Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless

International Motivational Speaker & Author Empowering Bold Change: Fast
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Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless is CEO of Symmetry International and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

He is a leading architect of change and has delivered for global corporations, high-growth PE-backed companies, government departments and Olympic teams. He is the high-performance team coach of choice for many senior leadership teams around the world.

Through Symmetry, Jim and his team design and build the sustainable, competitive organisations of tomorrow, with a sharp focus on giving people and their leaders the skills and environment to adapt fast, be well and engage.

Author of the international bestseller ‘Taming Tigers’, and committed to highly practical yet disruptive business advice, Jim tested the rapid adaptation framework presented in his book to become a televised race jockey within a year of starting to ride and to become the deepest British freediver in history (101m) in just 8 months of training. Both whilst delivering his day job (we all have to perform whilst we transform) and with no prior experience or physical conditioning.

Uniquely, he insists on experiencing and proving his approaches personally in extreme settings, giving him unparalleled and immediate credibility with his audiences.

 

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Jim’s live keynotes have gained an enviable, worldwide reputation. Now, adding state of the art studio tech to his inspirational storytelling, lived experiences, scientific foundations and practical tools, his virtual keynotes are fast becoming legendary.

In high demand as a keynote speaker, Jim is ranked #1 outside of the USA and #6 globally in the current Global Gurus motivational speaker rankings. He has addressed well over half a million people on five continents.

Jim holds a degree in Law and spent the first decade of his career working as a commercial solicitor in the City of London and then as Legal Counsel with a global tech company. He founded his learning and development consultancy, ‘Optimise’ in 2000 which has evolved into Symmetry today.

Jim was elected a fellow of the UK’s Royal Society for the Arts in recognition of his writing on culture and change. He is father to two daughters, a helicopter pilot, a kundalini yoga practitioner and plays classical piano.

Peak Performance, Leadership, Communication & Change are some of the most important topics Jim focuses on. Delivered with Energy and Humour, Jim’s presentations inspire any audience because he talks common sense and explores how simple changes in mindsets and behaviours can influence our chances of success.

Jim Lawless provides his audiences a new set of possibilities and responsibilities. He helps change their ideas about what they can achieve and leaves them excited about making a difference.

He has great credibility with audiences having not only achieved his sporting goal, but also having worked at board level in business and sales and as a current advisor to many major UK and international companies.

Featured Topics Include:

1
Taming tigers

Exactly how to do things you never thought you could. 

This covers imposter syndrome, growth mindset, understanding what makes change tough and accomplishing 'mission impossible'

2
Acceleration transformation

The only way to accelerate transformation to deliver the plan is through your people owning it, courageously trying new, uncertain things and taking astute, managed risks while managing their well-being.

3
Personal resilience

How can we bounce back from setbacks and keep moving forward when the grind is on and success is not guaranteed?

We all encounter setbacks. We all have to push through ’the grind’ phase to deliver anything worthwhile. And for those of us who push the limits – we have to move forward every day without any guarantee of success.

4
The confusion zone

How to operate outside the comfort zone, successfully, healthily and happily, in an age of no normal.

5
Calm

The elite freediver’s mindfulness tools and mental disciplines for handling uncertainty and risk without tension and anxiety

6
High performance teams

High performing teams know why they are so. They have an architecture: proven engineering embedded within a robust design that is unique to the task and team.

7
Inspirational leadership in disruption and uncertainty

How to create the safety and purpose your people need to operate in uncertainty and to follow you across stormy waters.

1
Taming tigers

Exactly how to do things you never thought you could. 

This covers imposter syndrome, growth mindset, understanding what makes change tough and accomplishing 'mission impossible'

2
Acceleration transformation

The only way to accelerate transformation to deliver the plan is through your people owning it, courageously trying new, uncertain things and taking astute, managed risks while managing their well-being.

3
Personal resilience

How can we bounce back from setbacks and keep moving forward when the grind is on and success is not guaranteed?

We all encounter setbacks. We all have to push through ’the grind’ phase to deliver anything worthwhile. And for those of us who push the limits – we have to move forward every day without any guarantee of success.

4
The confusion zone

How to operate outside the comfort zone, successfully, healthily and happily, in an age of no normal.

5
Calm

The elite freediver’s mindfulness tools and mental disciplines for handling uncertainty and risk without tension and anxiety

6
High performance teams

High performing teams know why they are so. They have an architecture: proven engineering embedded within a robust design that is unique to the task and team.

7
Inspirational leadership in disruption and uncertainty

How to create the safety and purpose your people need to operate in uncertainty and to follow you across stormy waters.

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

Human Resources Director, Apple Europe

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Superb use of studio tech means Jim and his team are delivering his trademark energy and content even in lockdown. My extended global leadership team across four continents was engaged, inspired and took away new, tailored ideas to implement

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