Motivational Speakers & Speeches

Corporate Motivational Speaker
Speaking Topics – Areas of Expertise

Executive Presence


Do your leaders have executive presence?
If they don’t, how can they get it?

This impactful presentation will show your leaders four ways to convey confidence and command respect. Your leaders will learn new strategies on how to come across with confidence, conviction, and gravitas.

As a renowned corporate speaker on Executive Presence, Joel’s motivational messages leave audiences with a systematic step-by-step process on how to build, develop and leverage their executive presence.

Your leaders will walk away knowing how to:

  • Radiate gravitas
  • Act with authority
  • Build a positive reputation
  • Communicate with power

Developing Influential Leaders


Participants in this program will learn the five high-impact traits all influential leaders have:

  • Know how to have a solid reputation
  • Enhanced skill set
  • Improve their executive presence
  • Create a superior likability
  • Leverage the power to persuade

Power, authority and even a title aren’t necessary for impact. Influence—that’s what is necessary, along with the desire to be influential. No matter where an employee sits within your organization, he or she can learn how to have influence.

Joel’s motivational speeches on Leading Through Influence are ideal for corporations that want to develop more influential leaders. This presentation will motivate your people to become your company’s leading performers, who influence outcomes, contribute to major decisions, and create change that moves your company ahead.

The Power of Perception


Reputations are built on perception

Most employees don’t really know how they are perceived. They don’t know the image they project, the impressions they make, or the reputation they have created. In addition, they might even be undermined by negative perceptions on the part of others. It’s vital that key influential decision makers view your leaders as indispensable contributors to the organization’s success.

Perception management will show your leaders how to focus on and build positive behaviors, while systematically eliminating all negative behaviors. As a recognized speaker on the power perception, Joel’s speeches provide motivational messages to his corporate audiences.

Your leaders will walk away knowing how to:

  • Ask for specific feedback on how they are perceived
  • Communicate their value and impact being made on the company
  • Identify the positive and negative traits that impact others perception of them

Career Advancement


Your leaders will walk away knowing how to:

  • Actively promote themselves as assets to your organization
  • Increase their visibility to gain recognition and appreciation for their efforts
  • Become known as a person of influence who makes key decisions inside the organization

Do you know how to unlock the potential of your underutilized leaders?

They are your hidden treasure, your competitive advantage—undiscovered and underutilized. Most of your leaders work hard. They are probably good at what they do. However, if they lack the Visibility component, no one knows how good they really are—or could be.

Joel’s motivational speech for corporations presents his PVI-model of professional advancement.


“His facilitation style encourages active participation and sharing from the attendees. I highly recommend Joel.”

– Nestle USA

“You stole the show! I learned more in the first 15 minutes of Joel’s presentation than I do at many other conferences.”

– Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

“I got more out of his three-hour seminar than any multiple-day class I've attended at the American Management Association.”

– Accenture

“Your enthusiasm, style and heart enabled the team to open up and really listen to the message. We hope to be able to bring you back every year to help us keep on track.”

– Cisco Systems, Inc.

“I thought your presentation was right on target for what we needed. I recommend any organization that wants to get the most from its people to hire Joel Garfinkle to accomplish that.”

– Wells Fargo Bank

Making Time for the Work That Matters

You and I have the same 24 hours in every day. The question is: are we using that time effectively?

Successful leaders are laser focused on high value activities, doing the right things at the right time. They are skilled at concentrating their daily strategies on executing work that has the most impact. They know how to control their schedules by utilizing time blocking, delegation, and by learning to say “no” effectively to anything that gets in the way of what is most important.

Joel is one of the most effective corporate motivational speakers as he shows leaders how to manage their time so it doesn’t manage them.

Your leaders will walk away knowing how to:

  • Use prioritization and focus on high-value tasks to drive the most organizational impact
  • Protect their time so others can’t waste it or take it
  • Effectively delegate for even more productivity

Unplug, Disengage and Disconnect

Create Balance in Your Work Life

Your leaders will walk away knowing how to apply the three principles of balanced living:

  • Eliminate:Remove excess workplace stress and break the smartphone addiction
  • Renewal: Prioritize rest, reflection and recovery time
  • Energize: Feel refreshed, invigorated and alive

When your people are consumed by their jobs, they often forget how to prioritize what really matters. Long hours, increased responsibility, and information overload have become a way of life for many of your leaders and this kind of stress can create turmoil in almost anyone’s life. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is one of the biggest challenges facing your people as they confront the demands of a competitive work world.

During this presentation, participants will learn how to get out from under the overwhelming pressure, demands, and stress of their jobs. The balanced employee experiences less stress and lowers their chances of burnout. At the same time, they will experience increased engagement and improved job satisfaction. Use Joel’s highly motivational speech to give the gift of balance to your employees—and yourself.

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Invisible Leaders

How to Find Them and Help Them Shine

Creating visibility is about uncovering the invisible potential leaders and giving them the skills to rise to the top. You begin by recognizing the value of diversity. People lack visibility because of their gender, their ethnicity, their sexual orientation, or their family culture.

Joel provides Up Your Visibility speeches at corporate diversity and inclusion conferences and events. His audiences leave with motivational tools that these underutilized employees need. They will learn how to gain and maintain the high visibility that will move them ahead. Leadership and visibility require each other. When you teach your people how to have both, people will see them as having power, influence, authority, and leadership.

Your leaders will walk away knowing how to:

  • Increase their profile across the organization and among higher levels of management
  • Gain exposure to other business units in order to interact with other leaders and peers
  • Be assigned high-profile projects and be recognized as capable and competent

Stop Avoiding Difficult Conversations

Your leaders will walk away knowing how to:

  • Improve their conflict-resolution skills
  • Get to the root of the situation
  • Initiate and resolve the difficult conversations

Every workplace experiences conflict, confrontation, and controversy. No one enjoys tackling the touchy topics, so an attitude of avoidance leads to misunderstanding and decreased productivity. Your employees, supervisors, and managers will always have differences of opinion. If these differences are not handled in a positive manner, your people will experience anxiety, bruised egos, and possibly even exploding tempers.

As a corporate speaker, Joel is highly skilled at teaching leaders and manager’s motivational strategies for handling difficult conversations while minimizing conflict and tension. They will be able to avoid damaging the working relationships that are so important to their success. This presentation will show your people how to confront issues without being confrontational.

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