Top 20 Motivational Speakers to Inspire you in 2021

As we head into the new year, many of last years challenges may still be with us. That is why it is important to rebuild your company culture and to re-energise your team in 2021, and we are here to help you bounce back.

At Keynote, our core value is simple, we help good companies continue to perform at a high level and move to the next level through motivation and education.

And the way we do this is providing you with the best motivational and inspirational speakers in the country. Couple this along with our unmatched ability to be able to help you pick the right motivational speaker for your organisation, and it is the perfect formula to help you to continue to grow.

In line with this, we have put together a list of some of the most inspirational speakers in the country, and they are here to help you drive a new pathway forward.

We hope you can take some time to look at each of the below individuals, but of course if you are wanting some assistance with assessing the best person to meet your values, then we are here to help and happy to chat at any time  on either or 1300 661 904.

Yours sincerely

The Keynote Team, Your Partner in Motivation.

Turia Pitt is likely to be the most inspirational person in Australia. She is also one of the most booked speakers in Australia. Turia delivers inspiration and motivation to those who thought there goals were out of reach. Click here to read more about Turia Pitt


Dr. Richard Harris SC OAM and Dr. Craig Challen both become national icons from their heroic in the Thai Cave Rescue. A truly remarkable story that has to be heard first hand from the men that lived it.

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Click Here to read more about Craig Challen





Jess Gallagher is Australia’s only summer and winter Para Olympian, Jess is training to compete at the Summer Olympics in her third discipline, Rowing, to go along side her skiing and cycling Olympic success.

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Anthony Laye is on a mission to inspire you, and he does this teaching you how to live a more conscious life.

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Samantha Gash is the first woman and the youngest person, to complete the Four Deserts Grand Slam, armed with the philosophy, if you want something you’ve never had you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

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Kurt Fearnley is a 5 time world champion and two Para Olympic Gold Medallist for the Marathon, one of the most inspirational speakers in Australia.

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Emma Murray is a mindfulness and high performance coach and considered the secret weapon behind Richmond FC premiership success.

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Justin Langer is the coach of the Australian Cricket team and the driving force behind their revival.

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Rachael Robertson is one of the only two females to lead a team to Davis Station in Antarctica developing advanced leadership skills.

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Toss Sampson is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker and pushing the boundaries of the body and mind.

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 Lisa McInnes-Smith shifts attitudes to improve the performance on teams and increase productivity and the bottom line.

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Gilbert Enoka is leading mental skills coach and works alongside the All Blacks to help mentally prepare them for better performance.

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Margie Warrell Empowers people to be resilient and embrace change through her personal experience and business success.

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Dan Gregory helps make the impossible…possible through behaviour and belief systems, he is the master of human behaviour.

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 Elizabeth Broderick AO is a world leader in gender equality and creating change in the workplace, she has worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers and inspire people to a better workplace.

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Sir Peter Cosgrove is the Leaders Leader and displays characteristics we value most as Australians.

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Louise Sauvage is an amazing athlete and a 9 time Para Olympic Gold Medallist, she is an inspiration to any team.

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 Damien Thomlinson is a soldier and Para Olympian and an inspiration to many,  his determination and commitment saw him face terror and come out triumphant.

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Sharon Bown is a Nursing Officer who narrowly escaped death in a near-fatal helicopter crash to go on an inspire people with her award winning novel: One Woman’s War and Peace.

Click here to read more about Sharon Bown

 “Our Gift To You’ with Antarctica Team Leader Rachael Roberston

The next speaker in our “Gift To You Series” is  Rachael Robertson

Rachael was one of only two females to lead a team to David Station in Antarctica. She led eighteen strangers for twelve months, which makes her a perfect person to share her tips on surviving the shutdown.

In this short video Rachael shares one of the techniques she used in isolation to help build a cohesive and inclusive team.

We hope you are continuing to enjoy “Our Gift To You” series of videos.

Please feel free to get in touch with us on 1300 661 904 to discuss how a virtual presentation can help your company stay connected in lock down.

Our Gift To You with Michael Licenblat

The next speaker in our webinar series “Our Gift To You”  is Michael Licenblat.

He is a is a resilience expert and motivational speaker who draws on his Psychology background to ‘Pressure Proof’ businesses and their staff.

In his short video he will share some advice on healthy habits to assist you in getting through the current crisis by focusing on rituals and routines to help ensure you stay grounded focused motivated and to help you to keep moving forward.

Your normal routines just don’t work in these new environments and these thoughts will help your mind body and soul to get through the coming months.

We have a limited number of Michael’s book ‘Pressure Proof’ available free of charge – How to thrive in times of disruption, change and pressure.

For your chance to receive a copy please email

We are hoping you are continuing to enjoy “Our Gift To You” series of videos.

Should you have any queries about any of our Motivational Speakers, please feel free to get in touch with us on 1300 661 904

Our Gift To You with Donna McGeorge – Making Work From Home Work

Donna McGeorge is a dynamic transformer of company culture and the next speaker in our “Gift To You” series. She specialises in encouraging individual problem-solving, initiative, empowerment and self-responsibility.

One of Donna’s Motivational speaking topics is titled “Anywhere, Anytime” which focuses on virtual teams. Her belief is that we should stop talking about virtual teams, because virtual means not real. We are dealing with real people, so let us also stop talking about how hard it is. When you get the basics right and lay a decent foundation, you can achieve twice the results you expected with half the effort.

We have a limited number of Donna’s book ‘The First Two Hours’ available free of charge. This book will show you the way to get more done with your day.

For your chance to receive a copy please email

We are hoping you are continuing to enjoy “Our Gift To You” series of videos.

Should you have any queries about any of our Motivational Speakers, please feel free to get in touch with us on 1300 661 904

Virtual Conferences – What Smart Companies are doing during this crisis

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Smart Companies know that the coronavirus, like everything, will eventually pass…

However, during this uncertain period, it is vitally important to educate and inspire your team for morale and productivity. A tailored, interactive keynote presentation that is relevant to your team’s needs, concerns and professional development!
So, whether your team is working from home or they are still in your office, it is important to bring your group together to stay inspired and as a cohesive unit.
Social distancing doesn’t mean social disconnection! 


Stay connected with your teams by streaming an online live presentation from one of the country’s best motivational speakers, thought leaders or crisis management speakers. 
They can inspire and educate you on relevant subjects, including: 
  • Crisis Management – how to stay on track when it feels like the world is crumbling 
  • Resilience – to help you adapt, endure and overcome the unique and overwhelming changes and challenges that you are currently facing 
  • Leadership – calm and confident with critical decision making 
  • Disruption – how to adapt in changing times 
  • Mindfulness/Health and Wellbeing – dealing with anxiety in the workplace 
  • Motivational and Inspirational – it’s important to keep a positive energy in the team 
  • Communication – it is more important than ever to have clear communication with your team 
Why are companies scheduling virtual presentations?
Offering a real experience, just like a conference or event, allows your team to keep safe whilst giving them applicable inspiration and skills required to navigate challenging times and at the same time keeping your community safe. 
Audience members will come away with strategies to recover and refocus, both in their personal and business lives, so that they can return to being creative, working efficiently and producing their best results. 
There are tough decision been made and people’s work and personal environment do not look the same. This cannot be ignored as an employer, however, one of the golden rules of crisis management is to not try and handle a crisis on your own. You need some assistance to help ease the anxiety and get people to continue to grow. 
A virtual presentation with a highly qualified motivational speaker can help share the load for the entire organisation, tailored for and relevant to their specific needs. 
So, how does it work?
There are two options:
A live professional studio broadcast with a dedicated link sent to your team in the best quality that meets your companies highest standard of presentation. Alternatively, the presenter can broadcast from their office on one of the popular broadcast platforms, Skype, Zoom etc. 

An interactive live broadcast is the most effective way to communicate, the speaker will make their tailored presentation and your team will be able to post questions during the presentation for the speaker to respond to in a Q & A style. 

A tailored pre-recorded broadcast that you can stream through a platform and post on your intranet or we can provide you with a dedicated secure link.
An important tool to also remember is an education and training interactive workshop. This includes a practical interactive workshop which can also run as an education series where the speaker continues to develop your team’s skills and educate them. 
All presentations can include a PowerPoint presentation with infographics as the speakers presentation would normally include. Live presentations can also be recorded for team members who were unavailable or in different time zones.
Keep in mind running a well-curated virtual event takes a lot more than just hitting ‘Go Live’ on Facebook, YouTube or a webinar platform. You’ve made the decision to run your event virtually, so do the pre-production work to ensure a quality experience for your audience. 
We can provide, as part of the presentation, the first-class broadcast with one of our studio partners.

Leading Your Team Through COVID-19

Ebola leadership expert, Mark “Squiz” Squirrell OAM was deployed to Liberia (with the United Nations) and Sierra Leone (with Aspen Medical) during the 2015 Ebola Outbreak.

It was Mark’s job to keep staff safe and ensure that the organisation could continue operating at the epicentre of the health emergency.

Using this valuable knowledge and insight, Mark can work with senior leaders/management within organisations to bring guidance and strategy, and share information on what has worked and failed in times of crisis.

An exceptional speaker and presenter, Mark delivers keynotes all over the world. Mark’s current Leadership Session is designed around highlighting strategies moving forward through the COVID-19 Outbreak.


  • Clarity – Fact vs Fear (a pinnacle part in organisations moving forward)
  • Insights into how the Outbreak will affect your workforce
  • Leadership tactics for a workforce operating within in the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • A platform to corroborate your COVID-19 plan

To engage or enquire about Mark, please give our office a buzz or email us here

To read Mark’s full bio, click here

At Keynote Entertainment, we are working hard to keep you connected. Through our virtual studio partners in Sydney and Melbourne, we can arrange a broadcast-quality presentation utilising our wonderful speakers and providing you with a dedicated link to send to the group. This will ensure office life keeps to some normality during this period and your team stays connected. Keeping abreast of these changing times, our speakers can ensure productivity, mindset, resilience and leadership are nurtured until such time that this crisis passes.