An acclaimed adventurer, mountain-climber, and entrepreneur, Jamie Clarke works with elite teams who win: Olympic teams, NHL teams, sales teams, leadership teams, and startup teams. What connects them all is pressure. With his own hard-won philosophy of decision-making in extremes — and a storytelling technique that can take you from laughter to tears in minutes — Clarke recharges audiences with fresh perspectives on success and failure and risk vs. reward.
Clarke is one of a handful of people in the world to hold the rare accomplishment of climbing the Seven Summits — the highest peak on each continent. He has reached the Everest summit twice, but only after his first two attempts were cut short by deadly storms that left him only a few feet short of the summit. Determined and dedicated, Clarke reached his goal in 1997 and 2010.
Always one for new adventures, 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. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary and mentors in the Centre for Advanced Leadership.
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 challenge, scaling new heights while retaining your passion, and how to foster an honest and authentic workplace culture that stays true to its mission.