The National Speakers Association (NSA), the leading organization for professional speakers, presented Darren Hardy with its 2016 ‘Master of Influence Award’ at their annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona – Influence 2016.

This honor is awarded to speakers who have significantly influenced generations of speakers and whose distinguished careers have brought honor and recognition to the speaking profession globally. The 22 previous recipients beginning in 1993 include influencers such as Jim Rohn, CPAE; Og Mandino, CPAE, Brian Tracy, CPAE; Zig Ziglar, CPAE; and Deepak Chopra.

“As the visionary force behind the rebirth of SUCCESS magazine as its publisher and editor for the past decade, Darren has helped amplify the voice of an entire industry. His dedication to enhancing our profession and the guidance he has provided has inspired those who use their voice to motivate and influence others as professional speakers,” says 2015-2016 NSA President Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP.


Darren Hardy is best known as today’s preeminent Success Mentor having been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry now for more than 20 years, leading three television networks and was the founding publisher and editor to the rebirth of SUCCESS magazine. Darren is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker, media contributor, and the New York Times bestselling author of three books, including The Compound Effect and The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster.

“I am deeply honored by this acknowledgement. My mission is to positively influence influencers. The NSA network contains many of today’s most influential thought leaders. It is humbling and soulfully fulfilling to receive such an honor from such an esteemed organization.” says Darren Hardy.

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. NSA’s thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession. Visit NSA’s website at