Dr. Peter Jensen

Dr. Peter Jensen - Leadership Motivation Strategies  Speaker


About Dr. Peter Jensen - Authority on Coaching Leadership and Personal High Performance:

Peter Jensen is a dynamic speaker with a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology. An authority on leadership, he is a renowned innovator—bringing coaching and personal high performance to corporations worldwide. 

Peter has attended eight Olympic games as a member of the Canadian Olympic team and has helped numerous athletes achieve high performance levels under intense pressure including, most recently, the gold-medal winning Women’s Hockey team. With the world of Olympic level sport as a laboratory, he has developed a deep understanding of what it takes to be a successful leader of high performers.

Peter is a top-rated instructor in seven programs at Queen’s School of Business including the Queen’s MBA and EMBA. He also helped design the Queen’s Executive Leadership Program. He is the founder of Performance Coaching Inc., one of Canada’s leading corporate training firms. Fortune 500 companies in eight countries have benefited from Peter’s programs.

Peter combines fundamental leadership concepts with new ideas and ongoing insights from Olympic coaches and corporate leaders. He distills diverse approaches and brings practical clarity to effective leadership skills by sharing their tangible application in the business world. 

Peter has written three books: The Inside Edge, Ignite the Third Factor and, most recently, Thriving in a 24-7 World—a compelling look at how everyone can use the skills of energy management to enhance personal resilience under pressure. His work has been featured on ABC, CBS, CBC, CTV and in a wide array of print media in North America and Europe. Peter’s clients include Nexen, Syncrude, Labatt, Hydro One, CCMD, RCMP, GE Capital, Maclean’s and Royal Bank.

As a speaker, Peter has the power to invigorate audiences through his compelling use of humour, personal experiences and concrete, actionable content. And, as a ‘developer of people’ his strength is in creating environments where people learn and grow. Peter’s wealth of personal experiences in both the corporate and sports arenas allow him to communicate high-level concepts in an extremely accessible way through anecdotes, metaphors and true stories.

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What Dr. Peter Jensen Talks About:

Thriving in a 24/7 World
We live in a world where the number of hours in a day has not changed, yet the sheer volume of demands we face has grown exponentially.

In Thriving in a 24/7 World, Peter Jensen draws on his experience working with over 70 Olympic medal winning athletes, their coaches, and thousands of executives at Queen’s School of Business to provide an entertaining and insightful tour of the energy management skills that elite performers use to help transform pressure into growth.

In the face of 24/7 demands, many people turn to time management strategies in hopes of keeping up with the growing list of to-dos. The challenge with this approach is that often it is time that has control over us. It is the pressure of time that has us forfeiting a well-needed night of sleep, it is the urgency of time that creates for us a wave of anxiety, and it is the limits of time that force us into thinking that we don’t have enough of it. Time is the problem it is not the solution.

Energy management, on the other hand, is within our control. By striking a balance between moments of high performance and periods of renewal, ensuring we get enough rest and recovery, and learning the moment-to-moment skills that allow elite performers to turn their energy level up when they are flat or unengaged and turn it down when it gets too high, we can all learn to be more resilient—and to thrive in our own 24/7 reality.

Learn How to Stay Resilient Under Pressure and Recover Quickly From Setbacks
When you are performing under pressure, there is an additional layer of skills required to be effective. Over the long term, success in high pressure situations hinges not just on your skills and knowledge, but also on your ability to recover, remain focused, stay energized, and show up motivated every day; in other words, your ability to be resilient.

Resilience skills can be learned, practiced and mastered. High performers in both business and sport know this, and apply this knowledge on a daily basis.

Based on Performance Coaching’s wealth of experience with elite Olympic athletes and senior corporate executives, this presentation teaches the practical techniques to achieve results. The concepts presented are reinforced with memorable anecdotes from both the corporate and athletic arenas, and peppered with humor.

Coaching for High Performance
How do you replace and develop the talent you are going to need in the next ten years? How do you retain someone who is highly competent, hard working and committed to excellence? These will be major issues for corporations in the next ten years as a major exodus of talent occurs and only one person remains to replace every two leaving. Competition for the truly committed and talented will be fierce.

In Coaching for High Performance, Dr. Peter Jensen distills 20 years of work with one foot in the boardroom and the other in the locker room. Over 90 minutes, managers learn how to increase the commitment level, and performance of your employees and team members. Far from a dispassionate, academic look at leadership, Coaching for High Performance provides a provocative taste and exploration of the possibilities of coaching. Dr. Peter Jensen will walk you through an innovative coaching framework that has evolved through his many years of observing and working in high performance arenas where commitment is critical to success. He provides simple, authentic and powerful lessons in coaching. As Peter moves from the dressing room to the corner office and back again, he discovers leadership lessons in some unique places but always reinforces them with examples that everyone can relate to in their day-to-day interactions with people.

It's a speech that only Peter could give, delivered the way only he can.

Ignite the Third Factor
How do you get someone committed to reaching his or her full potential? It's a question that challenges new managers and seasoned executives alike, echoes through the heads of coaches as they watch an athlete underachieve, and keeps parents up at night.

It's a question that Peter Jensen has spent a lifetime investigating. In Ignite the Third Factor, Peter synthesizes his life's work into five core practices exceptional leaders use to ignite the third factor - a persons desire to be great at whatever it is they have chosen to do. Peter draws on many rich experiences whether it's in the locker room before a gold medal Olympic hockey game or at a routine performance review.

Ignite the Third Factor is a fast-paced journey packed with familiar faces and gripping story lines. You will learn how to use the five core practices of exceptional Olympic coaches to engage, motivate and develop your employees, your children, yourself. He will share with you his observations and wealth of information on how to create an environment where people can be great.

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Peter made an invaluable contribution to the overwhelming success of this conference on organizational and societal leadership.

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