Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading inspirational speakers. He captivates all audiences and has a particular talent for the engaging and 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).
Jim has advised companies and elite teams and has implemented successful transformation programmes in companies including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, Axa, BT, Aramark, Skrill Group and
He insists on testing princi 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 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 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 business writing. Jim practised 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.
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