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Dr. Janet Lapp

Thrive During Fast Change

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Change Leadership
Janet Lapp headshot
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, 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.

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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