Keynote Speakers

Our passion is human potential and our promise is motivating you and your audience to be their best when there is pressure and develop Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. We’d love to help you kick off your next event and drive home a key message to your team. IHHP has an array of world-class keynote speakers who are passionate about what they do and helping others to be successful.

To see the list of topics that our speakers present on, visit here.

 

Our Keynote Motivational Speakers

 

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Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry JP is an author and performance coach to Olympic athletes and business leaders. He melds innovative research with powerful inspiration to create thought-provoking and moving keynote presentations.

LOGO - NY Time BS badgeAmazon bestsellerAn internationally renowned thought leader on the subject of leadership, performance and managing under pressure, JP was 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, Goldman Sachs, HSBC as well as Olympic medal winning athletes.

JP is the co-author of the New York Times and Amazon bestselling book “Performing Under Pressure, Doing Your Best When it Matters Most”.

BIO-JP-bwJP’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 business leadership speakers on the topic.

When Goldman Sachs in New York hit the storm of the 2008 economic crisis in October of last year, who did they turn to for advice and counsel on leading change? When Credit Suisse in Switzerland were struggling with the banking crisis in 2009, who did they turn to coach their senior leaders and challenge them to have the conversations that matter to help drive change and performance? Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry.

JP is a New York Times bestselling author and performance coach to Olympic athletes and business leaders. 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 keynote speakers on leadership.

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

He 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.

JP has trained at Queen’s University, Harvard Medical School’s Mind Body Medical Institute, the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He delivers high performance programs to leaders at the board level down to middle managers at Fortune 500 companies, the world’s top business schools, Olympic and professional athletes as well as educators, sales professionals, business and government leaders around the world.

Testimonials

“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.” -Pfizer

“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

“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!” –IBM

“Simply the best program we have ever heard – critical information that will make a difference.” – US Navy

Keynote Topics

Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence
Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversations of Leadership
Women Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

If you are looking for a dynamic speaker to motivate, inform and encourage your audience to become leaders in their field, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is the best there is. Whether you have a group of 10 senior executives and/or audience of 5000, J.P. is an powerful leadership keynote speaker that will leave the room feeling energized and wanting to get to the next level of performance

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Bill Benjamin Bill has a rare perspective – he has an advanced degree in Mathematics and has 25 years of business experience as a leader. He provides a scientific look at how the brain responds under pressure, and practical tools that can be applied right away, making him one of the most inspirational speakers.


Bill’s passion and enthusiasm combined with his talent as a motivational keynote speaker, leaves audiences inspired and wanting more. Bill has delivered leadership programs to diverse groups that include the U.S. Army, NASA, Intel, Marriott, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs and Surgeons!

Bill is well suited to motivate both large and small groups and will leave people inspired to take what they have learned and apply it to their own lives.

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Bill gets to weigh in with Readers Digest on the ‘5 Things You Need for Emotional Intelligence.’ Continue to Article.

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“Thanks to Bert for the amazing radio interview with Bill Benjamin. Bert Martinez hosts the Money For Lunch radio series.”

Engaging and dynamic…you’d never know he has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science!

Bill has a rare perspective – he has advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and has 25 years of real-world business experience as a senior leader including leadership coach and professional speaker. Bill brings a straightforward and practical look at how the brain responds under pressure, and he is very authentic about the fact that he struggled early in his career as a leader when he was under pressure. He shares how he has been able to apply the very same techniques he teaches to become a better leader (and father and husband) himself.

Bill has a degree in Mathematics with a major in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. In addition to using his background in sales to motivate and inspire audiences, Bill leverages his Mathematics’ degree and technical background to take a scientific approach to helping leaders understand how to increase leadership and performance.

Prior to joining IHHP, Bill was Vice President of a computer software firm, leading the sales, consulting and marketing divisions. Under his leadership, the company grew from $2M in sales and a number 10 ranking in their industry, to over $75M in sales and the number 1 ranking.

Testimonials

At the risk of repeating myself several times, your presentation (content, style, slides, exercises, etc.) was one of the best I’ve seen in all of my years of training and seeing other professionals train. I wish we had your presentation videotaped to show as a role model of how to give a truly engaging and learning presentation.” – M. Spool, Ph.D., Management Development Solutions

“In a couple of challenging situations after the session, my Squadron immediately put the techniques to use! Thanks, Bill.” – Air National Guard

“This was an insightful and practical session. I liked the way you had us practice the strategies rather than just telling us about them. That way, I’ll actually remember it!”– Intel Corporation

“You really kept everyone’s attention with your great stories and analogies. Your passion for what you do is refreshing. Thank you for making the conference a truly inspiring event.” – Coca-Cola

Keynote Topics

Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence
Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversation of Leadership
Women Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

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Sara Ross Backed by science and infused with a contagious energy, Sara delivers a heartfelt message in her keynote presentations. Sara is passionate about helping people apply what they learn in their personal and professional lives.

Sara Ross is a Senior Research Consulting Partner at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP). In a world where pressure pervades all aspects of our lives, Sara Ross is a uniquely skilled in helping people and organizations build their “pressure tolerance”.  Sara’s approach and expertise has her quickly becoming the highest rated and sought after “Performing Under Pressure” practitioner in North America. 

Sara has challenged and supported leaders of Fortune 500 companies including MARS, Allstate, Wyndham Hotels and TD Bank, as well as leaders at the University of Toronto and the U.S. Army, to be their best even in the most difficult pressure-filled situations; a skill that is a distinct advantage in today’s world

With her trademark balance of energy and passion Sara personally connects with her audience whether with an intimate group of ten, or a room of a thousand. She inspires leaders and their people to take personal accountability for their performance by translating the complex science of pressure into simple actionable strategies to be put into practice immediately.

Sara has a Master’s of Science (MSc.) from the University of Waterloo, is a CFI-trained Performance Coach and is IHHP’s Master Certifying Practitioner in the “Performing under Pressure” curriculum and assessments.

Keynote Topics

Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence
Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversations Of Leadership
Women Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

 

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Michael Bell Based in Australia, Michael’s leadership experience, scientific background, humorous anecdotes and passion enable him to connect with leaders at every level of an organization and across cultural divides.

Following a 15 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Michael joined IHHP in 2006. Over the past 8 years, he has studied the impact of Emotional Intelligence (EI) on performance, leadership and organizational change. Michael has delivered leadership programs & presentations to a wide cross-section of industries throughout North America and Australasia – from Manufacturing & Mining, to Accounting & Financial Services; from Pharmaceuticals & Health Care, to Education & Hospitality.

Having delivered over 2,000 hours of Executive Coaching, Michael is recognized as a highly experienced and sought after EI coach and Emotional Intelligence speaker in the region. This unique frame of reference ensures his focus extends beyond ‘delivering a powerful message’ – participants walk away with practical tools and strategies that are immediately actionable.

Learning “what we should do” is helpful; learning “how to apply that knowledge” is transformational. This is what Michael delivers, and what sets his keynotes and workshops apart.

Testimonials

“I’ve been with the organization for 10 years – and this was honestly the best training program I have ever attended. A must do for anyone serious about their professional development. Brilliant work Michael, thank you!” – Suncorp Group

“Michael was captivating, clear, fun and knowledgeable. Thank you!” – Wyndham Vacation Ownership

“I have attended many training programs & this has been by far the very best. Michael was enthusiastic, totally captivating. I have so much to take away from this course and apply to my role. I feel this will be a turning point in my career.” – GlaxoSmithKline

“Michael – you facilitated the material in an engaging, enjoyable, challenging fashion. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, you exceeded our expectations. Thank you!” – CSL

“Michael did an excellent job with a group of varied nationalities, cultures and language skills. Thanks Michael!” – Merck

Keynote Topics

Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence
Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversations of Leadership
Women Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

We tailor our leadership keynote speeches and presentations to meet your organizations goals. No matter what the topic of your event, we have a number of inspirational speakers for you to choose from, all of whom can deliver high impact one hour keynotes, two to three hour break-out sessions, all the way to full day training sessions.


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