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Spark your team’s resilience with a captivating and inspiring keynote speaker.
Amplify your conference’s impact with wisdom from a compelling resilience expert.



Jim Davidson is a resilience expert and motivational speaker. He will inspire your audience to overcome challenges at work and in their personal life. From his 36 years as a high-altitude climber and expedition leader, Jim distills compelling stories and uplifting lessons about how to be resilient and reach high goals.

Jim shares gripping adventures from summiting Mount Everest, surviving earthquakes and escaping alone from within an 80-foot deep glacial crevasse. As a business professional for three decades, Jim always reveals practical wisdom in his keynotes about how you can cultivate a resilient mindset, spark resilient teamwork, and amplify resilient leadership.


Jim Davidson has provided motivational keynote presentations to hundreds of corporations, associations, and organizations around the world. Jim’s unique keynotes integrate vivid photos, epic adventure videos, and insights from his New York Times best-selling book.

Conference attendees are inspired by and uplifted by Jim’s energizing keynote presentations. Your audience will learn how to recover from setbacks, adapt to change, and face uncertainty. Jim has presented inspirational keynotes to prominent clients like Verizon, Capital One, UPS, OppenheimerFunds, Proctor & Gamble, Nokia, and more.


From the many expeditions and volunteer rescues he’s done, Jim Davidson facilitates interactive workshops on teamwork and leadership. By examining these real-world rescue scenarios, your attendees will work together to isolate the most beneficial traits for being a resilient team member and for stepping up as a resilient leader.

Participants connect strongly with these challenging situations because they are real, not just board games or simulations. Jim regularly facilitates these professional development workshops for firms like KIA Motors, Marriott International, Credit Suisse, and more.

“[Davidson] follows in the literary trail blazed by Krakauer. He provides a gripping account of a series of avalanches on Everest on April 25, 2015, which followed a powerful earthquake in Nepal.”

—The New Yorker

The Next Everest

  Available in stores 4/20/21


Resilience allows you to endure difficulties, recover from setbacks, and resume climbing toward higher goals. Being resilient means having tenacity and grit, perseverance and courage.

Resilient teams overcome and succeed, no matter what setbacks occur, or what changes and challenges they encounter. With the world moving and changing ever faster, the best way to ensure long-term success is to have resilience.


leadership speaker

By challenging yourself, you refine yourself into a better version of you.
– Jim Davidson

Your stories of perseverance and determination are truly remarkable, and your message about teamwork and adapting to change resonated with us all. Thank you for a truly memorable and inspiring presentation.

Richard O'Brien

President & CEO, Newmont Mining

I wanted to thank you again for the positive impact of your presentation. It was spot on and it tied in perfectly with our business meeting agenda and discussions. We are so thankful for your help and message. I’m still getting great feedback from our folks, many have said that they think you’re the best keynote speaker we’ve ever had.

Brad Thornton

President & CEO, University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.

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.

Tammy Page Boettner

CMP, Director of National Sales, The BROADMOOR