Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence
Whether you are a formal manager or want to increase your individual performance (or both), this program will teach you the foundational principles and brain science of Emotional Intelligence (EI).
Focusing on managing your emotions under pressure, this program will enable you to increase your personal leadership by learning how to manage your emotional brain in your most difficult moments. This will allow you to influence and engage others, and connect with them in a more meaningful way.
In this program, you will:
Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
Focusing on managing your thinking under pressure, this program will provide you with techniques and tools to help you overcome the sabotaging effects of pressure so you can think clearly and strategically, make decisions, perform complex tasks and lead others when there is change and pressure.
In this program, you will learn:
This program is based on the ground breaking book, Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most, published by Crown Business/Penguin Random House in February, 2015. For this New York Times bestselling book, co-authored by noted psychologist Hendrie Weisinger and IHHP’s J.P. Pawliw-Fry and , IHHP undertook a seven year study of more than 12,000 subjects from around the world. We learned what the top 10% performers do to succeed under pressure!
This program may be taken stand-alone or can be preceded by our foundationalPerforming Under Pressue: The Science of Emotional Intelligencetraining, which is a pre-requisite for Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversations of Leadership
Want to know how well you are performing under pressure? Take the Pressure quiz!
Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversations of Leadership
People want to make relationships work with their managers, teams, and peers. They want to give formal and informal feedback that improves accountability, clarity and performance. They want to bring their ideas and concerns to the table regardless of who is in the room. What is surprising is the lack of skill and ability most people have to step into the difficult conversations they know they need to have.
Focusing on having effective conversations under pressure, this program will help people conduct daily, difficult and courageous conversations that cultivate teamwork, build connected relationships, and help global, highly matrixed, virtual teams learn to influence and collaborate more skillfully.
In addition to helping you have high-pressure and difficult conversations, you will also gain insight that when you are under pressure, you often have less effective daily conversations, which can erode trust and connection in your key relationships.
This program has been designed for people who are in formal leadership positions and responsible for both the performance and on-going development of their direct reports. This program builds on the foundation of Emotional Intelligence and will enable you to:
There comes a time when we need to have a difficult conversation in the workplace. This program will provide you with the knowledge and techniques required to have the critical conversations that you know you need to have. These kinds of conversations are never easy, but we need the skills to have them in order to consistently drive performance.
The Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Emotional Intelligence program is a pre-requisite for Performing Under Pressure: The Three Conversations of Leadership. This program may be preceded by or followed by Performing Under Pressure: Doing Your Best When it Matters Most.
Women Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
Women have a brain based difference that predisposes them to weigh more variables, consider more options, see more context and visualize a wider array of solutions and outcomes to a problem when they or their organization are under pressure.
IHHP Expanded Keynote Experience
In our experience of delivering hundreds of keynotes every year, we find the most impactful keynotes have an experience that expands beyond the presentation for both the individual participants and the client organization. Our approach to keynotes incorporates three key elements that engage the participant and organization before, during and after the keynote. Outlined below are the three components and how they contribute to an engaging experience.
1. Pre-keynote survey
The week before a keynote is delivered, we send out a custom link that directs participants to answer a link to a short (4 minute) survey to help uncover some of the key challenges they are facing. The data from this survey provides the speaker with insights that are used to ensure the presentation addresses directly some of the challenges identified by the respondents. The aggregate results (individual results are confidential) are presented as part of the keynote, providing a connection to the content and the audience.
2. Keynote presentation
The pre-keynote survey serves as a great segue to the core content of the presentation priming interest and attendees with a receptive mindset. The familiarity of the experience from the survey information combined with the thought-provoking, entertaining keynote presentation (developed and refined over working with a variety of audiences) ensures that the participants are engaged, and eager to learn.
3. Senior Leadership Team Executive Briefing
To provide a robust experience for the organization, our speakers make themselves available for a one-hour leadership briefing with your senior team immediately following the presentation to give them an opportunity to ask questions, build on the insights delivered in the keynote and develop thoughts regarding how best to apply the lessons learned and put the strategies & tools into practice.
We offer this pre, event and post keynote approach at no incremental cost as it is important to us that organizations experience the highest level of sustainable learning and swift movement toward behavior change.
Sara’s clients include: Fortune 500 companies such as New York Life Insurance, Rogers and Allstate; tech companies such as Adobe; healthcare organizations like the University Health Network, Sunovion and Edwards Lifesciences; marketing agencies such as Environics; and financial firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Scotiabank, Fidelity and BMO. She works with clients ranging from surgeons, financial traders, lawyers and engineers to government agencies, nonprofits and entrepreneurs providing her broad perspectives and diverse experience. Through IHHP, Sara taught at Smith College’s Women’s Executive Leadership Program and worked with the leadership team of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
“Within the hour Sara made us laugh, reflect and stirred a deep emotion that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Sara’s insights were the thread that connected the rest of the conference, it was awesome!” -Women in Engineering Conference Organizer
In her tenure with IHHP as their VP, she helped launch their New York Times bestselling book: Performing Under Pressure, as well as the leadership program for senior female executives – “Women Performing Under Pressure.” Sara remains a head faculty member, designing leadership development programs and certifying enterprise leaders from across the globe in IHHP’s flagship program “The Science of Emotional Intelligence”, as well as IHHP’s other “Performing Under Pressure” programs. Sara’s training includes a Master’s of Science degree (MSc.), certifications in coaching and as a language and behavioral profiler, as well as a master trained practitioner in Emotional Intelligence.