Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless

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Topics

  • Taming Tigers – Inspirational/Motivational Keynote
  • Building Winning Teams
  • Taking the Leap into Leadership – Taming the Leadership Tiger
  • Achieving Velocity – Leading Change
  • Engaging the Organisation
  • Leadership Communication

What he offers

Jim’s entertaining and practical speeches and workshops give his audiences a new set of possibilities and responsibilities, change their ideas about what they can achieve and send them out excited about making a difference. He will inspire peak performance – at work or at home and he brings a fresh approach to personal and business communications.

How he presents

Audiences love his business empathy, his huge energy and humour, the practical tools that he leaves behind for them to use immediately and his tales of mistakes made and painful lessons learned at racetracks.

Jim Lawless is an internationally renowned speaker and adviser who has inspired people within some of the world’s leading companies to take astute risks and adapt for change and high performance. He insists on testing his principles on himself before advising others, using “Taming Tigers” to become Britain’s deepest freediver. He is the first Briton to dive below the magic 100m barrier on a single breath of air. In response to an audience challenge, he proved “Taming Tigers” by becoming a jockey in 12 months. These adventures – and the lessons he learned – bring him and his methodology immediate credibility with audiences on all continents.

Jim acts as an elite team coach at board level and serves as a non-executive board chairman. He has advised companies globally on creating cultural change and elite teams. He has designed and implemented successful change programmes in companies. Jim holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, qualified as a solicitor and practiced commercial law in the City of London and in a major IT company before founding Taming Tigers (formerly “Optimise”). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2008 in recognition of his business writing.

Publications:

  • Taming Tigers – Do Things You Never Thought You Could (2012)
  • Taming Tigers (2008)
  • The Ten Rules for Taming Tigers (2006)

Testimonials:

“We pride ourselves in thinking differently, that is why we work in partnership with Jim. Our big conference pitches and our key sales presentations have both been inspired by the Lawless touch.”

“We invited Jim Lawless to our North Sea Finance conference this year. The company (and the finance team in particular) are going through significant change and we also wanted to get an external perspective on how to handle this. Jim’s presentation was lively, thought provoking and extremely relevant to our business. It made everyone realise they don’t have to ask permission to change as its all entirely within our control – provided you can tame your own tiger!”

“Hi Jim, I just wanted to drop a note to say THANK YOU, you were so INSPIRATIONAL yesterday, everyone I spoke to loved it. I’m sending a survey round so will share the feedback with you. I was on such a high yesterday as I thought that you made a great impact to our business, everything you talked about resonated with our current business context. You made quite an impression with some people so it would be great if you keep me posted with any requests you get.”

“Just wanted to extend my thanks once again for the excellent talk you gave on Friday morning. It managed to lift people after a particularly big night, make them laugh and also gave them a lot to think about in terms of shaping their own careers. I hope to be able to work with you again in the future.”

“Jim really understood the brief for our meeting and delivered an inspirational session to really make the teams challenge themselves and believe they can successfully hit their targets. Jim’s approach was certainly new and entertaining, and the theories aligned well to our priorities.”

“Your Key Note presentation was spot on and linked perfectly. You managed to bring across a strong inspiring message, packaged in a story that was also a lot of fun.”

“This was a very important event for my department. Your challenging and inspiring presentation and professional (but hilarious) hosting made the day for us. One of the delegates went straight back and ran a “Taming Tigers” training session for his own team! No racehorses were involved, thank heavens.”

“This was a very important event for my department. Your challenging and inspiring presentation and professional (but hilarious) hosting made the day for us. One of the delegates went straight back and ran a “Taming Tigers” training session for his own team! No racehorses were involved, thank heavens.”

“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 at our event.”

“I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for your inspirational words at our HR conference – you created a real buzz and thought provoking session for everyone. I emailed the team today asking them to send me any bold ideas that can help with taming tigers and will let you know!”

“Jim is great at showing two things. One, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Two, the key to delivering this is to ‘act now‘ on the difficult but necessary tasks. He does this in an entertaining and engaging manner.”

“The content and style of Jim Lawless’ presentation is both interesting and enjoyable. He has an ability to reach people and encourage them to raise their sights and expectations.”

Presentation Languages: English

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