Joanna Murray’s career is distinguished by her success in building successful organizations, leading high-performing teams and developing authentic executive leaders within diverse corporate, non-profit and educational settings. Recognized as a strategic thinker, an effective change agent, and an inspiring coach, Ms. Murray has artfully moved several organizations from good to verifiable excellence. She has earned a reputation for her creative problem solving, strategic agility, and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships with internal and external clients by gaining their trust and respect.
Ms. Murray is a former Founding Partner with Ki ThoughtBridge, where she provided client support in the areas of leadership development, post merger integration, change management and the resolution of conflict. Working within Fortune 500 companies and national non-profit organizations Ms. Murray developed constructive and effective consulting and coaching relationships and demonstrated her ability as a versatile learner who can quickly translate complex problems and discern clear, actionable, solutions for her clients.
Most recently Ms. Murray served as the Senior Vice President for Community Impact with the United Way of the Midlands in Omaha, Nebraska. Her additional experience includes, serving as the President and CEO of the Leadership Investment, in Denver, Colorado, and Vice President for Trustee Leadership Development, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was also the founding Executive Director of the Metro Denver Chamber Leadership Foundation in Denver, Colorado. Prior to her roles in the nonprofit and business sector, Ms. Murray worked in higher education, including five years as the Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Denver.
Her diverse leadership experience allows Ms. Murray to offer a range of consulting services to her clients including the development strategic plans, leadership formation and coaching, conflict resolution, and coalition building. Ms. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science with a double major in English and Sociology, and a Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Development.
Katherine has written extensively on the topics of leadership, governance, organizational development, and change management.