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About Team OC3

Leslie O'Connell, ACC

Executive Coach

Communications Strategist

Team OC3, LLC is led by founder and principal Leslie O’Connell.

Experience sets me apart. My successful career spans 25+ years as a senior corporate communications leader in Fortune 100 companies and a global communications agency. I’ve lived what executives, senior leaders, and aspiring leaders experience—satisfying successes, fuzziness of ambiguity and self-doubt, and breakthroughs that lead to growth—of self, of others, of teams, and of organizations. I’ve counseled executives. Hired hundreds of professionals. Spearheaded business strategies. Led teams as large as 45. 

I’ve worked with for-profit and non-profit businesses of all shapes and sizes through times of growth, turbulence, and prosperity. I’ve worked across industries, including insurance and financial services, media and printing, hospitality, consumer products, B-to-B, higher education, technology, and more. I’ve learned how to make the most of the opportunity that change presents. The common thread of my career is enabling professionals to be true to self and discover—or rediscover—the greatness that lies inside so they can change their corner of the world for the better.

Belief. Commitment. Calling. I attribute my success to mentors, coaches, and teachers who have believed in me, who have encouraged me to grow and become more than I thought possible. My commitment to pay it forward led to my calling as an executive coach. 

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Leslie's Credentials

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation

  • Coach U Professional Coaching Core Essentials Graduate

  • PQ/Positive Intelligence Cohort Certificate

  • Executive Coaching Certificate, ManpowerGroup/Right Management

  • Keynote speaker for business, professional, and university groups on leadership, emotional intelligence, personal brand, career transition

  • Co-author of The Igniter Guide: Discover Your Next Career Opportunity

  • Graduate of The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; Master’s course work at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI


The Team OC3 Network


Team OC3 partners are seasoned Coaches and experts in:

Organizational Development and Training

Human Resources Strategy

Succession Planning

360-view Leadership Assessments

Emotional Intelligence

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Leadership Development

Positive Intelligence

Communications Strategy

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