Janet Lapp

Janet Lapp, PhD

Global Expert in Leading People Through Fast Change
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“Lead the Way: Bold Leadership Through Transformation"
This is a future-focused high-energy program for leaders from the mid-level to the C-level.

Are you prepared to lead others into the future?

Do you know the new, must-have 2016 skills for the future of work?

Can you keep your feet firmly planted in mid-air? Despite uncertainty, can you guide with confidence and courage?


  • The leadership mindset and behaviors to push edges in leadership, to act with courage and boldness.
  • How to reinvent oneself, “teach an old dog new tricks,” and get others to do the same.
  • Learn how to create a vision that works, and give people compasses to get there.
  • Find out why “Blocks, Triangles and Tangles” are the #1 killer of change and innovation.
  • Be able to teach their teams skills for growth: optimism, emotional flexibility and courage/mental toughness.

    *This program includes and pre-post ChangeReadiness Assessment if requested!

    Flourish with Change! Created for employees and entrepreneurs at all levels.
    Don’t just thrive - flourish! There is a specific mindset that people have who improve after traumatic and disruptive change. This mindset is a buffer, a Change Airbag. Know that no matter what changes are on the horizon, you’ll be ready for them with flexibility, optimism and courage.

    What are current trends that impact your world? Why is there is urgency to change now?

    Examples and case studies of top performing organizations. Companies who have transformed themselves.

    In the end, this is a results-focused program, holding attendees accountable for change within their organizations.

  • Discover opportunities ... not just problems.
  • Keep morale high in oneself and one’s team.
  • Increase boldness and courage to act, innovate, take charge and act like an owner.

    “CODE HOPE for HEALTHCARE” Healthcare groups from direct caregivers to suppliers
    We're at the tipping point of the 4th Industrial Revolution. In most countries, healthcare reimbursement changes are disruptive and provocative. The greatest need is a sense of empowerment - to know that one can navigate safely through change without markers and to move beyond fear to courageous action using a new compass instead of an outdated map.

  • Trends in healthcare that make it urgent that we act now.
  • What forward-leaning health care systems and leaders are doing to get ahead.
  • Learn the new skills and mindsets healthcare leaders need.
  • Learn to use the key ingredient in reducing turnover and increasing engagement scores.

    In this high-energy interactive session, people learn the skills, and can begin to apply them before they leave the meeting. Through video clips, case studies, high impact stories and humor, Dr Janet leads people to a mindset of optimism and courage. One result is a rekindling of passion, and a remembering of the reason why we entered the field.

    After many years in the trenches of health care as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Janet Lapp understands the health care culture and current reactions to change, and knows what needs to happen to lead health care into the future. Along with extensive experience in health care, Janet has over 25 years experience consulting with healthcare industries and organizations of all sizes around the world and has developed the performance expertise that engages and moves audiences.
  • Why Book Janet Lapp?

  • Janet is an expert at guiding high performing organizations and people through change resistance with humor and compassion.

  • Audiences experience a high-energy presentation and learn how to develop the courage to face new obstacles and challenges.

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    Former professor, researcher, clinician, and registered nurse, Dr. Janet Lapp was born and raised in Québec, Canada; her PhD is from McGill University in Montreal. Over the past 25 years, she has inspired over 2,000 audiences around the world from Russia to Argentina to Hong Kong–with clients such as IBM, AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota, and Kawasaki – to adopt a ChangeFit™ leadership mindset skilled in leading others through disruptive change. She is a dual citizen, presents in three languages, and regularly consults throughout Europe and the Americas.

    Now a licensed clinical psychologist and author of five books, she is founder of ChangeFit™ Leadership Boot Camps/ChangeFit™ Labs, has been admitted to the Speaker Hall of Fame, and one year was rated by Toastmasters as one of the top three speakers worldwide. She is the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated CBS series ‘Keep Well,’ and has appeared regularly on INN, ABC, CNN, and NBC affiliates.

    The Ritz-Carlton team and IBM sales used her best-selling book Plant Your Feet Firmly in Mid-Air to help create their successful transformations. She is author of four other books: Dancing with Tigers, Positive Spin, Why Won’t They Listen to Me? (pack leadership), and the recent release on personal transformation The Four Elements of Transformation. Her forthcoming book (Wiley, 2017) highlights the disruptive leadership mindset needed to guide others through disruptive change.

    Pilot and flight instructor, Janet has flown her airplane throughout South America and Africa on medical and rescue missions, and is a long time member of the Flying Doctors of Mercy volunteering in central México. She currently lives in southern California.

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    "Very pleased with Janet! As a closing speaker for the day, she tied the full day of events together extremely well!"
    --The Galardi Group

    "Everything went really well. The group loved her!"
    --Physicians Health Group

    "Janet did a great job. I have not had a keynote with that kind of energy before. She had them entertained and charged up and there was a swarm of participants at her table afterwards."
    --HCPro, Inc

    "Dr. Lapp was AMAZING – she did a phenomenal job closing out our conference on a wonderfully positive note. She connected individually with participants throughout the conference, asking probing questions and gathering feedback that she worked directly into her presentation. During the presentation itself, we laughed with her, we cried with her, and then we laughed some more. In addition to the emotional release, she provided some paradigm-smashing perspectives that we can all take back with us to use with others as well as inspire us in our own work.  Really, it was better than I’d expected, and my expectations were pretty high!"