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, actionable, and exhilarating programs leave audiences emboldened to take risks and create a new set of future-ready rules.
Lapp brings lessons from her experiences as a National Triathlon Champion, Ironman All-World Gold Athlete, and pilot who’s flown through some of the world’s most challenging environments, to inspire audiences to think the impossible and do the unimaginable. Her stories highlight overcoming depths, resilient comebacks, and miraculous survivals.
Rated by Toastmasters International as one of the top three speakers worldwide, Lapp has helped guide change in 3,000 organizations across 34 countries, with past clients including IBM, AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota, and Kawasaki. She is a Speakers Hall of Fame inductee who also regularly consults throughout Europe and the Americas, and can present in three languages (English, Spanish, and French).
Lapp is the bestselling author of five books, with her book Plant Your Feet Firmly in Mid-Air used by both the Ritz-Carlton and IBM sales teams 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. 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.
Lapp spent over 30 years in health care as a registered nurse, nurse manager, lab director, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her doctorate in Psychology and completed her post-doc fellowship in neuropsychology at McGill University. Lapp is also a 2019 National AG Triathlon champion who competed with Team USA at the Lausanne World Finals, and in 2021, she reached Ironman Gold All World Athlete status.