Internationally renowned adviser on cultural change, Jim Lawless, joins Cheltenham based BPE Solicitors as non-executive Chairman from the beginning of October 2015.
Jim has advised businesses across the globe on creating and delivering cultural change, having designed and implemented successful programmes for companies including Apple, Barclaycard, Atos, AXA and BT and fast growth private equity backed companies such as Skrill Group.
Originally qualified as a solicitor, Jim Lawless practiced commercial law at SJ Berwin & Co in London and had an international legal role at ICL/Fujitsu before founding ‘Taming Tigers Ltd’ and developing his framework for delivering outstanding results. Jim has personally followed the framework to step into the record books as Britain’s deepest free diver, the first Briton to dive lower than 100m on a single breath and transform himself from a non-riding, overweight consultant to a jockey, riding under BHA (Jockey Club) rules - in just 12 months.
Jim is also one of the world’s leading keynote speakers on change and performance. More than half a million people across 5 continents have been inspired by Jim’s presentations and his bestselling book ‘Taming Tigers’.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Lawless to BPE as our non-executive Chairman,” said BPE’s Senior Partner, John Workman. “Jim attended our Business People Brilliant People brand launch event last year as guest speaker. He made a huge impact on us and we’ve been in discussions ever since about him taking a hands on role at the firm. There’s a huge amount of synergy between Jim’s entrepreneurial approach and the way we approach the law. This is an exciting path in the firm’s development, one which will lead to change, challenge and progress.”
Jim will be working with John Workman, the partners and staff at BPE to further bed down the law firm’s brand values both internally and externally to clients and associates.