GUEST: Jean Moroney, President of Thinking Directions

Jean Moroney teaches managers and other professionals how to use targeted thinking to solve problems faster, make better decisions, and get projects finished. They use her tactics to be smarter about achieving their goals.

She started her career as an engineer, graduating from MIT with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1985 & 1986. She quickly found her strength in working as a systems engineer and program manager. By the time she was 25, she was leading a $1.2 million dollar program, which provided the wavefront sensor for the first successful field experiment in laser guidestar adaptive optics at the Starfire Optical Range (1988-1989).

She took time off from work to earn a Masters Degree in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University (1994) and to complete a graduate training program in philosophy focusing on the theory of knowledge and logical analysis at the Objectivist Graduate Center of the Ayn Rand Institute (1996).