We surveyed 436 motivational speakers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical motivational speaker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a motivational speaker?



Working as a motivational speaker typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a motivational speaker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a motivational speaker typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a motivational speaker?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a motivational speaker.


Do motivational speakers work full-time or part-time?

25% of motivational speakers work in full-time roles while 75% work part-time.