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Motivational Speaker

Woman Drops 238 Pounds and Inspires Others to Lose Weight as a Motivational Speaker

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Janice Celeste

Coleman began losing weight on her own naturally, even though her doctor told her that she couldn't lose over 200 pounds without surgery. Coleman replied to her doctor, "Oh, I will do it," and she did.

Activist Lizzie Velasquez Knows Beauty Isn't Skin Deep

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women

Lizzie Velasquez knows that being beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like on the outside. In an interview with HuffPost Liv...

Thank You, Wayne Dyer

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

I feel deeply moved by the passing of spiritual teacher, best selling author, healer, and a man who helped me get sober: Dr. Wayne Dyer. In 2008, ...

Simple Tips to Master Public Speaking

Arabelle Yee | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Arabelle Yee

Ever since I was young, I've always been the one to put my hand up in class. Not sure if it was the rebellious nature in me or if I was just really up for it. Last time I checked, I was still half introvert.

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Astoria Characters: The Be-Positive Being

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Fast and furious, the rain falls. Brianna Mercado, wearing a shirt the color of sunshine, is intently watching it through the living room window. There's not a tear in her eyes. In fact, there's a serene smile on her face.

How Being Broke Can Feel Richer Than Ever

Celia Ward-Wallace | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Ward-Wallace

I'm broke. OK, not totally broke. But broker than I have been in a while. And yes, I am abundantly blessed overall, but today we are talking down an...

10 Practices of a Great Coach and Why I Broke Up With Mine

Celia Ward-Wallace | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Ward-Wallace

My heart was broken... but now it's healed. No one could heal me but myself. You see, about 12 months ago I was killing it in my coaching business. ...

How I Went From $5 Million to Bankrupt and Finally Free!

Celia Ward-Wallace | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Ward-Wallace

I am not a first time entrepreneur. I became an entrepreneur at 23 in 2000. My husband was an entrepreneur and had the foresight for us to get into th...


Antoinette Tuff | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Every day of our lives we have to deal with different situations and challenges. Some days, those challenges are not too demanding. Other days, they seem like they're insurmountable.

A Response From One Conscious Woman Rising to Eric Garner's Death

Juliet Turalski | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact
Juliet Turalski

Now with this fresh, open wound in the "city that never sleeps" we have an opportunity to never fall asleep again and become conscious to our own source of power that gives us life to speak and act in truth that sets every person free.

8 Epiphanies Everyone Should Have

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Epiphanies are mental moments where we have instant clarity, which can turn into motivation to change and charge forward. But not all epiphanies are created equally. Some demand a deep inward search, and you'll be stuck asking the tough questions to see what you are made of.

Freeing Your Inner Critic

Alex Kip | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

You always hear, "Live in the present moment!" Okay, great! But how? Self-awareness without solutions is useless! So, we're going to break free from that inner roommate and find silence in the present.

Support Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt by Urging the National Speakers Association To Rethink Its Name Change

Connie Bennett | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Connie Bennett

In the wake of the National Speakers Association announcement at its annual convention a few days ago that it was renaming the organization "Platform,...

WATCH: This Inspirational Woman Empowers Others To Be Great Public Speakers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez knows what it means to have all eyes on her. She suffers from a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, and has caus...

Our Happiness Is Our Responsiblity

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Ghouse

Success is not necessarily driving a Mercedes, having a luxury home, yacht, or making over a six-figure income. It is not about doing better than your friends, classmates, siblings or parents either. Success is rather living the life you want to live with or without things.

A Blueprint for a Purposeful Year in 2014

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

You can make your life purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable, and can choose to be the driver of your life or be driven by others. The choice, as well as the excuse, is yours. I pray that we retain the ability to choose what we want in our lives.

Do What Works For You

Mike Robbins | Posted 02.11.2014 | Style
Mike Robbins

In the spirit of "doing what works for me" I decided to record my very first video blog post (a.k.a. "vlog") and instead of writing an actual article,...

More Glee: Set Your Voice Free

Cortney McDermott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

These three tips alone, when applied, will dramatically and immediately change your voice. Try them out and then join us for part II of this series, in which Roger will reveal the dangers of being sound predictable and explain why speaking and singing are the same thing.

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Speak Dreams Into Existence with Billionaire P.A. (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Nguyen

Can you SPEAK your dreams into existence? Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Billionaire P.A. shares with me how he helps people say their dreams ...

I Am the Cutting Edge of Corporate Speaking

The Lady Aye | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
The Lady Aye

I like to joke that I am on the cutting edge of corporate speaking in more ways than one. I didn't get here because I'm particularly tech-savvy, jargon-heavy or industry-driven either, it's because I'm a professional sword swallower.

Your Boss Thinks This Guy Is Hilarious

Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

Never offensive, always funny: that's the Business Humorist promise. If you've ever been forced to go on a corporate retreat, marketing seminar or ...

Being Determined to Find Joy in the Everyday Affects Not Only Ourselves, But Our World

Gregg McBride | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Finding joy within ourselves (and being determined to do so no matter what's going on around us or what's happening in the world) really can help to make the world a better place.

Entering the Zig Ziglar Zone: Remembering

Michael Drew | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Michael Drew

What people wanted from listening to Zig Ziglar was the encouragement of someone who was present for them, and who didn't try to sell them on anything other than the realization that's been eluding them: Be kind to others, and think of them first.