Jim Craig Biography

Jim Craig is an Olympian ice hockey goaltender, best remembered for his outstanding goaltending in the 1980 winter Olympics where the United States team beat the heavily favored Russians and went on to win the Olympic gold medal in what’s has been labeled one of the greatest sports moment of the 20th century.

Prior to the 1980 Olympics, Craig attended and played hockey for Boston University. He led BU to the NCAA Division I Champion ship in 1978, and was an NCAA All-Star in 1979. Craig continued to play hockey after the Olympics as a professional in the National Hockey League. Between the 1980 and 1984, Craig started for the Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota North Stars.

Currently, Craig is president of Gold Medal Strategies, a Boston-area based motivational speaking and sales training company that also manages and represents Craig and his appearance business. Over the past 30 years, Craig has inspired, instructed, and provided strategic and winning direction for employees and associates from more than 500 organizations and some of the world’s most recognized brands in the country.

Craig is in demand from coast to coast and internationally as a motivational speaker, spokesperson, marketing and sales strategist, and master storyteller.

Craig’s unique life experiences as an All-American goalie and NCAA Champion at Boston University, Olympic gold medalist, professional athlete, actor and highly successful business consultant enables him to provide his audience with insightful real life experiences like no other. This has assisted with him being named one of the top 5 speakers on teamwork on multiple occasions.

Craig’s business book, "Gold Medal Strategies, Business Lessons from Americas Miracle Team," focuses on his Gold Medal Strategies for Success.

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Jim Craig Videos

Al Michaels & Jim Craig Talk 'Miracle on Ice' Anniversary
Al Michaels & Jim Craig Talk 'Miracle on Ice' Anniversary
Jim Craig Interview
Jim Craig Interview
Massachusetts native Jim Craig reflects on leading US to Olympic gold
Massachusetts native Jim Craig reflects on leading US to Olympic gold

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Jim Craig is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Craig for your event is $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 Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Craig for an upcoming event.

Jim Craig Videos

Al Michaels & Jim Craig Talk 'Miracle on Ice' Anniversary
Al Michaels & Jim Craig Talk 'Miracle on Ice' Anniversary
Jim Craig Interview
Jim Craig Interview
Massachusetts native Jim Craig reflects on leading US to Olympic gold
Massachusetts native Jim Craig reflects on leading US to Olympic gold
Jim Craig - Gold Medal Strategies
Jim Craig - Gold Medal Strategies
Jim Craig on Winning
Jim Craig on Winning

Jim Craig Reviews

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Jim Craig Speaking Topics

  • Innovation and Strategic Change

    • Always be on the lookout and the hunt for better ways to do things
    • What tools and resources are available to help your team win?
    • How Coach Brooks, a supreme innovator and strategist, taught and mentored us to play a revolutionary type of hockey that would enable us to beat the mighty Soviet machine: a hybrid of the bruising and physical Canadian form of play and the speed, fluidity, and finesse of the Eastern European and Soviet game
    • When needed, abandoning the old, unsuccessful, yet comfortable, for the new and uncomfortable, yet what will eventually enable success

  • Identifying the Right People for the Right Position

    • As Coach Herb Brooks said when building the U.S. 1980 Olympic hockey team: "I'm not looking for the best players - I'm looking for the right ones."
    • Selecting the type of players so that the whole (team) is greater sum of the parts (employees, players)
    • Being on guard against prima donnas and disruptive influences
    • Finding your captain and team leader

  • Creating Great Groups

    • Instilling in people a sense of destiny and desire to accomplish greatness
    • Maintaining a competitive edge and a view that the team is an underappreciated underdog that will win, shock, and inspire

  • Self Reliance and Personal Responsibility

    • How do I strive for and achieve personal excellence?
    • How do I stay committed to my personal goals?
    • How do I condition myself to be professionally tough – better than my competitor?

  • Building a Winning Team and Corporate Culture

    • Recruiting and selecting the right players
    • Inspiring, guiding, and motivating team members to put "team" in front of individual interests
    • Managing and coaching team members to work efficiently and in synchronicity
    • Identifying "diamonds in the rough"

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