Our Speaker

Jim Carbaugh

– Speaker, Educator, Coach

Jim is a lifelong learner with over 33 years of experience in the educational field and 45-plus years as an outdoor enthusiast. His diverse background includes coaching, teaching, administrator, registered Maine guide, outdoor TV personality, personal health advocate, and entrepreneur. Jim has faced and overcomes challenges throughout his life, such as adapting to dyslexia, transforming multiple sports programs, and fostering a positive educational culture in classrooms and schools. He has a track record of guiding and empowering others toward success and is dedicated to helping individuals refocus their direction in life, grow, and add value to others. Jim is currently writing and anticipating his first book release in early 2024. He is also actively guiding and Teaching Leaders How to Learn. Jim is a leadership trainer, facilitator, speaker, and educator who helps transform organizations by upgrading communications, systems, leadership, and culture. Jim believes in the power of servant leadership and is passionate about the mutual learning and growth we can achieve together. “There is a lesson to LEARN in every story.”

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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