Sara Ross

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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