Motivation: Hope + Effort = Making the Impossible Possible
In this motivational keynote speech, WWE’s John Cena inspires his audience of all kinds to find their passion, maximize positivity, and to do their best every day. A star in and out of the ring, Cena attributes his success to remaining completely authentic – but his journey to becoming who he is today wasn’t the easiest. From being bullied as a kid to having to sleep in his car, Cena never let his challenges define him. A top motivational speaker, John Cena shares his uplifting formula for making the impossible possible – through hope
In Conversation with John Cena
Actor, producer, entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, record-setting philanthropist, and WWE Superstar John Cena delivers high-octane star power and an empowering message of motivation and hope. Cena shares his incredible journey to blockbuster success across industries, bringing major energy and insights and leaving audiences feeling uplifted and inspired.
Event Success Story: WWE Superstar, philanthropist, and cultural icon John Cena “exceeded expectations” as the closing keynote at the National Association of Convenience Stores Annual Trade Show
WWE Superstar, actor, producer, and philanthropist JOHN CENA shared a message of grit with the National Association of Convenience Stores in an incredible closing presentation for their annual trade show. Delivering an empowering message of positivity, inspiration, and momentum, Cena spoke directly to the hearts of NACS members, reinforcing the industry knowledge, connections, and advocacy absorbed during the event. With the same attention to detail he commits to all his pursuits – from granting 700+ wishes for Make-A-Wish to hosting the hit TBS series Wipeout – Cena puts in a level of research and preparation that makes his presentations a knock-out with event planners and their audiences.
Heralded as the “Babe Ruth of the WWE,” Cena brought his unique levity and charisma to the stage, supercharging the impact of his words. Cena shared his warmth with the NACS community, spreading his gospel of strength through kindness. NACS’ event planner says, “John was fantastic. Exceeded expectations, which were already high. It was also clear he put in the time to study our industry and deliver stories, insights, and humor in attendees’ terms.”
Speaker Spotlight: John Cena shares his journey overcoming challenges and helping others do the same, inspiring audiences to never give up!
As a multi-hyphenate talent who is a star in and out of the wrestling ring, JOHN CENA redefines what it means to be a leader. An acclaimed actor and wrestling icon, Cena attributes his success to remaining completely authentic – but his journey to becoming who he is today wasn’t the easiest. From being bullied as a kid to having to sleep in his car, Cena never let his challenges define him on his road to success. In inspiring events, he motivates audiences of all kinds to find their passion, maximize positivity, and to do their best every day.
Cena has dedicated countless hours to helping others, and currently holds the title of Make-A-Wish Foundation’s most-requested wish granter as the only celebrity to grant nearly 700 wishes. Cena has also lent his fame to anti-bullying, cancer-awareness, and diversity & equality campaigns and has spent time visiting active and wounded troops. A dedicated philanthropist, Cena is also a #1 New York Times best-selling author – his children’s book series Elbow Grease teaches kids the importance of perseverance and believing in yourself. A highly sought-after speaker, John Cena leaves audiences feeling motivated and inspired to be themselves and try their best every day.
JOHN CENA is an actor, producer, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and WWE Superstar.
Recently, John appeared in the second installment of the R-Rated comedy, Vacation Friends—the first of which became the #1 Hulu Original Film in the streamer’s history. John also had a cameo role in Warner Bros.’ hugely successful film, Barbie, appeared as Jakob Toretto in Universal Pictures’ Fast X—a character audiences first met in F9: The Fast Saga, and starred alongside Jackie Chan in Hidden Strike, which opened #1 on Netflix. Prior to this, he starred as “Peacemaker” in the #1 HBO Max Original series of the same name, written and directed by James Gunn. Audiences were first introduced to John’s “Peacemaker” character in 2021, in James Gunn’s Warner Brothers hit, The Suicide Squad.
John’s upcoming credits include the Warner Bros. live-action film Coyote v. Acme, Argylle, a spy thriller directed by Matthew Vaughn, and Amazon’s Ricky Stanicky, directed by Pete Farrelly and Jackpot, directed by Paul Feig. John will also appear in Amazon’s Heads of State, alongside Idris Elba.
Other notable credits for John include Trainwreck, Blockers, Sisters, Daddy’s Home and its sequel, the Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, Playing with Fire, and Ferdinand.
John has hosted a variety of shows, including Saturday Night Live, The Espys, The Today Show, the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Wipeout, American Grit, and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
In April 2021, John published two books: Do Your Best Every Day to Do Your Best Every Day, a collection of inspirational quotes geared toward children, and Be a Work in Progress, a collection for adults. John is also the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Elbow Grease picture books, a series inspired by the lessons he learned about hard work, perseverance, and teamwork from growing up with four brothers.
John has been the face of the WWE for more than two decades and has been dubbed the Babe Ruth of the WWE by Vince McMahon. Serving as Cover Star for both WWE 2K15 and 2K23, John is the only person to be featured as a WWE 2K Cover Star twice.
John devotes much of his time and energy working on behalf of numerous charitable causes. He is the only celebrity to grant nearly 700 wishes with Make a Wish. He is also the recipient of Sports Illustrated’s 2018 "Muhammad Ali Legacy Award" and USO Metro’s 2016 "Legacy of Achievement Award." John also starred in Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels campaign, "We Are America" to further the message of acceptance and love for all communities across the United States.