Speakers that Challenge, Inspire and Transform

Our world class speakers and will challenge, inspire and transform your team. Our speakers work directly with clients to help them determine the ‘best fit’ speaker and topic to meet their needs. Bringing in a speaker from IHHP is often our introduction to our clients and their organization, and the first step in building a long term partnership. Presentations offer an opportunity to experience an overview of our content and learn key strategies with behavior-changing impact that can be applied immediately.

We have lots to talk about

Our speakers will inspire your audience with topics that address Exceptional Leadership, the Science of Emotional Intelligence, Courageous Conversations, Performing Under Pressure and why All Change is Personal.

Interested in booking a speaker? Contact Ann Moore: [email protected]

 

Speaker Topics

Are You an Exceptional Leader? Why Meeting Your Biggest Challenge has Everything to do With Leader Under Pressure.
The Science of Emotional Intelligence The Missing Ingredient Behind Building a Highly Engaged Organizational Culture.
Why the Conversation You Are Not Having is Holding You Back
All Change is Personal Why Leading Through Disruption and Change is about People, not Technology.
Performing Under Pressure The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

JP Exclusive Speaker Topic:

Mindful Leadership How to Use Mindfulness to Navigate Today’s Demanding, Complex World.

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Introducing our talented keynote speakers

 

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Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry Organizations face big challenges: whether it is an accelerated rate of change, the threat of disruption, ambitious targets or aggressive competition. They can only overcome these challenges with exceptional leadership. For over twenty years, JP’s curiosity and passion for helping people manage their emotions has driven his research based approach (his organization surveys over 38,000 people a month) in developing science based skills and tools required to build a culture of exceptional leadership.

Organizations face big challenges: whether it is an accelerated rate of change, the threat of disruption, ambitious targets or aggressive competition. They can only overcome these challenges with exceptional leadership.

For over twenty years, JP’s curiosity and passion for helping people manage their emotions has driven his research based approach (his organization surveys over 38,000 people a month) in developing science based skills and tools required to build a culture of exceptional leadership. His work with leaders from Fortune 500 companies such as Goldman Sachs, Intel, Coco-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the US Marines, Olympic athletes and NBA and NFL teams has provided him with considerable opportunities to test his science based tools in environments of high pressure. He knows what works when leaders face their most significant challenges.

“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

As a provocative and highly captivating speaker and thought leader, JP brings engaging stories and a lot of fun to every keynote. He challenges groups to think differently about human behavior and leadership and how to manage the pressure that is overtaking so many organizations and individuals today. JP provides real tools to help teams leverage the power of the science of emotional intelligence to embrace pressure and manage the disruption and challenge they are facing.

“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

JP is the co-author of the New York Times best seller, Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, published in 65 countries with multiple translations.

“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

When he is not travelling the globe, JP can be found reading, out dancing, or cherishing time with family. It is no coincidence that he loves working with professional and Olympic athletes as he is himself an avid and enthusiastic athlete. JP loves to participate in a variety of sports including running, volleyball, hockey, and swimming and considers himself a ‘professional’ rugby fan.

“Simply the best program we have ever heard – critical information that will make a difference.”– US Navy

Speaker Topics

Are You an Exceptional Leader? Why Meeting Your Biggest Challenge has Everything to do With Leader Under Pressure.
The Science of Emotional Intelligence The Missing Ingredient Behind Building a Highly Engaged Organizational Culture.
Why the Conversation You Are Not Having is Holding You Back
All Change is Personal Why Leading Through Disruption and Change is about People, not Technology.
Performing Under Pressure The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

JP Exclusive Speaker Topic:

Mindful Leadership How to Use Mindfulness to Navigate Today’s Demanding, Complex World.

Interested in booking JP? Contact Ann Moore: [email protected]

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Bill Benjamin As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill is very honest about the struggles he had early in his career as a leader. He was so impressed by the Institute for Health and Human Potential [IHHP]’s brain science based approach to Emotional Intelligence, and even more so by its practical applications, that he became a partner in the company. Now that’s commitment!

As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill is very honest about the struggles he had early in his career as a leader. He was so impressed by the Institute for Health and Human Potential [IHHP]’s brain science based approach to Emotional Intelligence, and even more so by its practical applications, that he became a partner in the company. Now that’s commitment!

“Bill was amazing – not just his talent as a speaker but his knowledge of the subject matter and ability to explain scientific material in understandable and frankly entertaining ways’

Bill’s experience in technology and sales gives him real-world experience in the types of challenges that organizations face today. His analytical background in math and computer science drives him to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase leadership and performance.

At the risk of repeating myself several times, your presentation (content, style, slides, exercises, etc.) was one of the best I’ve seen in all of my years of training and seeing other professionals train. I wish we had your presentation videotaped to show as a role model of how to give a truly engaging and learning presentation.” – M. Spool, Ph.D., Management Development Solutions

Bill has an authentic approach that resonates with the audience and especially with those that might be typically resistant to the important relationship between ‘soft-skills’ and exceptional leadership. A natural storyteller, he balances anecdotes with science and research to engage all types of participants. When he is not speaking, Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies helping them overcome the barriers that often hold them back from reaching their full potential.

“You really kept everyone’s attention with your great stories and analogies. Your passion for what you do is refreshing. Thank you for making the conference a truly inspiring event.” – Coca-Cola

Bill loves to write and contributed to the New York Times and Amazon bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, co-authored by IHHP’s JP Pawliw-Fry and published in 65 countries with multiple translations. Bill is also a regular contributor to CEO magazine, Training Magazine, as well as other leadership publications.

“This was an insightful and practical session. I liked the way you had us practice the strategies rather than just telling us about them. That way, I’ll actually remember it!” – Intel Corporation

Bill is originally from Canada and moved to New York City in the nineties. He now calls Chicago home and it is here you will find him indulging in his other passions – his family, scotch, and cycling.

Speaker Topics

Are You an Exceptional Leader? Why Meeting Your Biggest Challenge has Everything to do With Leader Under Pressure.
The Science of Emotional Intelligence The Missing Ingredient Behind Building a Highly Engaged Organizational Culture.
Why the Conversation You Are Not Having is Holding You Back
All Change is Personal Why Leading Through Disruption and Change is about People, not Technology.
Performing Under Pressure The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

Interested in booking Bill? Contact Ann Moore: [email protected]

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Sara Ross Often called on to work with the most senior, technically sophisticated and equally skeptical audiences Sara Ross is a sought-after speaker, executive coach and lecturer. Having worked with thousands of leaders from across the globe, Sara is formally the Vice President and Head of Innovation and Research at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), where she continues to serve as a senior advisor and consulting partner.


Often called on to work with the most senior, technically sophisticated and equally skeptical audiences Sara Ross is a sought-after speaker, executive coach and lecturer. Having worked with thousands of leaders from across the globe, Sara is formally the Vice President and Head of Innovation and Research at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), where she continues to serve as a senior advisor and consulting partner.

To compete in today’s pressure-filled marketplace, businesses want engaged, creative, productive leaders. Those same leaders need to feel mentally focused, emotionally connected and physically energized to deliver their best work. Unfortunately, research clearly shows that businesses aren’t getting what they want, and leaders don’t have what they need. Sara Ross specializes in closing that gap by translating the science of emotional intelligence into actionable strategies transforming the way people succeed at work and thrive in life.

Sara’s credibility comes from integrating cutting-edge research with real-life examples of success and failure. Sara will engage audiences, inspire conversation and most importantly, create a blueprint for change with actionable strategies that immediately shift results, lift relationships to help leaders show-up with a more positive and powerful impact.

“I do not say this lightly – Sara is one of the THE MOST engaging speakers I have ever listened to. I have heard her speak three times and every time I learn something new but even more notable, I am taken in by her openness, energy and insight. I promise you can count on Sara to over-deliver.” -Scotiabank

Sara’s clients include: Fortune 500 companies such as New York Life Insurance, Rogers and Allstate; tech companies such as Adobe; healthcare organizations like the University Health Network, Sunovion and Edwards Lifesciences; marketing agencies such as Environics; and financial firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Scotiabank, Fidelity and BMO. She works with clients ranging from surgeons, financial traders, lawyers and engineers to government agencies, nonprofits and entrepreneurs providing her broad perspectives and diverse experience. Through IHHP, Sara taught at Smith College’s Women’s Executive Leadership Program and worked with the leadership team of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

“Within the hour Sara made us laugh, reflect and stirred a deep emotion that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Sara’s insights were the thread that connected the rest of the conference, it was awesome!” -Women in Engineering Conference Organizer

In her tenure with IHHP as their VP, she helped launch their New York Times bestselling book: Performing Under Pressure, as well as the leadership program for senior female executives – “Women Performing Under Pressure.” Sara remains a head faculty member, designing leadership development programs and certifying enterprise leaders from across the globe in IHHP’s flagship program “The Science of Emotional Intelligence”, as well as IHHP’s other “Performing Under Pressure” programs. Sara’s training includes a Master’s of Science degree (MSc.), certifications in coaching and as a language and behavioral profiler, as well as a master trained practitioner in Emotional Intelligence.

Speaker Topics

The Science of Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Ingredient Behind Building a Highly Engaged Organizational Culture.
The Three Conversations of Leadership: Daily. Difficult. Courageous. The conversations you aren’t having, but should be.
Performing Under Pressure: Why meeting your biggest challenges has everything to do with leading under pressure.

Interested in booking Sara? Contact Ann Moore: [email protected]

 

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Michael Bell Based in Australia, Michael’s leadership experience, scientific background, humorous anecdotes and passion enable him to connect with leaders at every level of an organization and across cultural divides.

Following a 15 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Michael joined IHHP in 2006. Over the past 8 years, he has studied the impact of Emotional Intelligence (EI) on performance, leadership and organizational change. Michael has delivered leadership programs & presentations to a wide cross-section of industries throughout North America and Australasia – from Manufacturing & Mining, to Accounting & Financial Services; from Pharmaceuticals & Health Care, to Education & Hospitality.

“I’ve been with the organization for 10 years – and this was honestly the best training program I have ever attended. A must do for anyone serious about their professional development. Brilliant work Michael, thank you!”Suncorp Group

Having delivered over 2,000 hours of Executive Coaching, Michael is recognized as a highly experienced and sought after EI coach and Emotional Intelligence speaker in the region. This unique frame of reference ensures his focus extends beyond ‘delivering a powerful message’ – participants walk away with practical tools and strategies that are immediately actionable.

“Michael was captivating, clear, fun and knowledgeable. Thank you!”Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Learning “what we should do” is helpful; learning “how to apply that knowledge” is transformational. This is what Michael delivers, and what sets his keynotes and workshops apart.

“I have attended many training programs & this has been by far the very best. Michael was enthusiastic, totally captivating. I have so much to take away from this course and apply to my role. I feel this will be a turning point in my career.” GlaxoSmithKline

“Michael – you facilitated the material in an engaging, enjoyable, challenging fashion. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, you exceeded our expectations. Thank you!”CSL

“Michael did an excellent job with a group of varied nationalities, cultures and language skills. Thanks Michael!”Merck

Speaker Topics

Are You an Exceptional Leader? Why Meeting Your Biggest Challenge has Everything to do With Leader Under Pressure.
The Science of Emotional Intelligence The Missing Ingredient Behind Building a Highly Engaged Organizational Culture.
Why the Conversation You Are Not Having is Holding You Back
All Change is Personal Why Leading Through Disruption and Change is about People, not Technology.
Performing Under Pressure The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

Interested in booking Michael? Contact Ann Moore: [email protected]

Discover IHHP’s Expanded Keynote Experience