Peak Performance Keynote Speakers

Performing Under Pressure

Pressure changes how the brain functions; it diminishes our cognitive success tools – your ability to think, deal with change, and step into our most difficult moments – what we call Last 8% moments. Last 8% moments are the conversations, tasks, and decisions that are the most pressure filled. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people avoid (sometimes unknowingly) their Last 8% moments, often with significant consequences to their team and their reputation.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this experiential program delivered by one of our Peak Performance keynote speakers, your will learn techniques and tools to help you overcome the sabotaging effects of pressure so you can think clearly and strategically, take meaningful risks and approach difficult conversations in a way that the other person is open to your feedback and doesn’t get defensive or shut down.

In this program, you will learn:

  • How to better manage pressure and Last 8% moments 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% high performers do to excel under pressure
  • Identify when you may be avoiding Last 8% moments and why
  • How pressure affects your brain and causes you to avoid or make a mess of your Last 8% situations
  • Strategies you can use to approach your difficult moments with courage and skill
  • How you can inspire your people to approach their Last 8% moments skillfully and become a high performing team.

This program, delivered by our high energy keynote speakers, will give you a unique perspective on pressure. The keynote is based on a 12,000-person study we did for our New York Times -bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure, as well as our work with Olympic Athletes, U.S Marines, Surgeons and NASA engineers. You will be provided insights and strategies to be your best in your most difficult high pressure moments, and achieve top peak performance.

Best presentation I have ever attended. Different than the usual: interactive and engaging, yet highly substantive. Huge success!

Morgan Stanley

Why Clients Love Our Speakers

High impact learning. Highly interactive experiences that engage every member of the audience repeatedly throughout the keynote.

Entertaining & engaging. World-class speakers and presentations that make audiences laugh, inspire them with rich insights and draw them into the keynote to gain self-awareness in the process.

Organizational shift. Our speakers introduce ideas, language and strategies that are easy to apply to transform people and create an immediate positive culture shift within your organization.

Science-based, yet entirely accessible. We have spent twenty-five years taking the latest in scientific insights about brain science and human behavior, and translating that into universally accessible concepts and easy-to-apply techniques that everyone can begin using immediately.

Virtual Keynote Speakers

In addition to in-person events, our motivational speakers deliver highly-interactive and engaging virtual programs. They will bring high energy and impact, while also leveraging the technology – videos, chat, Q&A, polls, break-out rooms, ‘fireside chat’ with a key leader, etc. – to create high levels of interactivity with your audience. Based on who the participants are, size of the group, length of the program and the earning outcomes, our speakers will custom design the program to incorporate a mix these elements.

IHHP is outstanding. They know their stuff and are super engaging online. Their virtual keynote speakers also really know virtual delivery and adult learning principles. This was a well-designed, well-executed virtual program that allowed for maximal interactivity. It could have gone longer, and I wanted more!


Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, founder of IHHP and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure, spends his time consulting with and speaking to organizations on the topics of Culture, High Performance, Emotional Intelligence and The Last 8%. His clients include IBM, Goldman Sachs and Mercedes, as well as Navy Seals, Olympic Athletes and NBA and NFL teams.   To learn more and see video of JP speaking, click here.

Bill Benjamin

Bill Benjamin is a Partner at IHHP and has advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science.   Combined with his 30 years of real-world business experience, Bill brings a science-based approach to the topics of Leadership, Performance, Emotional Intelligence and The Last 8%.  His clients include Intel, Marriott and Coca-Cola, as well as U.S. Marines, NASA Scientists and Surgeons.   To learn more and see video of Bill speaking, click here.

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