“Your education is your number one key to unlocking a whole world of opportunities”
Jim Roberson
Jim Roberson

Jim Roberson is a man who leaves an impression. Whether he’s working directly with staff or with young people who need to seriously improve their game when it comes to school, Jim’s work is direct, passionate and powerful.

He combines his own experience of the importance of education (and sport) growing up in New York with his many years’ experience in challenging schools across the UK. Using practical, common-sense ideas delivered in his own inimitable style, he genuinely puts the young person in control. For Jim, responsibility, accountability and preparation are critical to success along with the understanding that it’s not about ‘behaviour’, it’s about the self-discipline needed to do the right thing when it needs to be done in the way it needs to be done - and do it that way every time. In this way this self-styled ‘Discipline Coach’ has transformed the lives of many, many young people.

Working across the UK and also as a deputy head in a school in challenging circumstances on the South coast, Jim helps schools understand the power of relationships, how to help young people get into the best state of mind for learning (beyond simply a focus on Mindsets) and what he calls developing 'your brand' - who you are, what you do and why you do what you do.

“Discipline is not what you do to yourself, but for yourself” - The Discipline Coach

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  • Jim has been with Independent Thinking for over 10 years and is a member of The 33

  • Jim’s DBS number is 001514859276 issued 6th January 2016

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Feedback from recent events include:

"A thought-provoking but fun day! My favourite INSET in 24 years teaching"

"Jim was amazing! "

"We have had the privilege today of working with Jim Roberson in the Isle of Man. Despite his plane being delayed, Jim was flexible ‘on point’ (to use his phrase) and absolutely brilliant. He was entertaining, provocative, challenging and inspiring. We more than received our money’s worth with staff informing me that he has provided the most motivational training of their careers. More than that, there were lots of practical strategies that colleagues could use in the classroom. We will certainly work with Jim again"

“You are inspirational, I won’t forget what you taught me and my year group. You have really motivated me to do my best”

“An absolute privilege to be there to witness this awesomeness that is Jim Roberson. Like a pent up inspirational tiger!”


Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.