In an age when time-saving technology ironically slows people down and creates even more stress, Allen Fahden has identified a new model of people’s strengths that allows them to triple their performance in the front-end creating, planning and decision stages. By appreciating what Hares, Owls and Turtles cando, and not expecting them to do what they can’t, Fahden has freed people to transform their work, relationships and purpose.
Allen Fahden is an international author, speaker, strategic consultant, and corporate trainer who shows companies how to get the right strengths in the right place fast success. In the publicity for his first book, Innovation On Demand (The Illiterati, 1992, 281 pg.), he appeared in People Magazine, ABC News, BBC TV, 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. Preproduction copies of his new book, Is Half the World Crazy? have received critical acclaim.
Some of Mr. Fahden’s best-known creations include the recent Arthur Andersen Appreciation Night promotion for the Portland Beavers baseball team, the Suckcess demotivational card and poster parody series, Readdundant, his one-book bookstore, and advertising campaigns for Paul McCartney, Bill Murray and other high profile clients.
The innovation and work style techniques featured in Mr. Fahden’s work have resulted from years of developing ways to create new ideas that will sell to both the mass market. His experience in the field includes presiding over his own award-winning advertising agency, as well as serving as Vice-presidentand Creative Director of D’Arcy, Masius, Benton, and Bowles, and as Senior Writer for accounts such asLevi’s at Foote, Cone, and Belding in San Francisco.
Organizations that have adopted Mr. Fahden’s book, seminars, and methods include: Coca-Cola, S.C. Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed-Martin, the Associated Press, Nissan, USWest, 3M, Maytag, DuPont, GE-Capital, Saturn, Cargill, Eastman-Kodak, Glaxo Smith Kline, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Volvo, State Farm, Ceridian, Deloitte Touche, Reckitt Benkiser, Crystal Farms Foods, First Banks, Wells-FargoBanks, Medtronic, Gannett, Chemical Bank, Bank of Boston, and the US government. Mr. Fahden lives in San Diego, California, dividing his time between writing, corporate consulting, and giving keynote speeches.
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