Performance Psychology / creating transformational leaders



Performance Psychology specializes in helping organizations improve performance by working with leaders to develop a better understanding of human behavior. This understanding is then used to develop sound principles of responsible and effective leadership leading to improved business results.

Paul Napper, Principal

Paul Napper, Principal

Dr. Paul Napper optimizes the performance of business leaders by helping them focus and strengthen their leadership efforts through coaching and development. His professional background includes extensive experience in assessment and the application of psychological principles to improve the performance of individuals and organizations. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and start-ups.

Dr. Napper launched his career as a Wall Street analyst, first with J.P. Morgan Investment Management in New York and, following that, with Crowell, Weedon and Company in Los Angeles. During his tenure as a securities analyst, he was responsible for following several major industries, including banking, insurance, and media.

He subsequently launched Performance Psychology Consulting with two partners in 1998, a management psychology practice where he has amassed experience with a broad range of organizations and industries.

Dr. Napper earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and pursued his master’s degree in the same field at the University of Chicago, subsequently receiving his doctorate in psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He completed an advanced fellowship in psychological testing and assessment during a three-year academic appointment at Harvard Medical School.

He is currently authoring a book on human agency and the realization of potential to be published by St. Martin's Press in 2017.