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 helps audiences learn to embrace the future — no matter what challenges it may bring — with success and optimism. Her energy-charged, exhilarating programs provide usable ideas people can put to use right away.
In the past 25 years, Lapp has inspired over 3,500 audiences around the world — with clients such as IBM, AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota, and Kawasaki — to adopt a skilled in leading others through disruptive change. She is a dual citizen, presents in three languages, and regularly consults throughout Europe and the Americas.
Lapp spent over 30 years in health care as a registered nurse, nurse manager, lab director, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned a PhD from McGill University, and was previously a professor at McGill University and in California.
The bestselling author of five books, the Ritz-Carlton and IBM sales teams used Lapp’s book Plant Your Feet Firmly in Mid-Air as inspiration for their successful transformations. Her other four book include Dancing with Tigers, Positive Spin, Why Won’t They Listen to Me?, and The Four Elements of Transformation. Her forthcoming book will highlight the disruptive leadership mindset needed to guide others through change. Lapp is also the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated CBS series Keep Well, and has appeared regularly on INN, ABC, CNN, and NBC affiliates.
A pilot and flight instructor, Lapp has flown throughout South America and Africa on medical and rescue missions. She is a long-time volunteer with the Flying Doctors of Mercy in central Mexico and the founder of the award-winning Agua Limpia, which gives clean water access to the Sinaloa Indigenous peoples.
Rated by Toastmasters International as one of the top three speakers worldwide, Lapp has also been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. She is also a 2019 National AG Triathlon champion, and has competed with Team USA at the Lausanne World Finals and reached Ironman Gold All World Athlete status in 2021. She believes that you’re never too old, it’s never too late, and nothing is impossible!