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Speaker, L&D


Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry

Leadership and Performance Expert | New York Times Bestselling Author

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.


Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most

Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity and performance in every professional and personal arena.

In this program, you will be introduced to the concept of pressure management, offering the latest science on how your brain responds under pressure, and many empirically tested strategies to help you overcome the sabotaging effects of pressure.

The content and research for this program is based on the New York Times Bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure, co-authored by Dr. Pawliw-Fry.

This program provides insight into how pressure impacts the cognitive part of your brain. Using this insight, you will learn proven strategies to enable you to perform your best when is matters most.

Performing Under Pressure: Emotional Intelligence

Why do smart people fail? Why do technically brilliant individuals have trouble managing others and collaborating on a team? What they lack is a critical level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the ability to manage their emotions and others when they are under pressure.

In the EI program, you will learn the research and brain science of emotional intelligence, enabling you to lead teams more effectively and increase your own performance. You will become a student of human behavior: understanding what your brain does under pressure and how that affects your decision making and your impact on others.

This program will teach you the brain science of Emotional Intelligence and strategies to manage your emotions so you can be at your best in your most difficult moments.

Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversations of Leadership

People want to build strong relationships with their managers, teams, and peers: they want to bring their ideas and concerns to the table regardless of who is in the room. To achieve this, difficult conversations need to take place. Unfortunately, under the pressure to drive results, people often forget the importance
of building trust; they avoid the conversation entirely or they ignore the Last 8% of the Conversation.

What is the Last 8% of the Conversation? At the end, when the pressure increases, many people avoid (sometimes unknowingly) the last and most important part of the conversation – the part that really needs to be said.

This program will arm you with insights and communication strategies to have conversations that drive results and get to that last 8%, even in pressure filled moments.

Managing Yourself and Coaching Others

Duration: One Day, Two Day
Target Audiences: Senior Executives, Managers

Research is clear: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the single greatest contributor to personal excellence and leadership. Increased EQ leads to increased resilience in the face of change, enhanced performance, better communication and greater success!

The Managing Yourself and Coaching Others curriculum has been designed to empower individuals to take more responsibility for their behaviour and performance. These two sessions, when combined, create a powerful and lasting learning experience: Self-Awareness and Emotional Management, and Emotional Connection: Coaching and Inspiring Others.

The following sessions, when combined, create a powerful and lasting learning experience. Each session can be delivered in half or full days.

Session One: Self-Awareness and Emotional Management

The session provides individuals with the following opportunities:

  • Increase awareness of the drivers of high performance and the key concepts of emotional intelligence
  • Understand the brain science of emotions that drive our behaviour
  • Increase Self-Awareness through self-assessment and interactive exercises, to identify the gaps between our intention and the impact we have on others
  • Learn strategies to Increase self-management and self-control during times of adversity, conflict and change
  • Practice techniques through interactive exercises

Module 1 – Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Module 2 – EI360TM Feedback Reports

  • Aligning Intention and Impact
  • Interpreting Your Data
  • Greatest Strengths, Greatest Developmental Needs
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Seeking Support

Module 3 – Key Strategies for Self-Awareness

  • Why Promising Careers Derail?
  • Development of the Human Brain
  • An Amygdala Hijack
  • Case Study Exercises
  • Self-Awareness Worksheet
  • Anagrams Exercise
  • Defining Emotional Success
  • Revisit Your EI360

Module 4 – Key Strategies for Emotional Management of Self

  • The Early Warning System
  • Self-soothing During Difficult Situations
  • Self-Management Practise
  • Revisit Your EI360

Session Two: Emotional Connection: Coaching and Inspiring Others

The session provides individuals with the following opportunities:

  • Review successes and challenges applying the EQ techniques learned in Day One
  • Learn what it means to truly connect with others and develop relationships that inspire and engage others
  • Learn strategies to develop Empathy and connection with others
  • Develop skills to become a more effective coach and inspire others
  • Understand how to approach difficult conversations in a non-threatening way
  • Practice techniques through interactive exercises

Module 5 – Key Strategies for Emotional Management of Others

  • Recognizing Hijacks in Others
  • Managing the Emotions of Others
  • Case Study Exercise
  • The Power of the Question
  • Revisit Your EI360

Module 6 – Key Strategies for Emotional Connection

  • Strengthening Empathy
  • Building Bridges
  • Coaching Others
  • The 3 L’s Technique
  • Coaching Scenarios Exercise
  • Coach the Coach Exercise
  • Revisit your EI360

Module 7 – Key Strategies for Personal Leadership

  • Specific and Measurable Goals
  • Personal Development Action Plan
  • Commitment to Two Developmental Goals
  • Prepare for Follow Up Coaching
  • Wrap up

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry’s training programs are facilitated using engaging presentations of key concepts, a variety of group and individual exercises, discussions and case studies. These exercises help to motivate, illustrate key learning points, demonstrate important skills and ‘drill down’ to the drivers of behaviour.

 

The Three Conversations Of Leadership

Duration: One Day
Target Audiences: Executives, Managers

This session allows individuals to understand and practice the Three Conversations of Leadership: Daily Conversations, Difficult Conversations, and Courageous Conversations. While daily conversations help build relationships based on trust and respect, difficult conversations allow you to give honest and candid feedback, hold people accountable, and give bad news in a way that ensures the person feels valued. Courageous conversation techniques allow you to speak your truth when there is tension and conflict.

The session provides individuals with the following opportunities:

  • Review successes and challenges of EQ techniques
  • Understand the importance and impact of the Three Conversations of Leadership:
  • Daily Conversations
  • Difficult conversations
  • Courageous Conversations
  • Practice the skill of having Daily Conversation that build relationships based on trust and respect.
  • Learn and practice techniques for having Difficult Conversations:
  • Giving honest and candid feedback without leaving the other person feeling “beaten up”
  • Holding people accountable in an engaging way
  • Giving bad news or saying “no” in a way that ensures the person feels valued
  • Learn the Art of Courageous Conversations: techniques to speak your truth when there is tension and conflict.

All of the Dr. Pawliw-Fry’s training programs are facilitated using engaging presentations of key concepts, a variety of group and individual exercises, discussions and case studies. These exercises help to motivate, illustrate key learning points, demonstrate important skills and ‘drill down’ to the drivers of our behaviour.

 

Emotional Intelligence: The Science of Leadership Under Pressure

Research is clear: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the single greatest contributor to personal excellence and leadership. Increased EQ leads to increased resilience in the face of change, enhanced performance, better communication and greater success!

JP Pawliw-Fry’s customized digital offerings pick up where his keynote leaves off, to  motivate, illustrate key learning points, demonstrate important skills, and ‘drill down’ to the drivers of our behaviour.