Burnout has become a prevalent issue in today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments. Employees in various industries and positions are struggling to balance their personal and professional lives, leading to increased stress, exhaustion, and burnout.
This is where keynote speakers come in – they offer insights, strategies, and motivation to help individuals and organizations address burnout and build resilience.
We’ve curated a list of the top 15 burnout keynote speakers of 2023. These experts come from different backgrounds and experiences, but they share a common goal of helping people overcome burnout and achieve their full potential.
Adam Markel: Speaker, Author, Business Mentor
Adam Markel is a #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestselling author of PIVOT: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life . A sought-after keynote speaker, MC and workshop facilitator, Adam has reached tens of thousands worldwide by sharing his insights and research to develop greater levels of Resilience.
April Hansen: Workforce Expert and Hyper-Growth Leader
From being a small-town nurse to a tech entrepreneur to an award-winning leader of a multi-billion dollar organization, April Hansen has become one of the nation’s leading experts on employee engagement and hyper-growth leadership. Featured by TEDx, Forbes, and the New York Times, April’s insights explore fresh research and ideas to help individuals discover their leading edge, build a stronger connection to their work, and energize growth personally and professionally.
Shawn Achor: Psychologist and NYT Bestselling Author
Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. His research and lectures on happiness and human potential have received attention in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, as well as on NPR and CNN Radio.
Neil Pasricha: Leadership and Happiness Expert
IN-Q: Emmy Nominated Poet, Multi-Platinum Songwriter, & Best-Selling Author
IN-Q is an Emmy nominated poet, multi-platinum songwriter, and the best-selling author of Inquire Within. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired countless audiences around the world, live and virtually, through his performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 60 million views combined, and his stand-up poetry special, IN-Q – Live at the Ace Theatre, is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Ben Nemtin: Star of MTV’s The Buried Life
Ben has driven countless people to achieve their dreams, as both a helping hand and as an inspiration. These experiences have taught him that articulating and prioritizing your personal goals is not a selfish act—but one that creates a positive ripple effect that inspires others to live their best life.
Shola Richards: Founder & CEO, Go Together Global & Best-Selling Author
Shola Richards is a dynamic keynote speaker, the best-selling author of Making Work Work, and Go Together, he’s an in-demand workplace civility expert, and he is a prolific writer with passionate worldwide following. His articles and wildly-popular Monday morning “Go Together Movement” email series have been read by readers in over 160 countries, and his work has been featured on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Complete Wellbeing India, and Business Insider Australia.
Shabnam Mogharabi: Entrepreneur, Entertainment Executive & Author
Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content.
Agapi Stassinopoulos: Best-Selling Author and Speaker
Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She brings home the importance of self-care, practicing gratitude, generosity, and self-love to enhance performance and productivity so we can experience happiness and fulfillment.
Seth Mattison: Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter
As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.
Alex Sheen: Founder of because I said I would.
Alex Sheen demonstrates the importance of honoring your word by sharing his quest to better humanity and improve the lives of others through promises made and kept.
Chester Elton: #1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement, and Teamwork Expert
One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.
Erin Stafford: Burnout and Peak Performance Speaker
Erin Stafford is a keynote speaker, consultant and expert on changing mindsets through her innovative Type A Trap concept. She brings over 20 years of experience harnessing her own Type A personality and the pitfalls shared by Type A athletes, entrepreneurs, executives and leaders around the globe. For keynote speeches that inspire you and your audience to transform their mindset in a way that leads to greater success without the burnout, there’s no better choice than Erin Stafford.
Suneel Gupta: Expert, Connecting Well-Being and Performance; Healthcare Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author; Host, American Express Business Class Docuseries; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School
As the founding CEO of RISE, a breakthrough wellness company, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people build better habits for life and work. Now as a bestselling author and Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, Suneel has taken his mission one step further –helping organizations reach sustainable peak performance by bolstering their people’s emotional resilience. He asks the question, “How can an organization excel on the outside if its people are exhausted on the inside?” Suneel challenges our reliance on grit and hustle, which are also scientifically associated with exhaustion. Instead, he offers leaders and teams new, science-based ideas for the changing world of work –habits for beating burnout and boosting long-term creativity, innovation, and productivity.
Mark Schulman: World Class Drummer
A legend in the music world and currently on tour with P!NK, Mark Schulman is an incredible musician, dynamic performer and a strategic business mind who has parlayed his success on stage into true business success.