About

O’Brien Communications’ Shaping Opinion is a podcast about people, events and things that have shaped the way we think. Each episode focuses on one story, featuring a conversation between Tim O’Brien and a guest.

Stories range from the popular to the offbeat in sports and entertainment, science and business, to everyday life and government. We look at how things unfolded, who was impacted, and how we may see things differently as a result.

Each episode takes the listener back to the moment of change, where decisions were made, something happened, or something was said that shaped opinion.

with Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien is a communications veteran with decades of experience working with organizations from Fortune 500 companies, to start-ups and nonprofits. His work has centered on corporate communications, strategic planning and counsel, crisis communications and issues management, workforce communication, and marketing communications.

An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), where he serves on its Board of Ethics and Professional Standards, he has received numerous awards, and he has lectured before college, trade and CLE groups.  He is a columnist for PRSA’s PR Strategies & Tactics monthly and for Muck Rack Daily.

A graduate of Duquesne University, he was featured in the Harvard Business Review Press’s “The Essentials of Corporate Communications and Public Relations,” and he contributed a chapter to PR News’s “Crisis Management Guidebook.”

Email: tim@shapingopinion.com.