7 Public Speaker Success Stories [2023]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Become A Public Speaker

Motivational speakers share powerful messages based on their life experiences. The focus is on helping others gain life's wisdom and become successful. If you plan to become a motivational public speaker, learn how you can transition your genuine passion to becoming a professional public speaker who inspires others.

Then, start a social media channel and share your videos widely to go viral.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a public speaker:

1. Dean Bokhari ($1.44M/year)

Dean Bokhari (from Irvine, CA, USA) started Dean Bokhari over 2 years ago.

$120K / month
1 founders / 17 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Dean Bokhari, and I’m the founder of DeanBokhari.com - a membership platform focused on inspiring people to improve their lives and achieve their goals.

These days, about half a million people read or listen to my work every month. It’s both fun and fulfilling to help others grow. And it’s financially rewarding, too—our revenues are over $100,000 per month.


2. The Creative Collective ($2.4M/year)

Yvette Adams (from Maroochydore QLD, Australia) started The Creative Collective over 16 years ago.

$200K / month
2 founders / 20 employees

Case Study

Hi there! I’m Yvette Adams, Founder, and Co-owner of The Creative Collective - a full-service marketing agency that specializes in digital marketing.

We currently have around 100 active clients with whom we are either doing project work or retainer work and respond on average to 160 inquiries each month. In the last year, our team has doubled, and month-on-month compared to last year, as has our revenue.


Learn more about starting a public speaker:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a public speaker?
-> Pros and cons of a public speaker

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established public speaker
-> Marketing ideas for a public speaker
-> Public speaker Instagram bios

Other resources

-> Public speaker tips

4. Simply Hudson ($84K/year)

Nicole Hudson (from Chicago) started Simply Hudson about 3 years ago.

$7K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi everyone! I’m Nicole Hudson, the Strategic Transformation Advisor behind Simply Hudson.

By designing streamlined, semi-automated processes, the company estimated an annual savings of over 800 manual work hours and $80,000 in annual overhead costs while supporting a fully remote, globally distributed workforce. Wow!


5. The Big Talk Academy ($600K/year)

Tricia Brouk (from New York, NY, USA) started The Big Talk Academy about 6 years ago.

$50K / month
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hey there! I’m Tricia Brouk, an award-winning director, producer, author, and founder of The Big Talk Academy, a speaker, and thought leadership incubator. I support professionals who want to amplify and elevate their voices to become effective communicators and media luminaries.

And I do work 1:1 with high-level professionals on building out their speaker platforms which also includes massive visibility and deep transformational work. Being a dancer taught me how to build this 7 figure company in less than 3 years. Grit, determination, discipline, and massive risk tolerance are how I went from absolutely zero online presence or credibility to having ten team members and a 7-figure company.


6. Cary Jack - The Happy Hustle ($300K/year)

Cary Jack (from Bozeman, MT, USA) started Cary Jack - The Happy Hustle ago.

$25K / month
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

My name is Cary Jack and I’m a lifestyle entrepreneur, founder & author of The Happy Hustle, top .5% globally ranked podcast host, international keynote speaker, professional actor/model, biohacker, eco-outdoorsman, and humanitarian striving to make a positive impact on this planet.

As founder of The Happy Hustle, my mission is to help fellow purpose-driven entrepreneurs avoid burnout and achieve blissful balance in their personal and professional life while putting the Happy in their everyday Hustle!


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