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Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless

The creator of Taming Tigers

Jim Lawless is one of the most popular inspirational speakers in Europe today and the only authority on business change and personal development to have put his life on the line to prove his approach.

Jim is founder and CEO of Taming Tigers, which works with a wide variety of blue chip clients to establish – and achieve – bold and aligned goals throughout the organisation, high performing teams and long term change in culture, mindset and performance.

“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 and the accompanying book of the same name.

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 practised 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.


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Taming Tigers

Inspirational Leadership in Tough Times

Personal Leadership and Accountability

Teamwork and Change

High Performing Teams

The fact that Jim records the presentation and provides access to it on his app is ingenious and hugely helpful in terms of allowing us to engage with a wider audience. Most importantly was how Jim used humour throughout to captivate the audience and resonate with all. Thank you Jim.

Tesco UK

This the 2nd time that Jim has been the keynote speaker at the start of the annual EphMRA conference and yet again, our audience were motivated, energised and inspired by Jim’s stories of his extraordinary achievements. Thank you Jim!


Lively and interactive speech - evoking emotions with life philosophy and humour. It had a very sustainable effect on the public – not just show and go. In four words: it was just great.

Swiss Export Association

I honestly put a lot of the success I have had since down to the messages you delivered on that day; so thank you very much indeed.

Virgin Media Business


Jim Lawless

Taming Tigers

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  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

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  • United Kingdom



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