Jamie Clarke

Jamie Clarke

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.
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Adventurers
  • Associations & Unions
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Awareness Days
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Conferences & Summits
  • Consultant & Coach


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.




Lived Out There


Answers Your Questions

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

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Jamie Clarke believes that the passion that drives an adventurer is akin to that of a business leader…and he should know. The renowned adventurer and founder & former CEO of the Canadian retailer Live Out There Inc. has successfully transferred the ideas, skills, lessons and passion from summiting the world’s highest peaks. With his trademark spirit and high-energy, Clarke excites audiences as he draws parallels to the dynamic environments found in the office and in nature to provide business leaders with the framework to achieve success in any competitive setting.

    Clarke shows how to adapt to forces outside of one’s control and uphold one’s mission despite distractions and dangers, all while encouraging a healthy dose of risk balanced with an ample measure of humility. Simply put: Clarke delivers insights and strategies for taking one’s organization to the peak and conquering the adventure of business.

above all else: the power of passion

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • With humor and palpable passion, Jamie Clarke challenges audiences to think differently about success, failure, passion, hard work and fear, as he shares insight from his journeys scaling the world’s highest mountains, trekking through the most dangerous places and starting his own successful retail business. Perfect for audiences seeking expertise on risk-taking, project management, and team building, Clarke’s customized presentations deliver a powerful perspectives on learning from failure, the art of grunt work, conquering fear through focus, and above all—living life with passion.

how weathering unanticipated storms makes your business stronger

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Adapting quickly to forces outside of your control—like being pinned on the mountain when a storm hits—requires team building, leadership, and crisis management. In this presentation, extreme adventurer Jamie Clarke shares how businesses can adapt to unexpected change while upholding the mission. With an entire workforce suddenly working from home, with companies forced to innovate entirely new ways of doing business, leaders are facing never-imagined workplace challenges. The insights and strategies Clarke learned while surviving extreme environments will help your organization emerge from this chapter in your history stronger than ever before and ready to conquer the future.

empty quarter

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • After Everest, what’s left? Clarke next ventured a 700-mile camel-back crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter, the world’s most desolate and dangerous desert. Clarke shares a journey of contrast and perseverance with breathtaking images. He will challenge your audience to persevere through obstacles and to lead others by empowering them to live passion-filled lives.

    In this program laced with laughter, poignant moments, tension, and lush illustration, Clarke will challenge your audience to persevere through obstacles; to live in the now, not in an incurable past or a daydreamed future; to resolve conflict, and to lead others by empowering them to live passion-filled lives.

everyone starts at zero: selling and the power of passion

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Jamie Clarke gets it. He gets how to grab an audience of sales professionals, pull it in and keep it with him for every word, laugh, metaphor and lesson. With an infectious charisma, relatable humor and a feel-it-in-your-shoes passion, Jamie Clarke challenge sales audiences to think differently about success, drive, failure, hard work and fear. No matter your past successes, be it summiting Everest or setting new sales records, everyone at one point has to start all over again. And prove it again. To start at ZERO. Again.

    This captivating program on regrouping and starting over from zero, shares hard-earned insights from his journeys scaling our world’s highest mountains, trekking through its most dangerous places and then creating and managing his own adventure outfitters business. Jamie Clarke is the perfect speaker for sales kick-off events seeking a fresh spark and an actionable blueprint for sharpening risk-taking and mindset. Clarke’s customized presentations deliver powerful take-away lessons on:

    • Performing your best when it matters most
    • The shift required getting the grunt work done
    • Conquering fear through focusing on the results and relationships that bring you to new heights
    • Building a resilient, winning mindset


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

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

Articles & Media

Coming Soon!


Coming Soon!

How to book Jamie Clarke for an event?

Jamie Clarke keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Jamie Clarke delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Jamie Clarke from Calgary, Alberta for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

Interested in booking Jamie Clarke for an event?

Are you looking to hire Jamie Clarke for your event? Jamie Clarke Calgary, Alberta is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Jamie Clarke is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Jamie Clarke is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Jamie Clarke from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Jamie Clarke to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Jamie Clarke creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Jamie Clarke from Calgary, Alberta offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Jamie Clarke is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Jamie Clarke focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Jamie Clarke will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Jamie Clarke’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Jamie Clarke speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Jamie Clarke for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

Jamie Clarke is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Jamie Clarke speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Jamie Clarke to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Jamie Clarke for your event. As Jamie Clarke's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Jamie Clarke and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

Jamie Clarke Disclaimer
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. 

When SBC receives a request to book Jamie Clarke we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization’s event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Jamie Clarke about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker’s fees. If you are looking to hire Jamie Clarke, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

Request Availability

please verify you are humann!

*Are you using a VPN? If so, you may encounter issues submitting this form. We value and respect your privacy. Should you need assistance or prefer alternative methods to submit your request, please contact us at events@speakerscanada.com.

MY Speaker List

Your short list is empty