Chicago Authors

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Top Authors near Chicago, IL (122 results)
High Energy Speaker Randy Fox, profile image

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High Energy Speaker Randy Fox

5 reviews
7 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Chicago, IL

*** Transforming Leaders and Teams*** Randy brings his energy and expertise to engage audiences to MAXIMIZE POTENTIAL, INCREASE PERFORMANCE and be FULFILLED in LIFE! He is impactful, inspiring, engaging and focuse...

Starting at
$3,500 per event
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Clean Comedy/Roast (Jake Cannon)

2 reviews
4 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Clean Comedian from Chicago, IL

I'll roast that family member you secretly hate (we all have one) or co-worker. I try to keep it clean unless otherwise directed. All roasting is in good fun. I am a: 1. Storytelling comedian 3. Crowd Work & Roasting...

Starting at
$50 per event
BRETT WALKOW - Comedian & Licensed Auctioneer, profile image

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BRETT WALKOW - Comedian & Licensed Auctioneer

47 reviews
71 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Chicago, IL

*Winner Best of The Bash 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019!* *Winner Midwest Is The Best Comedian 2019!* COMEDIAN: If it's on The Tonight Show, overseas for our troops, a party for 50, or a stadium of 5000, Brett has entertaine...

Starting at
$300 per event

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Deanne DeMarco: Award Winning Speaker

1 review
5 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Chicago, IL

Group Dynamics and Generational Workforce Expert Deanne DeMarco Helps Your Company Solve Team Problems Your Teams Can Do Better!    Productive Cohesive Teams Help You Create the Competitive Advantage! ? * Are you Dealin...

Starting at
$3,000 per event

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Shawn K. Woods "The Strategic Master"

2 reviews
3 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Bloomingdale, IL (21 miles from Chicago, IL)

Mr. Shawn K. Woods is a highly sought after International Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Entrepreneur and Author. He specializes in powerful keynote/motivational speeches,Leadership Development, Talent Management, and Coa...

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$2,500 per event

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Rick Lewis Humorous Motivational Speaker Chicago

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Motivational Speaker from Chicago, IL

You want something different for your event. Something both fun and inspirational to mix it up so you aren't bringing the same old thing to your audience. Because your audience has seen it all before. Rick Lewis speak...

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$4,500 per event

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Chick-fil-A Customer Service Leader Arthur Greeno

1 review
1 verified booking
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Motivational Speaker from Chicago, IL

Arthur has been involved with Chick-fil-A for 33 years. An owner for 30 of those, and going from a small store to being a multi-store owner was not easy. He never went to business school, so his approach is real, and d...

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$5,000 per event

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Chad Porter, Speaker-Best Selling Author-Motivator

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Motivational Speaker from Chicago, IL

National Best-Selling Author of the book Severed Dreams. Inspirational and motivational, Chad Porter is one of the nation's most highly recommended speakers. Corporate CEO's, Fundraising Executives, MLB, NFL and coll...

Starting at
$5,000 per event

"KC" Kandi Conda

Motivational Speaker from Chicago, IL

Kandi is an Entrepreneur, Brand Consultant, Author and Manager of Celebrity Radio Personality (WGCI, 107.5), Host and Actress Demi Lobo. Kandi "KC" is also the CEO of KC Power Players a national business consortium for...

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$300 per event

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Craig Schiefelbein

4 reviews
4 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Oconomowoc, WI (94 miles from Chicago, IL)

TOPICS Craig Schiefelbein is a sought after dynamic speaker who can playfully move people and organizations to create legacies of excellence. Audience members from all walks of life learn to see the greater purpose th...

Starting at
$3,500 per event

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Philip Martin

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Motivational Speaker from Madison, WI (120 miles from Chicago, IL)

Do you want to change the direction of your company, the course of your life? Do you want to develop more substantial and committed relationships within your organization? Do you want to lead from the core of your authen...

Starting at
$3,000 per event

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Jeremy Nunes: Our Best Comedian 6 Straight Years!

3 reviews
3 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Fort Wayne, IN (140 miles from Chicago, IL)

Jeremy has a our highest rating, 5 stars, based on feedback from clients like you! As you can see, year after year he's won our "Best of" award for comedy! This clean comedian has appeared in his own DryBar Comedy Spe...

Starting at
$400 per event

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Harvie Herrington

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Motivational Speaker from Eldridge, IA (149 miles from Chicago, IL)

You should think about your dreams all the time. Enough that it makes your stomach hurt. Everyone should have this burn. This desire to be more, too do more. It should and can overwhelm you. It will become your power,...

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Be the Benchmark LLC

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Motivational Speaker from Champaign, IL (124 miles from Chicago, IL)

Erin Tarr is a Confidence Coach for teen and tween girls and creator of the fierce&flourish empowerment program. As a keynote speaker, parenting consultant, and host of the fierce&flourish podcast, she is a thought leade...

Starting at
$2,000 per event

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Karim R. Ellis - Speaker & Breakthrough Strategist

1 review
3 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Cincinnati, OH (245 miles from Chicago, IL)

Karim R. Ellis is a Dynamic Powerhouse Speaker with over 10 years of experience in the field of speaking, training, coaching and breakthrough success. As the author of the “G.P.S My Success”, Karim takes great pride in...

Starting at
$1,000 per event

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Jeremy Nunes: Our Best Comedian 6 Straight Years!

30 reviews
36 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Springfield, IL (174 miles from Chicago, IL)

Jeremy has a our highest rating, 5 stars, based on feedback from clients like you! As you can see, year after year he's won our "Best of" award for comedy! This clean comedian has appeared in his own DryBar Comedy Spe...

Starting at
$400 per event

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Show Business Is YO' Business

23 reviews
40 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Detroit, MI (238 miles from Chicago, IL)

Out-Door, Socially distant, sanitized and safe meetings available: Whether we know it or not, if you are in business...you are in show business and that means every employee is a performer! Show Business Is YO' Business...

Starting at
$700 per event

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Wes Berry-$750M-WSJ Bestselling Author-Humorous

8 reviews
20 verified bookings
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Motivational Speaker from Detroit, MI (238 miles from Chicago, IL)

Wes Berry built a remarkable international business with sales over $750 MILLION DOLLARS. He is an international a Wall Street Journal best-selling author professional motivational and keynote speaker. As a speaker, he d...

Starting at
$3,700 per event

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Jeremy Nunes: Our Best Comedian 6 Straight Years!

13 reviews
14 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Comedian from Dubuque, IA (161 miles from Chicago, IL)

Jeremy has a our highest rating, 5 stars, based on feedback from clients like you! As you can see, year after year he's won our "Best of" award for comedy! This clean comedian has appeared in his own DryBar Comedy Spe...

Starting at
$400 per event

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Michael McDaniel Comic, Impresionist & Minister

6 reviews
9 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Clean Comedian from Southfield, MI (227 miles from Chicago, IL)

There are rare opportunities in a lifetime when you come across a talented artist with natural skills and abilities. Such as the case for Comedian Michael McDaniel. Detroit Native, Michael McDaniel has performed to c...

Starting at
$500 per event

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Glenn Bill - Keynote Motivational Speaker

1 verified booking
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Indianapolis, IN (160 miles from Chicago, IL)

Glenn Bill who received his real estate license at the age of 19, pioneered his way to the top before wisely purchasing a national franchise within 4 years. Through passion, vision, drive, and innate skill he applied the...

Starting at
$7,500 per event

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Your Career Evolution Edict with Amy Rossi

2 reviews
4 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Grosse Ile, MI (232 miles from Chicago, IL)

Amy Rossi is a John C Maxwell certified Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, with 20+ years of industry experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Strategy & Design, Customer Success, Account Management /...

Starting at
$675 per event

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Unique. Inspirational. Funny. DERRICK TENNANT

1 review
4 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Nashville, TN (396 miles from Chicago, IL)

Imagine you only had use of one arm. Imagine everything you owned fit into a carry-on bag. Imagine only having 7 shirts, each with a day of the week written on them. Well, meet Derrick Tennant. Derrick suffered a lif...

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Chad J. Willett: "Smash the Box"

31 reviews
61 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from New Albany, OH (281 miles from Chicago, IL)

Chad J. Willett is a TEDx speaker, two time author, and creativity and innovation leader. He creates one of a kind experiences (In person or virtually) for his audiences which includes electric energy, creative strategi...

Starting at
$1,500 per event

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Jen McDonough (aka THE IRON JEN)

3 reviews
9 verified bookings
virtual services offered
Motivational Speaker from Minneapolis, MN (347 miles from Chicago, IL)

TOPICS OF EXPERTISE: Resiliency OUTCOMES: Resilient Team Members, Stress Reduction, and Drama Free Environments KEYNOTE SPEAKER / WORKSHOP TRAINER - VIRTUAL & IN PERSON: Through her humorous, engaging, and authent...

Starting at
$7,500 per event
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