Jim Steele is an internationally respected speaker and business adviser who has inspired people within some of the world’s leading companies to perform at their highest level and maintain their resilience no matter what challenges come their way.
Spanning a 25-year career, Jim has continued his quest to discover the differences between good and world-class performance. He has obsessively focused on those at the top of their game, whether from the corporate sector or the highly competitive world of professional sport, understanding what sets them apart from the rest, modelling performance excellence and distilling it into actionable strategies.
Jim Steele is now the master of delivering his unique take on peak performance and the formula for success to audiences all over the world in a way that is both deeply inspiring and entertaining. His boundless energy, razor-sharp insight, down-to-earth disposition and brilliant use of humour make him, without doubt, one of the most memorable speakers on the business world-stage today.
His infectious and transformational approach has enabled Jim to address over a million people globally. Jim has taught cutting-edge performance strategies and how to achieve better results by creating a stronger, more resilient team.
Jim began his career as a life insurance salesman. However, by his own admission, his early performance was decidedly average. But when ‘shadowing’ one of the company’s peak performers he made a discovery that would re-shape his whole life. He realised there are definable strategies of mindset and behaviour that can propel an average performer towards excellence. He became a tireless reader, gradually piecing together his own unique take on peak performance. He cites The Success System that Never Fails by W Clement Stone and Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by W Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill as having been particularly influential.
This first taste of personal development allowed him to achieve a breakthrough in his own performance, winning many awards including Top UK Salesman – surpassing the company’s definition of ‘Excellence’ by more than 300%.
Today Jim is a director of a mindset and change organisation that works with some 300 UK companies and around 40,000 delegates a year. The company delivers bespoke training solutions along with the highly successful “Breakthrough to peak performance” programme which Jim jointly developed.
Alongside his conference work, he is also a leading Peak Performance Coach whose methodology is employed both in the commercial world and with many leading athletes and teams, including Olympic Athlete Roger Black, Manchester City Football Club, Saracens Rugby Club, and the British Ice Skating Federation. He also acts as a leadership coach for senior executives at many international corporations, including Disney, BT, Goldman Sachs, Marks & Spencer and GlaxoSmithKline.
In the conference setting he has also developed and delivered ‘tandem’ presentations with successful sportsmen and achievers such as Roger Black, Chris Moon and Barry McGuigan, highlighting the value of a winning – even a World Championship winning – mindset, in a corporate environment.
Jim Steele’s passion for excellence has led him to address audiences worldwide, and his energy, insight and great sense of humour creates a massive impact whenever he in on stage.
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