Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

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.


“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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