As an Event Planner and Executive Producer with over 20 years of experience, I have had the honor and privilege of hiring and supporting some of the world’s most renowned speakers including Ann Landers, Anthony Robbins, Barbara Walters, Christopher Reed, Donald Trump, H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., Jim Cathcart, Larry King, Pearl Bailey, Roger Crawford and Tony Allessandra to name just a few. Having worked with T.J. O’Hara on multiple occasions, I can comfortably say that he belongs in that elite list.
T.J. O’Hara is a rare combination of talent and professionalism. His pre-event preparation is absolutely outstanding. He works with clients to clearly understand their objectives and has a unique ability to communicate their message in a way that both entertains and inspires his audiences.
T.J.’s extensive background in business and professional sports provides him with a wonderful array of analogies and stories that help clarify otherwise complex issues. Coupled with his passion for life and wicked sense of humor, he delivers content in a way that creates an exceptional and memorable experience for everyone in attendance.
T.J. is a client’s and event planner’s dream in that he not only delivers extraordinary results, but he also is a pleasure to work with. He is kind to everyone involved with your event, generous with his time, and can adapt to the ‘challenges’ that can occasionally arise in any presentation in a totally seamless way (AV issues, etc.).
If you want your audience to have a wonderful and memorable experience laced with knowledge, inspiration and a very extraordinary sense of humor … you should consider hiring T.J. O’Hara.
Classic Productions Inc.
T.J. O’Hara is an outstanding public speaker and strategist. I had the privilege of being part of a series of intensive public and private speaking tours led by T.J. when he was Chairman and CEO of an executive consulting firm. The purpose of the speaking tours was to raise awareness of technological and business opportunities to remake the economy in what he labeled Southwestern Ohio’s “Technology Triangle.” T.J. was an extremely effective, engaging speaker at informational meetings consisting of venture capitalists, government officials, and top business and technology leaders and in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio as well as in Washington, D.C. He was also extremely effective at engaging top military leaders at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the Pentagon in economic development dialogue. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend him as a professional speaker and strategic consultant.
Dr. Robert Premus
Former Senior Economist, U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee
Professor of Economics & Co-Director, Master of Science in Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program
Wright State University
I have had the opportunity to enjoy T.J. O’Hara as featured speaker on a number of occasions. He has provided keynote addresses and served on a variety of panels at major industry conferences in which I have participated. T.J. has been a featured speaker on behalf of NEPS on several occasions, both in the government and private sectors. He has also delivered National Sales Meeting presentations for my former company. Each time was a truly great experience.
Mr. O’Hara always comes prepared and presents his message in a highly entertaining and energetic way. He has a unique ability for getting the audience involved and communicates his ideas with incredible clarity. His penchant for using the perfect analogy or example not only allows you to leave his presentation having ‘enjoyed the show,’ but to leave having retained the message; and that is a very special talent.
If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of his presentations or have him deliver a message to your team, take advantage of it. You will be delighted with the experience.
Denise M. Miano
President and CEO
I have had several occasions to participate in meetings where T.J. O’Hara was the featured speaker, and I came away each time impressed with his ability to deliver a clear and precise message on any number of subjects to all size audiences.
T.J. has the unique ability to access his audience and tailor his message in order to have optimal impact. He always had a complete understanding of the subject matter and is able to deliver the message in a way that everyone “got it.”
I would highly recommend T.J. O’Hara as a featured speaker to any organization and would welcome him to talk to my team anytime.
Timothy A. Tatman
President and CEO
I have worked with T.J. O’Hara in several capacities and have had the opportunity to see him present on numerous occasions. T.J. is very dynamic and has the ability to take a very complex subject and present it in a way that has high impact on his audience. He works with the dynamics of his audience to adjust his presentation to interject the right amount of humor so that people enjoy his style, a gift not many speakers pull off well. Additionally, T.J. is extremely professional and offers tremendous value to those who work with him.
VP Sales & Marketing
Fusion Graphics, Inc.
T.J. is a confident speaker with an ability to take complex ideas and present them in simple and humorous ways. By doing so, he creates interesting learning experiences in a collaborative setting.
VP Corporate Marketing Communications
Moore Corporation, Ltd.
I have had the pleasure of working closely with T.J. O’Hara for a number of years and observing him present in both business and political environments. If you are seeking a speaker in either area who combines clever humor with keen insight, I encourage you to hire him
T.J. draws on his expertise and extensive preparation for each audience to establish a quick rapport. He has that rare ability to entertain while educating.
He is a studied historian with a passion for encouraging American Citizens to embrace their civic responsibility in his political appearances. T.J. brings a historical perspective to what our world is today compared to what our Founding Fathers had in mind. His civic responsibility message resonates with political groups, civic groups and veterans organizations as well as high school and college audiences where current issues can be respectfully considered.
T.J. also delivers powerful insights and inspiration for achieving transformational change at both a personal and organizational level based on realities of the human element. His message resonates with business and charitable organizations seeking to motivate their people to make the changes required to fulfill their vision.
T.J.’s approach is highly interactive and stimulates participants to discover their own answers to crucial questions. He doesn’t tell people what to think, but rather challenges them to examine how they think, what process they use, and what influences their conclusions. He provides audiences with fresh perspectives along with new questions and skills that can help them escape the entrapment of their current personal or political paradigms.
TJ’s message, person and style will have a meaningful and lasting impact on your community.
I want to formally extend a hearty and sincere thanks to you for your very informative presentation about ISO certification. Although the achievement of this certification is indeed significant both in the “eyes” of the industry and the customer understanding, describing the process associated with its attainment is often thought of as inherently ponderous. However, TJ, your presentation shattered that perception! You are not only an articulate speaker, but a knowledgeable and witty one as well! Those oratorical skills indeed captured the audience’s attention and, in many cases, inspired them as well! TJ, as you know, this was the 4th Supplier Mobilization Symposium that we sponsored, and the three previous presentations in my opinion were stimulating; you have now raised the bar higher still. Thank you.
First Vice President
Corporate Support Services
Prudential Securities, Inc.