Jim Lawless

Motivational Speaker, Pioneer in the Fields of Change and Performance Shift

  • Jim Lawless` Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Lawless`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

  • Jim Lawless`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Jim Lawless`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Bold Change: Fast

The Art of Possible

Creating & Leading the High Performance, Change-Ready Team

Becoming the Disruptor in the Age of Disruption

A Mindset to Ignite Change

About Keynote Speaker Jim Lawless

About Speaker Jim Lawless…

Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading motivational speakers and a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift. He has inspired and empowered over half a million people on five continents.

Author of the bestselling ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House), Jim has taught the skill of change in Global and Fortune 500 companies, Olympic and Paralympic teams, business schools and government for two decades.

A strong believer in walking his talk, Jim tested his approach to bold, fast change by becoming a televised jockey in just 12 months. At the outset he was 36, unfit, overweight, couldn’t take time off work and couldn’t even ride. To test his ideas on managing the neuroscience and physiology of fear (and fundraise), he took the British freediving record in just 8 months. He is now the first Briton to dive deeper than 100m on a single breath of air.

Jim started his career as a City solicitor. After a decade of lawyering with the name “Lawless” he had perfected the trademark wit and humour he brings to the stage.

Over the past two decades, Jim Lawless has evolved to be one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in the world delivering over 100 major conference keynotes each year. What differentiates him, besides having proven his highly effective methodology personally, is his immense personal 1-1 connectivity with people in audiences of all sizes. He brings passion, energy, interactivity and amusing elements to the stage creating an engagement that transforms mindsets with ease.


We at Apple pride ourselves in thinking differently, that is why we work in partnership with Jim. Our big conference pitches and our key sales presentations have both been inspired by the Lawless touch.

Human Resources Director, Apple Europe


‘Act Boldly’ is now part of the team’s vocabulary to demonstrate our commitment to excellence. The audiences in Palm Springs, CA and in Miami, FL were captivated by Taming Tigers and Jim received a standing ovation at both US events. Only a few speakers or messages ever break thru and have a lasting impact – this is definitely at the top of the list. Highly engaging, memorable and one we would recommend over and over. Thank you Jim.

Quita Highsmith

Sr. Director, Genentech

“Working with Jim proved to be challenging and a turning point for our Exec team. It allowed us to step back and examine how we were operating as a team and create a team agreement around how we would step up together.”

Ursula Morgenstern

CEO, ATOS UK & Ireland

“It exceeded my expectations in so many ways and I wanted to let you know that the unsolicited feedback from participants has been resoundingly positive. A standing ovation is not given lightly by our European Leadership Team – a true testament to the value you brought to our conference and I’m confident that we are ready as a team to both tame and unleash our inner tigers.”

Sinead Collins

HR Director European Cereal & Marketing, Kellog's

After hearing Jim’s speech and learning more about “Taming Tigers” on his website, I was truly inspired and started immediately to incorporate the principles learned on how to approach my work, family, and social activities. After 12 months, I have to say that it has changed my life. I have done things I wouldn’t have otherwise and most importantly accomplished things that I thought were well beyond my abilities. Everyone should hear Jim story and “Taming Tigers” principles. He delivers them in such a fun way!”

Jack Bush

Director, Global Pharmaceutical Marketing Intelligence, ALCON Laboratories INC

“Jim has been very inspirational for foodpanda’s organization and helped us to align on a common understanding on management style and execution focus. We implemented Jim’s principles across all of our more than 30 markets from Mexico to Vietnam.”

Ralf Wenzel

Co-Founder / CEO (Global) foodpanda group

“I have worked with Jim on stage at three high-profile Barclaycard leaders’ conferences. Not only is he engaging, challenging, inspiring and very funny but he delivers a practical, compelling model for achieving results – which he has risked his life on the racecourse to prove.”

Gary Hoffman

Group Vice Chairman, Barclays

“The most inspiring speech I watched for a long time. Jim helped to make our conference a memorable and unforgettable event. His enthusiasm and dedication fascinated the audience from the very first moment on.”

Marcel Nickler

Partner & Member of the Management Committee, BearingPoint


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