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JP Pawliw-Fry

JP Pawliw-Fry

The leading authority on the impact of emotions on performance

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Price range

  • $20,000 - $28,000
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  • Accountability
  • Change
  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Development
  • Success
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  • Corporate
  • Government
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  • 23 Years
  • About

    This will change my life.” Merck

    Simply the best program we have heard. Critical information that will make a difference” US Navy

    Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is that rare kind of speaker who can change the outcome of a meeting. He has the ability to challenge people to take action with high content ideas yet keep them laughing and entertained throughout with his energy, enthusiasm and wit.

    A thought leader on the subject of leadership, performance and managing change, JP was one of the highest rated former lecturers at the prestigious Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Education Program (ranked number one worldwide).  He now acts as an advisor to numerous Fortune 100 companies as well as the NHL and NBA teams, and Olympic medal winning athletes. 

    With his trademark high energy style and humor, JP:

    • Grabs an audience’s attention and challenges them with thought-provoking ideas and powerful hands-on tools.
    • Forges a connection with his audiences and builds to a crescendo leaving them wanting more; and,
    • Delivers a high content and enormously inspiring presentation that leaves audiences with something different:  simple yet profound strategies they can implement the very next day to make a real difference!

    What Makes JP Different
    Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is an uncommon combination of business entrepreneur, Olympic Coach and business school sage. He has grown the Institute for Health & Human Potential into a successful multi-national business, named one of the Fastest Growing Companies as part of the 18th annual PROFIT Magazine ‘Fast 100’ ranking. He has helped athletes win Olympic medals at three Olympics and he has trained at the prestigious Harvard Medical School’s Mind Body Medical Institute and the University of Massachusetts’s Medical Centre Stress Clinic. He is sought after worldwide for his expertise as well as his flat-out-fun and enthusiasm.  Audiences throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and South America have heard edge-of-their-seat stories that created clarity for what was required to win and a call to action to get moving!

  • Videos
  • Program

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational

    The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

    Why are some people able to deliver under pressure while others fall apart? This program, based on the ground-breaking New York Times bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most, answers this question. After studying more than 12,000 individuals from around the world, over seven years, IHHP learned what the top 10% performers do to succeed under pressure.

    In this innovative, case study driven program, you will learn:

    • 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.

    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational

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

    Your organization, like many others, is facing big challenges: whether it is an accelerated rate of change, threat of disruption, ambitious targets or aggressive competition; your people experience these organizational challenges as pressure. If not managed skillfully, this condition can result in diminished performance, lower engagement, and an inability to deal with change. It doesn’t have to be this way.

    Research is clear that some leaders are better prepared to handle and lead their people through these challenges more than others. In this powerful keynote, based on the NY Times best-selling book, Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, your audience will learn how to leverage pressure to help them get to the other side of performance and succeed in achieving their most challenging goals.

    In this cutting-edge keynote your team will learn:

    • 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 | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational

    The Missing Ingredient Behind Building A Highly Engaged Organizational Culture

    Why would anyone want to be led you? This is the single most important question a manager or leader needs to ask themselves if they want to unlock the potential and creativity of their people. The reason your employees get up in the morning and choose to be engaged and productive has nothing to do with a manager’s level of IQ or technical capabilities, it has everything to do with their manager’s level of Emotional Intelligence (EI).
    The research is clear that Emotional Intelligence is the single most important driver of an engaged, results-driven, highly effective workforce, especially in environments that are undergoing significant change and disruption.

    In this interactive keynote, your team will discover:

    • 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 front-lines of leaders who are stepping up and winning in the most challenging, pressure-filled circumstances.


    Keynote | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational

    Getting to The Last 8%
    When facing a challenging conversation, most managers adequately cover the first 92% of content they want to cover. When they get to the more difficult part of the conversation, more often than not, they avoid the last 8% of the conversation. What’s missed is the critical information and feedback an individual or organization needs to improve performance, grow and achieve objectives.
    Having the “Last 8% Conversation” is one of the key differentiators of world-class organizations and while having them is not easy, it is a skill that can be learned and mastered.

    In this powerful keynote, your team will learn:

    • 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 | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational

    Why Leading Through Disruption and Change Is About People Not Technology

    If the Hippocratic Oath main directive is ‘first, do no harm,’ then the brain’s is ‘first, keep alive.’ Yet the usual approach most organizations take in managing change and disruption does not take into consideration this neurological reality. Leaders bring their ‘five-point strategies’ or get overly focused on the latest technology and completely miss that real change happens in the mind, and more specifically, in the operating systems (the brains) of their people.
    To get your organization to successfully adapt to external disruption and the new world of work, requires managers and leaders to accept that all change is personal and that until they start managing from this point of view, their people will not step into uncertainty and take the risks required to achieve successful change efforts.
    In this provocative keynote, your team will hear about other organizations that have succeeded in adapting to change and disruption by leveraging the operating system of the brain.

    Your team will learn:

    • 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 | Educational | Humorous | Inspirational

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

    From the moment we wake up, we are bombarded with emails and inundated with requests. Distractions today are stronger and more pervasive than at any other time in human history, diminishing our ‘attentional strength’. Yet leaders are expected to slow down, focus and make thoughtful decisions in a volatile, uncertain world. How is this possible? The answer is Mindfulness.
    Mindfulness is a practice that builds our attentional strength, increases our ability to deal with the ups and downs of work life and increases resilience. In the same way that we go to the gym to build strength and endurance, Mindfulness is like strengthening for our brain. It is the antidote for a multi-tasking world where leaders need to make important decisions, be present to engage people and inspire their teams to the next level of performance.

    In this progressive keynote, your team will learn:

    • 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.
  • Review
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    “I do not say this lightly – the most powerful keynote I have ever heard. JP was charged with setting the tone for the rest of the week – he clearly over-delivered.”

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    “Fantastic! Very leading edge thinking. JP has huge energy and passion. Our leadership team couldn’t get enough of him – I could listen to him all day!”

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    “Best keynote presentation I have been to in years! Very different than the usual: extremely interesting and powerful – yet highly entertaining. It is not often I hear someone who can really ‘put it together’.”

    Ernst & Young
Best keynote presentation I have been to in years! Very different than the usual: extremely interesting and powerful – yet highly entertaining. It is not often I hear someone who can really ‘put it together’.
Ernst & Young