Six-Time Indy Car Winner & Dancing with the Stars Alum
A consummate competitor in the ultimate team sport, six-time IndyCar winner James Hinchcliffe shares an inspirational story of following dreams, leading high-performance teams, achieving success in multiple arenas and surviving a near fatal accident that changed his perspective forever. In 2015, during a routine pre-Indy 500 practice, a mechanical failure sent James crashing into a wall at 220 MPH, forcing a suspension rod into his left thigh to puncture his femoral artery. Extracted from his race car within 120 seconds of bleeding to death, James pushed himself through healing and rehab, defying all predictions for recovery. He not only returned to racing in only four months but went on to win both a Grand Prix and the admiration of millions of television viewers with his second-place finish on Dancing with the Stars. Read More >
Mindset & Teamwork
Experience on Dancing with the Stars
Life and Racing
Mayor on Air Live Show at the PRI Trade Show
James Hinchcliffe Hosts the Race of Champions Q&A
Mayor on Air Live Show at PAIN Tour Pocono 2016
What My Accident Taught Me
As an Indy Car winner who has overcome adversity and challenges on the track and in his life, James knows what it takes to create a mindset that wins and succeeds. In this highly inspirational speech he draws parallels between racing and any profession. Challenging audiences to look at tasks as a scoreboard he motivates us to always mount a charge and anticipate that the next opportunity may be just around the corner.
While there is only one driver at the wheel in auto racing, there is a whole team of about 25 professionals working like clockwork behind the scenes to ensure safety and success. James celebrates the impact of teamwork in a sport where split second decisions can be the difference between winning and losing and life or death, drawing clear and memorable analogies between the role of leadership and teamwork in racing to your organization.
In Indy racing, data and analytics has become the winning edge. James discusses the use of technology and data points on a race car. He also shares examples of how his team uses information manage risk, optimize performance, ensure better outcomes and create a team devoted to continuous process improvement.
In this moving and heartfelt talk for healthcare audiences, James tells the story of his near-death accident and a recovery and rehab that raced ahead of every predicted timeline. Bringing an enthralling Indy backstory to a universal patient perspective, James shares how the manner and attitudes of the healthcare team can make a huge difference in patient experience and outcomes.
"Today was SO GREAT...thank you! Seamless the whole time. Don't know what I am going to do at next year's conference to top this."
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