Jim Lawless is one of the most popular inspirational speakers in Europe today and the only authority on business change and personal development to have put his life on the line to prove his approach.
In August 2010, to test new Taming Tigers theories around mental toughness, he became Britain’s Deepest Freediver, the first Briton to dive below the magic 100m barrier on a single breath of air.
In 2003, in response to an audience challenge, he proved his Ten Rules for Taming Tigers by becoming a jockey in 12 months. At the outset he was 3 stone (20kg) too heavy and could not ride a horse.
Jim is founder and CEO of Taming Tigers, which works with a wide variety of blue chip clients to establish – and achieve – bold and aligned goals throughout the organisation, high performing teams and long term change in culture, mindset and performance. Jim was elected a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2008 in recognition of his business writing and is the author of the book ‘Taming Tigers’ (Virgin/Random House). He qualified as a solicitor in 1994, working in the City and in a major IT company before founding Taming Tigers (then called “Optimise”) in 1999.
You are in highly experienced hands when you book Jim Lawless. Jim is one of the most inspiring and sought after business speakers in Europe. He consistently delivers inspiring, challenging and hugely entertaining keynote presentations. Audiences engage with his business experience and insight and the fact that he has personally and successfully tested his theories in business and in high-risk sporting achievements. Leaders and event organisers are delighted by his attention to detail in hitting the brief, the energy and sparkle he brings to any event, the feedback that they receive from delegates, the practical advice he leaves behind and longevity of the attitude shift that he creates.
Jim delivers keynote presentations to improve:
Inspiration and Motivation;
Inspirational Leadership in Tough Times
Personal Leadership and Accountability;
Teamwork and Change.
“Jim, your brief was to enlighten, inspire and entertain our sales forces and I am delighted that you achieved all of these in equal measure. I was particularly impressed by the way you took the time to understand our business, spend time with our people and ensure your session both supported and reinforced the other key messages from the day. Thank you!” RBS/NatWest Bancassurance
“Jim spoke at our annual partner event in 2006. I was truly impressed with Jim’s impact and style. His speech was motivational and inspirational in many ways. Our partners and employees commended us for having Jim share his thoughts and experience in our event.” Microsoft Middle East & Africa, Microsoft International
“Jim, We fraud managers have a responsibility (to society) to do our work well, and having the right attitude and approach works wonders. Your talk really will help the youngsters to become courageous leaders.” GE Money Europe, Middle East & Africa
“After hearing Jim’s speech and learning more about “Taming Tigers” on his website, I was truly inspired and started immediately to incorporate the principles learned on how to approach my work, family, and social activities. After 12 months, I have to say that it has changed my life. I have done things I wouldn’t have otherwise and most importantly accomplished things that I thought were well beyond my abilities. Everyone should hear Jim’s story and “Taming Tigers” principles. He delivers them in such a fun way!” ALCON Laboratories INC
“Thank you very much indeed for a truly outstanding and unique performance at our Leaders Forum meeting on June 6th. It was without doubt a rich learning opportunity for everyone and your unique approach to overcoming our own “personal demons” was truly magical and will live for a very long time in our memories, but even more importantly, it will be incorporated into our individual approach to overcoming our fears and shortcomings. Heartiest congratulations on a truly great performance, and I will not hesitate to recommend you to other ACE Chairman.”
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