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Dr. Michael O'Connor
Renowned speaker, author, coach and mentor.
A practical, problem-solving visionary.
-- Phil Forrest, Chairman of Judges, The National Business Awards (U.K. & Scotland)

An internationally recognized thought leader, Dr. Michael J. O'Connor has made substantial contributions to fields such as human resources, behavioral management, leadership and organizational development, devoted to achieving higher personal, group and organizational performance.

Dr. OConnor has dedicated his life to helping others, which he does through coaching, training and writing. For more than two decades, he has been a sought-after speaker and consultant throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. His accomplishments also include authored and co-authored best-selling books, representing the culmination of over 30 years of research. Titles to his credit include:

The Leader Within (2005)
Managing By Values (1997)
The Platinum Rule (1996)
People Smart
(1990, now in its ninth printing)
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Decades of studying individual and group behavior have also yielded formal training workshops and educational resources including behavioral inventories and other business and human resource tools. These are available through Life Associates, which Dr. OConnor founded in 1970 to carry out his mission.

Dr. OConnor holds a B.S. in the social sciences, an M.A. in the behavioral sciences/psychology, and a Ph.D. in management. He served as Vice President of Resource Development and Consulting at Carlson Learning Company, and taught at the University of Connecticut and Fairfield University.

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"A master consultant-to-consultants"
-- Dr. Ken Blanchard, The Ken Blanchard Companies

"Dr. OConnor is extremely skillful. He has been able to turn difficult situations into productive actions that benefited everyone involved. His integrity and persistence enable him to earn the complete confidence and respect of all participants. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help people solve their individual problems."
-- B.D. Holt, Chairman of the Board, The Holt Companies