Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless



  • Bold Change: Fast
  • The Art of Possible
  • Creating & Leading the High Performance, Change-Ready Team
  • Becoming the Disruptor in the Age of Disruption
  • A Mindset to Ignite Change

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 one of the world’s leading motivational speakers and a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift. He has inspired and empowered over half a million people on five continents.

Author of the bestselling ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House), Jim has taught the skill of change in Global and Fortune 500 companies, Olympic and Paralympic teams, business schools and government for two decades.

A strong believer in walking his talk, Jim tested his approach to bold, fast change by becoming a televised jockey in just 12 months. At the outset he was 36, unfit, overweight, couldn’t take time off work and couldn’t even ride.

To test his ideas on managing the neuroscience and physiology of fear (and fundraise), he took the British freediving record in just 8 months. He is now the first Briton to dive deeper than 100m on a single breath of air.

Jim started his career as a City solicitor. After a decade of lawyering with the name “Lawless” he had perfected the trademark wit and humour he brings to the stage.

Over the past two decades, Jim Lawless has evolved to be one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in the world delivering over 100 major conference keynotes each year. What differentiates him, besides having proven his highly effective methodology personally, is his immense personal 1-1 connectivity with people in audiences of all sizes. He brings passion, energy, interactivity and amusing elements to the stage creating an engagement that transforms mindsets with ease.


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


“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.”

“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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