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Best of 2016

Browse these motivational speakers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Atlanta, GA.

  1. #1 Mentor to Millions, Inc.

    (11 reviews)

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  2. #2 Ria Story

    (4 reviews)

    Shirley J.

    Ria was very inspiring. She gave 2015 Graduating Class quality and truth at their Baccalaureate Service. Eventhough her past was one of tragedy, she delivered with such grace and poise. She sent out a clarion call for the students to be tenacious and have a positive attitude.

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  3. #3 It's a Sweet Life Georgia

    (1 reviews)

    King W.

    Jacqueline spoke at my recent charity event and she was absolutely AMAZING! She captivated the audience and left an everlasting impression on everyone! Ultimate professional and great speaker! Cannot wait to work with her again!

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  4. #4 Duane Cummings Co-Founder of The Speakers Guild of America

    (4 reviews)

    Helen N.

    Duane did an amazing job relating to the students and faculty. Thank you so much for your time and generosity. Your presentation was directly on target with what we were looking for and needed. Thank you to the brave and beautiful Mandy Chick, also!

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  5. #5 A Vision Venture

    (11 reviews)

    Callie R.

    Taurea was very organized, responsive, easy to communicate with and a fresh breath of air to be around for our Associational meeting on Tuesday. She is extremely knowledgeable on her field of expertise and an excellent speaker.

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  6. #6 Workplace Power Institute

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Thumbtack Spotlight

Ria Story

(4 reviews)

Being purpose- and vision-driven can be the greatest compass for life.

Having experienced success in the corporate world herself, Ria Story longed to make a real impact in the lives of other people by helping them identify and clarify their vision so that they can achieve their goals. Certified by no less than top leadership expert John C. Maxwell, Ria works with individuals as they strive to unlock their potential and create the success that brings them great fulfillment.

Coaching is a completely confidential partnership that creates an environment conducive to growth and improvement. Highly successful people in most industries frequently have at least one coach to accelerate their development.

Ria offers leadership coaching and training programs that help clients identify what they are doing, why they are doing it and where they want to go. Her services are not limited to business owners or corporate executives. Ria Story is ready to assist anybody who is willing to commit to making positive changes in his/her life.

Understanding the importance of timeliness in this business, Ria responds quickly to inquiries. She also lets her clients determine the coaching goals and honors their privacy. As a top service provider on Thumbtack, she has also used the platform to hire another professional.

Do you want to learn the keys to success? Ria Story lets you in on the secrets to being the best.

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  • Public Speaking Services

    Corporate Relationship Group

    (5 reviews)

    "A dose of reality delivered with heart and humor" is how audiences describe author and speaker JC Quintana. JC is a frequent motivational and keynote speaker at conferences and summits worldwide. He speaks on the topics he writes and is most passionate about: - "Speaking Frankly About Customer Relationship Management" (available on Amazon now) focused on building successful customer strategies. - And his third book, "Serious Relationships" (available December 2016) focused on the seven most important aspect of building genuine personal and business relationships. JC performs as a business, technology, and motivational speaker leveraging his experience as an executive leader, husband, and father. Funny, heartwarming, and incredibly on-point, JC speaks about relevant business topics that also uplift the spirit. He also shares his own inspirational story; overcoming childhood crisis, poverty, and cultural challenges to become a respected global leader and influencer. If you have the opportunity to watch videos of his full-house, energy-filled events, corporate workshops, or see his funny side at the Atlanta Punchline and The Improv, you will be compelled to have him as your next speaker. Visit his website for dates and places where JC is presenting next.

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  • Motivational Speaker

    Asmith Company

    (1 reviews)

    You’ve heard of a football coach. You’ve heard of a track coach. You’ve even heard of a basketball coach. Mr. Anthony A. Smith has been described as a dream coach. He has been recognized as one who continues to refine his unique gift of coaching people into permitting themselves to dream again. With his phenomenally charismatic and thought-provoking motivational skills, you will be compelled to unravel the mirage of mediocrity and rejoin the reality of the greatness that resides within. Whether young or old, his message will assist you in capturing a glimpse of the grandest version of the greatest vision you’ve ever held of who you are. His ultimate objective is to introduce you to your best self. When Atlanta’s number one radio station, V103/CBS invited Mr. Smith to join their morning show with Frank Ski and Wanda Smith, it was a clear confirmation of this motivational talent that sky-rocketed his tutoring company to becoming the fastest growing in-home tutoring service in the nation. The Atlanta-based television show, “In Contact”, hosted by the renowned journalist and anchor woman, Ms. Angela Robinson, dedicated an entire program to informing her viewers of the extraordinary efforts and results used by Mr. Smith to motivate student learning. The topic of discussion was “Ways to Improve Georgia’s African-American State Test Scores”. Mr. Smith has earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies as well as an associate’s degree in Aviation Administration from Georgia State University. Some of his relationships include: Delta, Air Canada and Air Tran Airlines, Hewlett Packard, Atlanta Public Schools, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton County Public Schools, The Atlanta Airport Rotary Club, and President Obama’s East Point campaign registration office. Mr. Smith believes that our greatest resource is our human resource. And the greatest race is the human race. One of his most passionate quotes is: “You were born and original, don’t die a copy.” If you would like to book Mr. Smith as a motivational speaker for your future events, whether it’s for men’s, women’s, or youth group, please use the information below.

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  • Teacher, Speaker & Motivator

    Summit Personal Services

    Summit Personal Services is dedicated to teaching and coaching others to accelerate their destiny. Through an interactive partnership, Summit Personal Services hopes to empower others to set and reach their goals. We here at Summit Personal Services helps each individual separate the difference between the good and the great; the ordinary and the extraordinary; the dream liver and the dream dreamers; the wealthy and the destitute. Working in concert with both individuals and groups, Summit Personal Services helps to identify the elements that are blocking success. Once identified, these hindrances to success can be removed. If success is your goal, then Summit Personal Services should be the call you make. Other speaking engagements are: - Keynote address - Masters of ceremony - Product or process improvement briefing - Safety training

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  • Speaker, Trainer & Coach

    Communication Dynamics - Patti Wood MA, CSP

    Patti Wood, MA, CSP, is a high energy high impact, international speaker and trainer. She designs and conducts keynote speeches, workshops and convention seminars for hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, Hospitals, Government agencies, Small Businesses and National Associations. She delivers more than 100 presentations a year. Clients describe her programs as dynamic, high-energy, powerful, insightful, interactive and very funny. Patti is a certified speaking professional. CSP is an earned professional designation of the National Speakers Association designed to recognize Masters in the industry and is earned by fewer than eight percent of its members worldwide. Credited for bringing the topic to the national consciousness by The New York Times, Time Magazine recognized her nonverbal communication course at FSU. She was even called, œThe Gold Standard and Babe Ruth of Body Language by The Washington Post. She is interviewed an average of twice a week by media around the world including The TODAY SHOW, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS, National FOX News Network, BBC, History Channel, Discovery Channel, CBS, MSMBC,, Nancy Grace, Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, UPI, ESPN, AOL, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Business Week, Men's Health, The Chicago Tribune, Details, SPIN, Elle, People, and is quoted in US Weekly, The New York Post, The London Times, Oprah Magazine, OK!, In Touch, Life and Style, Parent Magazine, The Week, Sports Illustrated, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, First for Women, InStyle, The Toronto Sun, Psychology Today, TV Guide, Women's Own, Bill Board, Seventeen, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook and more as a body language expert. Her research on nonverbal communication led to her positions as the national spokesperson for Wrigley'™s Spearmint gum, Benadryl, Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion, Natural Dentist and Pup-peroni. Topics Include: * Body Language * First Impressions * Presentation Skills * Sales Presentations * Deception Detection * Conflict Management * Communication Whether you have a group of 5 or 5000, Patti will energize your audience. They will be up and out of their chairs, working in teams, laughing and learning. Patti's amazing motivational speaking abilities and communication knowledge partnered with her comprehensive programs and workshops make for an unforgettable and entertaining way to learn.

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  • Motivational Speaker

    CoachMVP

    We are motivating new clients every day. Marques Vance Pedescleaux is turning his passion for mentorship and family into a successful career. Being well known and respected for his leadership abilities has garnered him opportunities to be a motivational guest speaker within DeKalb County and successfully managing simultaneously two franchise businesses in his early adulthood. Taking his licensed training from the Life Coaching Institute, and after years of involvement in youth and young adult ministry and several mentoring programs, Marques Vance Pedescleaux has launched CoachMVP. CoachMVP offers individual life coaching, small group coaching, seminar facilitating and special event, speaking to those interested in support with positive change. Reaching all ages and settings, Marques addresses social morals, a thirst for knowledge, and the breakdown of community. Topics discussed include spirituality, health, leadership, and finance. "With Marques' God-given insight, you will be able to think more critically and uniquely about your own life, and begin to launch out. Like a sports coach, Marques knows how to have a firm hand with a soft touch," expresses Jeff Abel of the Focus Leadership Institute. Ultimately, the goals of CoachMVP are to see the family restored to proper order; men functioning, growing, and prospering as they were designed to be; women acknowledging themselves as secure, sufficient, and beautiful; parents knowledgeable, relational, and resourceful in raising their children; and children confident in knowing who they are, where they're going, and what their purpose is.

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  • Do-It-Yourself Publishing, Writing & Editing Speaker

    Author Brian Thompson

    Atlanta author/motivational speaker Brian Thompson's passion is teaching others how to write, and how to successfully independently publish their work. His areas of expertise include do-it-yourself publishing, writing, proofreading and editing techniques, one-on-one coaching and consulting, self marketing, and brand integration into the ever-growing social media market. As an experienced educator, Thompson's speaking and teaching style has been described as "personable" and "humorous."

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  • Motivational Seminars & Speeches for Youngsters

    Sandy Rodgers Ministries, Inc.

    With a life-long pursuit of learning, community strengthening and multi-cultural sensitivity, Rev. Sandy Rodgers is professional, motivated, dependable, ambitious and focused on social reform, social service and human justice. She combines her spirituality with her corporate experience, creating a unique blend of inspiring change by empowering people. Rev. Sandy is a youth advocate. Additionally, her legacy of community service has been global in her efforts to make a difference internationally. In 1993, she coordinated the USA-Berlin Initiative in Los Angeles, which united artists of various ethnic backgrounds to produce both music and an international peace mural in riot-torn Los Angeles. Currently, she serves as the matron of African Heritage Youth Club in Ghana, West Africa. Also, Rev. Sandy is organizer of the Total Wellness Project, addressing the psycho-social needs of children affected by AIDS in Africa, with a team of professionals across the United States. As a speaker, Rev. Sandy has enjoyed limitless opportunities to inspire diverse audiences. Rev. Rodgers is skilled in church management, organization, and staff development, program coordination and educational programs. Over thirty years of successful experience in corporate management positions have included statewide resource and training manager, training developer and security trainer with the Olympic games. Rev. Rodgers is a certified life coach. Rev. Rodgers has served the populous, including an annual youth program serving thousands in Fort Worth Texas, the community-at-large and her most rewarding work within the HIV/AIDS community. Through faith, compassion, love, hope, passion, commitment, responsiveness and actions, Rev. Sandy helps save the lives of many wanderers. She knows and trusts that with God's grace and mercy, we can all be transformed to reach a place where we can fulfill our divine purpose in life without limits. Her new venture is a collaboration with AID - Angels In Distress transition from domestic violence, combining the expertise of both to address HIV/VAW (Violence Against Women).

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  • School Youth Motivational Speaker

    Kantis Simmons

    Are you looking for someone to inspire your audience to aim higher? Meet rocket scientist, academic guru, author and nationally renowned motivational speaker, Kantis Simmons. As the author of Playing Your A Game, ace your school test and the creator of the Educate to Elevate Podcast, Kantis is the go-to person event planner who bring in the following: 1) help their students - get motivated, stay focused, and be productive - get better grades and make wise choices - improve study habits and raise test scores - graduate successfully and get into college 2) help their educators and staff to do the following: - prevent teacher burnout, stress and apathy - help good teachers not to give up and quit - improve student-teacher trust - increase classroom engagement As the nation's leading academic success strategist, he's aiming to put an end to the academic failure epidemic sweeping across America's high schools and colleges. He's winning; the schools he works with see a 15% to 23% improvement in student performance and test scores. With his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Norfolk State University, a master of science degree in textile and fiber engineering from Georgia Tech and a master of science degree in Polymer Science from Lehigh University, his career includes developing new products for mobile chemical company, creating new contact lenses for CIBA Vision and improving aircraft and shuttles for NASA's research. "He was one of the best speakers we ever had in 11 years. He was so good that several of our students ask to hear him again because they enjoyed him so much." - Danny Knott Principal Eastern Montgomery High School (VA)

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  • Motivational Speaker Services

    P.R. Mentality

    I am a celebrity publicist, also one of the Mean Girls of Morehouse featured in the October issue of Vibe magazine. I am the real face of bullying and suicide, being a victim of both, and I did not let it get the best of me. I want to travel the world and share my story with teens and adults who may be struggling with these issues. I want to raise awareness to stop the bullying and let the world know that it only gets better with time.

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  • Motivational Speaker

    Communication VIP - Very Important People Skills

    Amplify your event with the VIP of motivational speakers! Vincent Ivan Phipps is the attitude amplifier. Vincent combines high energy, expert knowledge, and humor to amplify messages of professional and personal empowerment. Amplify your leadership communication and presentation skills. Vincent is a professional and motivational keynote speaker or presenter. He is the president and founder of the leadership communication training company and communication VIP (Very Important People-Skills). Vincent has 16 years of experience in both academic and corporate America. Vincent has a passion for people improvement. He is an adjunct professor of public speaking at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.), and a DISC behavioral-style analyst. He earned a master's in management and leadership. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Communication. His services are as follows: * Speeches * Seminars/Workshops * Consulting * Coaching His topics are as follows: * Attitude * Entrepreneurship * Leadership * Communication * Presentations * Retention * Confidence * Perseverance * Customer Service His philosophy is: If I can get you to laugh, then I can get you to listen. If I can get you to listen, then I can help you amplify.

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  • Fitness Training

    The V.2.R. Fitness

    We offer 4 weeks to freedom for men and women in Duluth. Based out of Duluth/Alpharetta/Atlanta Georgia, Vision 2 Reality Fitness Camp is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life to look and feel their best, while developing a healthy lifestyle aiding in weight loss and body toning. Junior has 10 years of experience in fitness. He is a graduate of Carson Newman College, where he received his bachelor of science degree in exercise science and minor in kinesiology. As a former NFL player playing for Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburg Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and Miami Dolphins, he designed these weight loss and body toning system to guarantee the clients results. He is an AMFPT-certified trainer. He specializes in helping people reach their fitness goals through, motivation, creative workouts, creating new habits, proper nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, and effective resistance training techniques. Junior prides himself on educating his clients, so that they are able to live a healthy, fit lifestyle forever! In August 2008, Junior retired from the Dolphins and started his training business, and in less than one year, he has helped over 200 Atlanta people reach their weight loss and fitness goals. In September 2008, Junior then launched and left the NFL to chase his dream. He opened his own private one-on-one personal training business in Duluth. Junior was a featured author in the largest health and fitness book ever written, “The Most Complete, Practical, And Honest Weight Loss Fitness And Nutrition Guide - For Real People Who Want Real Results Really Fast!” Junior and his staff have also dedicate themselves to educating the general public on health and fitness through the venue of public speaking. He has spoken at numerous corporations. Junior wondered and noticed that so many people failed at losing weight even when they bought a weight loss program from T.V. or joined a gym. Junior has helped thousands of people over the years live and maintain healthy lifestyles. I realized that the outer expression of a person’s body is the direct reflection of their inner thoughts. Those inner sub-conscious thoughts are controlling how people feel and take action. Not only do I teach how to improve clients bodies, but I also teach how to improve and create new inner thoughts.

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  • Speaker

    R. Shamar Presents

    Rontavis Shamar is a nationally distributed author and speaker offering services for authors, artists and other speakers to aid in their development. Our services include creating a corporate identity, product development and packaging, business collateral such as cards, flyers, covers, websites, t-shirt designs, etc. We also aid with self publishing and recording. R Shamar Presents, make your dreams your reality!

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  • Industry & Trade Advisory Consultants

    BossHawk Enterprises, LLC

    We can help you "strut your stuff"! Services offered are: - Advertising - Marketing - P.R. - Image Consulting - New Business Development - Motivational Speaking - Project Enhancement and Development "We place you and your business in your desired state!"

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  • Professional Speaker & Author

    CYoung Consulting LLC

    I am a passionate and expert trainer in finance and accounting made simple! I am an engaging and entertaining speaker, former CFO, author, consultant, and business coach.

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  • Keynote Speaker

    David Asarnow Keynote Speaker

    Over the past two decades, David and his team has discovered what makes successful people tick, and why some succeed and others with the same exact same opportunity and circumstances do not. Today, David shows people how they can utilize their "yes factor".

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  • Motivational Speaking Services

    UPLIFT Systems, LLC

    "When your name is called, are you ready for showtime?" Are you ready to start "Conditioning-4-Excellence"? Get prepared to take your performance, business, and personal life to a level you never thought you would reach! This requires extraordinary conditioning of the mind, body, and soul. As a retired NFL player and successful business owner, the presentations, business consultations, and complete lifestyle coaching I offer through UPLIFT Systems, LLC are sure to provide you with the motivation and principles for success needed to take your health, relationships, performance, personal life, and career to new heights.

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  • Motivational Speaker

    Terri Clay Enterprises

    Meet Terri Clay! She is inspiring, empowering and a beacon of hope to everyone she encounters. Born into a middle-class, close-knit family with core Christian values and morals, Terri Clay understands the need to obey God and follow His instructions. It was through adversity and disobedience that she learned the significance of life lessons her family instilled in her. At the tender age of 14, Terri began to make poor choices in her life, which left her alone to navigate through the harsh realities of life based on her decisions. By the age of 21, she was a mother of 4 children, homeless and a single parent who endured a traumatic season of domestic violence. But Terri fought back by trusting in the Lord and relying upon the teachings she learned from her close-knit family. She went back to school, gained a nursing degree and began to change her projected destiny. In the midst of working with troubled teenagers in a psychiatric hospital, Terri recognized her purpose: to inspire others! Today, Terri’s primary assignment is to encourage others and let them know that God is always with them. With God by their side, they can overcome anything. Terri works with others to help them find their God-ordained purpose in life. It is her desire that people fulfill their destiny, and they can accomplish much by obeying God and following His instructions. After all, she is a living witness that God is real!

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Best of 2015

Browse these motivational speakers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Atlanta, GA.

  1. #1 Ria Story

    (4 reviews)

    Shirley J.

    Ria was very inspiring. She gave 2015 Graduating Class quality and truth at their Baccalaureate Service. Eventhough her past was one of tragedy, she delivered with such grace and poise. She sent out a clarion call for the students to be tenacious and have a positive attitude.

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“Need a Motivational Speaker for a School Event”

Carrollton, GA

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Atlanta, GA

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healthcare related Motivational Humor
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“Need a Motivational Speaker for a Sales Meeting”

Braselton, GA

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Sales Meeting for a golf company
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