We help professionals think and act differently

We help emerging leaders and rising contributors level-up by guiding them on sustained development journeys blending coaching, group workshops, and e-learning programs. Our Ideas-to-Actions™ framework challenges individuals to experiment, improve, and keep learning.

We are executives, coaches, and educators committed to helping individuals think and act differently as they strive to grow their contributions and help their firms navigate profound change.



Whether you are in search of the next level or “next” in your career we blend coaching, group workshops, and e-learning programs to help you reach your goals.

For individuals focused on applying their accumulated wisdom and skills in new ways (reinventors) Art Petty’s REINVENT™ framework guides the process.

For those focused on reaching the next level, we provide tailored coaching and development for cultivating influence, strengthening their professional brand, and leading at a higher level.


From the powerful, practical Leadership Caffeine series, books, and podcast episodes, to the more than 2,000 articles at the Management Excellence blog, Art and team are passionate about sharing ideas that challenge professionals to think differently and turn ideas into actions.

Art Petty’s books are ideal for emerging leaders and motivated professionals at all levels seeking a performance edge in their careers.

Filled with practical, actionable guidance, Art will challenge you to think and act differently in pursuit of success.


What’s Your Level Up Challenge? 

All of us have two simultaneous level up challenges to navigate in our professional lives. First, we have to do everything in our power to keep learning, growing, and rethinking our approaches. And second, we have to do everything in our power to help our team, organization, and colleagues succeed in the face of unrelenting change.

Leveling up takes a commitment to Beginner’s Mind thinking and the courage to experiment with unconventional ideas. It’s imperative we grow comfortable with thinking differently and inspiring the same in our colleagues.



Ideas to Energize your Professional Development

Join the thousands of professionals who use the ideas and approaches in Leadership Caffeine to fuel their leadership development, team coaching, decision-making, and critical thinking. Buy at Amazon.

From the Reviews:

“I’m a huge fan of this book and have found the 80+ leadership lessons to be segmented in a manner that allows me to easily and quickly gain value from the book. Excellent material for a book review within your team – each week the leadership team is able to review one of the lessons as a great catalyst for thought-provoking discussions for keeping leadership skills sharp! I have found this book to be an inspirational source for new ideas. It delivers a very clear and concise set of ideas that are 110% applicable to daily leadership challenges.”  -Jack K. VP

“Leadership Caffeine” is what the title implies – a pick-me-up for those looking to how to lead as well as how to lead more effectively. If this is you, then “Leadership Caffeine” will serve you well  -John Baldoni, Leadership Author & Global Top Gurus 30

From the Blog:

Career Caffeine—Why You Need a Sponsor More than a Mentor

Don't let the title of this article mislead you; I love mentors. I've been on the receiving end of several great individuals' wisdom and support during my career. However, it's the sponsors in my different organizations that advocated for me and opened doors to opportunities that challenged me to stretch, grow, and succeed in real-time.

Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment

I love the "clean power" approach to cultivating influence because it's how I choose to conduct myself. Many others have adopted their version of it for similar reasoning. However, not everyone plays by rules you deem fair, and not everyone has your interests at heart. Here are four ideas to help you survive and thrive when you find yourself working in a sharp-elbowed environment.