Inspirational speaker, Jim Lawless is the best selling business author of Taming Tigers: Accomplishing Mission Impossible. Jim is one of the most popular motivational speakers in Europe today and an authority on business change and personal development. He has been named in the Global Guru’s Top 30 list of leading International Motivational Speakers for 2023!
Understanding what makes change tough, the stories we tell to avoid that reality and what we can do to achieve new results is now critical to the survival of a business or a career. Accomplishing Mission Impossible depends upon our ability to adapt to and create disruptive changes, to seize opportunities at pace, to play to win rather than play not to lose, to engage and empower others and inspire action. Our greatest asset in creating and adapting to change is also our greatest liability: The Human Mind. A tool formed over many millennia to favour the familiar over pioneering behaviours, creative tension and new uncertain outcomes. When the leaders and people across an organisation begin to understand, own and enjoy the mindset that creates purposeful change, Mission Impossible becomes a live possibility. That’s the reason Jim Lawless created the Taming Tigers framework.
Regularly re-booked by many of the world’s leading companies (and their disruptive challengers), Jim has devoted the majority of his working life to finding out what makes lasting transformation possible for individuals, teams and organisations – and to making change happen. To date he has shared his tools for transformational change with over half a million inspired people at events on five continents and many more through his bestselling book Taming Tigers (Random House).
Jim’s presentations are renowned for giving the audience:
Jim’s commitment to testing the Taming Tigers framework has seen him accomplish two of his own Missions Impossible. He became the UK’s deepest freediver (the first Briton to pass 100m on one breath) and transformed from non-riding unfit consultant to Jockey in 12 months to answer a client challenge (and £1 bet!).
Jim’s understanding of change in the individual, team and organisation is hard won. Jim has advised on change and coached high performing teams at board level for 15 years with a client list including global giants such as Apple, BT, AXA, ATOS and Barclaycard and private equity mega-success stories such as Skrill Group.
“Thank you for today. The feedback has been superb and everyone really appreciated the effort you had put into understanding our business and the theme for the event and how it was weaved into your talk” Kay Noble, PwC 2023
“I have worked with Jim on stage at three high-profile Barclaycard leaders’ conferences. Not only is he engaging, challenging, inspiring and very funny but he delivers a practical, compelling model for achieving results which he has risked his life on the racecourse to prove.” Gary Hoffman, Exec Director of Barclays PLC, Chairman of Barclays UK Banking and Barclaycard