Original Publication: The Globe and Mail
Original Publication Date: March 17, 2015

From writing exams to taking a game-winning shot, virtually everyone will be confronted by a pressure moment. But a

Canadian performance coach says there are strategies to put the squeeze on stress and thrive in tough challenges.

Toronto-based J.P. Pawliw-Fry teamed with renowned psychologist Hendrie Weisinger on the new book Performing Under Pressure .

Pawliw-Fry spends part of his time working with athletic organizations such as the NBA’s Orlando Magic and executives from North America’s top four professional sports leagues.

He also worked with now-retired Canadian beach volleyball teammates John Child and Mark Heese who won bronze at the 1996 Olympics. But the bulk of his work is with organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. Army, Navy and CIA.

Performing Under Pressure involved a multiyear study of 12,000 people, including Fortune 500 executives, CEOs, Navy SEALs and Olympic athletes. It zeros in on the top 10 per cent to see why they could manage pressure more effectively.

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