Instead of letting life just pass you by, read this and take control! Men and women of all walks of life have the ability to change their lives, the direction it’s heading and, most importantly, how they think about themselves. Listening to one of the best female motivational speakers give an inspiring talk not only gives them motivation, but also the will to push themselves beyond their comfort zone to achieve their dreams.
Inspiring Top 10 Female Motivational Speakers
If you are wanting more from life, your business or simply want to be motivated, then these 10 women will have you not only grasping at success but achieving it. By hearing their stories you will be inspired to take control and pursue your goals.
1. Anna Meares, OAM
Anna is considered one of the greatest cyclists of all time, having collected 43 medals throughout her Olympic, World and Commonwealth games career.
Growing up in the small Queensland town of Middlemount, Anna, with encouragement from her family, strived to achieve from a young age. From eager child to Olympic champion, her life fell apart when tragedy struck in 2008. This life-threatening cycling accident made her realise her dream and she fought harder than ever to succeed.
Anna, being the hardworking woman she is, speaks about success, sportsmanship and the power mind over body can have on your future.
2. Ajay Rochester
Ajay is more than just a TV presenter. This Sydney-sider is also a mum, comedian, author, actor and motivational speaker.
After making the decision to rewrite her life, Ajay inspired thousands when she transformed her body and lost 60 kg. This lifestyle change made her the ideal person to present Australia’s The Biggest Loser. Since her time on the show she has encouraged many men and women through appearances on TV shows, her three books and motivational speeches.
Ajay is an active woman who also wants to inspire others be healthier and more confident versions of themselves.
3. Nicole Roundy
Nicole has been a fighter from the age of eight when she was diagnosed with bone cancer that resulted in the amputation of her right leg above the knee. Wanting to take part in snowboarding she was turned down repeatedly due to her disability, but she didn’t let that stop her.
Now eight-time World Champion, Nicole represented the United States in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. She uses both her personal struggles as a child in addition to her athletic achievements to connect with audiences. Nicole inspires others to live up to their potential because she knows first-hand that if you want something enough, you can make it your reality.
4. Shiza Shazid
Growing up in Pakistan, Shiza could see poverty and terrorism was becoming worse. As the years went by she worked hard and managed to secure a scholarship at Stanford, where she studied until she learned about a girl named Malala.
Malala was a young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban for her campaign for girls’ education. Shiza now leads the Malala Fund to empower young girls through education around the world.
This life-changing tragedy is one that is close to Shiza’s heart; she uses her education and personal experience to inspire women and girls through business and innovation.
5. Tammy van Wisse
Marathon swimming champion Tammy currently holds five world records and many more personal achievements. She has successfully taken on the challenge of swimming the English Channel twice, spent three-and-a-half months submerged in the Murray River and is the only person to have swum Bass Strait.
While Tammy is an extremely committed athlete, she is so much more. This dynamic achiever has a passion for success and she isn’t afraid to share this confidence with an audience. Her story of courage, persistence and strength to surpass overwhelming obstacles, shows guests that with dedication and belief in oneself, anything is possible.
6. Samantha Gash
Samantha completed her law degree; however, while taking a break from study she discovered her dream. Taking part in a training program aimed at running, she completed her first marathon that year. Realising there was more that she could do with this new-found love, she went on a journey raising money for those who needed it most and doing what she could to help improve the lives of those less fortunate.
She can now say she has completed the 4 Deserts Grand Slam, run 379 km non-stop across Australia’s Simpson Desert and completed a mammoth run across South Africa.
This woman seems like a superhero, but underneath she is authentic, passionate and empowering. When she speaks to groups she takes them on a journey of change, kindness and unbelievable willpower. She pushes them to think beyond their comfort zone and give their life purpose and passion.
7. Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is a household name as a result of her success as an author, entrepreneur and her role as TV host. Millions of people around the world rely on her wisdom and use her as a source to make their day-to-day lives easier and less stressful.
Through years of hard work, Martha has climbed the ranks of the business world to become one of the richest women in the world. She has achieved this by using her greatest assets and abilities to her advantage. Martha motivates women in all stages of their lives to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
8. Emma Carney
Emma made her splash with Australia when she took triathlons to a new level of speed, power and strength. This world champion triathlete dominated the sport in the mid-late nineties until she developed a blood disorder that resulted in numerous debilitating injuries.
She hung up her boots after many years of remarkable achievements, to inspire others and show them that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. She uses her unique story to connect with an audience and motivate people to strive for greatness—even when it looks unachievable.
9. Stacey Currie
Stacey has defied all the odds, being victim to many experiences no one should have to go through. This woman endured child sexual abuse, domestic violence, was 19 years old and homeless with two children and yet, today, she is an author, brand ambassador for the Lighthouse Foundation and Brave Hearts along with being a million-dollar business woman.
Her story and how she has overcome such a dramatic start to life and adulthood is one that is worth sharing. Her audiences laugh, cry and connect with what she is telling them because she is real, honest and speaks from the heart. Stacey inspires people to make their dreams happen.
10. Natalie Cook
Nat Cook is a five-time Olympic volleyball champion who has never been content with just being a high achiever. She strives for success on a huge scale and uses her personal and athletic experiences to motivate men and women to push themselves harder to accomplish their dreams.
After retiring her bikini she became an author, female motivational speaker, business owner and ambassador for Camp Quality, 4ASD Kids and the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. She has high expectations of herself and her journey for knowledge, which she shares in her inspirational speeches. Audiences are captivated by the way she interacts, speaks honestly and incorporates humour into every talk. Nat will help you find your motivational mojo and show you the way to pinpoint your purpose and achieve success.
Regardless of how these women got to where they are today, they all have something in common, a mutual purpose. This is to bring out the best in others and help them achieve what everyone wants: success and happiness within.
Female motivational speakers encourage you to focus on the positives in life instead of emphasising on the stressful and negative aspects. Before you regret the things you didn’t do, start chasing your dreams now.
Get motivated by someone who inspires you. Contact your choice from our top 10 female motivational speakers. Go on, call Nat Cook today!