Jim Lawless is a leading motivational speaker and author of the best-selling self-help book ‘Taming Tigers‘.
An authority on Change and Personal Development, Jim has risked his life to prove his personal development theories.
His ‘Taming Tigers‘ book is a straight forward approach to help you conquer fear and achieve things that you never thought you could do.
The ‘book is also a very honest and inspiring account of the year Jim became a horse jockey.
Starting his career as a city lawyer, Jim later founded a cultural change consultancy. He has since has advised companies around the world on developing and putting into practice Organisational Cultural Change and Building Elite Teams.
Jim has developed successful change programmes for companies including Axa, Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, BT, Aramark and Skrill Group.
“Engaging, challenging, inspiring and very funny. A practical, compelling model for achieving results – which Jim has risked his life to prove ”
Jim Lawless – The Jockey:
Whilst delivering a speech at an event in 2003, a conference delegate made Jim a bet.
He bet Jim to prove the theories of his ‘Ten Rules for Taming Tigers‘ by becoming a horse jockey and riding in a televised race within just one year. The bet was for £1!
The bet did seem a bit one-sided, as Jim was a few stone overweight to be a jockey and more importantly – he couldn’t ride a horse!
Aged 36, how do you change from being an 11½ stone, non-riding smoker in a suit, to a 9½ stone jockey, sharing a weighing room with racing hero Frankie Dettori and making an impact on one of the most dangerous sports in the world?
Working with the ‘Ten Rules‘ as his model, Jim Lawless collected his £1 winnings on 22nd November 2004 after unsaddling from the 12.00 at Southwell.
Six years later in August 2010, Jim tested his new ‘Taming Tigers‘ theories around mental toughness, by becoming ‘Britain’s Deepest Freediver‘ – the first Briton to have dived below the 100m barrier on one breath of air.
Jim Lawless – The Motivational Speaker:
Jim Lawless is now recognised as one of Europe’s leading motivational speakers.
Achieving ‘Mission Impossible‘ is dependent on our capacity to adapt to and create disruptive changes, to seize opportunities, to ‘play to win‘, rather than play ‘not to lose‘, to engage others around us and inspire action.
Our greatest asset in creating and adapting to change, is also our greatest burden – The Human Mind. A tool created to prefer familiar routines, over pioneering behaviours and new uncertain results.
When company leaders and staff begin to understand, own and enjoy the mind-set that creates calculated and beneficial change, ‘Mission Impossible’ becomes a live prospect.
This is why Jim Lawless developed the ‘Taming Tigers’ framework.
Jim’s keynote inspirational speeches encourage action, offer insight into change and deliver tried and tested practical routes to bring about peak performance.
His presentations are injected with personal experience, anecdotes and images from the exciting world of horse racing linked with Jim’s ‘10 Rules for Taming Tigers‘.
Presented with humour, wit and energy, Jim’s keynote speeches motivate any type of audience as he talks common sense! Jim explains how small mind-set changes and simple changes in your behaviour can leverage your chances of success.
Providing audiences with a new set of responsibilities and possibilities, Jim Lawless helps change delegates’ thoughts about what they can achieve – leaving them excited about making a real difference in the workplace and at home.
Jim’s presentations will give your delegates:
- The desire to act to personally make change happen.
- The courage and confidence to take personal risks in changing behaviours and communication.
- What to do and how to recognise and overcome the personal barriers – The Tiger.
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