Jim has climbed high mountains around the world. He’s led expeditions and rescues in perilous conditions. As a keynote motivational speaker, Jim distills the lessons he’s learned on the mountains and applies them to challenges in business and life. Jim’s experience as a resilience expert, mountain climber, and co-author of the bestselling and award-winning memoir The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival, provides his audiences with relatable lessons to be used in the workforce. On April 25, 2015, Jim was at Camp 1 on Mount Everest when the earthquakes tragically struck Nepal. His intense reporting, photos, and videos from Everest were closely covered by CNN, CBS, BBC, ABC and other news agencies.
Jim’s passion for teaching resilience and his aptitude for storytelling will inspire you. Jim becomes not just your normal keynote speaker, but a man who truly sparks your desire to improve. There is no event that has had Jim as a speaker that has not left feeling prepared to face any challenge that comes their way.
Resilience is crucial for enduring uncertainty and embracing opportunities. Expedition climber, Jim Davidson knew that climbing Mount Everest would require enormous resilience. While Jim was on Mt. Everest in 2015, the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake slammed Nepal. The demand for resilience had never been greater.
In this unique presentation, Jim shows his first-hand videos and he reveals gripping stories of enduring earthquakes, avalanches and uncertainty.
- Harnessing personal resilience
- Staying resilient during a crisis and after
- Resilient leadership & organizational resilience
- How post-traumatic growth improves people, organizations & communities
The insights and lessons in this stunning keynote will increase your team’s organizational resilience, and improve your ability to survive and succeed when engaging Everest-sized goals.
Rally Your Resilience: Reach Your Summit in Business and Life
Buried alive inside a glacier. Trapped alone 80 feet down inside a dark crevasse, with no rescuers coming. Jim Davidson barely survived after a snow bridge suddenly collapsed beneath his feet, dropping Jim and his partner deep inside a hidden glacial crevasse. Somehow, he had to climb up an overhanging ice wall of the crevasse before time ran out. How does someone face tremendous challenge? How can you overcome adversity?
When you experience Jim’s compelling, inspirational presentation, you learn valuable lessons about:
- Persevering through overwhelming difficulties
- Rallying resilience to overcome adversity
- Confronting setbacks as you reach for your summits in business and life
From this epic experience, Jim shares an uplifting message that inspires organizations and audiences to be resilient and triumph over life’s crevasses. As Jim’s Rainier keynote, this riveting story is now featured in a one-hour TV episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” and in his best-selling adventure memoir called The Ledge.
The Power of Partnership
On icy mountains all over the world, strong climbing partnerships accomplish great deeds and fuel incredible survival feats. As a high-altitude climber for 33 years, Jim Davidson knows first-hand about powerful partnerships. Come hear compelling adventure tales and learn mountain-tested techniques for being a solid partner, so that you and your teammates can reach your highest goals. You will be energized and inspired to develop great partnerships.
We had an inspiring, invigorating and very meaningful presentation from mountain climber Jim Davidson. Jim helped us with a great send off by using our challenges as analogies to correspond with his mountain climbing experiences.It worked wonderfully!
We will be facing challenges of a different nature in the coming year, challenges of new and dynamic growth. The key to our success will lie in our ability to execute: exactly the problem you had to deal with inside the glacier if you were going to survive. I will be stressing the importance of execution as we embark on these adventures; reminding them of the power of your talk and calling on them to reach inside and go beyond their perceived limits. I believe that they will rise to the occasion as never before. Many thanks for helping us to see beyond ourselves!
Thank you for giving one of the most well-received and truly enlightening and inspirational presentations that we have ever witnessed at a meeting of any kind.