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James Clear


Columbus, Ohio, USA

Expert on Building Habits for Remarkable Results

James Clear is a New York Times Bestselling author who is an expert on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His entertaining talks teach audiences about small habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. But Clear doesn’t merely report the research of others. He tries out the concepts for himself as he experiments with building better habits as an entrepreneur, writer, and weightlifter. In the end, his talks end up being one-part storytelling, one-part academic research, and one-part personal experiment, forming a colorful blend of inspirational stories, academic science, and hard-earned wisdom.

Keynote Speeches

Atomic Habits | How to Get 1% Better Every Day

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you’ll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. This presentation draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Audiences will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.

Key Takeaways:
• How to make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy).
• Ways to overcome a lack of motivation and willpower.
• Tools to design your environment to make success easier. 

Audience reviews:

  • James delivered a compelling presentation about habit change and personal productivity that will influence how our students stretch themselves to pursue new opportunities. His work is clear and actionable in a way that breaks down some of the most challenging barriers that we all have to overcome. I would highly recommend James to any organization seeking to accomplish great things.

    - CEO, Trilogy Education Services
  • James is a strong, confident facilitator and his message was easily understood by the audience. He did a great job teaching and facilitating a conversation with our group about habits. It was a great experience and our team got a lot of valuable ideas from the time spent.

    - North America Training Manager, Lululemon

Speaker Biography

James Clear’s work has appeared in the New York TimesTime, and Entrepreneur, and on CBS This Morning, and is taught in colleges around the world.

His top skill as a keynote speaker is taking complex topics and making them simple and practical. In each talk, he explains the science of habit change, human behavior, and high performance in a way that audiences can easily understand and actually use.

James rocked the world with a book called Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. It has been a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

James is the creator of The Habits Academy, the premier training platform for organizations and individuals that are interested in building better habits in life and work. “Excellence,” he says, “is not really about making radical changes. It’s about accruing small improvements over time and committing to this philosophy of continuous improvement.”

He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB.