Lynn St. James

Lynn St. James

Named “one of the top 100 female athletes of the century” by Sports Illustrated, Lyn St. James has set 31 national and international speed records and succeeded in the sport of auto racing at levels unparalleled by any other woman.

As a competitor in the world′s largest sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, St. James masterfully drove her way to earn Rookie of the Year honors in 1992. With six-Indy 500′s to her credit, St. James has competed in more of these prestigious events than any other woman in the race′s 82-year history.

As a woman as dedicated to advancing opportunities for female athletes as she is to her driving career, St. James has also served as President of the Women′s Sports Foundation. In 1994, she founded the Lyn St. James Foundation, an educational organization that focuses on worldwide activities and programs for automotive safety and driver development.

In her autobiography, The Ride of Your Life: A Racecar Driver′s Journey, St. James provides inspirational advice for everyone as she recounts her career as a world-renowned Indy driver.

Bringing the excitement from the track to the podium, St. James inspires audiences to take the ride of their life. She has addressed some of the nation′s top corporations, sharing her own unique and proven methods for personal development, performance improvement, goal setting, team building and achieving balance in life. Recipient of the 2001 Guiding Woman in Sports Award, she is also an ideal speaker on women′s issues, gender and diversity.

Lyn St. James′ story is not just about being a successful racecar driver. It′s a story about goal setting, determination, passion and fully utilizing all her defeats and successes to break into a world no one could have imagined possible: auto racing.

Lyn can share with your marketing team, sales group, management staff, or your entire organization, the determination and positioning she used to break into a world no one could have imagined.


Suggested Programs:

The drive that leads to success

Lyn understands the rejection, the "crashes," the doubts, the defeated mind-set when others constantly "get the breaks," and when victory seems achievable only for others.

Preparation: the key to success

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare to win is even more important.

After the moments of defeat

Lyn can spark employees to use the moments of defeat as lessons to achieve their goals.

What next?

When the race is finished, and the trophies and prize money is handed out, what will be your team′s next great moment?

Is your vision clear?

Perhaps if the vision is clear, your audience will see the reasons and the path to achieve goals not only in business, but also in life.

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The Drive that Leads to Success

Preparation: the Key to Success

After the Moments of Defeat

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The Ride of Your Life: A Racecar Driver′s Journey
Client Feedback

“Your women’s marketing presentation today to our dealership salespeople was outstanding. Your understanding of the selling process and your ability to communicate that knowledge to your audience was readily appreciated as evidenced by the interest generated during the Q & A period. Our salespeople are better for having participated.”

-- J.M. Studdard, District Operations Manager, Ford Motor Company


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