Founding Partner, Future Workplace
Jeanne C Meister is a best selling author of three books, internationally recognized consultant and keynote speaker.
Jeanne is Partner of Future Workplace, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting organizations in re-thinking, re-imagining and re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne was recently voted by her peers as one of the 20 top influential training professionals in the United States. Jeanne’s name is synonymous with the establishment and institutionalization of global corporate universities. Jeanne is the author of three books, Corporate Quality Universities and Corporate Universities. Jeanne’s latest book is, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (Harper Collins, 2010) is in its 10th printing.
The 2020 Workplace book has been recognized as one of the top 30 business books for 2010 by Soundview, is on bestseller list for 800-CEO-READ and is the 2011 winner of the Bellwether Award by Community College Futures Assembly, recognizing an innovative body of work that will lead community colleges into the future. The 2020 Workplace has also won the Axiom Business Book Award in Bronze category For Best Business Book For Human Resource professionals.
In November 2010, Jeanne was honored by the ASTD as one of five Distinguished Leaders of the ASTD New York City Chapter.
Jeanne has worked as a consultant with over 200 organizations on launching, managing and re-inventing a corporate university. The range of client engagements includes; American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Bank of Malaysia, Guardian Life Insurance, Ingersoll-Rand Corporation, Internal Revenue Service, Lloyds TSB, Metlife, Milliken, NCB National Commerce Bank, National Health Service, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell Collins, Southern Company, Wachovia Corporation, Toyota, University of Chicago Hospital, United States Department of Interior, United States Department of Defense and United States Department of Energy.
Jeanne’s books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. In addition, Jeanne has written articles and has been profiled in such publications as AACSB, Association of Business Schools, Chronicle of Higher Education, CLO Magazine, Financial Times, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Management Update, HR Executive, Journal of Business Strategy, TRAINING, T&D Magazine, Outlook, a publication of Accenture, People & Strategy Journal and Workforce Management. Her article Mentoring Millennials in May, 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review was an extension of the concepts in The 2020 Workplace book. Jeanne also writes a blog for Forbes entitled 2020 Workplace as well as one for Talent Management Magazine entitled Beyond Gen X and Y.
Jeanne was previously Vice President of Market Development at Accenture as Vice President of Market Development.
Jeanne is a guest columnist and a member of the Executive Board for CLO Magazine. Jeanne lives in New York City with her husband, and daughter, who is her “case study” on what Millennials require from employers. Jeanne is an avid cook spending weekends cooking and volunteering for Columbia County Land Conservancy advocating to conserve farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and the rural character of Columbia County, New York.