Top team building speaker, Marcus Allen.

Top 12 Team Building Speakers of 2022

These speakers can re-energize organizations struggling to build stronger teams. This is a list of the top team building speakers available.

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In order to succeed in this world, you need to work well with a team. Yet, being a team player can be difficult, especially in mid-size and larger companies.

However, hiring team building speakers can re-energize your workplace and bring people together. Team building speakers give advice on how to be a better team player, stressing effective communication, allyship and work ethic.

Here is a list of the top team building speakers of 2022.

UPDATE: This list has been updated for 2023. Please see our  2023 list of the top team building speakers

Matt Newman in a jacket smiling

Matt Newman

As a veteran of the financial services and insurance industry, Matt Newman knows about planning for the unexpected. But few can plan for something as devastating as confronting brain cancer at the age of 39 years old. Thankfully, with the support of his family, friends, and unwavering positive attitude, Matt overcame his cancer. He now inspires others to develop more meaningful relationships with their friends, family and colleagues. Matt’s experience is documented in his book, Starting at the Finish Line: My Cancer Partner, Perspective and Preparation. Whether you're a small team or part of a larger network, Matt Newman will help you build a passionate team.

U.S. Olympian and Keynote Speaker Leslie Maxie wearing an olympic jacket and smiling

Leslie Maxie

Leslie Maxie's successful career has been built around the teams she's been part of, and the one's she's created herself. Maxie was part of the sports broadcasting industry for the past two decades. She has worked for ESPN, NBC, CBS, and Fox Sports, making her extremely recognizable to sports fans. In addition, Leslie Maxie was a world record holder in track & field and an Olympic athlete. Her Olympic experience helped her adopt “the Olympic Mindset,” a program she shares with teams and business leaders around the world. Leslie Maxie will train and teach your team how to adopt this same Olympic Mindset, which is why she is one of the top team building speakers of 2022.

NHL Coach Mike Babcock holding up the Stanley Cup

Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock is a former NHL coach with an outstanding record, and a career that spanned 17 years. He is the only coach to win an Olympic Gold Medal, a Stanley Cup, a World Championship Title, and a World Junior Championship. The principles it takes to build a great sports team are the same needed to create a great business team. Babcock is a distinguished leader and remains a top team building speaker.

Keynote Speaker Marcus Allen in a suit and tie, smiling.

Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen began his career in the NBA and European Basketball League, so he knows what it takes to be a team player. This former professional athlete is now an entrepreneur, business leader and non-profit executive. Marcus Allen has been interviewed by CNN, Oprah and news outlets around the country for his perspective on team building. With his success in athletics, the business community, and the nonprofit sector, Allen has plenty of advice to impart. In addition, Marcus Allen is not just a leadership speaker. Marcus Allen also keynotes on such topics ranging from DE& I to overcoming adversity and motivation.

Olympian Keynote Speaker Margaret Hoelzer smiling and holding her medals.

Margaret Hoelzer

Another one of our top team building speakers, Margaret Hoelzer, is a former Olympic swimmer. Additionally, she is also a passionate spokesperson for the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Margaret is a former world record holder and three time U.S. Olympic medal winner. Her life has been dedicated to being a strong team member and creating great teams. Margaret teaches corporate teams what it takes to be the 1% in leadership, team building and team success.

Motivational Speaker and former-NFL player Kevin Reilly with a button down shirt

Kevin Reilly

Having fulfilled his childhood dream of playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, Kevin Reilly was on top of the world. Tragically, his athletic career was cut short after he was diagnosed with a rare Desmoid tumor. As a result, Kevin had his left arm and shoulder amputated to stop the disease from spreading. The surgery saved his life, but his road to recovery had only just begun. Keynote speaker Kevin Reilly has spent the past 30 years creating, coaching and inspiring teams. As a former NFL Special Teams Captain, Kevin Reilly created team building on the field. As a former executive with the Xerox Corporation, Kevin built winning sales teams. Kevin is inspirational and he quickly grabs audiences attention in his keynote speeches with his charisma, key takeaways and motivational team building message.

Keynote Speaker Stuart Diamond in a black jacket and red tie.

Stuart Diamond

Stuart Diamond is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Harvard lawyer, and distinguished professor who specializes in negotiation, a subject he teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Stuart Diamond has literally written the book on negotiation. Stuart Diamond's ground breaking book, “Getting More,” and his negotiation model have been used by Google to train their employees, every Navy SEAL Team, executives and world leaders. Right now, his expertise and team building insight is just a click away.

NHL Coach Ken Hitchcock in a black shirt, smiling.

Ken Hitchcock

One of the winningest coaches in NHL history, Ken Hitchcock is an expert in building effective teams. Ken has been professionally coaching since 1995, and his experience is evident in his keynote speeches. Hitchcock is perfect for organizations that want to learn how to improve as a team, and the advice he offers is truly one of a kind. When you hire Ken Hitchcock, you can be sure you’re hiring one of the best team building speakers out there.

Annie Duke in a white shirt, smiling.

Annie Duke

As the only woman to ever win the world series of poker, Annie Duke stands out as a distinctive leader. In addition to being a professional poker player, Annie Duke is also a bestselling author. Her book, Thinking in Bets, combines her experience as a poker player with the decision making skills that earned her a championship win.

NHL Coach Jon Cooper in a black racket and blue shirt with a fist raised up in the air.

Jon Cooper

Regarded as one of the best NHL coaches of all time, Jon Cooper has made his career out of being a team player. Cooper has led his team to numerous playoffs, even winning two Stanley Cup finals (2019-2020 Season and 2020-2021 season). Cooper is one of the top team building speakers, and he is available now through the Mollie Plotkin Group.

Former NFL and current CEO Ron "Jaws" Jaworski holding a football.

Ron Jaworski

Ron “Jaws” Jaworski is a former NFL star and sports analyst who spent seventeen years in the league on four different teams. As a quarterback in the NFL, you need to be a true team player and that’s exactly what Jaworski was. In addition to his experience in the NFL, Ron has a plethora of experience in the business world making him a perfect fit for corporate events. Having spoken at organizations such as, GMC, FedEx, and Visa, just to name a few, Jaworski is one of the top team building speakers available. There's a reason Ron Jaworski is known as "The CEO Quarterback." Ron Jaworski's team building keynotes are as legendary as his NFL career records.

Philadelphia Eagles player Vince Papale with Mollie Plotkin in a Philadelphia Flyers Jersey

Vince Papale

The subject for the film, “Invincible,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Vince Papale is an NFL legend. At the age of 30, Vince began playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, becoming the oldest rookie ever in the history of the NFL. Vince Papale is a top team building speaker, and his story is both entertaining and inspirational. Vince Papale has been helping make teams "Invincible" both live and virtually for the past 15 years and is one of the most sought after team building keynote speakers in 2022.

The Mollie Plotkin Group has the Top Team Building Speakers

Team building speakers are incredibly helpful for companies who are looking to energize their employees. These speakers will give unique advice, both from their personal and professional experiences. They will identify weak points within organizations and build effective communication strategies to optimize a company’s productivity.

The Mollie Plotkin Group has all of these speakers and many more available right now! Contact us today, and we will personally match you with the perfect speaker for your event.


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