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 towards building and leading teams to success.
As a mountain climber, 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, 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 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.
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.