Allen Fahden is an author, corporate trainer, and former stand-up comic and has consulted with countless Fortune 500 companies, as well as celebrity business owners such as Paul McCartney and Bill Murray. He shows companies how to get the right strengths in the right place.
Allen has been featured by People Magazine, ABC News, BBC TV, and countless television and radio broadcasts, as well as syndicated and local print media across the U.S. Creator of the Innovate with C.A.R.E Innovation Profile, the Strongsuit Index and the HOT Team Profile, Mr. Fahden has written chapters for best-selling The One Minute Millionaire by Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author, Mark Victor Hansen. Mr. Fahden's profiles have sold over 300,000 copies internationally. His new book, Is Half the World Crazy? has received critical acclaim.
Organizations that have adopted Mr. Fahden's book, seminars, and methods include: Coca-Cola, S.C. Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, Lockheed-Martin, the Associated Press, Nissan, USWest, 3M, Maytag, DuPont, GE-Capital, Saturn, Cargill, Eastman-Kodak, Glaxo Smith Kline, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Volvo, State Farm, Ceridian, Deloitte Touche, Reckitt Benkiser, Crystal Farms Foods, US Banks, Wells-Fargo Banks, Medtronic, Gannett, Chemical Bank, Bank of Boston, and the US government.
The innovation and team techniques featured in Allen's work have resulted from years of developing ways to create new ideas that will sell to both clients and the mass market. His experience in the field includes presiding over his own award-winning advertising agency, as well as serving as Vice President and Creative Director of D'Arcy, Masius, Benton, and Bowles, and as Senior Writer for accounts such as Levi's at Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco.
Over 30 years working with teams as corporate executive and as a trainer in Edwards Deming's Quality processes, Allen identified an understanding of people's strengths that allows them to triple their performance in the beginning creating, planning and decision stages. By appreciating what a team member can do, and not expecting them to do what they can't, he has freed people to transform their work, relationships and purpose.
Allen resides in Sacramento, CA, where he divides his time between writing, corporate consulting, and giving keynote speeches.