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.



Jamie Clarke has observed great teams from the inside and the outside: Olympic teams, NHL teams, leadership teams, sales teams and start-up teams. What connects them all is pressure — external or self-imposed.

With his own hard-won philosophy of risk management — and a storytelling technique that can take you from laughter to tears in minutes —Jamie can facilitate meetings and events that will live long in the memory. He recharges audiences with a new perspective on success and failure, risk and reward, kindness and courage.

“He is an amazing storyteller and captivated
the audience for over an hour.”

– Donna Erickson – Director of Conferences, LIMRA

“Jamie Clarke is without a doubt one of the best motivational speakers I have ever witnessed. He captivated our professional services audience of over 4,000 people. Jamie made us laugh, cry, and adeptly integrated an understanding of our business into his story of adventure and brought the house down. He is the best!”

Peter Kilman

Director, U.S. Communications, Deloitte Services LP

“WOW! I get to see some pretty high-profile speakers: George Bush (both), Colin Powell, Mikhail Gorbachev, and scores of “big-name” CEOs and entertainers. You made me laugh till my sides hurt and moments later your words brought tears rolling down my cheeks. You did it all with an ease and confidence that would make any public speaker incredibly jealous.”

Gary C. Bhojwani

President & Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America