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James Clear Keynote Speaker

James Clear

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits, Top Booked Keynote Speaker, and Founder of Habits Academy

James Clear utilizes scientifically-proven strategies he has found for building good habits, breaking bad ones, and improving performance to motivate and inform an audience to reach their full potential. James is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, giving him a unique perspective to better translate his knowledge into a well-rounded speech. His keynote speeches are filled with the same engaging storytelling as his writing and he is skilled at taking complex topics and making them simple and practical.

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How can you see dramatic improvement in your personal and professional life? The natural impulse is to attempt big steps to improve. However, taking big steps often results in failure or only temporary gains. You rarely see the permanent results you want. The key to successful change is in small habits. In this entertaining talk, James Clear focuses on the science of small habits, how they work, and how their effects compound and multiply over time. Through research and personal stories, audiences will not only be entertained but also come away with practical strategies they can immediately apply in their personal and professional lives.


James Clear is a personal development virtual keynote speaker and the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Atomic Habits. His entertaining talks teach audiences about small habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. James 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.

As of 2021, his book Atomic Habits has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, enjoyed over a year straight on the New York Times bestseller list, spent over 33 weeks on the Wall Street Journal bestselling list, and topped Amazon’s Most Sold List for over 31 weeks. Readers have given the book consistently high ratings: Amazon (4.8/5 stars), Audible (4.8/5 stars), and Goodreads (4.32/5 stars). His thought leadership regularly appears in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Medium, and Time, and he is a regular guest for CBS This Morning.

In addition, he helps millions of visitors each month through his website and hundreds of thousands subscribe through his popular email newsletter. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work has been used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers how to improve.


“I am thrilled we were able to bring James’ content (and his book!) to our people of ESPN. The numbers we had today for this event have been the highest we’ve seen for a keynote speaker since we went 100% virtual. The amount of texts, emails and DM’s I got were unbelievable. The attendees absolutely loved the content!”



“James Clear was amazing. A 10 out of 10. From the moment he showed up (on time) to the moment he left, he brought a peace and calm with him everywhere he went. He was flexible and worked well with the technicians to set up his presentation. He demonstrated humility and discipline in his approach all while allowing for flexibility. He had practiced his speaking and story telling so that it was flawless yet could roll with any adjustment needed to reach the audience."

YPO (St. Louis Chapter)


“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 of 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 at Lululemon


“Mastermind Talks is an invite-only event for high-level executives, CEOs, and startup founders. It’s a demanding and intelligent audience. I was lucky enough to have James lead a roundtable session at our event, and to date it has not only been our most attended roundtable, but the highest rated by our audience as well.”

Founder of Mastermind Talks

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