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Dr. Eddie O'Connor | International Keynote Speaker | Achieving Excellence

Dr. Eddie O’Connor is a professional speaker and both clinical and sport psychologist, specializing in removing barriers to peak performance. Dr. Eddie is frequently sought after by media, appearing regularly on FOX News in Grand Rapids, a featured guest on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio, and quoted in,, Los Angeles Times, Runner’s World,, and He is author and host of “The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life” by The Great Courses, quoted in the New York Times as being the “Netflix of learning” who recruit “the world’s greatest professors” that “are truly special.” An international presenter with over 350 speaking engagements and media appearances, Dr. Eddie delivers a powerful and entertaining message to his audience. As a performance psychologist, Dr. Eddie will not only entertain and inspire your group but also teach valuable strategies to be your best in sport, business, and life. With 20 years of experience consulting with high performing athletes, musicians and performing artists - as well as individuals struggling with pain and distress - Dr. Eddie has discovered the secret to performance excellence. And it isn't what you think! We all know you need to be positive, set goals and increase motivation. But what we don't realize is that we must address the barriers that get in the way. More than motivation, we need to develop the strength and willingness to look our challenges in the eye, gain objective distance from them, embrace their value, and act independent of what we may think and feel to move in a positive direction. Each presentations illustrates this philosophy, helping anyone and everyone succeed as it taps into the very nature of human performance. Topics: Mental Toughness: The X-Factor in Sport, Business and Life * You know mental toughness when you see it … but do you know how to develop it? In this engaging presentation, Dr. Eddie teaches the specific skills necessary to be better and more consistently remain determined, focused, confident, and in control under pressure. Overcoming Barriers to Excellence * Discover why the most common performance challenges such as negative thinking and fear HAVE TO occur and what you can do to overcome them. Learn how to be the “perfect perfectionist." Develop the willingness to endure the pain and sacrifices that are a necessary part of the journey toward excellence. Motivate for Excellence * In this talk, Dr. Eddie brings you the very best of what psychological science has to offer about motivation and translates it into practical, easily applied strategies that will transform the energy and productivity of your team. Raising Champions: A Parent's Role in Their Child's Success * We love winning. We love our kids. And so we really love when our kids succeed and win. At the very least, we want what is best for them. But so often what we do with the best of intentions actually ends up hurting them in the long run. As both a sport parent and sport psychologist, Dr. Eddie identifies the three biggest mistakes we make and how to correct them.

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1438 Eastlawn Rd SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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3 Reviews
Ken Pope - Vice President - West Michigan Youth Soccer Assn.
The feedback was amazing!

The feedback was amazing! (Dr. Eddie) is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about this topic. He balanced personal antidotes with the information and kept the class constantly engaged.

January 2018

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Catherine Lyon - Senior Academic Content Supervisor - Great Courses
Dr. Eddie is one of the very best.

I work with the finest professors and content experts over a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. Dr. Eddie is one of the very best. He is a hard-working and accomplished professional, a caring and supportive coach, and a charming, upbeat, and enthusiastic presenter.

January 2018

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Jeff Munford - Director of Business Development - Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Outstanding presentation!

Thank you for your outstanding presentation on the important subject of “Employee Burnout”. The feedback from all attendees was that they found the subject content valuable and the delivery easy to digest and understand.

January 2018

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