Speaker's Profile - T.J. O'Hara

T.J. O’Hara is an internationally recognized author, speaker, media personality and strategic consultant who helps organizations and individuals achieve transformative change. He offers a rare blend of experience and perspective that distinguishes him among his peers.

For more than 30 years, Mr. O’Hara served as a senior executive, CEO, and turnaround expert in high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to entering the corporate world, Mr. O’Hara was involved in professional sports and also enjoyed a notable career as a litigating attorney.

In 2012, he brought his entire skill set to bear in an effort to turn around something quite different: Our Nation. In that year, Mr. O’Hara became the leading independent candidate for the Office of President of the United States. He offered specific solutions to some of our Nation’s most challenging issues and led by example with respect to self-imposed campaign finance reform.

Along the way, Mr. O’Hara earned the first Presidential endorsement given by the venerable Whig Party, and his website was archived by the Library of Congress for its historic significance. He also won the first “Virtual Presidency” poll[i] by an overwhelming margin of more than 72 percent over the second and third-place finishers, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, respectively.

Mr. O’Hara is the author of three books (the political trilogy:  The Left isn’t Right, The Right is Wrong, and The National Platform of Common Sense), which display his satirical nature in a unique blend of history and humor that challenges the very underpinnings of our political process in an entertaining way. He also has written three recurring columns for The Washington Times: The Common Sense Czar,  A President for the People, and A Civil Assessment. The latter column, A Civil Assessment, has also been hosted by Communities Digital News and the Independent Voter News.

Mr. O’Hara is currently the Principal Political Analyst for IVN.us (the Independent Voter News) and hosts a podcast for IVN, Deconstructed, which features nationally recognized guests in a discussion of relevant political topics. He also appears as a frequent guest and occasional host on a variety of radio and television programs on several continents.

As a professional speaker, Mr. O’Hara addresses audiences on business, politics, and personal empowerment around the world. He has a unique ability to discuss issues in a way that pays deference to each individual’s ability to reach his or her own conclusion, and he is a master at engaging his audience and delivering what he calls a “reflective” experience (i.e., an experience that not only informs and entertains the audience during his presentation… but encourages attendees to look at the world from a fresh perspective well after the program has concluded).  His goal is to inspire people to understand their responsibilities and to fully embrace the opportunity they have to positively influence their future as well as that of the world around them.

Mr. O’Hara tailors each of his speaking engagements to ensure that your audience enjoys the best possible experience and that your organization enjoys the best possible outcome.


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[i] We Want You conducted a non-partisan Internet poll in which citizens were asked to cast votes based on the candidates’ leadership skills and the quality of their solutions without regard to campaign financing and its effect on their probability of being elected.