Resource Center

IHHP’s resource center offers you Emotional Intelligence tools and tips to help you perform your best when you are under pressure. These pressure tools have been developed from our research on Olympic athletes, CEOs, US Navy Seals and over 100,000 research participants. Over the past 15 years we have learned what it takes to better utilize pressure so it becomes a competitive edge. If you are looking to become pressure ready please review our material in our resource center.

A term created by two researchers – Peter Salavoy and John Mayer – and popularized by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book of the same name.

We define EI or EQ as the ability to:

  • Recognize, understand and manage our own emotions
  • Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others

In practical terms, this means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to manage those emotions – both our own and others – especially when we are under pressure.

When would I need to manage my Emotional Intelligence?

  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Meeting tight deadlines
  • Dealing with challenging relationships
  • Not having enough resources
  • Dealing with change
  • Dealing with setbacks and failure

The Research

In his book Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman cites the Harvard Business School research that determined that EQ counts for twice as much as IQ and technical skills combined in determining who will be successful.

Emotional intelligence – why it can matter more than IQ. Please refer to our white paper – The ROI for Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence training works

Self-Awareness. Understand the impact you have on the people around you. 

Neuroscience-Based Change. Drive real behavioral change with a program rooted in neuroscience and research. 

Unleash The Best You Have To Offer. Discover why your best self is your best choice.

Great Workplace Culture. Emotions are contagious. Improve relationship quality and build a culture of accountability.

Exceptional Leadership. People leave managers, not jobs. Exceptional leaders bring out the best in their people. 

It’s a scientific fact that emotions precede thought. When emotions run high, they change the way our brains function… diminishing our cognitive abilities, decision-making powers, and even interpersonal skills.

Want to learn about Emotional Intelligence in the future workplace? Join IHHP’s Cranla Warren Ph.D. and Tricia Maslov from KPMG for our upcoming webinar. Register now

What exactly is Emotional Intelligence?

What is an emotional hijack and how can you best manage one?

In case you need a few more strategies, Bill introduces you to a few (from the 22) our book has!

Connect with a Leadership Consultant to discuss how you can get the most from your team!

The business world continues to experience constant change: disruptive technologies, reorganizations, cost cuttings and mergers and acquisitions all create  enormous pressure. It isn’t surprising that over 70% of change efforts fail to meet their stated goals.

mobile-bookPart of the problem is that, according to IHHP’s study of 12,000 people described in the New York Times bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure, co-written by IHHP’s Dr. JP. Pawliw-Fry, most people take a haphazard approach to pressure.

It doesn’t have to be this way.  Managing the pressure of change is a learnable set of skills that was a key take-away from this webinar.


JP's ImageBIO-BillNancy Medoff-MarriottSpecial thanks goes to your fantastic presenters, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry,  Bill Benjamin and special guest, Nancy Medoff, Director, Group Sales with Marriott International. The insight and strategies provided during our 1 hour webinar on August 19th, was very well received: 96% of attendees found the webinar valuable and applicable to their work.

Thank you to those who attended. Your kind words are appreciated!
“Thank you, very helpful”, “Thank you so much, this was great!”

During the webinar, a PowerPoint slideshow was used to assist in illustrating findings, strategies and insights on how to manage pressure.

We encourage you to print the slide deck out and use it internally for your next meeting. Get your team engaged to learn how to manage pressure.

Access the printable slide deck from this webinar by clicking here.

In the Webinar, you learned strategies to:

  • Understand the destructive effect pressure can have when you and others experience change and uncertainty
  • Gain insights into what the top 10% performers in our research study did to excel under pressure
  • Learn how your cognitive appraisal of events can change your physiological response to pressure
  • Understand how expectations can change your brain chemistry – negatively or positive – under the pressure of change
  • Understand the neuroscience of positive emotions and how that can help you lead your teams through change
  • Learn two empirically tested strategies to help you overcome the pressure of change

By becoming a student of human behavior and learning how your brain responds under pressure, you can overcome the derailing effects of change.

Organizations that are Gender Diverse Outperform the Competition

Women have a brain based difference that predisposes them to weigh more variables, consider more options, see more context and visualize a wider array of solutions and outcomes to a problem when they or their organization are under pressure.

The Women Under Pressure initiative will answer

  • What is unique about a women’s brain and why is that important to organizations?
  • What is the second layer of pressure that women face that is different from men?
  • What did we learn from our research study of 6,000 women?
  • What strategies can women learn to perform better under pressure?

Teams benefit when men and women collaborate

The results from a year long study of women in the workplace and the second layer of pressure they face.  

Bring this keynote into your organization or group

Book this keynote and inspire your team.  We have inspirational Women Under Pressure speakers for you to choose from, all of whom deliver high-impact keynotes.

Learn more about the research behind Women Under Pressure

Download our Women Under Pressure whitepaper, and discover what we learned during our extensive research study of 6,000 women from around the world.

Want to know more about our champions and read some insightful articles?

Your daughter is having pains in her stomach and yet the doctor can’t seem to find anything physically wrong with her. Your son is worried about the ‘big game’ but he doesn’t want to talk about it and you don’t know what to do. Your daughter seems constantly mad at you and you are not sure why.

If you have experienced stories like this, you are not alone.

When we parent or are in a role of influencing teenagers, life can be very challenging. In fact, research has found that we are at our unhappiest in our lifespan when we are parenting teens. It is difficult being a parent of a teen today. It is also, of course, very difficult being a teen.

In this intimate, moving program, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry and his teenage daughter Brigitte, discuss what parents who are under pressure can do to help teens who are under pressure manage life and pressure more effectively. They speak from each of their perspectives of being a parent under pressure and a teen under pressure. You will find tools and insights that will help you manage yourself a little more skillfully in those difficult moments and some coaching tools to help you help your teen manage pressure more effectively as they face their challenges.

Manage yourself

You will find tools and insights that will help you manage yourself a little more skillfully in those difficult moments and some coaching tools to help you help your teen manage pressure more effectively as they face their challenges.

Sample the podcast first with this 2 minutes clip. Like what you heard? Buy the full podcast for $6.99 and percentage will go to the SashaBear Foundation, an organization that is focused on improving coping skills for teens who face mental illness.

Purchase podcast -click here

Catch us on the road!

If you are unable to attend these events, check out our speaker page and look into booking one of our world class speakers for your event.



Evanta San Francisco

Bill Benjamin, partner at IHHP will be speaking on the topic of Performing Under Pressure at the governing body private dinner.

When: May 31, 2017 Details
Where: San Francisco, CA


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Welcome to our news archives. Feel free to check out any of our links below. It may look like we missed a month here and there…we did not. We just didn’t have anything new to share for that month!
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Newsletter Library

Oct 2017 “Express gratitude. It really does a body good.”

Aug 2017 “The exciting release of our Women Under Pressure Ebook!”

July 2017 “A little bit about our Women Under Pressure keynote.”

May/June 2017 “3 Common Mistakes Organizations Make”

Apr 2017 “Train your brain!”

Mar 2017 “Back by popular demand” A highlight of our most memorable articles and blogs

Feb 2017 “Can EQ make you more money than IQ?”

Jan 2017 “The Off Season, The Importance of Training Your Corporate Athlete.”

Dec 2016 Look out 2017, we are just getting started and Women Under Pressure Survey

Nov 2016 Women Under Pressure Survey – Have your voice heard

Oct 2016 Do you have the right EI to get hired?

Sept 2016 Back to school-time for adults to learn too!

Aug 2016 All about certification and why it makes sense

July 2016 Learn how to outsmart emotion, ‘A Woman Under Pressure-blog’

June 2016 Women Under Pressure, June 21 webinar presenter

May 2016 Performing Under Pressure Webinar – June 21 registration open

April 2016 Inside Quest TV, The Irony of Pressure blog and Meetings=Drain brain blog

March 2016 Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most program

Feb 2016 The Three Conversations of Leadership version 4.0

Jan 2016 Top 6 reason to become certified

Dec 2015 Pressure survey results & EI blog

Nov 2015 Pressure survey

Oct 2015 Webinar: The Pressure of Doing More with Less

Sept 2015 Going Virtual!

Aug 2015 Manage the Pressure of Change – Meet your presenters.

July 2015 Manage the Pressure of Change – Webinar Introduction.

June 2015 Enhanced EI360, part three of building your COTE of Armour.

May 2015 How to help a pressure-cooked CEO. Part two of building your COTE of Armor.

April 2015 Official launch of Emotional Intelligence (EI) Virtual. Part one of building your COTE of Armor.

March 2015 New York Times bestselling book announcement. Introduction of the four part mini-series, “Building your COTE of Armor”.

February 2015 The high performing team-Choosing status or expertise?

January 2015 Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EI) Virtual.

December 2014 Sneak peek including excerpt of our book Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most.

Welcome to IHHP’s Enterprise License Trainer Resource Center where our certified trainers have access to all the support materials they need to deliver our Performing Under Pressure training curriculum.

Our resource center has a lot of information and we are happy to share this with you. If we have missed anything, let us know.