The EquiPro Team
Karen Petty is an Associate of EquiPro International and a business writer/editor and communications consultant specializing in human resources and organizational development. She has particular expertise in management training and development, executive education, and employee benefits/compensation programs.
As an independent consultant since 1987, Karen has worked with companies diverse in size and industry on a wide range of corporate communications and business publications. Representative projects include magazine, e-zine and newsletter articles on various management and business topics; employee benefits/compensation guides; organizational policy and procedure manuals; job surveys and performance evaluations; training materials; career and education-related reference books; market research studies; and marketing/promotional literature.
A highlight of her career was serving as editor of Executive Directions, a business magazine reporting on trends and activities in management development and executive education. The launch magazine was directed to a global audience of corporate managers responsible for and/or participating in developmental initiatives, along with consultants and educators in the field. She also served as personal editor for the books World-Class Teams by Nolan Brawley, Lynda McDermott and William Waite (John Wiley 1998) and Caught In The Middle: How To Survive and Thrive in Today's Management Squeeze by Lynda McDermott (Prentice-Hall, 1992).
Karen began her career as a writer/editor for Taylor Management Centers in Boulder, Colorado. Her primary role was to prepare comprehensive reports documenting key information and outcomes from customized client workshops on strategic planning, organizational development and change management. After relocating to New York City in 1983, she joined a human resources consulting firm, Corporate Resources, Inc., as a communications consultant. She initiated the firm's employee communications practice, maintaining responsibility for project management and client relations in that practice area.