Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP is an author, executive coach, businessman, and professional speaker. He specializes in working with professionals–particularly technical professionals–who have been promoted to leadership positions where they now lead their former peers.
Kevin holds three masters degrees and his expertise focuses on the challenges of leadership, business relationships, and the effectiveness of teams. Kevin customizes his message by communicating with his audiences in advance. He facilitates his message with their knowledge through his interactive presentations. He follows up with audiences through a unique and simple program designed for long-term learning
Most of his professional work is for Pharmaceutical and Medical professionals. He works with and has worked with Medical Affairs for Searle, OhioHealth, Pharmacia, Sanofi-Aventis, Amgen, ISTA, Takeda North America, Novartis, ONYX, Intermountain Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Baxter, Gundersen Lutheran Health System,Baxter BioScience, USAF Medical Command, Eli Lilly, The American College of Physician Executives, MDAnderson, Underwriters Laboratories, The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, The Joint Commission, Loyola University of Chicago (A member of the faculty), Columbia College (A member of the faculty), The American College of Healthcare Executives, and The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Kevin also works with technical professionals who have been promoted to lead teams of other professionals, their former peers. He facilitates programs on communication, leadership, and creativity, especially in the Medical and Pharmaceutical fields as well as in other technical areas such as Dean Foods, McDonalds, FASTER Asset, Milliman, the Cities of Oak Park, IL, Peoria, AZ, the Produce Marketing Association, and more.
Kevin is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Less than 590 persons in the world hold this honor for speaking excellence. Kevin is a Senior Lecturer at Chicago's Loyola University and is faculty for Columbia College of Chicago. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate students. Kevin is an author, having authored and co-authored six books. Some of his titles include: "Present Like A Pro: A Field Guide to Business, Professional, and Public Speaking", "Speak Up! A Woman's Guide to Presenting Like A Pro", and "Ten Tips for Time Management."
- You're Not Just A________ (nurse, doctor, etc.) Anymore: Leading in Your New Position
- Living & Working with (Sometimes) Difficult People: Conflict to Cooperation
- Presenting Like A Pro: Getting Your Message Across to One or One Hundred
- FInding Influence
- Many additional presentations available, customized...styled for desired outcome
Communication, Creativity, Customer Service, Team Building, Business, Change, Coaching, Leadership
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$7,500 - $9,999
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"Kevin did a great job. He was entertaining in his approach and hit the key points we had discussed with him. The next day people incorporated learning's from Kevin into their presentation." - Eli Lilly
I have found the programs run by Kevin O'Connor to be insightful and fun. He individualizes his coaching strategies to fit the development needs of each participant. Kevin's style allows everyone to build from their strength while making adjustments to derive additional impact. Importantly, I have found his programs to be a great team-building exercise for my teams of clinicians. - Onyx Pharmaceuticals
We liked Kevin so much, we are going to ask him back in 2009! He was so engaging, very interactive with my physicians and extremely well-prepared. He was very receptive to my ideas for weaving in various messages and he did it with ease. You are in for a real treat! - Physician Services Covenant Health Knoxville, TN
Kevin O'Connor understands doctors. Kevin has helped me to help physician executives achieve greater levels of leadership, awareness, and mission. The business of medicine is a business, but the business of leadership is very much akin to the art of medicine, treating each individual with respect and care as well as with expectation and accountability. Kevin knows how to talk to doctors. In my 50 years in medicine, Kevin is an individual who comes closest to my vision of the ultimate physician executive teacher, treating doctors with care, respect, expectation, and accountability. Kevin cares deeply for the role of the emerging physician executive and the doctors listen to him. - OhioHealth Columbus, OH
Kevin O'Connor is one of the most gifted presenters I’ve ever experienced - the most gifted talking about topics relating to disability. He is insightful, inspirational, humorous, and poignant. I have had the pleasure of witnessing five or six of his presentations over the course of time. They were all different which amazed me, but equally fabulous. He captures an audience in a way I've not seen others do. I heartily recommend Kevin for any organization that wants a first rate motivational speaker. - American Foundation for the Blind New York City, NY