Adrian McIntyre

Public Speaker and Consultant in Phoenix, Arizona

Adrian McIntyre

Public Speaker and Consultant in Phoenix, Arizona

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Dr. Adrian McIntyre is a cultural anthropologist, media personality, and internationally recognized authority on effective communication. His on-air experience began at the age of five as a co-host of "The Happy Day Express," the longest-running children's radio program in California history. In the course of his widely varied career, Adrian has lived and worked in over 30 countries as a researcher, journalist, humanitarian aid worker, marketing consultant, and communication strategist.

Adrian reported for Newsweek during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He then traveled to Baghdad as a member of the crisis response teams for Mercy Corps and Oxfam. When extreme violence forced international aid agencies to withdraw their staff from Iraq, Adrian moved to Sudan to work as a media officer and policy adviser for Oxfam, one of the largest relief agencies in the world. For 14 months he was Oxfam’s field-based spokesperson on the crisis in Darfur, helping to make that conflict the biggest news story of 2004. Adrian's hundreds of media appearances reached millions of people via major news outlets such as the BBC, CNN, National Public Radio, FOX News Online, and the New York Times, as well as regional newspapers and radio stations throughout North America and Europe.

Adrian has studied and collaborated with leading thinkers in philosophy, linguistics, social science, and international affairs. He earned a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright scholar and National Science Foundation research fellow. He remained at Berkeley as an adjunct professor until 2012, when he retired from the university setting to teach and train in the private sector and online.

Today, Adrian advises and trains entrepreneurs, small business owners, and corporate teams on communication, business storytelling, personal branding, media, and presentation skills. He also has seven years of experience implementing many of the tactical disciplines that power today’s online businesses, including content marketing, digital product development, Facebook advertising, webinars, email marketing, sales funnels, and membership sites. His clients have ranged from “solopreneurs” and freelance professionals to aerospace companies, hedge funds, technology start-ups, United Nations agencies and global non-profits.

  • Education
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • University of Texas at Austin