Jamie Clarke

Jamie Clarke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Expedition Leader And Summiteer | Inspiration | Grit | Fear & Business Speaker

Jamie Clarke is a keynote speaker, adventurer, performance coach, seasoned expedition leader and entrepreneur, empowering leaders in change. Jamie Clarke shares lessons learned from journeys of contrast, courage and endurance. From the top of Everest to the deserts of Arabia. From Mongolia to The Andes. From The Rockies to Kilimanjaro. Clarke draws parallels between the dynamic environments found in business and nature to share memorable insights and actionable strategies on leadership, risk management, and goal setting. He challenges audiences to reach their unique Everest and guides them toward building and leading teams to success.
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JAMIE CLARKE BIOGRAPHY

Business is an adventure, and mountain-climber Jamie Clarke shows audiences how to strategize and succeed in their ventures. An acclaimed adventurer and entrepreneur, Clarke draws parallels between the dynamic environments found in business and nature to share memorable insights and actionable strategies on leadership, risk management, and goal setting. He challenges audiences to reach their unique Everest and guides them toward building and leading teams to success.

As a mountain climber, Jamie Clarke has reached the Everest summit twice, but only after his first two attempts were cut short by deadly storms, leaving him only a few feet short of the summit. Determined and dedicated, Clarke reached his goal in 1997 and 2010. He is also one of a handful of people in the world to hold the rare accomplishment of climbing the Seven Summits.

Always one for new adventures, Jamie Clarke has ridden camels across the Empty Quarter of Arabia, motorbiked across Mongolia with his son, and has served as a performance coach for Olympians, the NFL, Hockey Canada, and the 2018 Stanley Cup-winning Washington Capitals.

Jamie Clarke is currently a fellow and associate professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne Business school, where he teaches and mentors in the Centre for Advanced Leadership.

Adventurer, Jamie Clarke is also the founder and former CEO of Live Out There Inc., a mountaineer clothing e-commerce business that earned him multiple nominations for the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards.

Through relaying his diverse experiences as an entrepreneur and mountaineer, Clarke provides essential tips on handling risk while navigating challenges, scaling new heights while retaining your passion, and how to foster an honest and authentic workplace culture that stays true to its mission.

Jamie Clarke’s upbeat perspectives from the roof of the world to the peaks of business success have made him a favourite with leading companies and pro sports franchises. The Stanley Cup-winning Capitals, Olympic Gold Medal Team Canada, IBM, Kraft, NFL, and The Wall Street Journal have learned from his stories of perseverance, leadership, and team building.

With boundless energy, gritty humour and palpable passion, Jamie Clarke inspires audiences by channelling the lessons of unforgiving wild places to illuminate the challenges organizations, and people face every day. Jamie offers deep insight and actionable strategy for success in business, academia or the most dynamic environment of all everyday life.

Jamie Clarke shares lessons learned from journeys of contrast, courage and endurance. From the top of Everest to the deserts of Arabia. From Mongolia to The Andes. From The Rockies to Kilimanjaro.

In stories punctuated with riotous laughter, moments of tension and evocative descriptions, Clarke will challenge your audience to find their resilient core and resolve conflicts, internal and external. As a seasoned expedition leader, motivational speaker, author, documentarian and entrepreneur, he empowers teams and individuals to pursue courageous lives at home and at work. Jamie is also an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University Calgary Haskayne School of Business.

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Jamie Clarke Topic Presentations

The Map Is Not the Terrain: Charting A New Course for Leadership

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Jamie Clarke knows a lot about leadership and uncertainty. He has spent his entire adult life embracing the unknown. From his days as a world-renowned adventure leader and elite climber to becoming a successful business builder and professional sports consultant to a Stanley Cup-winning hockey team, Jamie has navigated countless high-pressure and challenging landscapes. Even though teams and individuals consistently ignore this certainty, Jamie knows it: Uncertainty leads to indecision. Indecision leads to fear. Fear leads to chaos. Chaos ends in failure. Always.

    This program is more than 30 years in the making. It takes you inside the mindset and the leadership qualities that build team cultures that don’t shrink from uncertainty. Instead, they succeed when others fail. What to do when your old map no longer works? These cultures are everything from teams of business professionals, expeditions struggling to survive negative 70-degree blizzards in the death zone of 25,000 feet, or professional sports teams finding their collective way to break through past failures and become champions.

    With an infectious sense of humor and palpable, authentic passion, Jamie challenges his audiences to think differently about success, failure, hard work and fear. In his visually stunning and always charismatic and inspiring style, audiences will learn how to:

    • Adapt to forces outside of one’s control.
    • Uphold one’s mission despite the unknowns and the lack of perfect information.
    • Learn from failure quickly and adjust your plans in real time.
    • Conquer fear through focus and practice.
    • Reframe leadership through the lenses of trust, accountability, humility, reliance, inclusion and empathy.

The Adventure of Business

Above All Else: the Power of Passion

How Weathering Unanticipated Storms Makes Your Business Stronger

Empty Quarter

Everyone Starts at Zero: Selling and the Power of Passion

Testimonials

Wow! Wow! Wow! Jamie Clarke was fabulous, and I’ve already heard multiple comments from attendees that they thought he was the best conference speaker they had ever heard. His mix of wit, mountaineering information, and motivation was spot-on, and his pacing was terrific. And he threw in some really great corporate-related quips or serious references.

Lyra Ward Hankins

Director, Marketing Communications
Ventyx

Jamie Clarke was, as always, at the top of his game. The employees were ecstatic, and rave reviews started immediately following his presentation. I actually hesitate to refer to what Jamie does as a “presentation.” He is an authentic storyteller, true stories told from the heart based on real life experiences. And, as always, a kind, thoughtful, and generous ‘partner’ to work with.

Kris Horstman

Director, Meeting & Event Services
Allianz Life

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Jamie Clarke for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Jamie Clarke, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada's top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

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