As leading Paralympian Deepa Malik puts it, “Motivation is like food. You need to feed yourself every day!” This especially rings true when times get uncertain and challenging.
There is no doubt that the last two years have been some of the toughest we have witnessed in recent times. For many of us, finding the right perspectives was necessary to make sense of the future.
As a leading speakers’ bureau working with top motivational speakers, we are constantly looking and learning from the best in the industry. So, here’s our pick of 10 leading voices that have shown the way in their own inimitable styles. Follow them for wisdom on leading a happier and more fruitful life.
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Counted amongst India’s best motivational speakers, Shiv Khera was one of the first voices in the space and continues to be a much sought-after speaker. Known for his trademark “Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently”, Shiv Khera has sold over 8 million copies of his books globally, including the international bestseller “You Can Win” translated in 21 languages. His workshops have benefited tens of thousands of people across 20 countries and a speaker, he has reached millions of people. An Author, Educator, Business Consultant, Shiv inspires and encourages individuals to realize their true potential.
Yogi, Mystic & Visionary, Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, needs no introduction. He is followed by millions for his daily nuggets of wisdom across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The channels bring his wisdom to people, managed by the Isha Foundation – a non-profit spiritual organization founded and guided by Sadhguru, focusing on human empowerment and social revitalization. Counted amongst the top 50 most powerful Indians (India Today), Sadhguru is especially known for bringing the science of inner wellbeing to people and for the many social causes that his foundation has embraced, including the popular Rally for Rivers.
Gaur Gopal Das
A monk and lifestyle coach, Gaur Gopal Das shares spiritual insights to help people live a happier and more holistic life. An Electrical Engineer by profession, Gaur Gopal Das worked briefly with Hewlett Packard, before deciding to become a lifestyle counsellor. In 1996, he joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and has been dedicated to the path ever since. Serving in the leadership at ISKCON, he has spoken at various prestigious colleges, has been actively involved in guiding leading doctors and medical professionals and has also worked with leading corporate firms like Infosys, Barclays, E&Y, Macintosh Inc.
Abha Maryada Banerjee
Abha is widely regarded as India’s first widely-known woman motivational speaker, who found success back in 2008. She is counted in the Top 200 Global Thought Leader Voices. A business lawyer, Abha is the pioneer of the human potential industry, best-selling author on thought leadership, and former Peak Performance/Mental Strength Coach for Olympians. Her keynotes and sessions cover areas such as leadership development, women leadership, eastern and western wisdom on growth and more.
An “Internet Entrepreneur” Ankur Warikoo is one of India’s top public speakers. He is also sought-after as a mentor by first-time entrepreneurs and conducts digital courses on entrepreneurship, careers and personal growth. Over 80,000+ students have attended his courses so far. He is also a published author, with his first book “DO EPIC SHIT” hitting No. 1 in India on the bestsellers list. With over 4 million followers across YouTube, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, Ankur is a well-established influencer in his space.
The man who revolutionized the world of books, Chetan is a true inspiration for the youth of today. As someone who quit a comfortable corporate life to follow his passion for writing, Chetan talks about mental strength, understanding oneself and how to deal with dilemmas in life. A graduate from IIT and a post graduate from IIM, Chetan quit his investment banking career not only to follow his passion for writing, but to write with the thought of bringing a change in the country. Chetan’s talks and his columns in leading English and Hindi newspapers also focus on issues of national development through the youth.
Dr. Vivek Bindra
Counted amongst the most influential people in the world, Dr. Vivek Bindra is an international motivational speaker, leadership consultant, corporate trainer and inspirational business coach. With more than 17.5 million subscribers, Dr Bindra has the distinction of creating the No.1 leadership and entrepreneurship YouTube channel in the world. He has created 7 Guinness World Records for largest webinars on distinct topics, and written 10 high-power motivational books. A monk-turned-entrepreneur, Bindra is a trusted advisor to around 1,500 corporates and has been instrumental in providing CEO coaching to over 100 of the Top CEOs in the country.
A man who has tasted both failure and success in a short span of time, Sandeep became an inspiration to many with his “Free Life-Changing Seminars and Sessions”. Born out of the urge of helping people and doing something good for the society, the sessions have been instrumental in changing many lives. With over 22 million subscribers on YouTube, Sandeep is on a quest to ignite and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of tomorrow’s leaders and help them succeed. His talks cover areas of self-discovery and improvement, including themes like discipline, focus, confidence and more.
An internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, keynote speaker and bestselling author of 13 inspirational books, Priya Kumar Priya’s fun, relatable, and structured talks have been revered as a modern-day Technology of Achievement, garnering recognition as the best in the industry. One of India’s best Motivational Speakers in 2022, Priya has worked with over 2000 multi-national corporates across 47 countries and has touched over 3 million people through her workshops and books. Recently, she turned Filmmaker and screenwriter with her inspirational book “I Will Go With You” debuting as the web series “The Final Call”, streaming on ZEE5.
Mechanical Engineer turned Spiritual Guru; Swami Gyanvatsal has inspired millions through his motivational talks. One of the best motivational coaches in India, he is also a social reformer at BAPS (Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha). As a speaker, he has inspired people at seminars across the world including countries like New Zealand, Europe, Canada, the United States, and England. He speaks on a diverse range of topics including managing the self, work and success, amongst others.