Motivational MinutesFROM YAYMAKER
Discover top virtual speakers to help teams stay engaged on topics like diversity, equity and inclusion, mental health and leadership.
what are Motivational Minutes?
Yaymaker's Motivational Minutes are an effective way to uplift and open the minds of your company's employees and clients. They're perfect for corporate team-building events, DEI workshops, all-hands and even quick shoutouts.
We work with a variety of inspiring people—from LGBTQ speakers to mental health speakers—each offering something unique. Plus, we frequently add new ones stemming from client requests.
Michael Irvin is a former NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and a Hall of Famer. Known as one of “The Triplets” who led the team to three Super Bowl victories, Irvin is considered one of the greatest wide receivers of all time. Now, he’s a sports commentator/analyst for NFL Network and a dynamic motivational speaker.
Ivy was a former all-American track athlete who appeared to have it all together while silently struggling with her mental health. After finally seeking help, she is now dedicated to promoting mental wellness and reducing mental health stigma. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid and empowers others to speak their truths, know they’re not alone and learn the beauty of self-love.
Leadership - Motivation
From NFL “failure” to a U.S. Olympian, Johnny’s “what’s next” attitude led him to success he never imagined. He challenges people with his book to embrace change, accept risk and learn to PUSH Through the Barriers to live life on purpose. Known for his thought-provoking and action-packed speeches, Johnny has stepped on some of the biggest stages.
DEI - Active Empathy
Sit down with ’90s superstar Montell Jordan to chat about turning passive sympathy into active empathy, celebrating diversity in the workplace and focusing on inclusion.
DEI - Asian American Inclusion
Jolene opens the door to experiencing a more authentic understanding of Asian American culture by highlighting essential Asian American contributions. She piques curiosity and inspires guests to be more aware of their own biases, helping to spark compassion and motivate individuals to be more inclusive in their attitudes and actions.
Leadership - Humor & Motivation
Corporate Bro is a comedian, sales thought leader, motivational speaker and social influencer. The perfect speaker to lift up any sales organization, recognize top performers, emcee or participate in any sales kick-off!
Leadership - Conformity
Combined struggles with cancer and fertility meant Kim’s path to become an entrepreneur was anything but a straight line. She teaches how by shifting your mindset and celebrating both the good and the bad as an act of self-love, you often realize you’re on the exact path you’re supposed to be.
why book a virtual keynote speaker?
There are no travel expenses, room fees or large catering bills. Plus, it’s easy to budget as you pay per speaker, not per guest.
We’ll customize your event to serve your company’s values and fit into your work day. We can open a sales kick-off or lead a full discussion.
Our corporate event planners will help you find the right topics and speakers. Bonus: There’s no extensive setup, supplies or allergies to worry about!
You get more direct and personal conversations than you would in the audience of a large conference hall.
how it works
Most events resemble a TED Talk format—you’ll listen to a motivational speaker followed by a Q&A session. So although these are virtual events, they’re very much interactive.
Our event planners will help find someone that ticks all your boxes. Plus, they’ll tailor the duration to suit your needs, whether you want a 60-minute compelling speech or a five-minute celebrity interaction.
Aurora is an international speaker who focuses on social justice, gender and sexuality studies, education, and DEI work. She helps shape medical practice guidelines and protocols to better transgender policies and has facilitated queer-affirming programming and training for state agencies like the Virginia Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services.
Elena is an inspirational LGBTQ speaker, trainer and founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation, which is dedicated to reducing suicide and homelessness in the LGBTQ community. A Morman mom of four who lost her marriage, church, and community when she came out as lesbian, Elena’s virtual TEDx Talk on surviving conversion therapy has been viewed 40,000+ times.
Becky serves as the Little People of America (LPA) Employment Chair and is on the Board of Advisors for the National Center For Disability Journalism (NCDJ) at Arizona State University. She’s spoken at hundreds of venues globally, given TEDx Talks and helped launch the Little People Organization of Kenya. Becky strives to teach acceptance while motivating people to establish goals and work to accomplish them.
Lee Hawkins is an award-winning journalist, author and musician. From 2003 to April 2022, he served as a Reporter/On-Air Host and News Editor for the Wall Street Journal’s education team and is now the Special Correspondent and Producer for APM Studios. Look out for his forthcoming book NOBODY'S SLAVE: How Uncovering My Family's History Set Me Free.
Ariel Coro is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and the pioneer of bringing tech to Spanish-language TV in the United States. Thanks to his work, technology is no longer a barrier to a better life for millions of Latinos. His passion for education and clear vision of the future have helped ordinary people embrace technology and capitalize on its limitless benefits.
A storyteller and educator, Chloé came out as transgender in 2016. She would quickly find her voice while volunteering with trans peers and allies on the historic New Hampshire Transgender Non-discrimination campaign of 2017-2018. She’s now a regular ACLU volunteer and has worked with nonprofits like Rights & Democracy and Freedom For All Americans.
Companies love the Yaymaker Speakers because they are dynamic, engaging and thought-provoking—people leave not only feeling more informed but also connected. Many of our speakers have TED Talks and best-selling books and are thought leaders within their subject matter.If you're considering it, just go for it!