About Jeanne

Jeanne C. Meister is a best selling author of three books, internationally recognized consultant, and keynote speaker on the topic of the future of work.

Jeanne is Founding Partner of Future Workplace LLC, a firm that provides executive education to HR leaders and high-potential managers to build the skills & capabilities needed for success in the workplace of the future. Jeanne’s two previous books are on the topic of corporate universities and are entitled Corporate Quality Universities and Corporate Universities: Lessons in Building a World-Class Work Force. Her latest book is entitled The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (Harper Collins, 12th printing) and focuses on how organizations and individuals can prepare for the future workplace.

The 2020 Workplace book was recognized as one of the top 30 business books in 2010 by Soundview, has been on the on bestseller list for 800 CEOREAD for three times and as recently as September 2012. The 2020 Workplace was also 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.

Recently, Jeanne was honored by the ASTD as one of five Distinguished Leaders of the ASTD New York City Chapter. Jeanne was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS). Jeanne is also currently serving as a Board member for the for Kronos Workforce Institute.

Jeanne is also the Founder of the 2020 Workplace Network, a consortium of 40 companies who convene bi-annually to discuss, debate and share how to prepare for the future of work. Jeanne consults with and creates customized programs for companies on topics such as: social media literacy, global mindset, and building generational IQ. Some of the companies Jeanne has worked with over the past year include: BMS, Navis, Panasonic, Sherwin-Williams, Steelcase, Turner Broadcasting Systems, QVC, Walt Disney & Co and WW Grainger.

Jeanne’s books have been translated into Estonian, 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 Magazine. Her article Mentoring Millennials, in Harvard Business Review, offers a strategy and set of recommendations for how managers can adopt current human resource and learning practices to better attract and engage Millennials. Jeanne is also a Contributor to Forbes Magazine with a column entitled 2020 Workplace: Preparing For The Future.

Jeanne has also contributed chapters for two current books. One is entitled Advances in Digital Education & Life Long Learning and Jeanne’s chapter is on the topic of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and is called MOOCs: A Revolution In Corporate Learning. The other book is entitled Manager’s Guide To Managing Up and Across (Harvard Business School Publishing) and Jeanne’s chapter is on the topic of Mentor Up With Your Mentor’s Guidance.

Jeanne was previously Vice President of Market Development at Accenture.

Jeanne is a graduate of both University of Connecticut and Boston University. Jeanne lives in New York City and Columbia County, New York with her husband and Havanese dog.