Course Features

Explore your professional purpose

This Executive Education course provides you with the tools you need to catalyze your desired transformation. You will learn how to use adaptive leadership techniques and design thinking to be self-reflective and challenge assumptions that may be holding you back. You will also create a meaningful action plan to achieve your goals. Join us to design your personal change and realize your professional purpose.

Every course includes:

  • Industry-leading faculty
  • Collaborative learning
  • Research-driven results
  • Lifelong connections
  • Practical applications
  • Custom solutions

Designing Personal Change provides participants with the opportunity to uncover their own professional purpose.

Program Details

Who should attend

  • Individuals of all career stages looking to realize personal and professional transformation
  • Rising managers who want to institute change that will move them forward in their careers
  • Professionals who struggle with breaking habits and enacting changes

What you will learn

  • Understand the psychological barriers to designing personal change
  • Engage in self-reflective activities, define your personal goals, and ideate possible paths forward
  • Create a personal action plan to help achieve your goals


Nicole Ja, PhD

Executive Education Faculty, Carey Business School

Nicole provides innovative consulting that leverages human-centered research and evaluation tools and techniques to build the capacity of non-profit organizations, health organizations, schools, and governmental agencies focused on enhancing the development and well-being of young people and their families. She holds an MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. Nicole’s research has focused on adolescence, self-development, school and community programs, and social connectedness, and has been featured in Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Journal of Counseling Psychology, and Psychology Today.