Kevin E O'Connor, CSP
- CSP, Certified Speaking Professional-one of only 400 persons in the world to hold this designation from the National Speakers Association.
- M.P.S. Spirituality, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, Chicago, IL 1992.
- M.A. Counseling Psychology, Alfred Adler Institute. Chicago, IL 1979.
- M.A. Curriculum and Administration, Dept of Education, St. Xavier College, Chicago, IL 1971.
- B.A. Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, IL 1969
- Faculty member, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- Lecturer, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH
- Adjunct Faculty, Katholieke University in Leuven Belgium
Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP has been a professional speaker and consultant since 1976. He specializes in Leadership Training for Technical Professionals. He speaks to physicians, engineers, and attorneys-professionals who have to elicit cooperation from their former peers.
Kevin's first-hand knowledge of working with teams comes from his practical experience interviewing over 1,000 business leaders, serving on the Boards of Directors for three organizations, and writing and teaching internationally. He is frequently called upon by organizations for his speaking, executive coaching and facilitative skills. His latest book is Profit-Ability: Leading Teams to a Better Bottom Line.
Presentation Titles and Description
1.PROFIT-ABILITY: LEADING TEAMS TO A BETTER BOTTOM LINE(Also the title of Kevin's new book.)
Profits successfully gained through the efforts of people, comes from the leader's "Profit-Ability." The good news... these skills work. The better news?hese skills can be learned! In these times, teams are more important than ever-especially team members who know how to reach a better bottom line. Leaders know specific tactics and techniques to help their teams accomplish their goals.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT: AN OPPORTUNITY WE CAN GUIDE
Help your staff (and yourself) make change work for them. This seminar will allow them to:
- See change from all perspectives.
- Assess their own level of proactive (or reactive) action.
- Discuss how change affects us at our most basic level of motivation and communication.
- Allow group planning and consensus building for goals and strategies.
THE NEW ART OF LEADERSHIP: THE LEADER WITHIN
Mastering the art of leadership can help you influence more people, enjoy more success, and give to others more of what they want and what you have. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define their individual leadership style.
- Understand how colleagues interpret their leadership.
- Direct teams with greater efficiency.
- Delegate effectively those things that will enhance the team.
- Discuss leadership demands for the next decade.
- Discover the difference between strong leadership and leadership that is too strong.
LIVING AND WORKING WITH (SOMETIMES) DIFFICULT AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE
When we live and work with others, there are inevitable times when we come into conflict with one another. The most successful managers and leaders are those who have mastered the art of working with other people. Harnessing person-to-person skills can transcend all others. This skill enhances our ability to have colleagues cooperate effectively with us, and encourages our staff and co-workers to provide the quality of service that reflects our best. Bottom line people skills even help us in our personal life-with spouses, children and partners.
WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING WITH OTHERS
What do you do when problems arise, and you've only got moments to make a significant contribution? How can you solve your own problems faster and more effectively? How can you break negative behavior patterns, and start relying on the best that is within our co-workers and us? Join us for a fast paced workshop devoted to the skills of helping others in our work and at home.
TEAMBUILDING... TACTICS THAT WORK
This seminar focuses on bottom line people skills to enhance strong team support systems. Discover a new, positive strategy for getting the best out of your team. Whether your team members are around the corner or across the country, this workshop will help draw out the best your team has to offer (and draw out the best in your leadership, too), by enhancing skills of communication, cooperation and collaboration.
CONSENSUS-BUILDING TO YE$: BIG MONEY DECISIONS DONE WELL
This is not a course in finance. We will look at what it is that makes for a good decision-a good decision-making process, an involved decision, and a consensus. This seminar helps you find "your way" to making the bigger (and sometimes riskier) financial decisions...with more consensus and certainty.
Working with others in the planning and spending of money for our institutions is a responsibility that does not have to keep you up nights with anxiety and worry. Using the cooperation of others to help make a decision that is good for all concerned is the mark of a skillful leader.
. HIGH QUALITY (AND PROFITABLE) COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MANAGERS AND STAFF
Speaking to others for maximum rapport and effectiveness
4 Ways to make contact -
Leading others by understanding their expectations and desires.
The psychology of connection and inclusion -
Conflicting Effectively so as to elicit cooperation.
The dynamics of conflict
The implications for Team Development
Changing Behaviors in an organization for safety, productivity and harmony.
Non manipulative persuasion - Teaching others skills and attitudes.
Profit-Ability: Leading Teams to a Better Bottom Line
When All Else Fails: Finding Solutions to Your Most Persistent Management Problems
The O'Connor Letter On Leadership
The Communications Coach . . . Business Communication Tips from the Pros
Media Bytes Or Testimonials
We just wanted to express our sincere thanks for presenting "Team Building-Tactics That Work" to the members of the Marketing Association of California earlier this month in Anaheim. It was a pleasure working with you and our members were very pleased with your presentation. Enclosed is an evaluation summary taken from the Conference participants. As you can see from the results, your presentation received very high ratings, making this one of MAC's most successful conferences to date."
- Marketing Association of California
Thank you again for your contribution to the Workshop on OR Management. The survey indicated that your presentation was particularly well received. Your talk on "Creative Problem Solving" was rated as excellent by 93% and good by 5%. Your presence clearly contributed to the overall excellence of the Workshop."
- UCSD Medical Center. University of California, San Diego
For fee information, please contact (262) 853-4627.
Travels From And Travel Requirements
Chicago, IL. Travel expenses not included in fee (client pays).
Who Should Hire Kevin And Why
Clients hire Kevin because of his references, his difference, and his results. Three graduate degrees; books and publications; a monthly newsletter, and mostly the ability to listen and suggest have helped Kevin connect with those in corporate life. Ultimately, Kevin's clients find solutions, alternatives, and new ways to lead others.
80% of Kevin's consulting and coaching work has been with corporate professionals. In the past 20 years, he has interviewed over 3000 executives and their spouses; consulted with executive teams; coached and consulted on teambuilding activities; monitored executive performance.