DeAnna Murphy

Co-Founder and CEO

DeAnna’s twenty-five-year career working with leaders and teams in thirty-two countries, has led her to become a globally-recognized thought leader and keynote speaker with expertise in the reduction of disengagement, stress and burnout, toxicity, and turnover. She guides leaders to both increase their people’s energy and performance to optimal levels, and become enthusiastically self-engaged and self-accountable.

DeAnna’s thought leader team is responsible for the explosive growth of Interdependent Leadership, the cutting-edge approach used by top-tier leaders to increase competitive advantage, and to dramatically improve performance and relationships during these chaotic times. The Interdependent Leadership strategy by People Acuity has led to employee engagement increases of 259%, productivity shifts of +90%, and sales tripling for three consecutive years in some retail organizations, with ROI as high as 5000% occurring even during this COVID era.

DeAnna has worked with individuals, coaches, and top-rated companies from Manila to Minneapolis, and Abu Dhabi to Alberta. She has over 1,000+ consultants, certified coaches, and facilitators working with her, and is a Top 100 Global Coaching Leader.

DeAnna is also a BYU graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees focused on organizational psychology, leadership, and team development. She is a top-rated FranklinCovey facilitator, an executive coach with over 2,000 hours, and was taught at the prestigious Coaches Training Institute the Gallup’s Strengths Performance Coaching methodology. She is the author of Shift Up! Strengths Strategies for Optimal Living and Choose to See You, and the soon-to-be released book, Interdependent Leadership. She has been on Gallup’s corporate advisory panel and their Coach Council.