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Mentor Series: Ben Smith
It's funny. When Ben Smith discovered that I wanted to include him in my series of mentors who have most influenced and improved my life, he was a bit surprised. He maintains that, while he and I have long been good friends, and he knows that I think highly of him, he had not considered himself much of mentor to me. A reason that Ben didn't think o...

From our clients:

“I would fully recommend Jim Craig as a key note speaker. Jim's preparation and delivery were simply outstanding. He took the time to learn our business and built an inspirational and motivational story for our team. I plan to try to utilize Gold Medal Strategies again as it is a perfect fit for leaders in a competitive environment. Go Team USA!”

National Sales Director, AbbVie

“Jim Craig recently presented on the topic of TEAMWORK at an all-firm event. While preparing for the event, Jim proactively researched our firm, our industry, the people who run our firm, and the audience. Jim created a presentation that was both engaging and motivational in which he shared his own unique Olympic hockey team experiences but also relayed the lessons learned in a way that showed how they are applicable to any team. We hosted a cocktail reception following Jim’s presentation, and he made the effort to get around and speak to everyone in attendance. We have gotten many compliments on this event and people have been excited to receive a copy of Jim’s book. I would highly recommend Jim Craig as a speaker for a corporate (or other type of team) function.”

Sands Capital Management

“Winning a gold medal for your country is a rare accomplishment. Being able to listen to Jim Craig deliver a message on teamwork, meticulous recruiting and accountability is just as rewarding. To quote a few attendees "Best presentation I have heard in a long time" and "Wow, he had my attention the entire time". Jim mixes a clear message on important topics in business with entertaining stories of the past. Fantastic speaker and even a better person to know. If you have not heard him speak, hire him.”

Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Aflac Incorporated

“Hiring Jim as our keynote speaker at Gartner was a winning strategy. Leading up to the event, Jim made himself available for multiple planning sessions. The event itself went off swimmingly, and the results exceeded our expectations. 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.”

Senior Director, Marketing at DuPont Fabros Technology