A lot of you have been asking me where to start in regards to finding a motivational seminar. If you are looking to boost your motivational lifestyle than I highly suggest going to see an inspiring speaker or seminar. Speakers not only keep you on track with your goals but you also become part of an empowering community.
So to answer your question. If you are new to this space and in the Los Angles area then I recommend starting with the Distinguished Speakers Series Speakers LA (you can read more about them in a previous blog post here). They have invited me to check out some of their speakers and the experience was very impactful. The space is held in a beautiful theatre and they always have speakers you may have not sought out on your own. In pervious years I saw Magic Johnson and New York Times author and political commentator, David Brooks share life changing speeches. Click the links to read about what those speakers spoke about.
What makes Speakers LA great for newbies is it’s a subscription series. This means that you buy a subscription, packages ranging from $260 – $475 and can see a different speakers through Nov – May 2019. (Read below for this years lineup) This is a great opportunity because usually it can cost $500 or more to go to just one seminar! At Speakers LA you can see more than one speaker which allows you to find what you like and also keep you accountable for surrounding yourself with a positive community.
This years series will be held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. I’ve listed this years lineup for you below:
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ – Famed American Portrait Photographer
Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills at 7:00pm
Annie Leibovitz has been making powerful images documenting popular culture since the early 1970s, when she began working as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone. She became their chief photographer in 1973, and ten years later began working for Vanity Fair. Her large and distinguished body of work encompasses some of the best in known portraits of our time. Exhibitions of her work have been shown in museums worldwide. The Library of Congress designated her a Living Legend. Come experience the world through her eyes.
CHRIS WALLACE – Award Winning Veteran Journalist & Host of FOX NEWS SUNDAY
Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Beverly Hills at 7:00pm
Currently the host of FOX NEWS SUNDAY, political journalist Chris Wallace, with his 40 years in TV journalism has established himself as a reliable media presence, an incisive interviewer, and a leading authority on presidential history and election politics. In addition to anchoring his Sunday morning program on FOX, where he interviews top White House officials and political candidates, he also contributes to the channel’s America’s Election HQ coverage. Prior to FOX, Wallace worked for ABC News, a senior correspondent for PrimeTime and 20/20, and a White House correspondent and anchor on NBC News.
JAMES COMEY– Former FBI Director
Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills at 7:00pm
James Comey led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America’s borders. He was appointed Deputy U.S. Attorney General by President George W. Bush. In May 2017, Comey was fired by President Trump amidst political storms regarding the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
JON MEACHAM– Presidential Historian, Pulitzer Prize-Winning, Best-Selling Author
Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Beverly Hills at 7:00pm
Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. His biography of Andrew Jackson won him a Pulitzer Prize and his latest Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, was a best-seller and debuted at #1. Meacham recently delivered the eulogy at First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral. This regular guest on Morning Joe, and writer for Time is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. He understands and analyzes how issues, events and presidents impact our lives.
ALAN ALDA – TV Icon & Science Communicator
Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Beverly Hills at 7:00pm
During his 40-year career Alan Alda has authored books, written screenplays and amassed Emmys and Golden Globes. One of TV Guide’s 50 Greatest Television Stars of All Time, for his portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H — the role earned him a total of five Emmys. Additionally, from 1993 until 2005 he hosted Scientific American Frontiers on PBS. In 2013, he hosted “Brains on Trial,” a neurological look at brains in the courtroom. He has evolved as an activist for feminist and scientific causes, founding the Center For Communicating Science at Stony Brook University where he uses his expertise to help scientists communicate more effectively.
PAUL NICKLEN- Nat Geo’s 2018 Adventurer of the Year, Conservation Activist & Wildlife Photographer
Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills at 7:00pm
Newly awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year, Paul Nicklen is the co-founder of the nonprofit Sea Legacy, formed to protect and create healthy and abundant oceans through visual storytelling. In 2017, Nicklen sparked a global conversation about polar bear conservation. An award-winning National Geographic explorer and photographer, Nicklen will reveal the nature of the changing polar regions and interpret what scientists are observing about environmental challenges. Nicklen grew up among the Inuit and developed a life-long interest in wildlife and the environment in which they live.
I hope this helps you on your personal growth journey as it has helped me and I hope to see you at the Distinguished Speakers Series this year. It starts November 4th.