- Mountain Climber who summited Mt. Everest twice
- Author, Filmmaker, and Business Leader
Business IS an adventure—and mountain-climber Jamie Clarke walks you through how to strategize and succeed in your own ventures. Jamie challenges his audience to reach their unique Everest and guides them towards building and leading teams to success. This acclaimed adventurer and entrepreneur challenges individuals to brave their own Everest with memorable insights and actionable...read the rest
Business IS an adventure—and mountain-climber Jamie Clarke walks you through how to strategize and succeed in your own ventures. Jamie challenges his audience to reach their unique Everest and guides them towards building and leading teams to success.
This acclaimed adventurer and entrepreneur challenges individuals to brave their own Everest with memorable insights and actionable strategies on leadership, risk management, and defining and achieving your goals. As a mountain-climber, Jamie reached the Everest summit twice—but only after his first two attempts to reach the peak were cut short by deadly storms, leaving him only a few feet short of the summit. Determined and dedicated, he reached his goal in 1997 and 2010. Jamie is 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 rode 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 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.
With gentle Canadian humor, Jamie walks you through his planning process on mountain expeditions and how to apply his lessons for business strategies. Mountain-climbing can mean plenty of risk; Jamie provides essential tips on handling risk management as you navigate challenges on your path. But Jamie offers the key to scaling the heights: retain your passion while nurturing and encouraging your team. His focus: creating an honest and authentic culture in your company that stays true to its mission.
Jamie relays the lessons he learned as the former CEO of a mountaineer clothing e-commerce business, which earned him multiple nominations for National e-commerce Innovation Awards by Canada Post. The mountain-climber’s high-energy message inspires you to set high goals, overcome obstacles, and remain passionate in your own entrepreneurial adventures.read less
Jamie Clarke in Media
“Jamie it was simply wonderful, engaging, energizing, sincere, genuine and completely on message. So, many, many thanks. I truly could listen to you all day Jamie and I find you make me stop what I am doing and focus on your story (which for anyone that knows me I am the best multi tasker!)”
- Trend Micro Incorporated
“– Simply put: everyone loves Jamie!! He contributed high value to the Emerging Leaders session as well as to the full group.”
- Construction Industry Round Table
“Overall, I think we were happy with event. He was a great talker and has a keen sense of humor.”
- Cisco Systems
“Jamie Clarke absolutely blew everyone away. He was incredible. He took everything we said during our pre-call and wove it through his presentation and story. It was unbelievable how many tie-ins he made that reinforced our overall message every step of the way. He was worth twice his price.”
- WestPoint Financial Group
“Jamie was outstanding. As you know it’s been 20 years since I’ve seen him speak and he was every bit as engaging and masterful at relating his experiences and lessons learned to our current situation as a company and team. The setup he had for conducting the video conference and his use of the tools…
“Thank you so much again for your inspiring talk at our Sales Kick Off! As I expected, we have gotten such great feedback from the audience. We really appreciate you taking the time to learn about us and incorporating our points of view in your talk to help it resonate. I can’t say I would…
“Jamie was outstanding. The team loved him and appreciated his relatable approach. I have received numerous comments that Jamie was their favorite speaker we have had in the recent years.”