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Jim Craig, motivational speaker and strategist for teamwork and sales training has worked with clients across numerous business sectors.

Here are testimonials from Banking and Financial Services clients:

“I have repeatedly hired Jim for keynote/Sales training and “VIP Dinner” events in the past 2 years. Jim has become far more than just the “Gold Medal Goalie” from the 1980 Olympics! His over 25 years of marketing and sales leadership, is what sets him apart from all others I have hired to grab the attention and educate the Financial Advisors that I work with every day! All of the participants that join our keynote and dinners, have expressed how great it was to meet Jimmy as well as hear his great input on team-building and sales development. I will continue to utilize Jim in upcoming events….because they increase the likelihood of my teams success!”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
Divisional VP Advisor Solutions Group, Janus Capital Group


“I just wanted to drop you a short note to thank you for both of your presentations to our groups last week! They were both right on target and I literally have been barraged by great comments about both the content of your message and how masterfully you tied lessons learned in the Olympics to what we are working on building here at Genworth. Thanks my friend and stay in touch!“
President -Distribution & Marketing, Genworth Financial


“Chills on the back of your neck, and that is just the start! What a pleasure it was to hear Jim address our group. Jim took the time to passionately address how he played a role in the team we will never forget: The Gold Medal Winning 1980 USA Men’s Olympic Hockey Team. Jim humbly described how he participated in team USA and eloquently described the contributions of his coach and team mates and how that team chemistry can be weaved and be replicated into a family, team or corporate environment. Jim gives the audiences glimpses into his family upbringing and what it takes to be a winner and a team player. In short, Jim gives you a straight from the gut approach based on his personal experiences. If you have a sales force that could benefit from the perspective of a true all American hero who has a desire for results and cares for your clients, Jim is your man! Thanks again Jim, I enjoyed your story and the passion you have for your team’s legacy and your caring for individuals and the desire to pass it on to others.”
Vice President, Regional Banking Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors


“Jim Craig could entertain an audience for hours purely telling stories about the 1980 Gold Medal Team but he raises the bar in his presentations by integrating his Gold Medal Strategies. He shares ideas for success pulled from his unique experience and achievement. It should be noted that Jimmy still puts forth Olympic effort. After having his flight directed to Tyler, TX, he hired a car service and drove 5 hours through a torrential storm to Austin making his scheduled appearance. He is a class act from start to finish.”
President, NRF Capital Markets


“I had extremely high expectations for Jim’s presentation. I have hired and witnessed hundreds of keynote addresses in my career. Jim was by far the best. He took the time to profile our organization and understand our future vision. His delivery was flawless and there was not one individual out of the 200 attendees that did not leave with multiple compliments and a renewed sense of pride in themselves and others.”
Sr. Vice President, National Sales, Multi-Financial Securities Corporation


“I’ve been a financial advisor for over 30 years and I have never been more inspired by the speech that Jim Craig gave to our group. Jim provided me with the energy and vision to understand that my job is to grow and protect people’s legacies.”
Financial Advisor, Janus


“His legacy, passion, and sincerity all come together so genuinely that audience can’t help but to be inspired. He is an incredible story teller who uses his achievements and insight to captivate the crowd and really deliver a topical and meaningful speech. You can tell Jim does his homework and knows his audience. It was an honor having him speak at our event.”
Director, Advisor Solutions Group, JANUS


“Just want to thank you for speaking at our National Sales Meeting. Your enthusiasm and powerful message served as a great close to our meeting. I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to schedule the “pre speech” conference call with me. Your interest in my teams philosophy and how your presentation could be customized to fit my objectives was very helpful. The positive feedback from my team made it clear that you did your homework, understood our organization, and crafted a meaningful message tailored to our audience of sales people.

From the very beginning of your presentation you had an impact. The intro gave most goose bumps. Your strong message about shaking off the “entitled” nature some senior salespeople sometimes feel was on point. Finally, your willingness to spend extra time meeting and greeting our people made the whole experience memorable and worthwhile for all. Thanks to you we ended our National Meeting with a feeling that “together we will all go far”.”
Business Development Group, Wells Fargo Advisors


“Your speech was right on. Sharing your experiences as a player on the 1980 Gold Model Olympic Team not only addressed personal achievement within the complex running’s of a team sport, but spoke directly to the importance of believing in something larger than oneself and coming together to achieve a shared goal. The feedback we received was all positive and the attendees appreciated your warm and open demeanor. Lastly, your preparation and attention to detail–traits no doubt learned as an elite Olympic athlete–helped bring it all full circle.”
Complex Business Development Officer, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney


“Thank you for taking the time to spend with me, and the handful of advisors from my office. I couldn’t have asked for a better night and truly enjoyed spending time with you and getting to know you a bit. I had a few advisors approach me over the following days to tell me how inspired they were. Your words were very encouraging to all of us and again, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to spend with us in an intimate dinner setting.”
Regional Leader, West, UBS Private Wealth Management


“I have used Jim as my keynote speaker on numerous occasions.  Every time, he delivered the exact message needed to inspire and motivate my audiences!  His ability to intermingle his incredible Olympic feat, with his over 20 years of sales success, provided a unique and effective message I believe only he can deliver!”
Divisional VP, Janus Capital


“Jim delivered an inspirational message to our team with clarity, enthusiasm and personality that resonated with every attendee in our audience.  He was able to take our themes of teamwork, change and execution and composed a clear, succinct message that resonated with our colleagues across the franchise.  He infused energy and a belief that ‘we can’ instead of ‘we can’t’ in the face of adversity.”
Citizens Bank