Change Management Keynote Speakers

All Change is Personal

“People change what they do less because they are given analysis that shifts their thinking than because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings.” – John Kotter  

The usual approach to change does not take into consideration the human brain and its neurological realities. The brain’s primary hardwired mission is ‘first, keep alive.’ When change is coming, the brain senses personal danger and all too often its built-in responses are to trigger emotions that cause people to resist and prevent change. This is the major reason why over 80% of change efforts fail.

Our change management keynote speakers will share the brain science of emotions that leaders need to understand in order to drive change in their organizations – and be open to it themselves!

To get your organization to successfully adapt to external disruption and the new world of work, requires managers and leaders to accept this reality – that all change is personal – and that they need to start managing from this point of view so their people will step into uncertainty and take the risks required to achieve successful change efforts.

In this provocative keynote, our thought leaders will share best practices from organizations who are successful in adapting to change – and driving employee engagement at the same time – by leveraging the operating system of the brain.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn what Last 8% situations are and how they impact the personal aspect of change
  • Understand what happens to your brain in the face of change, uncertainty, and pressure
  • Specific tools and strategies to manage emotions so you can deal effectively with change
  • Learn how to leverage empathy as a way to connect to the emotions of others in order to lead and influence them through change.
  • Understand how to apply the strategies to increase resilience, as well as promote creativity and innovation.

Fantastic! Very leading edge thinking. The speaker had huge energy and passion. Our leadership team couldn’t get enough of him – I could listen to him all day!


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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