Jim Lawless - World class inspirational speaker
Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers. He captivates all audiences and has a particular talent for engaging and inspiring the large, multilingual, international event. Over half a million people on five continents have been inspired and entertained by Jim’s presentations and many more by his bestselling book "Taming Tigers" (Random House).
The breakthrough in Personal Leadership, Change and the Art of Possible.
Jim has advised companies globally on creating organizational cultural change and elite teams and has implemented successful transformation programs in companies including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, Axa, BT, Aramark, Skrill Group and Badminton England.
He insists on testing principles of massive personal change on himself before advising others. In August 2010, he used "Taming Tigers" to become Britain’s Deepest Freediver, the first Briton to dive below the magic 100m barrier on a single breath of air. He still holds the GB record for deepest freedive.
In 2003, in response to an audience challenge, he proved "Taming Tigers" by becoming a televised jockey in 12 months. At the outset he was 3 stone (20kg) too heavy and could not ride a horse.
These adventures, and 15 years of consulting at the highest level, bring him and his methodology immediate and high credibility with audiences on all continents.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and qualified as a solicitor in 1994. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2008 in recognition of his business writing. Jim practiced M&A law in the City of London and in a major IT company before founding Taming Tigers Limited (then called "Optimise") in 1999.
Jim lives in Lambourn, England with his wife and two daughters.