Jim Craig is best known as the backbone of the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team, whose ‘Miracle’ win was voted by Sports Illustrated as the greatest moment in sports history of the 21st century. Craig, who started every game in goal, was a leading figure in the team’s success. One of the enduring images of the 1980 Games was of Craig, wrapped in an American flag, searching the stands for his widowed father in order to share the gold-medal-winning victory.
Before the Olympics, Craig was an All-American goalie at Boston University, leading his team to a NCAA national championship. After the ‘Miracle’ game, Craig went on to play professionally for three NHL teams, where he sustained a career-ending injury while playing for the Minnesota North Stars. He is enshrined in the Boston University Hall of Fame, the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and is a co-recipient of both the Lester Patrick award and the Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" award. He is also a graduate of Boston University and earned his doctorate in humane letters from Mercy College.
Following Craig’s professional hockey career, he transitioned his success into the corporate world as a motivational speaker, powerful salesman and corporate consultant. He has been inducted into the Sales Halls of Fame for two different companies, having increased a sales territory from $300,000 to $50 million in annual sales. Following this role, Craig moved on to become the Vice President of a promotional marketing agency. Under his guidance, the agency increased annual dollar sales by 80 percent and its number of clients by 30 percent in just two short years.
For more than 35 years, Craig has inspired, instructed and provided strategic and winning direction to some of the most prestigious companies across the world, including Kellogg's, Bayer, Deloitte, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Disney, as the successful owner and president of his company, Gold Medal Strategies. Craig has been selected three times as one of the top five speakers on team building in the United States, and has evolved to not only deliver motivational speeches, but host immersive corporate training programs that teach participants how to think differently and believe in their possibilities. Craig is the co-author of the highly acclaimed business book, "Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America's Miracle Team" and recently released his newest book and legacy piece, "e Win! Lessons on Life, Business & Building Your Own Miracle Team".
In addition to his role with Gold Medal Strategies, Craig serves as a board member of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and he has a passion for leveraging his athletic and business success to help others achieve their full potential and lives in integrity with his mission every day!
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Jim Craig is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Faith & Religion, Business, Inspirational, Olympic Sports, Personal Growth, Hockey, Family & Parenting, Health, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Athlete, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Sports Motivation, Success, Authors, Human Resources, Sports, Virtual Speakers, Motivational, Innovation, Leadership, Sales and Storytelling.
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Jim Craig is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Business and Inspirational. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Craig for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Jim Craig generally travels from Massachusetts, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joe Theismann, Eric Boles and Rudy Ruettiger. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Craig for an upcoming event.
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