Jim Lawless – Keynote Speaker

Author of Taming Tigers

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Specialist Subjects

  • A Mindset to Ignite Change
  • Bold Change: Fast
  • The Art of Possible
  • Creating & Leading the High Performance, Change-Ready Team
  • Becoming the Disruptor in the Age of Disruption


  • English
  • German


Record breaking freediver and voted #1 Motivational Speaker outside of the US in the 2021 Global Guru rankings, Jim Lawless has inspired over a million people on five continents through his presentations and playbook for change ‘Taming Tigers’.

As CEO of transformation architects Symmetry, Jim and his team have been instrumental in the adaptations of international organisations, fast-growth companies and Olympic Teams.

Author of the international best seller ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House), Jim became a televised jockey (and lost 25% of his bodyweight) within 12 months of sitting on a horse. He became the deepest freediver in British history within 8 months.

Both of these ‘impossible’ adaptations were experiments to test and validate the playbook he shares. Both were done alongside his day job – as most transformations are.

Jim is loved internationally for his energy, humour, empathy and his lasting impact on mindset and action. He leaves a new vocabulary behind that lives on in meetings, conversations and in thinking.

Outside of his work, Jim is a dad, friend, helicopter pilot, kundalini yoga practitioner, freediver, and classical pianist.

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