Ann Latham is the founder and president of the management consulting firm, Uncommon Clarity®, Inc. Her clients represent 38 industries and range from for-profit organizations, such as Boeing, Medtronic, and Hitachi, to non-profit organizations as diverse as Public Television, Smith College, and Plimoth Plantation.
Before founding her consulting firm, Ann worked in high-tech as a leader of cross-functional, cross-divisional teams that set strategy and improved productivity.
In 2004, after twenty-five years of working for other people, Ann decided to go the route of the entrepreneur, so she opened her consulting firm. At first, Ann focused on improving client operations, but soon realized that the strategic clarity and alignment essential for success often needed more work than operations. She soon changed her business focus to include strategy.
Ann is considered an expert in organizational clarity and commitment.
She’s been interviewed and has been written about in 85 media sources, including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Inc., MSNBC.com, and MasterCard.com,. She is an expert blogger for Forbes.com. Her business advice also appears in her own global e-newsletter, Clear Thoughts, which won a Constant Contact All-Star Award (for its exceptionally high open rate).
She’s an accomplished keynote and workshop speaker, and has spoken to thousands of executives, managers, employees, and MBA students. Of Ann’s speaking, famed Ideas Are Free coauthor and Isenberg School of Management professor, Alan G. Robinson says: “Ann Latham is one of the best business speakers I have heard. She is very experienced, the quality of her thinking is extremely high, and she knows how to deliver her message in an entertaining, concise, and convincing way.”
Recently, Ann created an app, “Ann’s Clarity App,” which is the ultimate cheat sheet for creating clarity for individuals and teams.
Outside of work, she skis, canoes, plays ice hockey, and rides a unicycle.
After visiting 43 countries, 48 US states, and seven Canadian provinces, Ann makes her home in Boston.
She has a magna cum laude degree in mathematics from Tufts University.