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Kevin O'connor        

Professional Speaker, Teacher, Coach & Author for Medical and Technical Leaders

Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP is a professional speaker specializing in leaders charged with leading their peers…physicians, nurses, pharmaceutical teams, healthcare executives, and other technically trained professionals going beyond management to leadership. 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 Medical and Pharmaceutical professionals.

Kevin is a faculty member of the Graduate School of Chicago’s Loyola University. He is also faculty for The American Association for Physician Leadership (formerly ACPE), The American College of Healthcare Executives, and has taught for The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and The Joint Commission.

He 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, MDAnderson, and Puma BioTechnology.

Kevin is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Fewer than 600 persons in the world hold this honor for speaking excellence.

Kevin is an author, having authored and co-authored six books. Kevin’s most recent books (co-authored with Cyndi Maxey, CSP):

  • Present Like A Pro: The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business, Professional, and Public Speaking (St. Martin’s Griffin Press, 2006)
  • Speak Up! A Woman’s Guide to Presenting Like a Pro (St. Martin’s Griffin Press, 2008)
  • 10 Steps to Successful Time Management (ASTD Press, 2010)
  • Fearless Facilitation (Wiley, 2013)

He is currently writing a book on facilitation and another on finding influence especially with those who do not think they have to be influenced by you!

Speech Topics

Lead Your Peers From Conflict to Consensus to Action.

  • When voluntary cooperation is the only alternative, there are specific leadership skills that bring individuals together for real action.
  • When professionals bring their technical expertise to the group, leaders need to create an environment that affirms their strength and develops their needs.
  • Leading professionals is different; leading your former peers is challenging but not impossible.
  • Kevin has experience with a diverse audience group:
  • Pharmaceutical companies to milk producers
  • World class floral experts to world class physicians
  • From academic centers of influence to schools that influence children who are blind and visually impaired
  • Kevin knows how teams think and how to help their leadership help them think beyond.

The Importance of Connection

  • Influencing significant players in your world to secure important initiativ
  • Unifies differences
  • Teaches the real meaning of collaboration, consensus building, and cooperat
  • Delivers each time, every time
  • Safety, quality, and service are only as good as everyone on the team…and o
  • For the presenter the requirement is one of understanding:
  • Group dynamics
  • Pertinent challenges
  • Individual aspiration
  • In order to accomplish this, Kevin solicits confidential input from every a
  • Kevin is a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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