Kevin O'Connor

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Kevin O'Connor Bio

Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP is a professional speaker and consultant who lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His primarily 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. As a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American Association for Physician Leadership (formerly ACPE), Kevin teaches scientifically-minded professionals how to use their technical skills and expertise to manage complex organizational difficulties with strong leadership. He teaches graduate and undergraduate students at Chicago's Loyola University and has taught at Columbia College, the nation's largest performing arts school.

Kevin holds three masters degrees and has earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Fewer than 700 persons in the world hold this honor for speaking and teaching excellence. Kevin is the author of eight books, the latest of which, Fearless Facilitation, is geared for executives focusing on turning speeches into interactive conversations.

Kevin's most recent books (co-authored with Cyndi Maxey, CSP):

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