The following links are to some of the most inspiring videos or presentations I have ever seen. While they are not necessarily in any order, they represent some of my most favorite people and have some amazingly powerful messages that I hope will inspire you as much as they have me.

Need a little motivational boost, here are my people:

  1. Shonda Rhimes: Dartmouth Commencement
  2. Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last
  3. Lisa Nichols: No Matter What
  4. Tony Robbins: Why We Do What We Do
  5. Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
  6. Brene Brown: Listening to Shame
  7. Dame Helen Mirren: Tulane Commencement Speech
  8. Admiral William H. McRaven: University of Texas 2014 Commencement Address
  9. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
  10. Steve Jobs: Stanford 2005 Commencement Speech
  11. J.K. Rowling: The Fringe Benefits of Failure
  12. David Foster Wallace: Kenyon Commencement Speech – This is Water
  13. Brene Brown: Empathy
  14. Why Mindfulness is a Super Power
  15. Mel Robbins: The Secret to Self Motivation
  16. Simon Sinek: This is Why You Don’t Succeed
  17. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Yale 2018
  18. Oprah Winfrey: USC 2018
  19. Ronan Farrow: Loyola Marymount University (2018)
  20. Jake Tapper: University of Massachusetts Amherst (2018)
  21. Congressman John Lewis: Harvard University (2018)
  22. Hamdi Ulukaya (CEO – Chobani): Wharton 2018
  23. Tim Cook: “Be Fearless” – Duke University 2018
  24. Melinda Gates: What Graduates Need to Hear At Commencement Time
  25. John Wooden: The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding (2001)
  26. Warren Buffet: How to Turn a $500.00 Investment Into $400 Million Dollars
  27. Your Graduation Speeches in 50 Words – 2018
  28. John Kasich: Harvard University School of Government 2018
  29. Steven Spielberg: Harvard University 2016
  30. The Untold Story of Robert Mueller’s Time in the Vietnam War
  31. Michelle Obama’s Emotional Letter on Loss, Love and Making History (Video)
  32. Alejandro Villanueva Commencement Speech – St. Vincent College
  33. Glenn Close Commencement Speech – College of William & Mary
  34. Tim Cook: Commencement Speech – Tulane University
  35. David Brooks: Commencement Speech – University of New Hampshire
  36. Oprah Winfrey: Commencement Speech – Colorado College
  37. Chris Matthews Memorial Day 2019 Interview with Congressman John Lewis
  38. Viola Davis: Commencement Speech – Barnard College
  39. Jimmy Kimmel: Commencement Speech 2019 – USC Keck School of Medicine
  40. Oprah Interviews Michelle Obama on her book “Becoming”
  41. Sting: How I Started Writing Songs Again (TED)
  42. Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating (TED)
  43. Margaret Heffernan: The Human Skills We Need In An Unpredictable World (TED)
  44. Grace – Orlando Health: How a clinical team manages a traumatic event
  45. How NFL (Patriots) Star Michael Bennett Manages His Money
  46. Indra Nooyi Shared A Work Regret On Her Last Day as Pepsi CEO
  47. I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of The Dying – Dr. Christopher Kerr (TED)
  48. Beth Ford – Land O’Lakes CEO Interview – 60 Minutes
  49. Indra Nooyi: Truths From The Top (Interview)
  50. Fred Rogers: Dartmouth College Commencement Speech (2002)