Performing Under Pressure

Through our research, learning programs and book, we can enable you and your team use the force of pressure so you can be your best when it matters most.

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We are excited that advance copies of our new book - Performing Under Pressure - are now shipping.  Including the latest research, neuroscience and a study of 12,000 people from around the globe, this book will give you insights into how your brain responds under pressure and strategies you can apply to be your best when it matter most.   The official launch of the book by Crown Business is February 24th, 2015.  You don't have to wait! You can get the advance copy of the book now - with all the new insights, brain science and techniques. To learn more click here
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On December 3rd in Chicago, Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry will be delivering a one hour keynote highlighting the research, neuroscience and strategies from our new Performing Under Pressure book. In partnership with National Speaker Bureau, we will be providing an advance copy of the book to each attendee! To learn more and register, click here
IHHP offers the opportunity for your facilitators to become certified to deliver our world-class training content through our Enterprise License Program (ELP). By participating in our certification process, your internal trainers are provided with all the practice, materials, resources and tools needed to create a powerful learning experience. To find out about the next public certification, click here.
At the same time that pressure is increasing in organizations today, we have found that pressure is poorly understood, not well managed and one of the most ‘untapped’ sources of competitive advantage. From our research, we find three characteristics that high performers and effective leaders have in common:

  • They are able to intelligently manage their own and others’ emotions under pressure
  • They are able to have the difficult conversations that are so critical to building relationships and creating a culture of trust and accountability
  • They have developed a reputation that allows them to influence and drive change in organizations

Our leadership training programs and emotional intelligence training programs start by helping you understand the science behind how pressure impacts your brain and how to use this insight to better manage through these situations more skillfully.

IHHP’s programs can help your team perform at a higher level. Our training programs are based on the new science of performing and leading under pressure, bridged with our expertise working ‘on the ground’ with some of the highest performing organizations around the world: Goldman Sachs, Intel, Microsoft, The Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Navy and Army, NASA, and the Orlando Magic.

Just like these organizations, you and your leaders face pressure in various forms: change, need to innovate, need for growth, increased customer service. Just as these organizations have, you and your team can also learn to perform and lead more effectively under pressure through our ground breaking research and learning programs.


The program that made IHHP famous is Emotional Intelligence: The Science of Leadership Under Pressure. Why do smart people fail? Why do technically brilliant individuals have trouble managing others and collaborating on a team? It is not because they lack intelligence or technical skills. Far from it. What they lack is a critical level of Emotional Intelligence. Whether you are a formal manager or want to increase your individual performance (or both), this training program, will teach you the foundational principles and brain science of Emotional Intelligence (EI).

In addition to our world-class Emotional Intelligence program, IHHP has developed a curriculum of leadership training programs.


Conversations Under Pressure will teach you how to have meaningful conversations that drive accountability.


Reputation Under Pressure program will give you the influence you need to drive change and performance across any organization.Through all of our leadership programs, you will become a student of human behavior: understanding what your brain does under pressure and how that affects your decision making and the impact you have on others.

Our leadership and emotional intelligence training curriculum has been designed to provide insight and skills to help you become more pressure ready so that as pressure increases, your performance and leadership doesn’t decline, taking organizational performance – and your career – with it.

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