* Is listed in the World’s Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Gurus
* His second book, Firing on All Cylinders, is one of Canada’s all time bestselling management books
* He co-founded and led The Achieve Group to become Canada’s largest training and consulting company
For over 30 years Jim Clemmer’s practical leadership approaches have been inspiring action and achieving results. His keynote presentations and workshops/retreats, seven bestselling books, blog, columns, and newsletters have helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Jim is a popular columnist and a regular guest on radio and television programs. He’s listed in the World’s Top 30 Most Influential Leadership Gurus based on research with 22,000 global business people, consultants, academics and MBAs. Among his many achievements, he’s especially proud of tripling the size of his forehead!
The first of Jim’s books was The VIP Strategy. His second book, Firing on All Cylinders, is one of Canada’s all time bestselling management books. He followed that with Pathways to Performance. His next book, Growing the Distance, focused on personal leadership principles. A companion book, The Leader’s Digest, applies those same principles to leading others. His only work of fiction is “an edutaining case study” or leadership novel entitled Moose on the Table: A Novel Approach to Communications @ Work. His latest book is Growing @ the Speed of Change.
Jim co-founded and led The Achieve Group to become Canada’s largest training and consulting company. Achieve was purchased by California-based Zenger Miller and merged with other training companies to form AchieveGlobal. He is a Practitioner in Residence for the masters (MASc) and doctoral (PhD) students in the University of Waterloo’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology program.
Jim lives in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife, Heather. They have three adult children, Christopher, Jennifer, and Vanessa. One of his goals, on his many business trips, is to have half as much fun as his family thinks he’s having!