Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership
Jamie Clarke works with elite teams who win: Olympic teams, NHL teams, sales teams, leadership team and start-up teams. What connects them all is pressure. With his own hard-won philosophy of decision-making in extremis— and a storytelling technique that can take you from laughter to tears in minutes — Jamie recharges audiences with fresh perspectives on success and failure, and risk vs. reward.
Creative, humorous, passionate and on-point, Jamie walks you through his successful planning process for expeditions and business. Essential tips on risk assessment. Check. How to listen for cracks in the ice — and the team. Check. Weathering storms, literal and metaphorical. Check.
Through heart-stopping challenges, Jamie has reached the peak of his profession as climber and expedition leader. After failing twice, Jamie regrouped to reach Mt. Everest’s death-zone summit, twice. He’s trekked 1,000 miles across the most inhospitable desert on the planet and is one of the few alpinists to reach the “Seven Summits” – the highest peak on each continent. As a successful entrepreneur, Jamie learned lessons the hard way as the CEO of an e-commerce retail start-up.
His high-energy message takes you to dangerous places, real and imagined. He’ll guide you to the edge and bring you back safely. You’ll learn that the highs and the lows are both great teachers. While not on the road speaking or trekking in the Canadian Rockies, Jamie is an Adjunct professor at the University of Calgary where he teaches and mentors in the Centre for Advanced Leadership.