Jim Craig

Jim Craig

Goaltender, 1980 Gold Medal Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, President and Founder, Gold Medal Strategies and Author

Speaker Categories: Hockey | Motivation - Sports | Team Building | Risk Management | Team Building | Leadership

Travels From: MA, United States.

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Goaltender, 1980 Gold Medal Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, President and Founder, Gold Medal Strategies and Author

Leadership expert Jim Craig is best remembered for his outstanding goaltending in the "Miracle on Ice" during the 1980 winter Olympics. In what has been labeled the greatest sports moment of the 20th century, the United States hockey team beat the heavily favored Russians and went on to win the Olympic gold medal. The legendary tale of the team led by Jim Craig was immortalized in the Disney feature film "Miracle".

Business

Today, Craig is president of Gold Medal Strategies, a Boston-based motivational speaking and sales training company and the author of the business book Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America's Miracle Team. The book outlines the necessary skills and details the specific techniques you need to maximize your business readiness, hone competitive cooperation, gather your strategies, and attack your challengers.

Motivation

An in-demand motivational speaker, spokesperson, marketing and sales strategist, and master storyteller, Craig has inspired, instructed, and provided strategic and winning direction for employees and associates from more than 500 organizations and some of the world's most recognized brands, including Coca-Cola, Coors, Walt Disney, Fidelity, Dunkin' Donuts, John Hancock, KPMG, NBC, Ocean Spray, Evergreen Financial, Sun Life Financial.

Olympic Teamwork

Drawing upon his experiences as both a world-class athlete and as an accomplished businessman, Olympian and leadership speaker Jim Craig reveals how commitment, preparation, purpose, and effort melded 20 individuals into a winning Olympic team.

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.

Shared Dream

Success happens when you believe in winning then you prepare to make it happen. Great Teams accomplish more than great individuals, no one is bigger than the team. Jim shows you how to win collectively vs. individually.

Real or Invented Enemy

Jim believes that the main rival you should compare yourself to is the performer that you were yesterday. He will challenge you to have to make your team every year.

Winning Underdogs

Jim uses his past experiences in both the athletic and business worlds to show how to use the underdog status as a powerful tool. He explains why failure isn't fatal but being afraid to fail is.
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Testimonials

  • Jim has a unique gift as a storyteller. He’s a very perceptive speaker who can easily adapt his messages to the audience. We would welcome the opportunity to leverage Jim again in the future.


    DuPont Fabros Technology
  • The overall consensus from our leaders was that Jim was truly one of the best outside speakers with whom we have worked. In fact, our firm has engaged Jim more than once, truly a testament to his abilities.


    Deliotte Tax LLP
  • Watching you work is a pleasure. You’re driven, you are committed, and the way you reach people is something special to observe. You have a wonderful way of weaving a story that captures the attention of your audience, and the lengths you go to personalize moments makes it all very special.


    W L Gore & Associates
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