ThinkWise and AthenaOnline Help Deliver Advice to Small and Midsize Companies

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) —

AthenaOnline has announced that it is working with ThinkWise, Inc. to integrate over 100 of its award-winning video-based SmartBytes™ into ThinkWise’s workforce performance management solution. The ThinkWise solution is a software subscription that provides organizations with an end-to-end solution for managing their talent. Organizations can tailor the solution based on their strategy and the competencies critical to their business. The solution includes tools to hire, align, measure, and develop employees. Athena’s SmartByte video coaching sessions will be a key new tool available to ThinkWise subscribers for developing critical leadership and management competencies.

“We liked Athena’s approach to learning and felt that the short, concise delivery is something that our customers could definitely benefit from,” says Roger Jansen PhD, PHD CEO of ThinkWise. “Athena has managed to create compelling and expert coaching sessions that are delivered with great style and a to-the-point matter – something our subscribers will appreciate with their limited time.”

The ThinkWise solution has been designed from the ground up with small and mid-size companies in mind. The tools have been designed to be simple to deploy and use, eliminating the need for lengthy training or implementation. In addition to the hundreds of learning resources available with the solution, other modules include; Competency Models and Management, Goal Tracking, Performance Reviews, 360 Feedback surveys, Development Surveys, Hiring Surveys, Interview Guides, and Personal Development Plans.

“The ThinkWise solution is a very forward-thinking system that is well suited to help small and mid-size companies achieve greater performance by streamlining their hiring and development,” says Jon Peters, CEO of AthenaOnline. “It really helps to automate an area that usually gets overlooked or becomes a burden on the limited resources that smaller companies have.”

The partnership between AthenaOnline and ThinkWise will integrate 130 of the Athena SmartBytes into the ThinkBox Resource Library. The ThinkWise solution is currently being used by several beta customers and is slated for an official launch in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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About ( is a premier publisher of multimedia training, education and career development products. Athena was founded as a sister company to the Institute for Management Studies (IMS), with a mission to leverage technology to deliver business knowledge when and where individuals need it. Athena has consistently delivered award-winning programs over the Internet, internal networks and on CD-Rom. Athena is headquartered in Reno, NV. For more information contact Jon Peters at 800-500-4294

About ThinkWise, Inc. ThinkWise, Inc. ( is a leading provider of on-demand workforce performance management solutions to small and mid-size organizations everywhere. ThinkWise’s fully integrated solution enables organizations to smarter decisions regarding their people; who to hire, how to gain alignment, provide feedback, and develop their talent. The solution is available 24×7 via the web and eliminates the need for customers to install and manage any software. The integrated system has been designed from the ground-up with the small and mid-size organization in mind, providing an end-to-end performance management solution that is simple to buy, simple to deploy, and simple to use. ThinkWise has included tools that include; Competency Models and Management, Goal Tracking, Performance Reviews, 360 Feedback surveys, Development Surveys, Hiring Surveys and Interview Guides, Development Plans, and several hundred interactive learning modules. ThinkWise is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information contact Dan Smith at 616-717-5380.

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