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Michael O’Connor

Director of Business Development

Michael OConnor GrayscaleMike brings over 25 years of experience in supporting organizations in their efforts to achieve results through leadership and team development. He is committed to and passionate about helping people realize and maximize their full potential. Throughout his career, Mike has held numerous roles, including: Training and Development Manager, Executive Coach, Instructional Designer, Team Facilitator, and Consultant and Business Development Manager. Prior to joining The Leadership Circle, Mike served as Director of Organizational Development and Succession Planning at King Edward Hospital in Bermuda. In addition Mike was a Senior Sales Leader for many years with DDI. Mike is responsible for supporting The Leadership Circle practitioners before, during, and after they have implemented the Leadership Circle system. Specifically, he strives to help accelerate the development of leadership inside client organizations, help clients use The Leadership Circle profiles with more effectiveness, and support practitioners to gain more authority to do the change work for which they are tasked. As a leader of teams for the last 15 years, Mike is familiar with the challenges leaders of today face, and the critical role they play in team and organizational performance. During his career, he has supported organizations across North America and the Caribbean in a variety of industries, including: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Non-profit, Aerospace, Energy, Financial Services, and Government. Mike has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Psychology (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and a Master’s Degree in Training and Development (College of New Jersey). Originally from Albuquerque, NM Mike and his family now reside in Charlotte, NC. Mike is active in his church community, enjoys hiking, reading, travel, and spending time with his wife Linda and their three adult children.  

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