Janet  Lapp, PhD

Janet Lapp, PhD

Global Expert in Leading People Through Fast Change

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
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Janet Lapp, PhD –

Janet Lapp, PhD

Global Expert in Leading People Through Fast Change

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:

Why Book

  • 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.


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 2,500 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 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/ 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, 2021) 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. She is a long time volunteer with the Flying Doctors of Mercy in central México and the founder of the award-winning ‘Agua Limpia’, giving clean water access to the Sinaloa indigenous. She is the 2019 National AG Triathlon champion, competes in 70.3 Ironmen races and currently lives in southern California.

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Janet’s most requested virtual program, focuses on actions to take now to manage stress and create the new future. Options are:

  1. A 100% online conference led by Dr. Janet Lapp with all audience members participating online with Q&A and breakout sessions (if wanted).
  2. A live conference in a physical location, with Janet contributing a keynote remotely (various platforms).
  3. A pre-recorded but custom-produced keynote presented on HD-video at your internal event or on your intranet or web-page (not real-time or online).
Let's Go! How to get People to Move.

Your people didn’t believe it could happen to them. Then, disruptors appeared on the horizon, and now everyone has to play catch up. Up to one-third of your workforce could be actively resistant. How much faster could you move if everyone were on board?


This program budges people out of the past and helps them SEE that change affects everyone, there is no choice, and no hiding AND IN THE END, ADAPTING WORKS BETTER FOR EVERYONE.

  1. Summary of hard trends in your industry, how others are adapting and simple changes you can make to keep up.
  2. Easiest steps to an agile workforce and workplace.
  3. What resistance looks like and best ways to budge it.
  4. A take-out plan to grow skills and mindsets you’ll need to adapt to and lead fast change.

Do something SO bold, that a year from now, when we are through this, you’ll shout: “I can’t believe we/did that!”

Especially during disruptive change, this program is personally inspirational. However, the effects extend to the workplace … as people become bolder, more confident, take more risks, think larger – despite circumstances.

Janet brings the lessons of her experiences as a National Triathlon Champion, Ironman competitor, and pilot who’s flown through the world … to inspire you to think the impossible and do the unimaginable. Her stories highlight overcoming depths, resilient comebacks, and miraculous survivals.

You will knock away outdated pillars, blow away perceptions of what’s possible, rewrite your story and create a new set of rules. In so doing, life will be expanded as never before.


  1. Motivate yourself to push beyond.
  2. Rewrite old stories and old rules.
  3. Push back limiting blocks.
  4. Develop a personal Change Airbag, where nothing will get you down.

Janet Lapp, PhD Reviews

“That Janet is relatable, upbeat, and very engaging. Our group loved the spin that she put on how to deal with real issues with change. She did her research on our organization so she knew what to talk about to be relatable.”

— Nusenda Credit Union

“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!”



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