About Art Petty

Art Petty is a coach, speaker and workshop presenter focusing on helping professionals and organizations learn to survive and thrive in an era of change. When he is not speaking, Art serves senior executives, business owners and high potential professionals as a coach and strategy advisor. Additionally, Art’s books are widely used in leadership development programs. To learn more or discuss a challenge, contact Art.

Our Early 2021 Professional and Career Development Programs

We create programs to help people achieve things they never thought possible in their careers. From first-time managers to senior executives, career reinventors, people navigating challenging conversations, or individuals working to level up, we strive to bring this purpose to life in everything we do.

Have You Grown Comfortable Being Miserable In Your Career? Maybe It’s Time for a Makeover

The biggest challenge faced by many individuals who desperately believe they need to do something different with their careers is moving from recognition to action. It’s easy and cathartic to daydream about doing something different with your skills and interests. Yet, bringing these daydreams to life is another matter. Here are ideas to help:

By |2020-12-10T10:10:44-06:00December 10th, 2020|Career, Career Reinvention, Self-Development|0 Comments

Leadership Caffeine™—A Haunting Tale of Critical Conversations Left Unspoken

Here's what happens when my long-standing fear of the "conversations never spoken" in the workplace collides with a fresh viewing of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. With my sincere apologies to Charles Dickens, enjoy this fun piece with a point. –Art

Sampling the Many Flavors of Career Reinvention

If you're feeling restless in your career and wondering what else is out there for you, it may be time to start exploring options. One of the first items we tackle in our Career Reinvent™ Boot Camps involves defining what "reinvent" means to the participants. It turns out there are a wide variety of flavors for this term, and it's possible to be interested in multiple flavors at the same time—a kind of reinvent ice-cream sundae!

By |2020-12-04T07:32:07-06:00December 4th, 2020|Career, Career Reinvention, Self-Development|0 Comments

What I Learned from Your Team Members that Might Help You Manage More Effectively

While I support your team members' development through workshop programs and one-on-one coaching, my primary job is listening. Without violating our sacred commitment to confidentiality, here are some of the big themes I heard this year that might just help you manage more effectively. 

Discovering the Right Approach for Leading in this Era

Much like the alchemist's search, discovering the "just right" leadership style in today's maelstrom of issues and wicked problems is elusive. Yet, for those striving to lead successfully, there is hope, and it comes in the form of a blended, adaptive model of leading.

Wrestling With Feedback Part 3—Conduct Feedback Discussions with Empathy and Clarity

In Part 3 of this series, the emphasis is on managing the discussions successfully with empathy and clarity. It turns out when the feedback discussion goes off the rails, as happens all too often, it's because empathy and clarity were nowhere to be found.

Career Caffeine—How to Uncover Your Professional Value Proposition

Thinking about looking for a new job? I’ll wager the first thing you feel compelled to do is update your résumé. It’s a nearly universal reflex. And, it’s wrong. My advice is to push away from the keyboard and spend time gathering data and thinking through the value you bring to your teams and firms. It's time to form and articulate your professional value proposition.

By |2020-11-06T06:56:08-06:00November 6th, 2020|Career, Career Reinvention, Self-Development|0 Comments
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