The Top 5 Motivational Speakers Presented By The CrowdUltra Awards

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Since CrowdUltra is focused on connecting crowds to bring everyone closer together, they’ve formed the CrowdUltra Awards to celebrate the best of all things with a crowd. For those who don’t know, CrowdUltra is part free all-in-one event and audience interaction app, part ticketing platform, and part social network. The CrowdUltra Awards features over 100 categories among segments they provide value to including events, podcasting, event talent, and event planning.

After receiving over a thousand nominations, they narrowed down the top five motivational speaker nominees. These motivational speakers stood out among the rest and should be celebrated for the quality of their work. Those selected were determined by a mix of submitted nominations along with our expert panel’s assessment on a multitude of considerations including quality, community, and uniqueness. See who was selected and learn about them below.

The Top 5 Motivational Speakers Feature:

Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley
Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley is a globally-recognized serial entrepreneur, speaker, and influencer on a mission to transform millions of people worldwide. Jabaley is the former manager of 2Chainz (Grammy nominated & winning rap artist) and the previous founder of Street Execs - an Atlanta based hip hop firm managing megastars such as Travis Porter, Young Dolph, and BankRoll. Jabaley retired in 2017 from the music industry and the name “CEO Charlie”. At the age of 29, he made the decision to reinvent his life in pursuit of his childhood dream to become an athlete and share his story. From the flames emerged his new identity, Charlie Rocket. Within 2 years, Charlie Rocket lost 135lbs, ran 3 marathons, reversed the growth of his brain tumor, and became an Ironman. Since then, all of Jabaley's dreams came true. Along with his Dream Machine Foundation, Jabaley has dedicated the rest of his life to making others' dreams come true.

Les Brown
As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients. As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. Les Brown is committed to motivating and training today’s generation to be achievers and leaders. Les Brown’s audio series, “Choosing Your Future,” remains his all-time bestseller for its acclaimed impact worldwide. Les Brown is not only an internationally recognized speaker and CEO of Les Brown Unlimited, Inc., he is also the author of the highly acclaimed and successful book, Live Your Dreams, and former host of The Les Brown Show, a nationally syndicated daily television talk show which focused on solutions rather than problems.

Nick Santonastasso
Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth.

Nick Vujicic
Aussie-American Nick Vujicic is an entrepreneur, internationally known speaker, and author, who has traveled the globe sharing his life story to inspire millions of people. He motivates and equips people of all ages to dream big and never give up, as he shares his faith, values, and the principles of how he transformed his life from a life without limbs into a life without limits! He co-founded multiple non-profit organizations including Life Without Limbs and Unbound Warrior, and through his passion to fight against bullying he, with partners at Noble Education Initiative, developed a full comprehensive, academic, social-emotional learning curriculum for public and private schools and students of all ages. Vujicic has written 6 books, which have sold over 3 million copies in 30+ languages and has had the opportunity to address 10 national governments, as well as meet 21 Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Prime Ministers. Corporations that have had Vujicic motivate their teams include Google, Keller Williams, JP Morgan Chase, Remax, FranklinCovey, NuSkin, Young Living, Monat, Isagenix, Plexus, USANA, Cisco, and countless more.

Simon Keith
Simon Keith holds the distinction of being the first athlete in the world to play a professional sport after undergoing a heart transplant. Now one of the longest living organ transplant recipients in the world and most notable professional athletes of his time, Keith travels cross-country captivating audiences with his “Moments of Truth” speeches and daring people to live. In 2011, he founded The Simon Keith Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing organ donor awareness and educating transplant recipients: Keith has recently published his biography detailing this most unique journey. Heart for the Game. In addition to Keith’s philanthropic efforts, and professional soccer career, he is a successful entrepreneur who currently manages, a Financial Management firm as well as acting as a consultant and Chairman of the Board for the Nevada Donor Network.

The winner of the CrowdUltra Award for the best motivational speaker of 2022 will be announced January 2nd. Those interested can stay tuned by visiting and following CrowdUltra News on Twitter. Learn more about how CrowdUltra can enhance any speaking occasion and increase connection among the community here.