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Jim McCormick

World Record and North Pole Skydiver,
Motivational Speaker, Leading Authority on Risk Taking


"To exceed our personal speed limit, we need to learn to move beyond our self-imposed barriers and boundaries - this requires us to venture out of our comfort zone."       

Jim McCormick is an adventurer, professional speaker and leading authority on risk-taking. Many publications including Investorís Business Daily, the Wall Street Journalís National Business Employment Weekly, Presentations Magazine and the San Francisco Business Times have showcased his expertise.

Among the experiences that serve as a backdrop for Jimís presentations is his having skydived to the North Pole as a member of an international expedition.

Jim is a skydiving World Record holder having been a part of largest skydiving formation ever completed - 246 skydivers. He is one of only 400 Professional Exhibition Skydivers in the United States. In this role, he has jumped into numerous prominent settings including nationally televised sporting events with audiences as large as 100,000. Jim celebrated his 45th birthday by doing 45 skydives - in one day! Jim has also participated in some of the highest altitude civilian skydives in the world - from 31,000 feet.

Jim has served in Washington, D.C. as a member of a Presidential administration where among various positions, he was the first non- attorney in the history of the U. S. Department of Energy to serve as Special Assistant to the General Counsel. In the world of business, Jim has been a project partner of a real estate investment and development company, a court-appointed Receiver responsible for real property portfolios worth over $140 million and the Chief Operating Officer of an international design firm. Jim teaches 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 in finance and marketing from the University of California, Irvine. Jim has over 1,700 skydives and has accumulated over 29 hours of freefall. He currently resides in Half Moon Bay, California.







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