3 TED Talks That Will Get You Motivated

By Rebecca Schulte | June 26, 2019

You know those great TED talks that get you feeling super motivated, inspired and ready to conquer anything after watching? Days with back to back meetings, jam-packed schedules and so much to do in your work life and personal life, can make it all too easy to lose motivation and even easier to give into procrastination.

Read on and tune in for some great inspirational TED talks that will get you motivated and ready to take on the day!


Scott Geller: The Psychology of Self-Motivation

Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Centre for Applied Behaviour Systems in the Department of Psychology. His TED talk dives into how to feel self-empowered and self-motivated by asking yourself or others three questions.

Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink delves into what motivates people and how company leaders can apply this research to their own organizations. He strongly believes rewards aren’t the key employee motivation.

Shonda Rhimes: My Year of Saying Yes to Everything

Shonda Rhimes, the creative mind behind the television shows “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” shares the power of saying yes and how she rediscovered joy in what matters to her most.



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About the Author
Rebecca Schulte

Rebecca studied psychology at Loyola Marymount University, and after spending some time exploring the clinical side of psych working in mental health, she transitioned to industrial-organizational psychology.

Since joining the team, Rebecca leads the research department for Wynden Stark, GQR’s parent company, and GQR. She is responsible for internal HR data analysis and building out GQR’s People Intelligence platform as part of the company’s Client Services package.

She designs and distributes psychometric assessments and surveys for GQR, analyzing the data to produce actionable insight across various metrics like employee engagement, motivation, attraction and retention.

Rebecca is endlessly curious about human behavior and is passionate about finding different ways to measure and optimize employee success and engagement.

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