Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Leadership and Performance Expert

An internationally renowned thought leader on the subject of leadership, performance and managing under pressure, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is a performance coach to Olympic athletes and Fortune 100 companies alike. Melding state-of-the-art research with powerful inspiration to create thought-provoking and moving presentations, JP engages audiences with a tailored combination of research and storytelling, and inspires everyone to take their professional and personal lives to the next level.

Trained at Harvard Medical School’s Mind Body Medical Institute and the Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, JP is the co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, an organization that attempts to bring rigor to understanding what allows some leaders, individuals, or organizations to perform more effectively under pressure to drive meaningful results. To this end, he has worked closely with the Canadian Olympic men’s volleyball team at three Olympic Games, with the Orlando Magic, and with executives of the NHL, the NBA, the NFL, and the US Olympic committee, and boasts long-standing relationships with organization such as Johnson and Johnson, PWC, Goldman Sachs, and HSBC. He has also taught executive education at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management –where he was one of the highest rated lectureres–and at Queen’s University Executive Development Center.

He is the author, with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, of Performing Under Pressure, wherein he introduces readers to the concept of pressure management, and offers empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help people overcome its debilitating effects. He is also a contributing columnist for The Economic Times (a newspaper with the second-highest circulation in the world), and the author of Leadership Rewired: The New Science of Sustainable Performance.

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