Keynote Speaker Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Resilience Speaker, New York Times bestselling author

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    Colorado, USA

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About Speaker Jim Davidson…

Jim Davidson is a resilience expert, an expedition leader, and a New York Times best-selling author. From his 36 years of adventure and survival, Jim distills compelling stories and uplifting lessons about how to overcome change, challenge, and uncertainty through resilience.

He shares motivating keynotes and workshops on personal resilience, resilient teamwork, and resilient leadership. Jim has scaled high peaks from Argentina to Nepal, from Bolivia to Tibet. The US National Park Service has commended Jim twice for volunteering for successful high-altitude rescues in Colorado and Alaska.

While first attempting to ascend Mt. Everest in 2015, Jim and his partners survived massive earthquakes and avalanches. He shared his incredible experiences and insights with CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Smithsonian Channel, PBS and more. Jim returned to Everest in 2017 and summited safely.

For 20 years. Jim worked as a hydrogeologist (B.S. & M.S. degrees) and ran his own environmental consulting firm. Earlier he worked as an industrial painter on high-voltage electrical towers carrying 230,000 volts.

Jim co-authored the New York Times best-selling survival memoir, The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival. The Ledge won the National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature and was picked as one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon. His epic survival story was featured in an international TV episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” on the Discovery Channel.

 

 

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  • “It is a rarity to find such a casual, yet professional presenter. It’s a great mix and I definitely look forward to working with you in the future. I can’t thank you enough for making my job so much easier…”

    Meeting Manager Industrial Supply Association

  • “The many times I have heard Jim speak I am always amazed at how he can completely captivate his audience. He gets his listeners to apply lessons from his story to their own life situations. I have recommended Jim to numerous groups and clients and all have been extremely pleased.”

    Director of National Sales, The BROADMOOR

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Resilient Teamwork and Resilient Leadership - Workshop

On his remote expeditions, Jim has encountered many teamwork and leadership challenges. During remote rescues and evacuations, the pressure increases, uncertainty grows, and team dynamics become strained. High-performing organizations face these same teamwork and leadership conditions in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world.

By examining several real-world mountain rescue scenarios, Jim facilitates an invigorating, interactive workshop that has your team working together to resolve leadership and teamwork challenges. Some of the difficult rescues that Jim has helped with include:

– Solo mountaineer with severe altitude illness at 19,200 feet on Denali (Mt. McKinley)

– Hiker who fell 70 feet into a boulder field at 13,000 feet in Colorado

– Climbers trapped at 19,900 feet on Mt. Everest

In this hands-on workshop, Jim uses engaging storytelling and vivid visuals to bring these scenarios to life. Then, he has your attendees work to resolve the dilemmas by having them:

– Debate how to be a resilient team member

– Identify traits of resilient leaders

– Examine their own resilience strengths and weaknesses

This energizing workshop includes interactive sessions with small group work, large group facilitation, and individual self-reflections. Jim regularly facilitates this energizing program for top-quality organizations like Marriott, Credit Suisse, US Army, Kia Motors, and many more.

Attendees vigorously engage with the process because these are real teamwork challenges (not board games or simulations). This energetic scenario will be brought to life by Jim’s intense videos, photos, and first-hand experiences.

Interactive workshop is 1.5 – 3 hours

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