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Everest Resilience: Overcoming Adversity and Reaching High Goals

During his first Everest attempt in 2015, Jim and his team were trapped at Camp 1 by massive earthquakes and avalanches. After recovering from this huge setback, he trained even harder and returned in 2017 to summit Mt. Everest.

Work, life and climbing always include change, challenge and uncertainty. Struggling up Mount Everest reveals how resilience allows you to overcome adversities and can reach high goals. In this thrilling keynote, Jim shares hard-won resilience lessons on how you can:


  • Adapt to change
  • Face uncertainty
  • Overcome challenges
  • Recover from setbacks

Jim’s resilience was also tested by a tragic mountaineering accident that forced him to climb alone up an overhanging ice wall to escape from an 80-foot deep glacial crevasse. Jim’s survival epic was made into an episode of the hit TV series “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” (Discovery Channel), and it was shared in Jim’s New York Times best-selling book The Ledge. From his intense experiences, Jim distills how to:

  • Cultivate a resilient mindset
  • Leverage your personal resilience
  • Increase your resilience through post-traumatic growth
  • Persevere and become more

This motivational keynote will captivate your audience and inspire them to reach their highest goals.

Keynote is 60 – 75 minutes

Make Your Event Memorable and Meaningful

Jim Davidson is a mountaineer and a renowned corporate motivational speaker who knows how to persevere when the going gets tough. He distills his mountain climbing stories to draw parallels between the high-intensity world of mountaineering and the high-risk corporate world. You’ll be riveted by his words and photos, and inspired to take on your own challenges with renewed vigor. You won’t find a corporate motivational speaker who has overcome more than Jim has and has a more inspiring way of relating it.

Every one of Jim’s presentations includes:

  • Compelling adventure stories
  • Practical lessons for life and business
  • Unique & vivid photographs
  • Thrilling videos of mountain adventures