Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading inspirational 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” (Random House).
As CEO of Taming Tigers Limited, Jim has advised companies globally on creating organisational Cultural Change and elite teams. With his team, has implemented successful change programmes in companies including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, Axa, BT, Aramark, Skrill Group and Badminton England.
He insists on testing principles of change on himself before 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.
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. He won the bet.
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 2008 in recognition of his business writing and is the author of the book ‘Taming Tigers’ (Virgin/Random House).
Jim practiced commercial law in the City of London and in a major IT company before founding Taming Tigers Limited (then called “Optimise”) in 1999.