Because work is a four letter word. But so is life. And so is love.

Jane Allen Petrick, Ph.D

jane petrickDr. Jane Allen Petrick, vice-president of Informed Decisions International, is the retired Vice President of People Development for AT&T Wireless Services, Southeast Region. During her tenure with AT&T, People Development was built into a strong team of professionals who led the Region to the lowest employee turnover rates and highest Attitude and Opinion Survey scores of any region in the company.

Jane’s book, Making the Connection: Getting Work to Work, has been described by Tom Horton, retired president of the American Management Association, as “wisdom that will benefit you at any stage of your career”. She is also the author of Beyond Time Management (now in its second edition), The Otis Redding Story, and Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell’s America.

Jane has taught at UC Berkeley, Herbert H. Lehman College, State University of New York at Albany and Ulster County Community College. She is currently an adjunct professor in the graduate school of business of Capella University.

Selected by Ebony Magazine as “one of the 100 Best and Brightest Business Women in America”, Jane holds a BA in Economics (Barnard College), an MA in Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration (Teachers College, Columbia University), an MS in Educational Psychology (State University of New York) and a Ph.D. in Organization Psychology (Saybrook Institute).

Building on work done in the area of psychocultural dynamics, Jane ‘s present consulting and writing projects reflect her passionate interest in cultural and heritage preservation and the role it plays in the nourishment of healthy workplaces and communities. She is a certified and licensed tour director and leads tours in Miami, New York and Washington, DC “in her spare time”.

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