Maurice O’Callaghan has been described as “one of Canada’s most gifted speakers.” With an impressive management background in marketing, labour relations, customer service, public relations, communications and over two decades as a senior manager with a multi- national corporation, Maurice O’Callaghan| delivers practical, proven approaches for personal and professional success and for turning change into opportunity. His unique insights and powerful beliefs inspire people to make significant improvements in their lives. A remarkable communicator, his compelling and humorous style captivates audiences and produces rave reviews. Organizations across North America have discovered that hearing Maurice is a life-altering experience.
A Magic Way of Going
A Magic Way of Going is a journey that will change your life and the lives you touch each day. This is a seminar that will show you how to balance your personal and professional life, how to turn problems into opportunities and how to use creative thought to energize yourself and your organization. It will introduce you to your own limitless possibilities.No matter what your goals or accomplishments, A Magic Way of Going will give you a new perspective on what is possible. It is about how ordinary people can do extraordinary things. It is a journey you will be glad you began because it will last forever.
The Art of Being Professional
is a seminar on managing professionally which teaches managers the important lessons first, lessons that are usually learned only through painful experience. It is about core values and leading in ways that produce positive results, excellent relationships and great places to work. Management is an art, not a science, a skill in performance acquired by study, observation, reflection and experience. The Art of Being Professional is about how ordinary people can lead, manage and motivate others to do exceptional things.
Developed and delivered by Maurice O’Callaghan, this seminar provides over one hundred great ideas learned during a thirty year career as a senior manager with one of Canada’s most successful corporations. It is a masters’ course on managing which every new manager or supervisor must attend. And it’s a great refresher for experienced managers who need to manage increasing spans of control and work loads in a fast changing environment. It provides direct, simple and easy to apply ideas that will prevent countless hours of unproductive time.
The Art of Being Professional will help everyone with management responsibility find more time, create better working experiences, build stronger teams and increase their professional effectiveness.
is about how people do that. It is about relationships and what we can do when we understand the need for others in our lives. It chronicles the stories of ordinary people who saw life differently, accomplished remarkable things and changed the lives of others in the process. Discovering Fire presents four principles to provide direction and focus to our personal and professional lives and shows us how to use the reflectors in the world around us. It is rich with stories that captivate and encourage audiences to make significant and lasting changes in their lives.
Designed especially for caregivers, educators and people who care for, and about, other people, Discovering Fire provides perspectives to rekindle and reenergize the spirit.
Giants and Champions
Winston Churchill said of Winnipeg’s William Stevenson, the man called “Intrepid,” and his team of intelligence agents, “We may feel sure that nothing of which we have any knowledge, ever done by mortal men, surpasses their daring and feat of arms. ”
William Stevenson is typical of the Canadians you will meet in Maurice O’Callaghan’s marvellous story, Giants and Champions – a story that takes you through 100 years of Canadian history and celebrates the exceptional talents and accomplishments of the people who built the largest nation on earth. It is an incredible story of sacrifice, bravery and excellence that will make you laugh, cry and feel proud to be Canadian.
Giants and Champions chronicles the achievements of an amazing nation whose people have, in every field of endeavour, changed the course of history. It is the story of Canadians who perform the impossible with scarcely a sound.
Giants and Champions will give you an entirely new perspective on Canada and the unlimited potential of your tomorrows. Hearing Maurice O’Callaghan talk about Canada is a unique and moving experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
If They Could See Me Now
If They Could See Me Now is a powerful seminar about belief and how we can reach for new horizons when we have the support of others. Realizing our potential in both our personal and professional lives cannot be done without the belief and the assistance of others. This program is about how to make this happen.
If They Could See Me Now draws on the speaker’s own experiences as a young boy and chronicles the stories of some amazing people who changed the world by the power of their own belief and the belief others had in them. It is a journey that has lessons for us all, whether we are parents, teachers, bosses or coaches. Every day there are opportunities to help others fly and to grow our own wings.
If They Could See Me Now is a session guaranteed to change the way you see your life and the other people in it and to help you and them, reach for the stars.
It Helps If You’re Crazy
It Helps If You’re Crazy is a laugh filled hour which will help you find the humour in almost any situation. It will improve your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, eat up a few calories and introduce you to a new and positive way of dealing with a world that changes faster than anyone could possibly imagine.
It Helps If You’re Crazy will introduce you to the power of humour and how developing a comic vision can improve your Iife, your work, your creativity and your health. It’s a look at what makes us laugh, how tragedy becomes humorous and the powerful effect humour has on human relationships both personal and professional. It will help you find the humour in challenging situations and give you a new perspective on the most difficult problems.
It Helps If You’re Crazy is a program filled with hilarious antidotes from sports, politics and daily life. Just being there will make you feel better. Or as Anonymous once said, “Laughter is God’s hand upon the shoulder of a troubled world.”
On the Shoulders of Giants
Sir Isaac Newton said, “If I have been able to see further than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” He attributed much of his remarkable success to work done by others. On The Shoulders of Giants is about how to create environments where people feel valued and where they are encouraged to become partners in growth and success. On The Shoulders of Giants is about how to ensure survival and success in the most competitive time in the history of Western civilization. It is about trust, enriching the work place, building employee loyalty and freeing the giants in your organization.
On The Shoulders of Giantsis rich with examples of how to build a future with the people who have a stake in it, your employees. Maurice O’Callaghan brings to the speaking platform, thirty years of managerial experience to deliver an exceptional presentation on one of the most critical elements of managing the present and creating the future. If you have the responsibility of managing or supervising people, this is a program you will not want to miss.
One in a Billion
Every day in North America there are billions of transactions. But there is only one that is really important. It’s the one that your customer is currently involved in.
One in a Billion provides a unique way of seeing and understanding what great service looks like and how to make each customer feel important. It reveals how to treat customers so they come back for more and bring others with them.
One in a Billion is designed to change the way service is provided. It’s based on the concept that all of us are in the service business and the service which any group or organization provides is an accumulation of the quality of the entire service chain. Within that chain, each of us makes a critical difference.
One in a Billion is filled with humour and wonderful examples of how the “wow” factor can make the difference between ordinary transactions and extraordinary service. It provides easy to use ideas and practical examples of how to ensure that each customer experience is truly “One in a Billion.” In the most competitive time in history, this is a seminar no one can afford to miss.
Standing on Your Head
Children love to stand on their heads. It lets them see the world upside down. But between the age of five and seven a child’s creativity drops over sixty percent. By the age of forty most of us are only two percent as creative as we were when we were seven. Napoleon said “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Most of us have given up our imagination to let the world do our seeing for us. The cost is astronomical.
In this unique seminar, Maurice O’Callaghan will introduce you to an upside down way of thinking and how to see and solve problems the way you did when you were a child. The process known as “whole brain thinking” is easy to learn and fun to apply. It replaces the tension of problem solving with the joy of uncovering opportunities and many “right” answers.
Maurice O’Callaghan brings to this session simple and practical ways to deal with complex problems that we face in our professional and personal lives. The program includes examples of creative problem solving used by some of life’s most successful people. Whatever your age or role in life it’s never too late to learn how to think creatively. This session will show you how to do it the fun filled way.
Standing On Your Head is a session guaranteed to change the way you see problems and to make solving them fun.
The Treasure of Your Company
In the cold grey dawn of Easter Monday 1917, one hundred thousand Canadian soldiers attacked the impregnable fifty story fortress known as Vimy Ridge. In six hours they did what two great British and French armies had tried unsuccessfully to do for over two years. They captured Vimy Ridge. An army of civilians from a country with no military tradition changed the course of history. The principles they used are not about war and they are still valid a generation later.
The Treasure of Your Company is an inspiring insight into one of history’s greatest military victories and the leadership principles, which made it possible. The lessons learned at Vimy Ridge are about people and process and being the best that we can be. They are about attitudes and teamwork and how ordinary people can do extraordinary things under the most difficult circumstances. This program is about success and succeeding in the face of incredible odds.
The Treasure of Your Company provides the concepts necessary to survive and grow in a global village, concepts that are essential to the life of every organization. It is a moving, unforgettable experience that presents a different sense of what is possible and how to make it happen. The Treasure of Your Company will broaden your horizons and raise the expectations of both you and your organization.
We all have our Vimy Ridges. They can be conquered by people working together with a shared vision and a genuine belief in, and concern for, each other. The Treasure of Your Company is a remarkable seminar on leadership and teamwork.
“I can hardly begin to tell you what a difference you have made…”
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
“You were marvelous. All we’ve heard is rave reviews. You are not only a master story teller, but a true inspiration.”
Ontario Home Nursing Association
“You have that unique gift to make people laugh and think and reflect…Your message touched so many of us and we are all better for having received it.”
Liquor Control Board of Ontario
“You made us think. You made us laugh. You touched everyone. You made us appreciate ourselves and each other a little more. What more could we ask.”
Cadillac Fairview Corporation