Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless is a leading authority on AQ: learning new AdaptAbility skills to deliver bold, fast change. He also works with senior leaders to build cultures in which others can grow their AQ to deliver the plan – and for life!

Jim has contributed to bold, fast change in global organisations, government, Olympic teams and business schools for two decades. He has inspired and educated over half a million people on five continents through his mindset- shifting keynotes and more through his bestselling book, Taming Tigers.

Jim has tested and developed the AQ skills personally. He adapted to become a televised jockey within a year of starting to ride and to become Britain’s deepest Freediver in just 8 months of training. Both done alongside his day job – a key element of Adaptability.

Currently studying Neuroscience at King’s College London, Jim holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and practiced as a commercial solicitor in the City of London before moving into industry.

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in recognition of his business writing and is the author of the bestselling book ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House).

Over the past two decades, Jim Lawless has evolved to be one of the most in-demand 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.

To book Jim for your next event, please call or email a Prime Performers Booking agent.

  • 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. 

    Barclays Bank plc.

  • After hearing Jim's speech, 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's story and "Taming Tigers" principles. He delivers them in such a fun way!

    Alcon Laboratories

  • This was a very important event for my department. Your challenging and inspiring presentation and professional (but hilarious) hosting made the day for us. One of the delegates went straight back and ran a 'Taming Tigers' training session for his own team! No racehorses were involved, thank heavens. 

    Marks & Spencer