jim mccormick
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Colorado Based

Jim McCormick

"Risk & Innovation Expert"

The author of Business Lessons from the Edge and The Power of Risk, Jim McCormick has earned five skydiving World Records and skydived to the North Pole as a member of an international expedition.  He is a former Chief Operating Officer and has earned both MBA and engineering degrees.


His motivational presentations focus on exploiting opportunities, taking intelligent risks and creating a culture of innovation.


Jim presents to both corporate and association audiences.  Corporate audiences include sales organizations, support teams, users groups, administrative teams, product development staff, marketing organizations and others.  Jim presents to associations at national, regional, state and local area meetings.


Jim's signature presentations, Exceed Terminal Velocity!™, The Eight Stages of Flight, and Are You at Full Throttle of the Will of the Wind? are extensively customized to be responsive to the opportunities and challenges facing audience members.  Each presentation is crafted to help his clients meet their desired outcomes for their meeting.  An artful blend of entertainment and the message the client wants delivered, they are fun, highly motivational, and include dramatic photo and video images.


You can add unparalleled excitement to your meeting.  At many venues, Jim can actually arrive for his presentation by parachute!


Jim McCormick is an accomplished business executive and a world-class skydiver.  He has been retained by organizations including AFLAC, Accenture, Bank of America, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, PepsiCo, Rutgers University, The Clorox Company, Siemens, Unilever, the U.S. Army, Verizon, Wells Fargo, numerous national, regional and state associations and many emerging companies that are not yet household names.

Jim’s corporate experience includes three executive level positions in the real estate and construction industry including Chief Operating Officer of the fifth largest architectural firm in the United States.  He has taught executive level management courses at San Jose State University.

Jim has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.  He served in Washington, D.C. as a member of a Presidential administration where he ultimately became the first non-attorney in the history of the U.S. Department of Energy to serve as Special Assistant to the General Counsel and was awarded an Exceptional Service Medal.

Jim has over 3,000 skydives and holds five skydiving World Records.  He was a member the American delegation to World Team 2006, the largest multi-national sports team ever assembled to pursue a common goal.  World Team skydivers representing thirty five countries successfully established a new world record by building the world’s largest skydiving formation in the skies above Udon Thani, Thailand.  The record was set when 400 World Team skydivers exiting five Royal Thai Air Force C-130 Hercules military transports flying at 25,000 feet and linking together into a precisely designed formation in the colors and pattern of the Thai flag that existed for only 4.25 seconds.

Jim was also a member of an international expedition that skydived to the North Pole.  He is one of 400 Professional Exhibition Skydivers in the world, has done as many as 45 skydives in one day and completed some of the highest altitude civilian skydives in the world from 31,000 feet.


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Topics: Performance Improvement, Sales, Change, Motivation, Adventurers

Industry specialties: Sales, Sports