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Exceptional speaker combining research and personal stories from the world of sports


Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

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Thought leader on the subjects of leadership and performance coaching both Olympic athletes and business leaders

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Keynote speaker JP Pawliw-Fry is a unique combination of thought leader, entrepreneur, former business school lecturer, and performance coach to both Olympic athletes and business leaders. An expert in emotional intelligence and leadership, he is one of the world’s most highly sought-after speakers on the topics.

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry seamlessly blends cutting edge research and personal stories from the world of sports and business as he teaches audiences the principles of emotional intelligence (EI) and high performance, inspiring and challenging them to take their careers, businesses and personal lives to the next level.

JP brings something different to the table from most speakers: research-based content and straightforward application that makes learning stick in order to drive the behaviors that improve the metrics your organization cares about. He has received acclaim for his work in personal leadership with sales organizations and at leadership retreats and seminars across the world, reaching audiences in places such as England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Central and South America, India and Australia. Dr. JP has worked with leaders from some of the biggest brands like Coca-Cola and Intel. This has provided him with considerable opportunities to test his science based tools in environments of high pressure.

JP co-founded and has grown the Institute for Health and Human Potential into a successful multi-national business which provides in addition to Keynotes; enterprise wide EI Training, EI Assessments and Coaching. He has also co-authored the New York Times best seller, “Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most”, with Bill Benjamin. The book has been published in 65 countries with multiple translations.

JP trained at Queen’s University, Harvard Medical School’s Mind Body Medical Institute, and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. With his trademark passion, energy and humor, JP delivers transformational programs focused on EI performance and leadership to the business community.

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    Are you an Exceptional Leader?

    Why Meeting Your Biggest Challenges has Everything to Do with Leading Under Pressure

    • What exceptional leaders do differently from the average, to help their people manage change and perform at their best.
    • How to build a culture ready to take “smart risks’ and innovate.
    • Specific tools to leverage pressure and help others get to the next level of performance.


    Keynote by Speaker JP Pawliw-Fry

    The Science of Emotional Intelligence

    The Missing Ingredient Behind Building a Highly Engaged Organizational Culture

    • What the brain does under pressure and specific tools & strategies to effectively manage situations of tension and conflict.
    •  Self-awareness: understanding the impact of your leadership style and how to win the hearts and minds of your people by connecting to the emotions that drive their behavior.
    • Engaging stories from the frontlines of leaders who are stepping up and winning in the most challenging, pressure-filled circumstances.


    Keynote by Speaker JP Pawliw-Fry

    Why the Conversation You are Not Having is Holding You Back: Getting to The Last 8%

    • What is a “Last 8% Conversation” and why most people avoid them.
    • How to have these conversations in a way that the other person can hear us.
    • How to navigate the difficult emotions that typically prompt us to avoid the Last 8% Conversation.
    • How to inspire your team to be more courageous and skillfully step into having the conversations they need to have.


    Keynote by Speaker JP Pawliw-Fry

    All Change is Personal

    Why Leading Through Disruption and Change is About People Not Technology

    • How to identify the traps leaders fall into as they attempt to manage the pressure of change.
    • How to create an environment of risk-taking and learning to adapt to disruption.
    • Concrete tools to help leaders manage their emotions, thoughts and conversations to lead more effectively in the face of change and uncertainty.
    • How to help your organization take action and approach the pressure associated with change and disruption with more confidence and enthusiasm.


    Keynote by Speaker JP Pawliw-Fry

    Mindful Leadership

    How to Use Mindfulness to Navigate Today’s Demanding, Complex World

    • The science of the brain under pressure.
    • An introduction to the practice of Mindfulness; its performance and health benefits.
    • Tools to slow down and be decisive when important decisions need to be made.
    • How to use Mindfulness to become a more effective leader that others will want to follow.


    Keynote by Speaker JP Pawliw-Fry

    Performing Under Pressure

    The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

    • How to better manage pressure so instead of becoming a ‘derailer’ it becomes a competitive advantage to grow your career and help your organization drive performance.
    • Research from our study of 12,000 people and what the top 10% did to excel under pressure.
    • Three pressure insights that will help you avoid the sabotaging effects of pressure.
    • Stories of leaders and organizations who have managed pressure effectively to get to the other side of performance.
    • How to build your ‘COTE of Armor’ (Confidence, Optimism, Tenacity, Enthusiasm) to help inoculate you against pressure and increase your confidence as you walk into any pressure situation.
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