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Anne Murray Allen

Senior Consultant

Anne Murray Allen is a senior consultant at Conversant and previously a Global Partner. Anne’s career working in organizations has been both as an insider and as a consultant to large multi-national organizations. She is a systems-thinker who has had bottom-line experience in a variety of organizational functions. Anne has taught graduate level management classes and has presented at conferences around the world. She has authored and co-authored a number of articles in organizational performance and been published in a variety of journals over the last 15 years. She is a past recipient of an American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Torch Award.

During her tenure at HP, Anne served in several executive positions within the company including assignments leading knowledge management, strategic planning, culture integration (HP/Compaq), manufacturing production, and IT. Since joining Conversant her clients have included Lockheed-Martin, The Nature Conservancy, CH2M Hill, Audio Precision, and The Port of Portland.

Today her major area of focus is helping organizations work across sectors and organizations to engage multi-stakeholders. She has deep practice and knowledge in helping her clients build effective collaboration across boundaries, especially when they are facing complex challenges where uncertainty is high and alignment to shared purpose and outcomes is necessary for meaningful action to occur.

Anne has an undergraduate degree in psychology, an MBA, and a DSocSci. In her downtime, you will find Anne enjoying time with her family. She enjoys most outdoor activities but especially hiking, camping, riding horses, canoeing, and skiing.

“My primary interest has always been in understanding how seemingly ordinary people come together to create extraordinary results. Something magical happens when we connect to what it means to be human in our organizations and we discover the energy, spirit, and creativity in working together in new and exciting ways.”

Recent blog posts

August 3, 2018

3 Key Factors for Harnessing Collective Brilliance in a Digital World

Organizations that truly excel in the digital world harness the power of collective brilliance. Sure, some companies clearly have great visionary leaders, but these individuals are […]
July 11, 2017

Isn’t it time you got serious about developing your leadership?

  In these dynamic and stressful times, leaders need every edge they can get to grow themselves, their leadership and their organizations. And while Amazon has […]
June 2, 2017

3 Simple Steps to Mindfulness and Finding a Purposeful Life

This article is part 2 of 2. If you have not already read part 1, you can do so here. As I pointed out in part […]