A true architect of change, Jim Lawless has devoted the last two decades of his professional life to understanding and delivering transformation, handling uncertainty and risk and creating and operating in ‘no normal’ environments.
He has delivered for global organizations, high growth companies, government departments and Olympic teams. He is the high-performance team coach of choice for many senior leadership teams around the world and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
He is fascinated with understanding how we can lead, create high performance and operate through uncertainty, change and ‘no normal’ environments to deliver bold objectives.
Ranked #1 outside of the USA and #6 globally in the current Global Gurus motivational speaker rankings, Jim has also inspired and educated over half a million people on five continents through his keynotes and workshops and many more through his internationally bestselling book, ‘Taming Tigers’ (Penguin Random House).
Uniquely, he insists on experiencing and proving his approaches personally in extreme settings, giving him unparalleled and immediate credibility with his audiences.
He used ‘Taming Tigers’ to become a televised jockey within a year of starting to ride and to become the deepest British free-diver in history (101m) in just 8 months of training. Both whilst delivering his day job (a key element of change) and with no prior experience or physical conditioning.
A qualified UK solicitor, Jim practiced commercial law in the City of London and a global tech company. He was elected a fellow of the UK’s Royal Society for the Arts for his writing on culture and change. He is father to two daughters, a helicopter pilot and a classical pianist.