Julieanne O’Connor is an Award-winning Author, TEDx Speaker, Certified Corporate Trainer, and Strategic Intervention Coach who is on the faculty of 4M Institute for Dentists. She is the CEO of Animal Impulse, Ltd., Co-founder of the Nano Podcast Alliance for Dentists, and the Director of ZLinked Marketing and Advertising.
O’Connor helps high-achieving CEO’s and Dentists to leverage their influence because they are often overworked and overwhelmed. Emphasizing the quality of life as a foundation for growth in fast-paced environments, O’Connor guides strategic planning with tactical implementation strategies to up-level follow-through. O’Connor’s emphasis is on growth without burnout by leveraging marketing, PR, strategic partnerships, and team training to exceed goals.
O’Connor has been named “Best New Author” by Amazon, “Speaker of the Year” and has been featured on Adweek, Adage, WSJ, CNN, USA Today, to name a few, and has worked with and/or helped launch some of the most well-known brands in America. O’Connor is the star of the hugely viral Super Bowl commercial Pug Attack and the founder of the SIO Dream Fund.
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Thank you so much for giving us your time! Before we begin, could you introduce yourself to our readers and take us through what exactly your company does and what your vision is for its future?
Julieanne O’Connor: My company is dedicated to guiding CEOs and Dentists, as well as their teams, towards massive growth without burnout. This is done through committed retreat-style planning sessions and monthly as well as quarterly accountability with quality of life, growth, and giving as the foundation.
NO child ever says I want to be a CEO/entrepreneur when I grow up. What did you want to be and how did you get where you are today?
Julieanne O’Connor: I used to want to be a veterinary physician but then I witnessed my vet remove my goat’s horns and I realized I was way too sensitive to inflict pain on any living creature. That led me to a deep desire for financial freedom so that I could choose any career I wanted. I ended up in the arts and business always combining the two to meet my needs for inspired living.
Tell us something about yourself that others in your organization might be surprised to know.
Julieanne O’Connor: I am deeply curious about human nature, to the degree of continuous exploration of why people do what they do. I sometimes instigate shocking conversation for my own research, to prove what does and doesn’t work for living a fulfilled life. Some may think I’m bold, but it’s truly for the sake of helping others to grow.
Many readers may wonder how to become an entrepreneur but what is an entrepreneur? How would you define it?
Julieanne O’Connor: An entrepreneur is someone who is brave enough to constantly risk disapproval in order to grow and give in ways that are expansive beyond what is considered “normal”.
What is the importance of having a supportive and inclusive culture?
Julieanne O’Connor: Your quality of life depends on an inclusive and supportive culture. Without this, we take on invisible stress in ways that exasperate our peace of mind and ultimately lead to burnout.
How can a leader be disruptive in the post covid world?
Julieanne O’Connor: By standing by the values which lead to consideration, kindness, growth, and generosity even while one attempts to survive and establish stability and security for one’s self.
If a 5-year-old asked you to describe your job, what would you tell them?
Julieanne O’Connor: It’s so much fun to help other people!
Leaders are usually asked about their most useful qualities but let’s change things up a bit. What is your most useless talent?
Julieanne O’Connor: My most useless talent is worry. I frequently have to implement what I teach to let go of this natural “go-to” talent.
Thank you so much for your time but before we finish things off, we do have one more question. If you wrote a book about your life until today, what would the title be?
Julieanne O’Connor: “Gratitude Reverses Aging”
Mike Weiss, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Julieanne O’Connor for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Julieanne O’Connor or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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