Jim Steele is a professional speaker and performance coach specialising in the design and delivery of strategies for driving sustainable change within companies.
He has worked with hundreds of organisations throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia, and whether speaking at conferences, facilitating management off-sites or providing senior executive coaching he consistently demonstrates his proven ability to deliver material that motivates, educates, inspires and entertains… more importantly, he gets results!
Jim spent 9 years of his career working as a life insurance salesman with a multinational corporation where the future was decidedly bleak as he was merely an average performing agent but with a driving ambition nonetheless. The big break came when he was given the opportunity to follow a leading sales colleague closely. It was a time of self-realisation and redefinition of mindset which eventually changed his life for the better. His thirst for knowledge suddenly became unquenchable.
For 20 years, he read and studied tirelessly, focusing on how an average performer can be propelled to excellence. Since then has spent much of the last 20 years working with highly successful companies, teams and individuals from both the corporate sector as well as from the world of professional sport, seeking to understand how these people perform consistently at the highest level.
Jim shares cutting-edge performance strategies and offers delegates the necessary tools to apply these methods to impact business results. He works with clients to highlight the mindset and behaviours needed by those leading and managing the business as well as interventions to engage teams and inspire new ways of working.
Through his highly engaging and inspiring approach, Jim coaches proven principles, ideas and techniques that optimise individual and team performance. He works with leaders and their teams to navigate change and embrace the mindset and behaviours to respond resourcefully.
‘It is safe to say that we cannot control all of the circumstances and changes that we face but we can control how we respond to them’. – Jim Steele
Jim has the reputation of being a thrilling and amusing performer, some of the traits that give him the power to fascinate his audience. But his methodology goes beyond being a captivating motivational speaker. He presses on with a series of exercises and analogies designed to engage, challenge and entertain. And at the end of the day, Jim makes sure that his delegates leave the conference room armed with a positive outlook, a fresh mindset and a winning behaviour.
For each presentation, in consultation with the client, the content will be designed to match the context of the challenges faced by that particular audience. Topics include:
This approach to building resilience helps his groups and individuals to:
AIG Allienz AON Astra tech Astra Zeneca Allergan Bank of America Barclays Bayer Baxter BP Boerhinger Bibby financial Brammer British Telecom British Rugby League Team Clarins Cisco Coca Cola Credit Suisse Deloitte Deutsche Bank DHL Disney DuPont Ernst & Young Estee Lauder FedEx Ford Motors Fujitsu Gallagher’s Gilead Goedis Wilson GSK HSBC IBM Johnson and Johnson John Lewis JP Morgan Kcom Levis Lloyds L’Oreal Magnox Manchester City Football Club Merck Microsoft Nike Nomura Novartis PepsiCo Pfizer Proctor and Gamble RBS Roche Savills Shell Sodexo Swinton Three mobile TNT Transocean UBS Xstrata.
"Thanks a lot Jim for your motivating speech during our Strategic Customer Council. We thoroughly enjoyed the way you innovated and adapted your speech and geared it towards an international group of participants including some of our top customers that we gathered in Milan."
"Jim has facilitated a number of our seminars and conferences and never fails to impress. His material is fresh and keeps the audience engaged; he is thought provoking and funny and always manages to clearly communicate important messages, leaving delegates with a clear understanding of business goals. He understands how to make an audience tick, he consistently delivers material that motivates, educates, inspires and entertains."
"As a speaker, you were not only entertaining and motivating, but you also posses the ability to completely captivate your audience. Each of your strategies I can only hope to convey to my team with the same emotion and passion."
"I wanted to say thank you for your presentation at our Peak Performers Roadshows. The feedback we received from all our delegates has been extremely positive and many have said it is the best Roadshow we have ever done- due in large part to your presentations. This from some of our staff is serious praise."
"Thank you for the contribution you made to our sales conference last week. The event overall was an enormous success, but it was on your session that the delegates remember most readily, and the philosophies you presented that they are still talking about. We are delighted with the positive impact you have had on our teams and look forward to them delivering extraordinary results!"