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Consultants Collective Profile: Amy O’Connor

We’re pleased to present our latest featured profile, designed to introduce you to our Consultants Collective member consultants, advisors, executive coaches, clients, partners and other extraordinary people. These profiles go beyond the professional bio to provide a more personal glimpse and offer an opportunity for us to get to know each other better as people as we strive to create connections and build community. This month we’re pleased to feature Consultants Collective member, consultant, public affairs, executive communications, social media, and digital communications expert, Amy O’Connor.

Amy O’Connor is CEO and Founder of Move the Shakers. With an eye for disruption and an ability to cut through the clutter, she leads strategy and builds campaigns that make brands and initiatives stand out from the competition to deliver results.  By leveraging a bias towards persuasion, Amy delivers the results you desire. Amy has received multiple awards for her public affairs leadership, including being named “40 Under 40” by PR Week magazine and winning the Public Affairs Council Innovation award.

Who is your favorite hero in fiction?

Darth Vader – because life is complicated.

Who is your favorite painter or composer?

Angelica Quic, a Guatemalan folk artist.

What is a hobby of yours?

Sailing and scuba diving, basically anything on top or in the water.

What is the last book read?

A dog training book!

What is your favorite quote?

“No is not safer than yes” (me). I have used this a lot to persuade executives to rethink how they engage.

What is your latest accomplishment?

Persuading CEO’s of multi-billion dollar organizations to dedicate significant funds to change their approach to DEI and cultivate talent that looks a lot more like America than their current talent pipelines.

What would you say is your chief characteristic?

Perseverance.

What makes you happy?

My dogs and foster dogs. It’s always rewarding to see a scared and fearful dog blossom into a loving creature. We all have the capacity to learn to love more.

Biznology Editorial Team

Biznology Editorial Team

Biznology is JEM's digital media platform that highlights the insights and expertise of the JEM community, our Consultants Collective member consultants, advisors and executive coaches, our clients and partners. Biznology is focused on a range of topics that are top of mind for 21st-century leaders dedicated to improving, changing and ultimately transforming their organizations for the future.

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