OCT 27-30, 2018 / Grapevine, TX


Closing Keynote: Emotional Intelligence and Performing Under Pressure: Doing your Best when it Matters the Most

Focusing on managing your thinking under pressure, this program will provide you with techniques and tools to help you overcome the sabotaging effects of pressure so you can think clearly and strategically, make decisions, perform complex tasks and lead others when there is change and pressure.

In this program, you will learn:

  • How to better manage pressure so it becomes a competitive advantage for you in growing your career and in helping 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 effective of pressure
  • Stories of leaders and organizations who have managed pressure effectively to succeed
  • How pressure affects your brain and strategies you can use to perform under pressure in the moment
  • Longer term ‘COTE of Armor’ (Confidence, Optimism, Tenacity, Enthusiasm) strategies that help inoculate you against pressure and increase your confidence as you walk into a pressure situation

This program is based on the groundbreaking book, Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most, published by Crown Business/Penguin Random House in February 2015. For this New York Times bestselling book, co-authored by noted psychologist Hendrie Weisinger and IHHP’s J.P. Pawliw-Fry and, IHHP undertook a seven-year study of more than 12,000 subjects from around the world. We learned what the top 10% performers do to succeed under pressure!

J.P. Pawliw-Fry

An internationally renowned thought leader on the subject of leadership, performance and managing under pressure, JP is one of the highest rated lecturers at the prestigious Kellogg School of Management's Executive Education Program. He now acts as an advisor to numerous Fortune 100 companies, including long-term relationships with Johnson and Johnson, PWC, GoldmanSachs, HSBC as well as Olympic medal winning athletes.

JP's training includes Harvard Medical School's Mind/Body Medical Institute. Every year, JP speaks with individuals and leaders on over five continents, helping them to improve their overall performance. He is an expert in performing wonderfully under pressure and is one of the world's most highly sought-after keynote speakers on the topic.

JP is the author of the upcoming book “Performing Under Pressure” from Crown Publishing. He melds innovative research with powerful inspiration to create thought-provoking and moving keynote presentations. An expert in performing under pressure, he is one of the world's most highly sought-after speakers on the topic.

Formerly, JP taught executive education at Queen's University Executive Development Center as well as the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (ranked number one, worldwide). He is now a contributing member of IHHP's research team, a group that brings rigor to understanding what allows some leaders', individuals or organizations to perform more effectively under pressure to drive meaningful results on how they can ‘be their best when it matters most'.

J.P. has coached or worked with senior leaders at a number of Fortune 100 companies as well as Olympic and NBA coaches, US Army and Navy, the CIA to name a few.
By engaging audiences with a tailored combination of research and storytelling, JP challenges and inspires audiences to take their professional and personal lives to the next level.