A great motivational speaker can increase employee morale, facilitate change, cultivate team spirit, and spur individuals to take on new challenges and grow. They are amongst the most sought-after speakers for employee engagements, especially amidst times of economic uncertainties. Start your engagement with these leading names. Check out our recommendations below for 10 of the most sought-after motivational speakers in India this year.
Top Indian Motivational Speakers
Devdutt Pattanaik: Author, Mythologist & Leadership Coach
Devdutt Pattanaik writes on relevance of mythology in modern times. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he plunged full time into his passion. Author of 50 books and 1000 columns, including several bestsellers, he is known for his innovative approach that taps into uplifting anecdotes and lessons from mythology.
Gurcharan Das: Author, Consultant and Former VP & MD, P&G Worldwide
An inspiring leader and one of the most-read management authors, Gurcharan Das shares his experience and wisdom about managing people and organisations. His talks give an insight into organisational setups and also help develop perspectives on leadership. He is on a number of Indian and global boards and is a regular speaker to the managements of the world’s largest corporations.
Satyabrata Dam: Life & Leadership Coach, Mental Trainer & Lifestyle Designer
Satya is often referred to as an “adventurer’s adventurer” and is widely recognized today as one of the most accomplished adventurers in the world. Combining his adventure career of over 40 years through some of the most hostile and remotest environs on earth along with his Armed Forces background, Satya delivers power packed presentations to inspire and motivate people around the world.
Deepa Malik, Paralympian, Khel Ratna & Padma Shri Awardee
Considered one of the best motivational speakers in India, Dr Deepa Malik is an award-winning Paralympian – first Indian female para-athlete to win a medal at the Asian Games, World Championships and Paralympics, and recipient of the Khel Ratna as well as Padma Shri. With her inspiring story, Deepa motivates her audience to take charge of their personal transformation and life journey.
Gen V.P Malik: Former Chief Of Army Staff, Indian Army; Chairman, Chief Of Staff Committee Of India
When the war hero who led Operation ‘Vijay’ at Kargil in 1999, General Ved Prakash Malik comes to the podium, the audience is nothing less than enthralled. Having served as an advisor to the Government of India for army strategy, personnel development, discipline, and welfare, he currently guides several corporate boards as an independent director.
Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee: CEO, Future Learnings
Astute, passionate and perceptive, Eika, believes in deriving faith from the ‘power of within’. Along with talking about women’s issues and diversity, she brings her unique perspective on Indian history, mythology and yoga to a corporate environment. Her sessions teach that one only needs to turn inwards in any context for the right answers – be it individual, organisational, national or global.
Prakash Iyer: Former MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever; Author, Speaker and Coach
Prakash Iyer is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and leadership coach. After spending nearly three decades working with teams selling everything from soaps and colas, to yellow pages and diapers, Prakash chose to step out of the corporate world in 2014 to pursue his passion for writing, speaking, and helping other people unleash the leader within. He speaks and writes extensively on motivation, leadership, story-telling, teamwork and winning. And is the author of two best-selling books: The Habit of Winning and The Secret of Leadership.
Pullela Gopichand: Badminton Player and Chief National Coach, Indian Badminton Team
There are those who drive themselves to make their passion the reason for their success and there are those whose passion drives others to achieve success as well. Pullela Gopichand, former Indian badminton player, has achieved both. Drawing lessons from is illustrious career, he talks about the importance of focus, teamwork and motivation to achieve success.
Bharat Wakhlu: President, The Wakhlu Advisory; Leadership Mentor, Keynote Speaker & Author
A leader with impeccable decision-making and people skills, Bharat has the power to work collaboratively to resolve problems, and unleash the talents of culturally diverse groups, to make wholesome and lasting change. An author of four books, his most recent one ‘Navigating the Maze – Simple, Smarter, Strategies to Fast-Track Success’ is especially suited to address the myriad concerns of professionals working in a fast-paced, interconnected and volatile world.
Major Gaurav Arya: Defence Analyst, Public Speaker and Indian Army Veteran
Major Gaurav Arya draws from his years of experience in the Army to speak on dimensions of leadership, motivation, team building and capability building. An Indian army veteran and one of the most admired defence analysts of the country, Major Arya is also Editor-in-Chief of Chanakya Forum, a reputed online magazine that comments on Foreign Affairs, Geopolitics and National Security; has spoken at various TED Talks (TEDx) and is often seen on prime-time TV debates.
These are some of the best top Indian motivational speakers who have inspired millions of people with their stories and never-say-die attitude. Share with us who is your favourite speaker for motivation.