Paul A. Conley, PhD, CSM, PMP, has extensive experience in product development, program management, operations, and account management in diverse organizations from Fortune 100 corporations to start-ups. Paul has worked successfully with global and local teams within Sabre, Galileo, Moving Station, Cendant, TravelClick, LXR, Pegasus Solutions, and SapientNitro. Paul embarked on his own entrepreneurial path when he became an independent project and program manager in 2006.

Dr. Conley launched Story Practice Consulting, LLC which combines project frameworks, qualitative research, and a passion for individual and collective narrative to assist organizations with successful project delivery.

Paul has used story to lead teams, research and define customer requirements for technology products, and create customer experiences. Paul's practical business experience and academic background produce qualitative research and successful project leadership.


Ph.D. Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA

M.S. Communication, Communication Systems

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

BBA, Business Administration

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 


Project Management Profession®, PMP - Project Management Institute

​Certified ScrumMaster ®,  CSM - ScrumAlliance®