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Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless is one of the country’s leading speakers on transformational change and inspirational leadership

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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).

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Jim’s presentations are renowned for giving the audience:

  •  The Desire to Act to make the change happen, personally
  • The Courage and Confidence to take personal risks in changing objectives, behaviours and communication and
  • Practical  Tools: what to do and how to  recognise and overcome the personal barriers – the Tiger

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.

Feedback includes

“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

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