Robert Begley is a leadership/motivational speaker with more than twenty years of experience in Toastmasters International. His presentations blend knowledge, humor, passion, and storytelling. He focuses on the leadership and motivational aspects of heroes throughout history, with topics ranging from New York and Wall Street to the Founders and the arts. 

He is also a speech coach who can help sharpen your presentation skills. 

His presentation on Hamilton: The Man, the Myth, and the Musical—performed in costume—integrates elements that arose from seeing the Hamilton musical ten times on and off-Broadway.

Robert has spoken to audience acclaim at Duke University, Marymount Manhattan College, the Museum of American Finance, and Bridgewater Associates, as well as various other business and educational organizations and clubs across America.

He is also the President of the New York Heroes Society—an organization he founded in 2004—which celebrates heroism in the culture. Robert writes for Reason Papers and is currently working on a book about the history of American heroes.

Robert’s benevolence and optimism come across in his presentations as he demonstrates how happiness and human flourishing are achievable goals.

If you are interested in having him speak in your area, please write to