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:

Leadership Caffeine™—Two Attitude Hacks to Help Create a Better Day

With most of us still working remotely, many of the conventions we created to tune-in and support our team members have to be rethought. I have two favorite hacks that work regardless of your location. One puts you in the right frame of mind for managing and leading, and the other helps your team frame the day for success.

Thinking Differently About What It Means to Lead

We've barely scratched the surface of the areas in our organizations where thinking differently is essential for survival and success. Teaming, strategy and problem-solving all loom large and merit this treatment. However, starting with the role and work of leaders and the processes for adding talent to the team and supporting their development are perfect entry points.

Free Webinar and Early Bird Pricing for First Time Managers Academy

We've got two great professional development opportunities launching over the next few days. Our free webinar, Think Differently in a World Where All the Rules Have Changed runs on 9/9 at 11 AM Central. And, our live-online First-Time Managers Academy kicks off on 9/10. Early registration pricing for the Academy ends at 11:59 PM on 9/3.

Leadership Caffeine™—For Virtual Teams, Success is Still a Full Contact Activity

We talk a big game about teams in business, yet often they disappoint. Raise your hand if you've been on a so-called team that devolved into a debating society that went nowhere. Regardless of outcomes and experiences, we continue to throw teams at issues expecting or hoping for magic. It turns out, hope is a lousy strategy because team development demands deliberate focus and hard work.