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Guest Speaker: William H. O’Brien, Mentor and Strategic Advisor

Host: Timothy J. Belber JD, AEP®, Principal, The Alchemia Group LLC, PPI Dean of Fusion

Description: Successful Multi-Generational Families have one foundational commonality – Exceptional communication skills with each other. This begins with an understanding of themselves as individuals and each other as a family. Join PPI Dean Tim Belber for a conversation with Bill O’Brien, Senior Strategic Advisor, about the uses, benefits and impact the ProDiscovery methodology is having within families.

Introduction to Our Guest Speaker

Since 1995, Bill has been serving individuals as they encounter transition periods within their lives. Loss of purpose, lack of personal or professional fulfillment, legacy concerns, inheritance, repositioning for reentry into the job market and unfulfilled expectations are examples of transition points. In this capacity, he participated in the original design, development, and implementation of a unique process known as ProDiscovery.  Over a span of 25 years, he has taken over 2500 individuals through an experience in self-awareness and self-actualization that provides perspective, focus and energy to successfully navigate a challenging transition. Bill guides individual participants through a report which identifies and indicates the alignment of strengths in terms of interests, competencies, and style that are consistent with paths that are revealed and worthy of should pursuit. Once provided with this context and with an understanding of their reports, individuals are positioned to implement a 10 step Action Plan,

In the role of translator, he objectively employs a metaphor based language, which calls upon a broad spectrum of professional and personal experience. He served Princeton University for 20 years as an administrator with responsibilities for public affairs, community relations, academic conferencing, and special events. Following Princeton, he spent 8 years with Health Policy International with responsibilities for the management of national health policy initiatives to include generic substitution, national health reform and the direct linkage between social problems and the cost of healthcare. Simultaneously, Bill served as a commissioned officer within the Civil Affairs Branch of the United States Army Reserve with responsibilities that included civil-military operations, international disaster relief, and recovery operations and the CAPSTONE integration of USAR and National Guard assets into the Special Operations Command structure. He retired in 1994 as a Colonel.

He currently maintains a practice as a Senior Strategic Advisor and mentor.

Bill and Kay O’Brien recently celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary. They have a daughter, Catherine Koslow and a granddaughter, Katie, both residing in Darien, CT.

Bills interests, which were influenced by his growing up on the shores of Great South Bay on Long Island, include beachcombing, sailing, saltwater fishing, duck hunting, duck decoy carving and the restoration of old toy soldiers.

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