Dr Kathleen Allen

Writer & Consultant

About This speaker

Dr. Kathleen Allen has written and presented widely on topics related to leadership, human development, and organizational development. She has co-authored (with Dr. Cynthia Cherrey) Systemic Leadership: Enriching the Meaning of Our Work, has written many articles, and contributed to a variety of monographs and books over the years. She’s authored a book titled Leading from the Roots: Nature Inspired Leadership Lessons for Today’s World that will be released September 4th, 2018.

In her consulting practice, Dr. Allen specializes in leadership coaching and organizational change in non-profit organizations, foundations, small to mid-sized businesses, community development, higher educational institutions, and collaborative networks.

Dr. Allen has written and presented widely on topics related to leadership, human development, and organizational development. Dr. Allen is a skilled facilitator of organizational change and organizational development. The earmarks of her work are the creation of shared ownership of the results of a change project, long-term sustainable change for the organization, and increased capacity for the staff members and leaders in those organizations.

Dr. Allen has co-authored (with Dr. Cynthia Cherrey) Systemic Leadership: Enriching the Meaning of Our Work, has written many articles, and contributed to a variety of books including The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-first Century (Pearson, 2012) and Innovation in Environmental Leadership: Critical Perspectives (Redekop, Gallagher, & Satterwhite Eds., 2018). More recently, Dr. Allen has written Leading from the Roots: Nature Inspired Leadership Lessons for Today’s World. This book firmly anchors leadership in the soil of nature. It’s a foundational leadership framework that challenges our 20th century views that leadership concepts can be universally applied to all contexts.

For the past 40 years, she has consulted with a variety of Foundations in leadership and innovation including W. K. Kellogg Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, the Blandin Foundation, Sherwood, and others. She has served on the Board of the Leadership Learning Community and has been a Senior Fellow at the Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. Previously she was the Vice President of Student Development at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. She has a Doctorate in Leadership from the University of San Diego, CA.

Speaking Topics: Leadership, Personal Development, Career

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