Art Pittman serves The Leadership Trust as a senior consultant specializing in Leadership coaching and development, Emotional Intelligence training as well as Agile organizational transformations. He uses his natural skills for leading, communicating, and connecting with people to support and improve both individual and team performance. He capitalizes on creativity and innovation to help identify, define and develop simple solutions to complex problems.
Art has nearly 30 years of professional work experience with more than half of it spent in the Information Technology sector. In addition to IT, Art has worked in a variety of industries such as health care, higher education, legal, non-profit, and banking.
He delivers leadership coaching and assessment feedback for executives and managers that focuses on increasing awareness, supporting the learning of new skills and then integrating those new behaviors into clients’ daily lives. Measurable results are produced because Art challenges preconceived notions such as the “self-awareness” that keeps professionals stuck, often preventing them from moving up to the next level. He does “truth telling” and not “feel good” coaching.
As founder and Principal Coach at InnerJoining, LLC, a Raleigh, NC based firm, Art and his team capitalize on their skills and experience to train and to coach people on how to “be more human at work.” They take a “top down/bottom up” approach to culture change and organizational development by working with executives, managers and individual contributors. By helping the workforce to become more trusting and engaged, this leads lower turnover and higher quality which inevitably leads to faster time to market and higher margins. Everybody grows and wins.
Art earned his BA in Biology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Masters in Counseling at Wake Forest University. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation, Triad Coaching Connection, Triangle Organizational Development Network and the Agile Leadership Network. He has been a guest lecturer at Southern Methodist University, presenter at Higher Education technical users’ conferences and multiple local Meetup groups.
Art is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a certified facilitator for the Organizational Workshop and Constructive Responses to Conflict Practice programs. He is certified to use a variety of psychometric assessment instruments including the full suite of 360’s, the Workplace Big Five, the Firo-B/Business, as well as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II.
Art enjoys exercising, walking and exploring his new city of Raleigh, NC. He likes to try out, in a healthy way, many of the locally made craft brews in and around the Triangle area. He is also passionate about being a lifelong learner and can be found on any given weekend morning in a local coffee shop sipping a latte, writing, reading and/or watching a TED talk.