Psychologist and author to deliver IMBC keynote address

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Dr. Janet Lapp, a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of five books, will deliver the keynote address at the International Marina & Boatyard Conference, which is scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Lapp’s presentation is titled, “Leady the Way: Bold Leadership Through Transformation” and it will be produced by the Association of Marina Industries. She will speak on Feb. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Lapp is the founder of ChangeFit Leadership Boot Camps/ChangeFit Labs and creator and host of the Emmy-nominated CBS series “Keep Well.”

“We are all creatures of habit; that just human nature,” AMI chairman Brad Gross said in a statement. “Dr. Lapp will challenge the way we think and share strategies for gaining the courage to make critical changes and embracing those changes. Dr. Lapp has the ability to translate complex theory into everyday actions and she has a comedian’s knack for getting those ideas across in an engaging way. We are very pleased that she will be an important part of our conference this year.”

Lapp is a former professor, researcher, clinician and registered nurse. Born and raised in Quebec, Canada, she earned her degree from McGill University in Montreal. She has spoken in Russia, Argentina and Hong Kong to clients such as IBM, RAND Corp., AT&T, Allstate, New York Life, Toyota and Kawasaki.

She encourages companies to adopt a “ChangeFit” mindset in order to lead through disruptive change. After her address Lapp will present a breakout session called “Flourish with Change.” She will challenge conferees to “be bold and courageous.”