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Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

A thought leader in the Emotional Intelligence and leadership development space, IHHP has conducted research and published a New York Times and Amazon best-selling book, Performing Under Pressure – The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most, the outcome of a multi-year study of over 12,000 subjects.

Nobody performs better under pressure

Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, and performance in every professional and personal arena. Co-authored by our own, JP Pawliw-Fry, Performing Under Pressure will introduce you to the concept of pressure management, offering the latest science on how your brain responds under pressure, and many empirically tested to help you overcome the sabotaging effects of pressure.

Written by IHHP Founder Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

JP is an international keynote speaker, performance coach and advisor to senior business executives and Olympic athletes. Among his clients are Marriott, Unilever, Allstate, and the Orlando Magic.  Formerly, he taught executive education at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  He is the Founder of IHHP, a global consulting firm that specializes in culture development and emotional intelligence, helping organizations and leaders to leverage the science of performing under pressure.

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Book Reviews 

“Highly recommend this book. I had a 45-minute talk planned about 2 weeks after I bought this book. I needed relief from my performance anxiety and more importantly something to talk me down off the fight or flight ledge. This book truly helped me. The first suggestion it made, and not so obvious I might add, was to simply slow down my thinking. And Guess what? It worked. The book has many super helpful suggestions but that one worked the best for me. The day of my presentation I focused on pacing myself, and during my presentation, I went into autopilot. If I felt myself speeding up, I paused and slowed myself down. I had plenty of time with 45 minutes, there was no need to rush. I’ve read many books on the “art of public speaking”, and I must say this book is at the top of my list. It will help you improve your art of public speaking, as it did mine. I’m confident of this.”

“I have a great reverence for Financial Times, and I buy almost every book that they recommend. So, when I saw the comments of FT on the cover page of this book, I thought to give this book a try. From second chapter onward, the book took a totally different trajectory! I could not stop myself from underlining almost every 10th line of this book and folding every alternate page. The book is a Masterpiece. It will give you so much of insight into the science of pressure that you literally will never ever have the same levels of anxiety ever. Everyone should read this book – especially those who get stressed out about things easily and those who under perform under pressure. It is a book that you would want to reach out to over and over again!”

“I wish all workers, university students, future mothers and dads could benefit from these insights. Maybe it should be a part of the academic curriculum. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope it will be translated into French, Spanish, German and other major languages as part of a globalization effort to improve relations.”