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Dr. Janet Lapp

Thrive During Fast Change

Dr. Janet Lapp
Change Leadership
Dr. Janet Lapp
Change Leadership

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!

Speaking topics

Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • The standing ovation you received from Bell’s 1,000 sales professionals speaks for itself. Your message stirred souls! You were fabulous.

  • Your humour and energy were very contagious. Your program was exactly what we were looking for, with a balance of timely information and the challenge to do our best.

  • From the very start you had this large group of seasoned and sometimes cynical group of senior sales managers absolutely mesmerized. At the end they not only had tremendously helpful tools to guide them through our changes, but felt inspired and encouraged to make it all work. Your rousing standing ovation (rare for this group) says it all and is a testament to your talent and skill at this.

  • You did a great job and did exactly what we wanted. You motivated the franchisees and got them excited for the next few days of the convention. You set the tone and we had the best convention we have ever had.

  • You captured everyone from the moment you walked onstage. Thank you for an exciting program and a compelling message. It was exactly what I wanted, and what we needed.

  • That is exactly what we have been trying to get through to them – you really did your homework. Thanks for a great program and some eye-opening messages.

  • You were amazing! Awesome job, you exceeded my expectations and the feedback has been great so far!!! You are an incredible person and your energy is contagious

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