Lelia O’Connor is an internationally recognized Executive Career / Leadership Coach, inspirational speaker and workshop leader. Her coaching expertise is a catalyst for leaders to achieve outstanding business results, breakthrough career success and professional fulfillment.
Recently recognized by Pharma Voice Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Inspiring People in Life Science”, her goal is to help her clients create careers and businesses filled with purpose, passion and profits. Many clients have gone on to win prestigious awards such as Fortune Magazines “Best Boss of the Year”, Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”, Healthcare Business Women’s Association, HBA “Women of the Year”, HBA “Rising Stars”, Pharma Voices “Most Inspiring People in the Industry”, “2006 Best Places to Work” and numerous other accolades.
Lelia has a unique ability to help people achieve extraordinary business results by integrating purpose driven values, visionary thinking, breakthrough effectiveness, mindfulness and mastering the mental game at work. She leads cutting edge programs both individual and group, focusing on developing the High Performance Mind at Work, Executive Coaching, Visionary and Values Centered Leadership, Breakthrough Team Building, Transforming Stress into Wellness, achieving personal and professional mastery and helping to improve the quality of life at work for hundreds of people throughout the United States and Europe.
Her work has gained accolades among General Electric, American Express, Daiichi Sankyo, US State Department, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, Schering Plough, Omnicom, Euro RSCG, McCann Erickson, Olympic Athletes and Award Winning Business Leaders. She has served on the board of the Forbes Executive Women’s Forum and the Values and Business Sub Committee of The NGO Committee of Values, Spirituality and Global Concerns at the United Nations.
Lelia’s philosophy stems from Ngal So (pronounced nal so), which means the transformation from negative to positive. Ngal So also means to relax…. The relaxed, focused mind when free of negativity, enables us to make better decisions, solve problems more effectively, resolve conflicts, improve relationships with others and become more effective leaders.
Lelia believes one of the cornerstones to a happy and successful life is giving back to the community and helping improve the lives of others. As a volunteer, she is the President of a humanitarian foundation and works with the United Nations representing a global NGO to alleviate poverty, protect the environment and create a culture of peace and non-violence. Lelia is also the Director of the Foundation’s healing and meditation center where she teaches mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction/wellness techniques and ancient Tibetan healing methods. As an “inner scientist’ and teacher of mind-body integration, she helps people effectively manage stress, tension, chronic pain, depression and many other illnesses and helps people live more balanced, peaceful and joyful lives.
Judd Hoekstra is a leadership and human performance expert, sales executive, bestselling author and speaker.
Crunch Time, Judd’s most recent book coauthored with professional baseball pitching coach Rick Peterson, reveals the secrets of how to be your best under pressure.
Along with leadership guru Dr. Ken Blanchard, Judd is a coauthor of the bestselling Leading at a Higher Level as well as Who Killed Change?. He has also developed multiple leadership training programs and tools for The Ken Blanchard Companies, a premier leadership training and coaching company. Judd received Blanchard’s prestigious Founders’ Award faster than anyone in the 37-year history of the company. The award recognizes Judd for his outstanding contribution to Blanchard’s intellectual property.
In addition to developing leadership programs, writing and speaking, Judd serves as Vice President, Central Region at The Ken Blanchard Companies. In this role, he serves on a sales leadership team responsible for developing sales strategies with accountability for creating customer devotion, enhancing Blanchard’s purpose-driven, high-performance culture, as well as top-line revenue growth and bottom-line profitability. He is also responsible for leading a team of sales consultants to achieve individual and team performance targets. This role gives Judd the opportunity to use the methods he shares within his books.
Judd earned his bachelor’s in business management and marketing from Cornell University, where he played hockey and baseball. He also graduated from the Advanced Business Management Program at Kellogg School of Management.