Jim Craig
JIM CRAIG
"Miracle on Ice," 1980 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
TRAVELS FROM:
Massachusetts
SPEAKER FEE:

$20,001 - $30,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"Our virtual keynote with Jim Craig was a huge success. I was personally very impressed with the Gold Medal Strategies team from the beginning, where they took the time to truly prepare and get to know our organization's aims and strategic objectives, ensuring Jim's message would perfectly align. On the day of the event, Jim was very well spoken and natural behind the camera, and I believe his message was empowering for everyone tuned in. Jim did an excellent job at bringing everyone together during a time of great uncertainty."

"Jim took time with us on the phone and over dinner to really understand our company, go to market, and overall marketplace to tailor his message to us. He tied in his successful business career and his 'Miracle on Ice' experience into the perfect message. We gave our sales winners signed USA jerseys and Jim even handed them out (which he didn't have to do) to make it an amazing experience. Best corporate presentation ever!!!"

Midwest Area Sales VP

"Jim has an excellent ability to relate the lessons learned from being a leader on that incredible team (and its winning locker room) to business and to leadership teams striving to evolve their performance, commitment, and trust. Any organization that is focused on taking its leadership team to another level, while working better together to meet important business objectives, would greatly benefit from the wisdom and inspiration of Jim Craig as a guest speaker." 

President & CEO

"Jim Craig is one of the best speakers I have encountered. His story on teamwork and winning is unique - great moments are born from great opportunities, when you are unafraid and willing to put in the work and have the right mindset. Our advisors were thrilled to have Jim speak at our conference. Jim is more than a gifted speaker, he is a gifted storyteller. He inspires the audience to think bigger, to go higher, to rise above challenges and persevere. Without a doubt, Jim started off our conference in the right tone."

Co-President, Chief Operating Officer
ABOUT JIM CRAIG
Jim Craig is best known as the backbone of the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team, whose ‘Miracle’ win was voted by Sports Illustrated as the greatest moment in sports history of the 21st century. Craig, who started every game in goal, was a leading figure in the team’s success. One of the enduring images of the 1980 Games was of Craig, wrapped in an American flag, searching the stands for his widowed father in order to share the gold-medal-winning victory.

Before the Olympics, Jim was an All-American goalie at Boston University, leading his team to a NCAA national championship. After the ‘Miracle’ game, Jim went on to play professionally for three NHL teams, where he sustained a career-ending injury while playing for the Minnesota North Stars. He is enshrined in the Boston University Hall of Fame, the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and is a co-recipient of both the Lester Patrick award and the Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year” award. He is also a graduate of Boston University and earned his doctorate in humane letters from Mercy College.

Following Jim’s professional hockey career, he transitioned his success into the corporate world as a motivational speaker, powerful salesman and corporate consultant. He has been inducted into the Sales Halls of Fame for two different companies, having increased a sales territory from $300,000 to $50 million in annual sales. Following this role, Jim moved on to become the Vice President of a promotional marketing agency. Under his guidance, the agency increased annual dollar sales by 80 percent and its number of clients by 30 percent in just two short years.

For more than 30 years, Jim has inspired, instructed and provided strategic and winning direction to some of the most prestigious companies across the world, including Kellogg’s, Bayer, Deloitte, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Disney, as the successful owner
and president of his company, Gold Medal Strategies. Jim has been selected three times as one of the top five speakers on team building in the United States, and has evolved to not only deliver motivational speeches, but host immersive corporate training programs that teach participants how to think differently and believe in their possibilities. Jim is the co-author of the highly acclaimed business book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America’s Miracle Team and recently released his newest book and legacy piece, We Win! Lessons on Life, Business & Building Your Own Miracle Team. His stories emphasize and inspire the idea that anything is possible when you believe.

JIM CRAIG PROGRAMS & TOPICS

The Power of Teamwork

Very few things great are done alone. Epic achievement is almost always the result of successful and enduring collaboration. Jim explains and details the elements of winning teamwork. He provides specific examples from the experience of the U.S. "Miracle on Ice" hockey team, and how it confounded the experts, made history, and made it to the top of the podium.

Meticulous Recruiting

Jim will provide you with insights on how to recruit the right people, how to put them in the right positions, and how to pull greatness out of each individual to contribute to a bigger goal.

Commitment to Excellence

Jim has studied, and continues to study and research, what inspires the pursuit of excellence in those who achieve greatness. He describes what is it that separates those content with good enough, and with all right, and with the okay ... and those who have an unquenchable thirst and drive to make history and establish the highest standards.

How and Why Great Companies Win

The impossible becomes possible when you believe. Jim knows what it takes to be a winner and will explain what it really means to be a true professional. He will talk about winner's character, how they prepare, their priorities, and how to handle victory & defeat. As Jim often tells audiences, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Jim shares the elements and fundamental components of goal setting, defining missions – and then going confidently and smartly in the direction of your dreams.

The Difference Between Loyalty and Leadership

Not everyone has the talent to be a true leader. Jim will explain what it takes to be a great leader and how leaders have the ability to make or break the team. Leaders always do what is right for the betterment of the team. They have the ability to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each individual and put them in positions to succeed.

Transformational (Change) Management

Jim believes that getting comfortable is being uncomfortable. He will talk about how he and his teammates had to change the way they thought, trained, and played under the guidance and vision of Herb Brooks. He will show you how transformation change can be executed and how this can aid your organization to perform more effectively.

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JIM CRAIG BOOKS
JIM CRAIG
"Miracle on Ice," 1980 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
Jim Craig
TRAVELS FROM:
Massachusetts
SPEAKER FEE:

$20,001 - $30,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
"Our virtual keynote with Jim Craig was a huge success. I was personally very impressed with the Gold Medal Strategies team from the beginning, where they took the time to truly prepare and get to know our organization's aims and strategic objectives, ensuring Jim's message would perfectly align. On the day of the event, Jim was very well spoken and natural behind the camera, and I believe his message was empowering for everyone tuned in. Jim did an excellent job at bringing everyone together during a time of great uncertainty."

Head of Equity Banking

"Jim took time with us on the phone and over dinner to really understand our company, go to market, and overall marketplace to tailor his message to us. He tied in his successful business career and his 'Miracle on Ice' experience into the perfect message. We gave our sales winners signed USA jerseys and Jim even handed them out (which he didn't have to do) to make it an amazing experience. Best corporate presentation ever!!!"
Midwest Area Sales VP

"Jim has an excellent ability to relate the lessons learned from being a leader on that incredible team (and its winning locker room) to business and to leadership teams striving to evolve their performance, commitment, and trust. Any organization that is focused on taking its leadership team to another level, while working better together to meet important business objectives, would greatly benefit from the wisdom and inspiration of Jim Craig as a guest speaker." 
President & CEO

ASRC Federal

"Jim Craig is one of the best speakers I have encountered. His story on teamwork and winning is unique - great moments are born from great opportunities, when you are unafraid and willing to put in the work and have the right mindset. Our advisors were thrilled to have Jim speak at our conference. Jim is more than a gifted speaker, he is a gifted storyteller. He inspires the audience to think bigger, to go higher, to rise above challenges and persevere. Without a doubt, Jim started off our conference in the right tone."
Co-President, Chief Operating Officer

Kalos Financial

ABOUT JIM CRAIG
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JIM CRAIG PROGRAMS & TOPICS
The Power of Teamwork
Very few things great are done alone. Epic achievement is almost always the result of successful and enduring collaboration. Jim explains and details the elements of winning teamwork. He provides specific examples from the experience of the U.S. "Miracle on Ice" hockey team, and how it confounded the experts, made history, and made it to the top of the podium.
Meticulous Recruiting
Jim will provide you with insights on how to recruit the right people, how to put them in the right positions, and how to pull greatness out of each individual to contribute to a bigger goal.
Commitment to Excellence
Jim has studied, and continues to study and research, what inspires the pursuit of excellence in those who achieve greatness. He describes what is it that separates those content with good enough, and with all right, and with the okay ... and those who have an unquenchable thirst and drive to make history and establish the highest standards.
How and Why Great Companies Win
The impossible becomes possible when you believe. Jim knows what it takes to be a winner and will explain what it really means to be a true professional. He will talk about winner's character, how they prepare, their priorities, and how to handle victory & defeat. As Jim often tells audiences, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Jim shares the elements and fundamental components of goal setting, defining missions – and then going confidently and smartly in the direction of your dreams.
The Difference Between Loyalty and Leadership
Not everyone has the talent to be a true leader. Jim will explain what it takes to be a great leader and how leaders have the ability to make or break the team. Leaders always do what is right for the betterment of the team. They have the ability to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each individual and put them in positions to succeed.
Transformational (Change) Management
Jim believes that getting comfortable is being uncomfortable. He will talk about how he and his teammates had to change the way they thought, trained, and played under the guidance and vision of Herb Brooks. He will show you how transformation change can be executed and how this can aid your organization to perform more effectively.
JIM CRAIG BOOKS

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