Dr. Andi O'Conor is a professional public speaking coach, TED coach, pitch coach, lecturer and trainer and has been teaching communication skills for over 25 years.
She has been featured in the New York Times, Yahoo Finance, Success Magazine, Guideposts Magazine, Women’s Health, and The Faster Times, as well as on American Express Open Forum, NPR, Marie Forleo's Vlog, MSN, Marketplace Money, and Fox News. She has been coaching speakers for TED conferences since 2009, and gave her first TEDx talk in 2014.
Her past and current clients include executives and staff from Amazon, Uber, Vail Resorts, Adobe, Lionsgate Entertainment, Techstars, The Trade Desk, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Genentech, Otterbox, Warren Miller Entertainment, The Environmental Defense Fund, The US Army Research Institute, The US Department of the Interior, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, Habitat for Humanity, First User Group, Special Aerospace Systems, NOAA, UCAR, The University of Colorado and many more.
Dr. O'Conor also helps startups craft winning pitches through her series of workshops, "Secrets of Perfect Pitch." Pitch clients have gone on to win or place in major competitions, including Steve Case's Rise of the Rest (winner) and Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge (finalist.)
Andi holds a PhD in Educational Policy and Practice from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and has been on the faculty of The University of Colorado at Boulder and Ohio University.