…by providing Professional Development (training and coaching) and Strategy services.
We help individuals and teams by supporting their development in three critical areas:
- Leadership Skills Strengthening
- Executive & Professional Presence Development
- Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Strengthening
Our approaches incorporate group and individual training and coaching and on-going reinforcement.
Our clients range from senior-level to first-time leaders and project teams. Our emphasis is on working with high-potential individuals (leaders and individual contributors) striving to reach the next level in their careers and teams striving for high-performance.
Contact us to discuss your individual, team/group needs for Professional Development. 847.612.8420
We support strategy development by employing a fast-moving, “agile” approach that helps management and project teams challenge conventional thinking and move rapidly from assessment to experiments, insights and execution.
Our focus is on businesses and business units under $250 million in annual revenues in technology, technology related services.
Our client challenges include developing new businesses, identifying next-steps opportunities, entering new markets and in some cases, resetting and refocusing in new areas following a turn-around.
Contact us to discuss your needs for Strategy Process/Facilitation support. 847.612.8420
Art brings the experience gained in over two-decades developing and growing market-leading teams and firms in high-tech, software and manufacturing for large and small firms around the globe to all of his endeavors. His focus is on helping clients develop as high performance professionals and helping owners and executives build high performance programs and teams.
Petty’s employers and clients served include leaders in electronics manufacturing, business intelligence software and services, industrial building automation, retail automation, commercial life-safety, manufacturers of all sizes, and nonprofits covering the range of human services.
In addition to his work as a coach, advisor and trainer, Petty has served at various times in roles ranging from Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing to Corporate Strategy Director, Business Unit Head, Marketing Director, Director of Product and Marketing and Product Manager. He is proud of the fact that his entry-level position out of college may just be the single lowest rung on the product management ladder as a product specialist trainee!
Art’s workshops in leadership, professional presence, project management and , quality, decision-making and strategy & execution all challenge participants to gain new skills and immediately apply insights to solving problems in the working environment. In addition, Petty works closely with associations in data warehousing, financial technology and youth development for speaking and workshop delivery.
Art serves as a highly reviewed adjunct management professor at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and is a frequent guest lecturer or instructor at other Chicago-area institutions.
He is the co-author of the 2007 book, Practical Lessons in Leadership—A Guidebook for Aspiring and Experienced Leaders, and the brand new (September, 2011) book, Leadership Caffeine: Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development. Additionally, Art is the author of many articles, papers and the popular and All-Top listed blog, Management Excellence.
Art is also a jazz pianist with ten years of lessons as an adult and a stubborn tenacity that defies his complete lack of musical talent. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL with his wife (high school sweetheart) Allison, and his two sons and one spotted cat.
You can reach Art by e-mail or phone at 847.612.8420.