About Annie

Annie McKee, PhD is a best-selling author, respected academic, speaker and advisor to top global leaders. Her latest research will be published in a new book, How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship, by Harvard Business Review Press in September 2017. As a coach to executives in Fortune/FTSE 500 companies and organizations around the globe, she uses a person-centered approach that helps leaders develop their emotional intelligence, enhance their strategic thinking abilities, and build resonant cultures.

Senior Fellow at
the University of
Pennsylvania
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She is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches and leads the PennCLO Executive Doctoral program and the MedEd Master’s program. Annie’s books include three bestsellers published by Harvard Business Review Press: Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (2002/2014); Resonant Leadership, with Richard Boyatzis (2005), and Becoming a Resonant Leader, with Richard Boyatzis and Frances Johnston (2008). She is also the author of Management: A Focus on Leaders (Pearson/Prentice Hall 2014) and is a prolific writer and blogger, featured on HBR.org.

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Consulting & Research

Annie works with leaders and their teams in businesses, not-for-profits, governments and NGOs around the world. Her services include executive coaching, top team development, and culture change. In all of her work, she focuses equally on the needs of individuals and their institutions to ensure that each person and each company can reach for success and excel. Annie’s approach is deeply respectful of everyone she works with—she believes that people can and do want to thrive in the workplace and, with her support, they can discover answers to even the most challenging dilemmas they or their organizations face.

Annie’s research is done in service of her clients’ desire to better understand their individual and collective strengths and challenges. She has developed research methods for gathering information from employees, leaders, and customers that feel authentic and conversational, but in fact yield valid and useful information. This information is then used to formulate action and change plans related to leadership practices, team dynamics and organizational culture—all in service of improvement, engagement, and excellence.

Top Team Development

Top Team Development

Culture Change

Culture Change

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

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PROGRAMS

Executive Doctoral Program

This executive doctoral program is designed to prepare the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and other senior-level executives for success as learning and talent development leaders. The program provides a rigorous academic environment where members build the skills necessary to ensure successful learning initiatives that will align with the organization’s strategy.

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Med Ed program

The University of Pennsylvania Med Ed program is a unique collaboration between physician educators and education experts that provides a comprehensive, innovative curriculum designed specifically for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are involved in fulltime careers.

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