Imagine a world where your executives, students or industry members can be transported, motivated, educated and inspired and…help to save the world’s most majestic wildlife at the same time! Wildlife expert, Jim Knox can! Whether you are a corporation seeking to motivate your executives and employees, a university looking to educate and inspire your students or a trade or civic group looking to entertain your members, Jim Knox delivers exceptional keynotes to motivate, educate, inspire and entertain with remarkable animal innovation and tales from the wild.
With more than 3,000 presentations to his credit, Jim Knox revels in sharing his passion for working with the world’s most remarkable animals to transport audiences into his wild world. Early on, Jim realized he commanded a unique opportunity—to partner with others to save the world’s wildlife through the power of the spoken word. This realization leads him to not only deliver exceptional keynotes but to contribute a portion of his fees directly to conservation initiatives for the world’s most critically endangered wildlife.
You wage battle in an intensely competitive corporate world. If you strive to be wildly successful, there’s only one place to look for models of unmatched, battle-hardened, and proven success—the animal kingdom. Drawing upon his years of firsthand experience with Amur tigers, Bald eagles, Timber wolves and other creatures, wildlife expert Jim Knox conveys emerging scientific knowledge and personal anecdote to deliver a transformative, thoroughly applicable and inspiring message to your audience. We are all subject to the same savagely competitive and brutal forces of nature, and just as significantly, we all exert these same forces of nature. Wild success is within our grasp!
Charged By a Grizzly: Confronting overwhelming opposing force, crisis situation insights from the field
Whether standing his ground against a charging Grizzly, cage diving with Great White sharks or being stalked by a pride of eight lions, there is no such thing as a typical day for wildlife conservationist, Jim Knox. From the Alaskan tundra to the African savannah, creative thinking on the ground held the key to achieving desired outcomes. From confronting overwhelming opposing force, to crisis situation decision-making, to pioneering new territories, Jim shares invaluable, personal and fascinating insights from the field.
Haul of the Wild
Transporting tigers, grappling gators and shipping scorpions are just a part of the job when you’re a zoo professional. Ensuring the safety of the animals and the humans in your care requires steely resolve, exacting planning and extraordinary teamwork. Gain Jim’s insider’s perspective as well as industry-transcending lessons from the hidden world of care and transport of the world’s most exotic creatures.
“Jim Knox expertly imparts invaluable life lessons by being a close observer of individuals in the Animal Kingdom. He’s devoted his life to working with animals, some cuddly, some dangerous, and this gives him an authentic and original voice when it comes to discussing the beast within us all. His message is not only for animal lovers but anyone who believes in self-betterment, about persistence in the face of adversity, about not just surviving but thriving.”
Peabody Award Winner
Naturalist and Educator, Jim Knox makes a compelling case for exploring and benefitting from the animal / human behavioral connection. This is a difficult task—and he does it very well. Jim possesses a deep understanding of how animals permeate our lives—and the deeper insights that are revealed from those complex interactions. His unique approach—has the potential to reach more people—in a more profound way.
Dr. George Amato
Director, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics
Director, American Museum of Natural History Center for Conservation Genetics
“Jim Knox has taken his vast knowledge of wildlife and animal behavior to give us a unique perspective of how we tick. Wildly Successful is an inspiring self-journey that will teach us the true power of what can be accomplished through using the power of our inner animal.”
Richard C. Wiese
Former President, The Explorers Club
North Pole Expedition Soloist
Host of ABC TV’s Born to Explore
“Jim Knox is very comfortable speaking to small and large groups alike—engaging audiences with vibrant stories and questions. Most importantly, Jim is very passionate about his career, sharing great advice for anyone interested in wildlife, education or conservation. His audiences can easily approach him to learn more and his enthusiasm is contagious.”
Dr. Kristen E. Govoni, Ph.D.
Professor of Animal Science
The University of Connecticut
“Jim Knox’s caring manner immediately sets his audience at ease, and his clear and concise method of presentation allows his audience to learn a lot of information in a relatively short period of time. Jim’s enduring dedication and obvious passion for education and wildlife conservation has inspired deepest enthusiasm and excitement in my both students and myself.”
Dr. Ashley Byun
Professor of Biology
“As an educator and Science Specialist, I have had the pleasure of interacting with Jim Knox in many capacities. Whether addressing an entire auditorium or teaching hands-on, Jim possesses an exceptional ability to connect with his audience. Jim easily engages—presenting both simple and complex concepts. Though he possesses numerous talents, one of his primary strengths is his ability to motivate others to excel and embrace success. His lessons are both creative and stimulating. I write this testimonial with ease. Jim Knox will bring a quality of excellence and professionalism to your audience that is exemplary.”
NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) NASA Ambassador Presenter
Recipient: Presidential Awards in Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching