Jim Lawless

Inspirational Business Speaker

Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers. Over half a million people on five continents have been entertained and inspired by Jim’s presentations and many more by his bestselling book Taming Tigers.

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 including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, Axa, BT, Aramark, Skrill Group and Badminton England.

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. At the outset he was 3 stone (20kg) too heavy and could not ride. These adventures – and the lessons he learned – bring him and his methodology immediate credibility with audiences on all continents.

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 Limited (formerly “Optimise”). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2008 in recognition of his business writing.

Jim’s entertaining and captivating after dinner speeches open up a new set of responsibilities and possibilities, giving people the ability to change their ideas of what they can achieve. Jim’s approach inspires peak performance and success maximisation, helping people make a difference in both their social and work life.

To book Jim Lawless as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Jim is known to cover the following topics:

  • Taking on Challenges
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success
  • Business Speaker
  • Motivational Speaker

“Thanks – Jim put on a great performance for us.  We were all very impressed and left the meeting in high spirits.” –  Trudi, Karcher