Dr. Janet Lapp
Thrive During Fast Change | Leading at the Edge
Dr. Janet Lapp delivers a powerful message: change is not a force to be feared but an opportunity to be seized. With humour and finesse, she confronts her audiences with the truth of what they need to do–and how they need to think–to move into the future with success and optimism. Her energy-charged, exhilarating programs provide usable ideas people can put to use right away.
Dr. Lapp has inspired over 2,500 audiences around the world–with clients such as IBM, AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota, and Kawasaki–to adopt a mindset that is successful with change, and to overcome challenges. She presents in French or Spanish for appropriate audiences.
She spent over 30 years in health care as a registered nurse, nurse manager, lab director, and clinical psychologist. After earning a PhD from McGill University, Dr. Lapp was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship, and then pursued a successful career as a clinician, researcher, and university professor before founding her own leadership development firm.
She is the author of several bestselling books, including Dancing with Tigers; Positive Spin; Why Won’t They Listen to Me? and her most recent title, The Four Elements of Transformation: How to Create Radical and Sustainable Change. Her upcoming book will highlight the new leadership mindset needed to guide others through disruptive change.
Dr. Lapp is also the creator of the highly rated CBS series Keep Well, and has appeared on her own health programs on PBS and INN-affiliates.
A former air race pilot and current flight instructor, Dr. Lapp has flown her airplane throughout South America and Africa, and is a long time member of the Flying Doctors of Mercy, volunteering medical care monthly in central México to those who otherwise would not receive it.
Rated by Toastmasters International as one of the top three speakers worldwide, Dr. Lapp was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame.