Jim Lawless

Ranked No.4 on the Global Gurus' Top 30 Motivational Speakers, CEO of SYMMETRY & Author of Taming Tigers

Taming Tigers: Do Things You Never Thought You Could

Taming Tigers: Do Things You Never Thought You Could

How to hire Jim Lawless

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Jim Lawless' official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Taming Tigers: An inspiring, motivating and life-changing series of stories, proven approaches to personal change and profoundly simple questions to each member of the audience. All delivered with infectious energy and humour. Audiences leave with a simple and sticky vocabulary ensuring the audience can remind colleagues of the experience during the challenges ahead. A compelling framework that has been personally tested in extreme change challenges by the man on stage and some of the world’s leading organisations.
  • The Future of Work - The Future of Transformation: Certain trends accelerated so clearly in the pandemic that we can begin to see clearly what the future looks like and the pace with which we are meeting it. Given the well-studied challenges that humans and their leaders encounter in adapting, and the proven ways of overcoming those challenges, the infrastructure, mindset and skills and leadership required to build the organisation of the future - today - become clear. And many organisations have already begun.
  • The Inspirational Team Leader: The Future of Work is a flat, fast and smart organism. Each cell needs the information, inspiration and skill to decide and respond locally - and the environment to support those decisions. That environment is, largely, the team. Today’s Team Leader has a more profound impact on the people they lead, their success and the success of the organisation than ever before. A new set of skills is required, the skill of inspiring adaptability, mixing empowerment with accountability and support and coaching peak performance. 
  • The Inspire Course - Learn How to Inspire Your Team: The INSPIRE High Performance Coach course is designed for managers and team leaders of all nationalities, experience, and education levels. It teaches the mindset, skillset, and confidence to take ownership of their roles, lead with empathy and compassion, build psychological safety and inclusion.


Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"Please can you pass on my thanks to Jim. His session was fantastic! His delivery and presentation style was excellent. The session was well received by the audience." - Sarah, Senior Event Manager, Flywire

"Thank you for being part of our GDTO Extended Leadership Exchange, we all very much enjoyed your contribution, insight and great company! Your session got a lot of positive reactions and now it is up to us to further reflect on the key takeaways and keep that Lion at bay. Thank you once again for making Tuesday's session a great success." - Pravina, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Swiss Re Management Ltd

"It exceeded my expectations in so many ways and I wanted to let you know that the unsolicited feedback from participants has been resoundingly positive. A standing ovation is not given lightly by our European Leadership Team – a true testament to the value you brought to our conference and I’m confident that we are ready as a team to both tame and unleash our inner tigers." - Sinead, HR Director Cereal & Marketing, Kellog's 

"Jim spoke at our annual partner event. I was truly impressed with Jim‘s impact and style. His speech was motivational and inspirational in many ways. Our partners and employees commended us for having Jim share his thoughts and experience at our event." - Ali, Area Vice President, Microsoft Middle East & Africa

"Working with Jim proved to be challenging and a turning point for our Exec team. It allowed us to step back and examine how we were operating as a team and create a team agreement around how we would step up together." - Ursula, CEO, ATOS UK and Ireland

"Yes, Jim's session went down really well for our conference. We had it as the last session, and it really gave a boost to the final session and a good way to end the event. Many thanks" - Jenny, Events Manager, Education Software Solutions

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

"I am being approached all the time with new ideas and challenges from those who heard you speak … I love it!" - John, Vodafone

“Captivating- Inspiring- Thought Provoking”- Deloitte

“Insightful, inspirational and impacting- even in virtual form. Thanks for being with us today. I look forward to our next encounter”- Franco, Organisation Development & HR Corinthia Hotels Limited 

"Jim left the team feeling inspired and ready to face change head on. Many people have continued to talk about his powerful words and are even discussing the potential of purchasing his book for their teams to read together. He really resonated with the team as a whole and everything we are facing right now as an organization. He was the perfect ending to an amazing week!" - Taylor, Valvoline

"Jim was fantastic!   It was the perfect end to our week together as a team and Jim hit on all the key notes we discussed." - Jamal, Valvoline

"Jim was brilliant yesterday – the audience was really engaged with his session, he made them laugh and had some great feedback." - Danielle, Senior Internal Communications Manager, Compare the Market

  • 2021 - Ranked fourth in Global Gurus' Top 30 Motivational Speakers in the World, #1 Motivational Speaker Outside of the US
  • 2020 - CEO of SYMMETRY
  • 2017 - Author, Speaker, Student & Teacher of AdaptAbility and AQ for Taming Tigers Limited
  • 2013 - Chairman of the Board of Trustees for HEROS Charity
  • 1997 - Legal Counsel of ICL Fujistu
  • 1995 - Solicitor for Manches
  • 1992 - Solicitor for King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin
  • Set the British Freediving record 
  • The first Brit to dive deeper than 101m on a breath