Jack Canfield is an American motivational speaker as well as co-author of one of the greatest books, the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He, along with his fellow writer Mark Victor Hansen, was among best-selling authors for approximately 15 years, from 1993 to 2008. In 2004, he created the Transformational Leadership Council, a group which consists of best researchers, consultants, proficient leaders from diverse fields, coaches, and expert authors from across the world that emphasis on the personal as well as professional growth.
The book Chicken Soup for the Soul, which is a compilation of 101 short motivational stories, has been sold over 100 million copies across the world with more than 200 titles including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Relationships, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad, Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul and many more.
2. Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra, an Indian eminent physician, motivational speaker as well as a writer who writes on diverse subjects including Ayurveda, spirituality, and mind-body medicine, is widely known for his spiritual healing practice. He is the first person to introduce the theory of holistic practice of medicine with spiritualism. He started his career as an endocrinologist but later he moved to alternative medicine that emphasises on mind, body and soul connection. In 1985, he decide to leave the respected position of chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts to heal people with conventional medicine. in his lifetime, he has been bestowed with numerous awards that include Starlite Award, Golden Gavel Award, GOI Peace Award, and many more for his huge contribution in human welfare.
3. Shiv Khera
Shiv Khera, an Indian author of best-selling self-help books, motivational speaker, activist and politician, inspires people to explore their true potential for their personal growth. He was inspired by Dr.Norman Vincent Peale’s lecture, which he attended in the United States, on motivation and how to accomplish success in life.
He is completely against the caste-based reservation in India and started a movement against it through his foundation Country First to make people free through education and justice. He is the author of 12 books including international bestseller “You Can Win” that has been sold more than 2 million copies in 16 different languages. Millions of people in over 17 countries have been benefitted by his dynamic thoughts and unique aptitudes towards life.
He has been respected by the Round Table Foundation, honoured with Centennial Vocational Award for Excellence by Rotary International and Lifetime Achievement Award by The Lions International for his contribution. He quote, “Winners don’t do different things, They do things differently” became trademark.
His another famous quote is “Under Adverse conditions – some people break down,some break records”
4. Franklin Covey Co. (Stephen Covey)
Stephen Richards Covey, the author of the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, is one of the greatest motivational speakers for his concept of fairness, working on honesty and accomplishing human dignity. He has been helping hundreds and thousands of people to solve their personal as well as professional problems for more than fifteen years through different books that include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, The Leader In Me—How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time and many more. He has been awarded ten honorary doctorates for his achievement and contributions.
Covey has received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Utah, an MBA from Harvard University, and a Doctor of Religious Education from Brigham Young University. Covey is an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity. In recent, he is a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
5. Anthony Robbins
Anthony “Tony” Robbins is an American author of best-selling self-help books and motivational speaker. He writes on different issues such as health and energy, overcoming fears, convincing communication, and enhancing relationships. Some of his self-help books are, Unlimited Power: The New Science Of Personal Achievement and Awaken The Giant Within.
For the past three decades, he has served as an advisor to leaders across the world. He has been helping youths of inner-city, homeless people through his non-profit organization Anthony Robbins Foundation, and feeding more than 56 countries through “Basket Brigade”. His affection has successfully uplifted and improved millions of lives across 100 countries. He has been bestowed with innumerable honours including “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World” by Accenture’s Institute, “Top 200 Business Gurus” for his contribution.
According to Robbins, Jim Rohn, for whom he once would arrange seminars, taught him the biggest truth about life, “happiness and success in life are not the result of what we have, but rather of how we live. What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life.” and that inspired him to become a self-help couch.
6. Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is one of the greatest motional speakers, and top experts on leadership, life management and personal success. He emphasises on uplifting life, enriching growth and identifying potential and nurturing talent through a remarkably effective coaching process.
Currently, he is the CEO of Global training firm Sharma Leadership International Inc., whose clients include Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, NASA, Microsoft, Nike, FedEx, IBM, Unilever, BP, Yale University and The Harvard Business School.
He has written 11 books including 10 major international bestsellers: The Greatness Guide, The Leader Who Had No Title, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Discover Your Destiny With The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Who Will Cry When You Die?, The Greatness Guide and more. Some of which including Who Will Cry When You Die?, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Family Wisdom from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Saint, MegaLiving, and The Surfer are still in demand in global market.
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7. Zig Ziglar
Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker, is widely known with some of his titles such as ‘the Master of Motivation’, ‘The Salesman’s Salesman’ and ‘America’s icon’. He assists people accomplish long-term success through personal improvement. As a motivational guru, he has been featured along with some of the world class business leaders including Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley, Generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, and Lady Margaret Thatcher, Debi Fields, Tom Hopkins and with six former U.S. presidents . He has published over 40 works, including See You at the Top. Gretna, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World. Nashville, Success for Dummies, Embrace the Struggle: Living Life on Life’s Terms and God’s Way Is Still the Best Way.
He has been bestowed with some honours and awards. In 1999 he was awarded Master of Influence Award, In 2001, Ziglar was awarded the Cavett Award by the National Speakers Association, and in the following year, he received the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
8. Dr. Phil McGraw
Phillip Calvin McGraw , an American television personality, author, and psychologist, is widely known as Dr. Phil after hosting one of the popular television shows Dr. Phil. He received his huge celebrity fame in 1990 after his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
In 1980, he received his doctorate degree in psychology from the University of North Texas.. In the folloing year, he established Courtroom Sciences, Inc., that was a full-service trial sciences firm. During the time, he travelled throughout the United States and Europe to consult with clients that included Fortune 500 companies. His lectures on life strategies in seminar was liked by thousands of attendants, they felt comfortable listening to him.
He has published three books “Relationship Rescue”, “Life Strategies: Doing What Works, and Doing What Matters”, and “Family First”.
9. Dr. Andrew Weil
Andrew Thomas Weil, an American physician, and author, is widely popular for his development in the field of integrative medicine which can be named the substitution of integrate alternative and conventional medicine. Weil is the author of several best-selling books including Marriage of Sun and Moon, Health and Healing, Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Natural Health, Natural Medicine, Eating Well for Optimum Health and the title Spontaneous Happiness in 2011.
In 1994, He founded the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He has been awarded for many a times for his healing techniques including “extraordinary contributions to public awareness of integrative and complementary medicine” in 2004, John P. McGovern Award in Behavioural Sciences by Smithsonian Associates in 2005, and was among 100 most influential people in the world in 2005,