowering women to live their best lives.

Kenny Burns- The Lifestyle Specialist inspires, creates dope content and motivates individuals to discover their entrepreneurial spirit.

Magic Johnson- MJ dominated the courts and then showed society how astute he was in the business world. Owning several franchises, Johnson motivates us to rise above our challenges and the limitations society places on us.


Gary Vaynerchuk- an investor in some of the top innovative companies, Gary pleads to his audience greatness by making them realize what it takes to be successful. He doesn’t always charge for his wisdom and industry gems. They can be found on his social media platforms.

Lisa Nichols- If you’re familiar with “The Secret”, then you should know Nichols. Through relatable messages, she provides fundamental lessons that lead us to having greater lives.

Iyanla Vanzant- Miss “Fix My Life” does just that as she destroys the pretenses and chains that holds her beloveds back.

There are a ton more of captivating motivational speakers, who is one of your favorite?

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