Jim Craig, motivational speaker and strategist for teamwork and sales training has worked with clients across numerous business sectors.
“Jim Craig delivered a captivating keynote presentation at our national meeting to 400 + pharmaceutical/biotech executives, ..Read More
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“Jim’s appearance was nothing less than the perfect commencement to launch a product and a company in such a very impressive way. His experience coupled with his distinctive presentation was a custom fit for our client’s audience. Jim tailored his presentation around our client’s company, their core values … Read More
The Westfield Group
“We had the pleasure of having Jim Craig speak for our sales organization I was impressed by many aspects of Jim’s talk. I was overwhelmed with how many hours of investment in preplanning and doing research on our company and team Jim put into the event. I had never seen this type of pre-work from any previous speaker. Read More
I continue to get great feedback from my sales professionals and managers!!!”
“From the opening music to the thunderous applause and cheers, Jim’s keynote presentation was on target and inspirational. He easily transferred his experience as a gold medal winning 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team member into real-world, every day motivation for our sales team, … Read More
Director of Marketing, Training & Development
“Thank you again for making such a powerful and lasting impression on our US Sales organization. Your critical role in a most important moment in our country’s history was only surpassed by your presentation. You touched everyone with your passion and insight; you resonated with all through your relevant messaging and intimate approach. You left my team completely energized and full of possibilities. I thank you for far exceeding my high expectations.”
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
“Jim’s speech was great. I think it applied to everyone, not just sports fan because he had multiple messages for the audience. I heard many positive comments following his speech from people at DSI as well as random people in my breakout sessions. During the photo op, he was very cordial and engaging and this was the same at dinner.”
Manager, Training Operations
“Jim, “thank you” doesn’t seem enough to describe the gratefulness we feel about your impact on our National Sales Meeting last week in Albuquerque. Of course it was great to meet you, and spend time with an American sports icon…
However, the thing that means the most to me is that you took the time to get to know Healthpoint, individually and as a company…Read More
Thank you also for showing us a bit of who you are, and not just the American sports icon. I enjoyed hearing about your success in print sales, taking a territory from $300K to $50 Million plus; about your parents, being a part of a large Irish catholic family, your daughter’s hockey team and more. These are all things that helped me and our group, not only see you as the guy on the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal stand, but as a guy we can relate to…a guy who came from little, like a lot of us, and made success happen. Thank you for inspiring us to live a life that will leave a legacy as you are.
I look forward to working with you again Jim. Until then, I sincerely wish you and yours well.”
Associate Director of Sales Operations
“I thought that Jim’s appearance was special, not only for me personally, but also as a Board member.
The goal of the Board was to get our members inspired and to have them take another look at themselves. Many of our members are successful now, and have been for quite a while, so I believe that it is important to re-ignite the passion within ourselves on occasion. Jim did that–asking…Read More
Personally, it is a visit and talk that I will never forget–my wife and I had just taken our 4 children to Lake Placid in March, so it was fresh in our minds that those young men had accomplished something of a miracle. I played hockey growing up in Rhode Island, and to have the opportunity to talk to Jim the night before his talk was extra-special to me and my wife. Jim came across as genuinely caring about his message and the hope that our member-docs would embrace it. The feedback that I received from the docs was “mission accomplished.”
I really can’t thank Jim and B&L enough, but I will anyway–thank you all–I will cherish it forever.”
ALLDOCS board member
“Jim’s appearance was the overwhelming highlight of the very successful event. He did a fantastic job and received rave reviews from all attendees. Our CEO has seen dozens of motivational speakers, is himself an accomplished public speaker and a very tough critic. Alan commented to me that that Jim was the best he had ever seen and that we had knocked it out of the park.Read More
Vice President , U.S. Sales Operations
“After reviewing the surveys it is even more apparent that you had a huge impact on our audience and your story was a perfect compliment to our theme and message. The way you tied your life lessons to our purpose and business through your storytelling was very inspiring. The signed photos and DVDs are great additions that help capture the day and make a lasting impression.”
Physician Sales & Service
Jim’s message and delivery was outstanding. He connected with the audience through a blend of humor and expertise and it was obvious as you heard his remarks he had done his homework in regards to who he was addressing that day. Jim was able to integrate many of the events that occurred leading up to and during … Read More
Vice President Sales & Account Management
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Jim not only spoke at our National Company Meeting recently, he was the primary reason why our sales team left the meeting on a mission to be the best. Jim did his homework prior to his inspiring and challenging speech by having several calls with myself and others to really understand our business and what Byram … Read More
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Amazing presentation! We recently had Jim speak to our physicians and surgeons here in Naples, FL at our two Medical Centers… he was inspirational, passionate, and very informative. No question reliving the Miracle On Ice through Jim’s “front row seat” was incredible… but most importantly his dedicated and heartfelt efforts to raise awareness for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screenings was invaluable. We already have circled “our team” for a gold medal approach to an aggressive AAA campaign here!
Chief Operating Officer
Physicians Regional Medical Center – Collier Boulevard
Jim spoke to our organization last week and was truly an A+. His personal connection, preparation and motivation inspired our entire leadership team in a way that will be carried forward for a long, long time. Additionally, his book, Gold Medal Strategies is an excellent resource for managers to identify ways to inspire and win in the marketplace. Truly a class act – someone I know I’ll be friends with forever more.
Regional Business Director
Jimmy recently spoke at our 2015 National Sales Meeting and was the hit of the show! He spent a great deal of time researching our organization and really hit home in speaking to the unique challenges we have been facing as an organization. His themes on “teamwork” and “winning as an underdog with a shared dream” were truly impactful and inspirational. Jimmy was gracious with his time and a real pleasure to work with. If you are looking for a motivational speaker to help rally the troops, Jimmy would be a great choice!
Vice President, Sales
We’ve invited Jim to two of leadership events and on both occasions he has done an awesome job connecting his Gold medal experience with the everyday challenges a leader faces in today’s world. From preparation to execution and living his motto of “getting comfortable with being uncomfortable”, Jim walks you through his story and how life will throw you some curveballs, but in the end it’s all about how you react to those obstacles and how your mindset, determination and hard work can make you come out a Victor in life vs the victim.
Senior VP Central Region, Medicare & Retirement
Jim Craig recently served as our inspirational speaker at our annual Banner Health Candlelight Capers gala for 600+ people. He was a consummate … Read More
Director of Special Events
Banner Health Foundation
“Jim Craig delivered an excellent message to a diverse group of individuals at Stryker. We had folks from Marketing, Sales, R&D, Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced … Read More
Stryker Neuro, Spine, ENT
After having Jim speak to our commercial team at our annual sales meeting, we challenged the team with an additional incentive: we awarded each team member who reached … Read More
Philips / Volcano
You nailed it! I have been a part of over 20 National Sales Meetings/Launch Meetings, and can undeniably state that this was the best keynote I have ever seen. Your message was perfect and exactly what my team needed to hear.
SVP, Sales and Marketing
Bio Telemetry Inc.